Creamy Nacho Potato Soup

August 25, 2014
2 Ratings
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

Thick, creamy, loaded with veggies and nacho cheese flavour -- using only whole foods and regular pantry ingredients. —Ashley Fehr

What You'll Need
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups carrots, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 8 small potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-2 cups frozen or fresh corn
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  1. In a large pot, add carrots, celery, onion and potatoes to broth (I get my broth heating while I chop my veg). Add chili powder, cumin, garlic and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce to medium heat. Cook, simmering over medium heat until potatoes and carrots are tender (about 15 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile, prepare your roux. In a large bowl (make sure it's big enough -- you don't want it to boil over), melt butter in the microwave. Whisk in flour first, then milk.
  4. Heat in the microwave at 1 minute intervals (no longer), whisking each time, until thickened.
  5. Add to the soup once vegetables are cooked. Stir in corn and cheddar cheese.
  6. Garnish with more corn and cheese if desired.
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2 Reviews

LO February 20, 2023
I’m so glad I tried this soup, it is now my FAVORITE! I prepared it just as directed and the spices and ratio of veggies to broth is just right. For a little extra protein I added a 15oz can of black beans. I want to make this soup for every guest that we have over, it’s that good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
A5hlynn December 16, 2021
HOLY COW! Your recipe is AMAZING!! I have made this 4 times now. I am a poor college student that just got married and I wanted to impress my husband here in Idaho surrounded by tons of potato's. YOU NAILED IT! The ingredients were simple, cheap, the instructions wasn't complicated, and the taste was literally perfect. SO GOOD! My hubby and I love it!
One thing that I did change after the 2nd time was the 1-minute intervals in the microwave... yeah that took me 20 minutes extra and I was hangry at that point. So I just added couple more tablespoons of cornstarch to speed the process and the thickness, which tasted exactly the same as if I didn't do that (just faster).

But thank you sooooo much for sharing! I literally been sending this to all my newly-wed college friends!