Do you think I can make Potato Cheese Soup using leftover cheese fondue?

@schulzie (4064)
United States
July 12, 2008 3:13pm CST
Does anyone think it is possible for me to use leftover cheddar cheese fondue to make potato cheese soup? I saved the cheese from last night just in case. I don't want to waste money throwing it out. But do you think if I boiled up some potatoes, maybe mashed them up only very slightly that I could combine the two together and make a potato cheddar cheese soup? This would be a first for me but has anyone ever tried it? I just hate to throw out all that cheese - it was expensive. Please let me know what you think of my idea. Thanks!
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@snowy22315 (78605)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I dont know about making the soup but it seems like you could make au gratin potatoes with them. or just mixing the potatoes and cheese would be good. I wouldnt throw the cheese out either I would find something to make with them. I think their is a recipie for scalloped potatoes and cheese also. That might be good. Fondue sounds good I havent had that in a really long time.
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@saierchok (1294)
• United States
12 Jul 08
hey :) what is fondue?
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@snowy22315 (78605)
• United States
12 Jul 08
It's a melted cheese sauce you can dip bread in it is really good.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
13 Jul 08
The au gratin potatoes sounds really promising too. I think I will try that too. Thanks so much for the idea!
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@saierchok (1294)
• United States
12 Jul 08
lol what is potatoe cheese soup any ways?? never heard of that :P how do you make it!
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@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
12 Jul 08
Here's a site with a bunch of potato cheese soup recipes and you can see how they're made. Basically, potato soup is a creamy soup made with broth, potatoes and milk. Potato cheese soup just adds cheese for additional flavor. So check them out and see what they're about: http://www.cooks.com/rec/search?q=potato+soup+cheese
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@saierchok (1294)
• United States
12 Jul 08
thank you :) tasty stuff there!! yummy I'm hungry already!
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Thanks for the link. I appreciate it. I think I'm gonna try to add the potatoes and see what happens. Thanks again for commenting with the link!
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Yes I think that you can make a potato cheese soup. If the fondue is a bit think for the soup you could add a little bit of milk before adding the potatoes to it. I haven't done this before but why not what have you got to lose. I would heat the cheese fondue and add the cooked participially mashed potatoes to it instead of the other way around.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I think that would work better that way too. I hope it works out ok because it would be great to have a second dinner for almost no cost! Thanks!
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Let us know what you decided to do and how it turns out.
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@GardenGerty (115982)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Schulzie, that is the kind of thing I would do. I think it should work. If it does not get soupy, put some ham in it, put it in a baking dish, and call it a casserole. There has to be some way to use it up. I bet it will work just fine though. You may have to thin it a little with some milk. Hubby thinks broccoli would taste good in it too.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Thanks for all the great ideas! I have a whole new arsenal now!
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
12 Jul 08
that sounds great, have you looked up any recipes on the internet?? i would also use it for cheese sauce for pasta. that could taste good as well and i definitely agree with you, cheese is much too expensive to waste!
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@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
13 Jul 08
Mmmmmm - now THERE's an idea I like! That and over broccoli or baked potatoes. YUM!!!!
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Well, you have two ingredients to make potato cheese soup. You should also use some broth (chicken or beef)as well as some milk. You can add these for the desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. For some added extras, you can try some crumbled, cooked bacon and also some grated cheese on top of each serving of soup.
@96taco (14)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Not a big cooker so I cant help you out there. No if your looking for someone to taste test it for you, look me up..It sounds yummy!
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@pionk2 (47)
• Indonesia
13 Jul 08
that will be great idea..
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• United States
12 Jul 08
Hi Schulzie, I agree with deebomb. It should work to add partially cooked potatoes to the warm fondue cheese. I'm with you, cheese is just to expensive to just throw away. Cook your potatoes while your fondue chees is warming up. Then add the potatoes to the cheese sauce. You might want to add bacon bits, or chopped ham to it for a meal. If not, then add enough milk to make it soupy. Heat thoroughly and enjoy with garlic bread or toast. Good luck, you can do this!! Have a nice day..
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I think it would be good. I got a recipe from a myLotter when I first joined that you might like. I have made it a few times and it is really good. You could use the cheese fondue in place of the cheese, milk and flour. Actually I think I might make this for dinner tonight it is sounding good. Cheeseburger Soup Ingredients: 1/2 lb ground beef 3/4 c chopped onion 3/4 c chopped up carrot 3/4 c chopped celery 4 Tbs butter/margarine, divided 3-4 c chicken broth 4 c diced potatoes 1/4 c all purpose flour 8 oz process American cheese, cubed (2 cups) I use Velveta 1 1/2 c milk 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried parsley 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 - 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 c sour cream Optional Garnish: Cooked crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, chopped chives In a saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside. In the same saucepan, saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 Tbsp butter until vegies are tender, about 10 min. Add broth, potatoes, and beef; bring to a boil.Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-12 min or until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, in a small skillet melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir 3-5 min or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 min. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese, milk, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Just before serving stir in sour cream (if you are going to freeze it don't do this, do it after you reheat from freezer!) Makes 8 servings