Potato Soup

This creamy potato soup is thick, flavorful, and comforting! It is great for a warm and cozy meal during the colder months. This soup is great for family dinners, appetizers, side dishes, holidays, and meal prep!
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This homemade potato soup is incredibly creamy and smooth! It is the ultimate cozy comfort food dinner. This quick and easy soup is great for the whole family. Serve for family dinners as an appetizer, main meal, or side dish!

Potato soup.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This potato soup is rich and creamy.
  • Everything is made in one pot. This makes clean-up super quick and easy!
  • This recipe requires only 6 main ingredients.
  • Both kids and adults love this soup.
  • It is versatile. Serve for dinner, appetizers, or side dishes.
  • Make this soup for meal prep. The leftovers are delicious.
  • Great for many diets and lifestyles.
  • This recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, and sugar-free.
  • Check out this Dairy Free Potato Soup for another family-friendly dinner recipe.

Ingredients & Substitutes

These are the ingredients and substitutes for this potato soup. Scroll down to the recipe card below for the entire recipe.

Use unsalted butter. This allows you to control the amount of salt in this recipe.

Finely dice the onion.

Minced garlic adds a delicious garlicky flavor.

Peel and dice the potatoes. Russet potatoes are the best for soup.

Use chicken broth or vegetable broth.

Milk adds creaminess. For a more indulgent texture, use heavy cream.

Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

Lastly, top with your favorite toppings! We recommend shredded cheese, crispy bacon, and chopped green onions.

Ingredients for potato soup.

Taste & Texture

This creamy potato soup is hearty, savory, and flavorful. The main flavors are potato, garlic, onion, and the toppings.

The texture is super smooth and creamy.

How to Make

Step 1

First, in a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add the diced potatoes to the pot and stir them well to coat them in the butter mixture. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, making sure the potatoes are fully submerged. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and easily mashed with a fork.

Step 4

Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, purée the soup until smooth and creamy.

Creamy potato soup in pot.

Step 5

Return the blended soup to the pot and stir in the milk or heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the soup over low heat for an additional 5 minutes to heat through.

Step 6

Lastly, ladle the potato soup into bowls and garnish with your desired toppings, such as shredded cheese, crispy bacon, or chopped green onions.

Soup with bacon, cheese, and green onions.

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips and tricks to make the best potato soup!

Peel and dice the potatoes. This helps them cook more quickly.

Use Russet potatoes for the best texture.

Blend until fully creamy.

Add on your favorite toppings! This soup is a blank canvas.

How to Serve & Store

Serve this easy potato soup hot and fresh!

Top with your favorite toppings.

This soup is great by itself or served as an appetizer or side dish.

Toast a piece of Whole Wheat Bread to serve with it!

Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this soup vegetarian?

Absolutely! Swap the bacon for smoked paprika and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Can I freeze this soup?

Yes, you can! Let the soup cool completely, then portion it into freezer-safe containers. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

What thickens potato soup?

Cream or flour are commonly used to thicken potato soup.

What is potato soup made of?

Potato soup is typically made with potatoes, broth or milk, onions, and seasonings, often garnished with ingredients like bacon, cheese, or chives for added flavor.

Thick creamy soup.

Equipment Needed

Stock Pot: Make this soup in this large pot.

Immersion Blender: Blend the soup together with this immersion blender.

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