Best Potato Soup is a soup recipe made with Velveeta that uses an assortment of vegetables, potatoes and ham. Total preparation and cook time is about an hour.
To make Best Potato Soup with Velveeta, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Stir in 1 cup Bear Creek Potato Soup mix, or any other dry potato soup mix, and stir until blended. Cut 3 to 4 very large potatoes into 1-inch pieces, and add these to boiling water. Add 1/2 cup chopped carrots.
When the potatoes and carrots are soft, reduce heat to a simmer, and add 1/2 cup chopped green onions and 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked ham. Stir in 1 cup canned corn kernels, 1/2 cup chopped celery and 1 cup of broccoli florets. Add 4 tablespoons butter, and stir until melted.
Cut 4 inches off a brick of Velveeta cheese, and cut into 1-inch cubes. Add to soup, and stir until melted and heated through. Add coarsely ground salt and pepper to taste. Garnish cheesy potato soup with sliced green onions, a sprig of parsley or shredded cheddar cheese. Bacon bits are another topping option.
Velveeta Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread has 4 grams of saturated fat, 420 milligrams of sodium and provides 13 percent of the recommended daily allowance of calcium, according to the nutrition facts on the package.