Thick and Hearty Potato Soup

It’s that time of year again. Pull out the cozy sweaters, soft blankets, and bring on the soup recipes! Nothing says comfort food like a bowl of hot soup on a cold day. This thick and hearty soup is a perfect fit.

This recipe is a simple soup that is delicious and filling. Double the recipe to feed a larger group or freeze some for later. Add in whatever meat suits your crowd. Enjoy!

Thick and Hearty Potato Soup

Serving Size:
About 1-hour (prep and cook time)


  • 7-8 peeled and sliced potatoes
  • 1 pound of cooked ham cubes (browned), bacon, or sausages (choose one or more)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 pound of Velveeta® cheese (Queso if you want to spice things up) or shredded cheese to liking (you can get creative and try different cheeses)
  • 1 cup chopped frozen broccoli
  • Beef or Chicken Broth
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour for thickening
  • 1 cup half-and-half or milk
  • ground pepper
  • Toppings of choice (shredded cheese, sour cream, etc)


  1. In a large stockpot add potatoes, broccoli, onion, and meat of choice. Cover with broth until potatoes are barely covered. Cook about 7-8 minutes or until potatoes are starting to get tender.
  2. Turn to a low simmer and pick out about one cup of potoates (only) and mash in a bowl. Add the flour a little at a time. Then add in broth from the pot until thick.
  3. Dump the paste back into the soup and add in cheese as cubes or shredded cheese. Simmer until the cheese melts. Add in the half-and-half or milk and ground pepper. Stir and simmer until thoroughly mixed and hot. If soup is too thick add in more half-and-half or milk.
  4. Add in your favorite toppings and enjoy. Dip some Texas Toast in the soup as a bonus!

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