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Caldo de Queso served in a bowl and topped with a cilantro leaf.
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5 from 44 votes

Caldo de Queso

Caldo de Queso (Mexican Cheese and Potato Soup) is a creamy and hearty dinner recipe. Budget-friendly and loaded with flavor. It’s a bowl of pure comfort food!
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time21 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 241kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 roasted poblano peppers seeds and stem removed, diced
  • ¼ onion diced
  • 1 10-ounce queso fresco crumbled
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 4 tablespoon water


  • Heat the olive oil in a stock pot.
  • Add the potatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir frequently.
  • Add the roasted poblano peppers and onion.
  • Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the queso fresco and milk.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • With your cooking spoon, scrape the bottom of the pan to release any bits.
  • Add the frozen corn.
  • Dilute the corn starch with the water.
  • Add the corn starch mixture.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Swap out frozen corn for fresh corn or a drained can of corn. 
For a less spicy version, use a can of green chile or anaheim pepper. 
If using panela cheese, cut into large cubes. Cook everything as directed, once the soup is ready. Turn off the heat and add cheese. Let sit for 3 minutes before serving. 


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 619IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 1mg