Cream Soup with Potatoes and Cheese

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 17 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8 servings


This Cream Soup with Potatoes and Cheese is a perfect soup to try when you want to prepare something easy and delicious. This soup is hearty enough to be eaten as a meal or as an accompaniment to a main dish. Enjoy it one spoonful at a time!!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 green bell or poblano peppers, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs. (2 large) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth, (two 14 1/2 oz. cans)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, dissolved in 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Chihuahua or cheddar cheese


HEAT oil in large pot over medium heat. Add peppers and onions; cook for 3 minutes. Add potatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until tender. Stir flour mixture into pot; continue cooking for 2 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk. Bring to a boil again, stirring occasionally. Season to taste.

TO SERVE: Divide tomatoes and cheese among 8 bowls. Pour soup into bowls. Garnish with sliced green onions, chopped cilantro or parsley, if desired.


by H. Heather , HIGH RIDGE, MO on Oct. 2007

I tweaked a few things in the recipe, like switching the chicken broth for cream of potato, and putting carrots in the place of the peppers, but altogether the recipe was great and a hit with the potato-loving husband! Thanks

cream soup with potatoes and cheese

by L. LINDA , DUNKIRK, NY on Oct. 2007

easy/yum-oo/ loved the soup // will make again..

cream soup with potatoes & cheese

by e. elaine , little falls, NJ on Aug. 2007

DELICIOUS!! Rich, creamy, and hearty! Great anytime! Make & enjoy some today!

very good

by A. Amanda , Lebanon, OR on Feb. 2006

I made this soup in no time. It was so easy and very good. Although I left out the onions. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Cream soup with potatoes and cheese

by L. Louetta , TORRANCE, CA on Feb. 2006

I have made this a couple of times, it is very good and easy to make, although the second time, I did not add the tomatoes, instead I added diced ham and also a shredded carrot while cooking the potatoes.

cream soup with potatoes and cheese

by K. KAREN , CHURUBUSCO, IN on Jan. 2006

Very warming and smooth. Everyone wants this recipe. We eat it with out the peppers.

Warmin up the insides

by L. LORI , BAKERSFIELD, CA on Dec. 2005

The soup is great while sitting by the fireplace. It's good taste warms up the insides while the fire warms up the rest of you. I like it better with out the peppers, but it is still great soup.

Cream Soup w/ Potatoes and Cheese

by J. J. , ARLINGTON, MA on Nov. 2005

An excellent recipe as the weather turns cool/cold. It would even be good on a warmer day if you're a soup eater.

cream soup w/ potatoes & cheese

by C. Cyndie , TAYLOR, NE on Sep. 2005

Very easy to make, my family enjoyed it even in hot weather.

cream soup with potatoes and cheese

by M. Maryann , COATESVILLE, PA on Sep. 2005

This soup is the best one that I had tasted in along time.