One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe

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, and I found a recipe that is a copy-cat. It’s not perfect, but it’s still delicious! A perfect combination of potatoes and cream cheese 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 and was so proud of himself because I let him use a knife for the first time (don’t worry, it was only a butter knife!).

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 as mashed potatoes. Which, while delicious, wasn’t quite the soup we were looking for.

One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe

Add the potatoes and the chicken broth to a large stockpot. If you want to make this vegetarian, you could also use a vegetable broth instead.

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.

One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe

Reduce the heat to low once the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.

One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe

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.

One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe

Serve warm and garnish with a few sprigs of thyme if desired.

One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe

Recipe

One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe

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 servings
4.6 from 5 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

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 911mg 38%
Potassium 1123mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 45.4%
Calcium 11.4%
Iron 43.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe
One-Pot Potato and Cream Cheese Soup Recipe

26 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.

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