Smoked Gouda Potato Soup

This creamy smoked gouda potato soup recipe is one of our family’s favorite winter comfort foods.

If you can’t find smoked gouda, a steakhouse secret to that creamy texture is a processed cheese such as Velveeta.

Smoked Gouda Potato Soup

Creamy Smoked Gouda Potato Soup

Recipe by Jason Hill –
Chef Jason Hill shares a creamy smoked gouda potato soup recipe that's perfect for the holidays in this episode of "Chef Tips.'
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 stick 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 6 small red potatoes diced and reserved in cold water to prevent browning
  • 2 diced carrots
  • 2 diced celery stalks
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic-shallot puree or 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 cups chicken broth


  • Turn stock pot on medium high. Melt butter. Add celery, onion, carrots. Cook down until onions are transluscent. Add basil and garlic-shallot puree. After 3 minutes, add potatoes and stir another 3 minutes.
  • Carefully pour in 6 cups chicken broth. Boil for 20 minutes, then stir in a roux made from 4 tablespoons flour and 4 tablespoons butter.
  • Wait a few minutes for the soup to thicken slightly. Add cream. Whisk and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Slowly stir in cheese and melt it down. After cheese is melted, pour into bowls and season with salt and fresh cracked pepper.
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