Combine potatoes and cream cheese with some seasonings and broth to make a delicious potato and cream cheese soup that’s perfect for the cooler weather.Jump to Recipe
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.
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.
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.
Originally Published On: November 22, 2017
Last Updated On: November 15, 2019
Potato and Cream Cheese Soup
- 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)
- 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
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
36 thoughts on “One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup”
You know what attracted me more to the recipe that your son is cooking it. I am going to try it with my daughter tonight
Aww, thanks! My son loves to help in the kitchen! He is getting his own apron and cooking utensils for Christmas this year 😊
Potato soup is one of my favorites glad to see you have a special helper in the kitchen =)
Yes, he is always in the kitchen asking what he can do to help with our meals.
What an excellent idea to add cream cheese, I can only imagine the creaminess! Also the recipe seem super easy, total perfection!
I love cream cheese, any recipe for it is a winner for me! Especially one this delicious and easy to make.
such a easy and fast recipe to make for a christmas side dish! Looks so deliciious
It’s one of my favorite soups!
I’ve never thought of adding cream cheese to a soup but I imagine it’s absolutely delicious! What an easy, yummy meal- so glad to see your son having fun helping out!
I will add cream cheese to anything I can! My oldest son loves to be in the kitchen, my youngest just wants to eat everything in sight!!
This looks delicious! I’ve never seen cream cheese added to potato soup before but now I really have to try it!
It makes it so much better! I love cream cheese.
My husband loves potato soup. Your kitchen helper is a cutie.
Potato soup is awesome!! And thanks, he loves to help out in the kitchen.
Its so good to see your son cooking with you 🙂 the recipe looks really easy to make and delicious 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
He’s a great kitchen helper. He’s getting his own apron for Christmas! The soup is really easy and so yummy!
I have never eaten potato soup before but the recipe looks simple. Thanks for sharing
It’s so good, you should give it a try!
Wow this looks amazing! Its been so cold lately great recipe for the winter 🙂
It just got cold here today, and I am so ready to make more warm dishes now!
Ummm…yes! This sounds fantastic! I am all about one pot recipes. Soups this time of year are my favorite.
I agree one-pot recipes are the best since I hate doing dishes!!
Oh this looks so delish! Soups are really good especially on winter days.
It just got cold where we live, so we will be making more soups and slow-cooker meals now for sure!
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.
I promise, it really is an easy soup to make! And it’s a perfect warm dish for the cold winter months.
I love one pot recipes! This looks so good. I’m going to try it out soon.
One-pot recipes are the best! So much less to clean up at the end of the night.
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.
I love potatoes, I always have, so I try to cook with them when I can. I hope you enjoy the soup!
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!
Thanks! My boys love helping in the kitchen.
With the cold really kicking in this is my kind of dish. Love that it is an easy one pot too xx
It’s a perfect soup for the cooler weather. And having few dishes to wash at the end makes it even better!
My son loves potato soup!! it is great. This recipe is so easy and ingredients are easily available. I would love to try this recipe for my little one
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!