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Baked Potato Soup

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


A creamy and flavorful potato soup


Units Scale
  • 5 large baking potatoes like russet
  • 1/2 cup of diced sweet onions
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream
  • 3 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of milk – 2% or whole
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large soup pot, melt the butter
  • Add chopped onion and saute them
  • Pour in the broth and bring to a boil
  • Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until the potatoes have softened (about 15 minutes)
  • Mash the potatoes slightly, just to release some starch into the liquid
  • In a separate bowl or mixer, mix the sour cream and cream cheese until well blended and smooth
  • Stir in milk, garlic powder, salt, and ground pepper
  • To thicken the soup even more, add the cheddar cheese and stir in
  • Serve with garnishes like crumbled bacon, cheese, and chives



Can I make this soup ahead of time?

Yes! This soup tastes great when warmed up the day after you make it

Can I Freeze Potato Soup?

Potato soup is a soup that I do not recommend freezing. The starch in the potatoes breaks down, and they do not hold their shape when reheating. The texture of the potatoes turns grainy

Storing: Store potato soup – covered –  in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Reheat soup over the stovetop until warmed through. Stir occasionally so the milk does not burn

You can also microwave the soup in individual bowls

Tips and Tricks:

  • make sure the cream cheese is softened and at room temperature before mixing
  • combine the sour cream and cream cheese before adding the liquids so you don’t get lumpy liquid as I did
  • Double or halve the recipe to fit your needs
  • For a really thick soup, add all of the cheese directly to the soup, or use it as a garnish in individual bowls
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes