Velveeta Potato Soup Recipe

Velveeta potato soup is a type of soup that typically consists of diced potatoes, onions, chicken broth, milk, and Velveeta cheese. The processed cheese product Velveeta cheese is renowned for its mild flavour and creamy texture.

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Main ingredients

Potatoes, Onion, Chicken broth, Milk, All-purpose flour, Unsalted butter, Salt, Black pepper, Garlic powder, Velveeta cheese

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

Detailed Ingredients and Quantity

IngredientsQuantity
Potatoes4 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
Onion1/2 cup onion, diced
Chicken broth4 cups
Milk1 cup
All-purpose flour1/4 cup
Unsalted butter1/4 cup
Salt1/2 tsp 
Black pepper1/4 tsp
Garlic powder1/4 tsp
Velveeta cheese8 oz Velveeta cheese, cubed

Steps to prepare sweet potato soup

  1. Mix the potatoes, onions, and chicken stock in a big pot. After a brief period of boiling, reduce the heat, cover the pot, and simmer the potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are tender.
  2. Flour and milk must be properly combined in a small bowl.
  3. In a separate pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour mixture and stir until smooth. Simmer until just thickened, around two to three minutes.
  4. Gradually stir in the potato mixture, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stirring frequently, cook for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Once it has melted while becoming smooth, add the Velveeta cheese.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrients facts

  1. Calories: 100-300 calories per serving.
  2. Carbohydrates: One medium potato (about 150g) contains around 27g of carbohydrates.
  3. Protein: 6g of protein per ounce.
  4. Fat: 9g of fat per ounce
  5. Fiber: one medium potato containing around 2g of fiber. 

Serving suggestions

  1. Bread: Serve with a warm slice of crusty bread or a fresh baguette for dipping and sopping up the creamy soup.
  2. Salad: A fresh and light side salad is a great complement to the rich and hearty Velveeta potato soup. A simple mix of greens and veggies with a vinaigrette dressing works well.
  3. Toppings: Top the soup with crumbled bacon, chopped chives or scallions, shredded cheddar cheese, or a dollop of sour cream for added flavor and texture.
  4. Grilled cheese: Together with a classic grilled cheese sandwich, the soup makes a hearty and filling dinner.
  5. Vegetables: Add some extra veggies to the soup to boost the nutrition and add some variety. Broccoli, carrots, corn, or peas are all great options.
  6. Spices: Add some extra flavor to the soup with spices such as paprika, garlic powder, or thyme. A sprinkle of black pepper or a dash of hot sauce can also give it a kick.
  7. Sides: Serve the soup with a side of roasted vegetables or a baked sweet potato for a well-rounded and satisfying meal.

Variations (similar kinds of soups with the same ingredients)

  1. Cheesy mashed potatoes: Use boiled and mashed potatoes, Velveeta cheese, butter, and milk to make a creamy and cheesy side dish.
  2. Broccoli and cheese soup: Use the same base as Velveeta potato soup, but substitute broccoli for the potatoes. For a heartier supper, keep the soup chunky; blend it for a smoother texture.
  3. Loaded baked potatoes: For a tasty and filling lunch, top baked potatoes with Velveeta cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, and chopped chives.
  4. Ham and potato casserole: Layer sliced boiled potatoes, diced ham, and a Velveeta cheese sauce in a baking dish. The cheese should then be baked until it is melted and bubbling.
  5. Creamy vegetable soup: Use a mix of vegetables such as carrots, celery, and onions, along with potatoes and Velveeta cheese, to make a comforting and nutritious vegetable soup.
  6. Creamy mac and cheese: Use elbow macaroni and a cheese sauce made with Velveeta cheese, milk, and butter to make a classic and satisfying comfort food.
  7. Baked cauliflower gratin: Use boiled and sliced cauliflower, a Velveeta cheese sauce, and breadcrumbs to make a delicious and cheesy side dish.

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