The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (2024)

Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe

Calling this recipe The Best Potato Soup Recipe EVER might sound like Buzzfeed-style click-bait, but there’s a deliciously good reason. It’sthat good.

This post may contain affiliate links.Read my full disclosure policy here.

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (1)

Calling this recipe The Best Potato Soup Recipe EVER might sound like Buzzfeed-style click-bait, but there’s a deliciously good reason why this recipe was featured bya popular YouTube channeland readers have pinned it over 300,000 times.

It’sthat good.

Forgetwatery restaurant-style soups and canned versions. This recipe isguaranteed to be thick, cheesy, creamy, and oh-so-amazing. Consider this your excuse to add a big bowl of potato soup to your weekly meal plan,especially since winter is the prefect time to whip up soups, stews, and all sorts of steaming-hot goodies!

Although, just between you and me, I actually make this soup all year long. 😉

Now, I’m usually a simple recipe kind of gal, but I’ve got to be honest with you—this souptakes a little bit of prep. BUT…it’s totally worth it. Plus, you’ll have a big batch leftover that heats up just the same as fresh, even from the freezer.

Top with crispy bacon and freshly grated cheese, and no one will know the difference!

Related: The Master List of Foods You Can and Cannot Freeze

How to Make the Best Potato Soup Ever

Step 1: Peel and cut the potatoes and carrots. If you opt for baby carrots, you’ll save time and can just chop. Also, if you want to increase the veggie factor, go ahead and add a bit of celery too.

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (3)

Step 2:Add all veggies to a large pot, sprinkle with onion flakes, and add enough water to cover the veggies. Bring everything to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (4)

Step 3: Drain water after simmering. Let me repeat: drain water after simmering.I forgot to do this the first few times I made the recipe, which made it much too watery. That portion is now highlighted in my recipe binder to remind me!

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (5)

Step 4:Beat cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl at medium speed until creamy.

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (6)

Step 5: Add cream of chicken soup to butter-cream-cheese mixture, beating well, then gradually add milk. The key is gradually, otherwise milk will fly out all sides of the bowl. Just speaking from experience…ahem.Then beat until smooth.

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (7)

Note: You canexperiment with homemade cream of chicken soup instead of the canned version if you want to take this soup up a notch!

Step 6:Add milk mixture to vegetable mixture and then stir in 2 cups of water, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (9)

Step 7:Mash with potato masher to desired consistency.If you like chunkier soup, then you can leave the potatoes alone, but I tend to like mine mashed up a bit. It makes the soup nice and thick.

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (10)

Step 8:Serve and top individually with bacon bits and cheddar cheese. YUM! Voila! The best potato soup recipe ever. See for yourself!

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (11)

Print

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (12)

★★★★★5 from 3 reviews
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x

Description

Calling this recipe The Best Potato Soup Recipe EVER might sound like Buzzfeed-style click-bait, but there’s a deliciously good reason. It’s that good.

Ingredients

Scale

  • 5 large baking potatoes, peeled and cubed (4 1/2 lb)
  • 1/8 cup chopped onion
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until potatos are tender. Drain.
  2. Beat cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add cream of chicken soup, beating well. Gradually add milk, beating until smooth.
  3. Add milk mixture to vegetable mixture. Stir in 2 cups water, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mash with potato masher to desired consistancy.
  4. Top each serving with bacon and cheddar cheese to taste.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: potato soup, bacon tomato soup

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (13)

What is your favorite kind of soup to make?

Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.Read my full disclosure policy here.

The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever! Seriously, though... (2024)

References

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Frankie Dare

Last Updated:

Views: 5926

Rating: 4.2 / 5 (53 voted)

Reviews: 84% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Frankie Dare

Birthday: 2000-01-27

Address: Suite 313 45115 Caridad Freeway, Port Barabaraville, MS 66713

Phone: +3769542039359

Job: Sales Manager

Hobby: Baton twirling, Stand-up comedy, Leather crafting, Rugby, tabletop games, Jigsaw puzzles, Air sports

Introduction: My name is Frankie Dare, I am a funny, beautiful, proud, fair, pleasant, cheerful, enthusiastic person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.