You are here: Home » Recipes » Pantry Potato Cheese Soup Pantry Potato Cheese Soup Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield servings Prep 10 mins Cook 50 mins This adaptable soup recipe uses whatever you have on hand. PrintEmail This soup is super versatile -- use any kind of cheese you have on hand and almost any kind of stock or water -- even wine instead of beer. Or omit the beer altogether. Any kind of milk will work, too. Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter4 ounces country ham or ham or bacon (optional)1 onion, chopped1 large carrot, chopped4 to 5 large potatoes (russets or Yukon golds)6 cups chicken stock or water1 cup beer6 ounces grated cheese (any combination of Cheddar, Gruyere or your favorite)2 cups milk Instructions Melt butter in large saucepan. Add country ham, onion and carrot. Saute 5-10 minutes. Cover and sweat for 10 minutes. Add potatoes and stock or water, cover and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Puree in food processor, leaving some chunky if you like. Return to saucepan, add cheese and cook until melted. Add milk until desired consistency.