Potato and cream cheese soup garnished with sliced green onion in a round brown bowl with a spoon next to a brown towel on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup

Combine potatoes and cream cheese with some seasonings and broth to make a delicious soup that's perfect for the cooler weather. 

One of my favorite soups at Panera Bread is the potato soup. I decided to use a copy-cat recipe I found as a starting point. From there I changed things to fit our tastes. It’s not perfect, but it’s still delicious! A perfect Potato and Cream Cheese Soup that is great for those cool-weather nights.

And the best part… this is made using just one pot and about 30 minutes. One-pot means very little clean up afterward! My little kitchen helper, Tyler, had a great time with this recipe. He was so proud of himself! I let him use a knife for the first time (don’t worry, it was only a butter knife!).

Adding the cream cheese to the soup gives it a creamy texture. It helps make the entire soup smooth. I like using chicken broth for the soup because of the added flavor, but it can be made vegetarian by using vegetable broth. I’ve done both and either one works well. It just depends on what flavor you prefer.

Step by Step

Start off by cutting your potatoes into about one-inch cubes. The first time I made this, I used a 5lb bag of potatoes on accident, and it was way too many. It came out almost like mashed potatoes. Which, while delicious, wasn’t quite the soup we were looking for.

Add the potatoes and the chicken broth to a large stockpot.

One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe

Add in all of your seasonings and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Reduce the heat to low once the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork. Cut your cream cheese into chunks (so it melts quicker) and add it to the soup.

One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe

Stir frequently with the pot over low heat until the cheese is melted and combined in the soup. Serve the Potato and Cream Cheese Soup warm and garnish with sliced green onion if desired.

Recipe

Potato and cream cheese soup garnished with sliced green onion in a round brown bowl with a spoon next to a brown towel on a wooden surface

Potato and Cream Cheese Soup

Combine potatoes and cream cheese with some seasonings and broth to make a delicious soup that’s perfect for the cooler weather. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese, one pan, potatoes, soup
Servings: 6 cups
4.72 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 lbs potatoes (peeled and cubed )
  • 1/4 cup onion (minced )
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 8 oz cream cheese (chunked)

Instructions

  • Combine broth, potatoes, onion, and spices in large stock pot
  • Boil on medium heat until potatoes are tender
  • Smash a few of the potatoes to release their starch for thickening
  • Reduce heat to low
  • Add cream cheese
  • Stir frequently until cheese is melted
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Nutrition Facts
Potato and Cream Cheese Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 911mg38%
Potassium 1123mg32%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 37.5mg45%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 7.8mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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36 thoughts on “One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup”

  1. I never try potato soup before but your post now makes me want to. The steps taken look easy for a newbie cook like me to follow, and the resulting dish looks amazing and tempting.
    Thanks for a great post.

  2. This is nice soup and what’s better is that I’ve looked a couple of times before about recipes I can do with potatoes. Also, its quick and one pot recipe which means the best for me, I’m going to try it. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. It seems super easy to combine potatoes and cream cheese with some seasonings and broth to make a delicious soup that’s perfect for the cooler weather. Great that you have some help in the kitchen!

    1. I love making meals that have easy ingredients. Sometimes it can be hard to find those special items, especially in other countries. I hope your son enjoys this version of potato soup, too!

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