Easy Potato Soup Recipe

This creamy EASY Potato Soup Recipe is amazing!! The soup is loaded with potatoes in a creamy base ready in just 30 minutes!

Soups don’t have to be served only during the cooler weather, enjoy our Chili or the popular Russian Soup all year round.

A bowl of potato soup topped with cheese, bacon and cheese, topped with green onions.

potato soup recipe-

This potato soup is pure comfort food and made completely from scratch (and you skip the heavy whipping cream). The base of the soup is a so creamy and filling and it’s loaded with chunky potatoes, bacon, cheese, and LOTS of cheese.

I love that this use uses ingredients you probably already have at home and the soup can be made so quickly. The soup can be made in just 30 minutes, makes for the perfect meal on busy evenings.

Easy potato soup in a dutch oven topped with bacon and cheese.

how to make an easy potato soup-

Cube potatoes. In a large pot (or Dutch oven), add the cubed potatoes and cover with water, season with salt and cook until the potatoes are tender, drain the potatoes and keep warm.  TIP: You can keep the skin on the potatoes if you like.

Meanwhile, cook your meat! Sauté the bacon until desired crispiness and remove from the Dutch oven, reserve about 1 Tbsp. TIP: You can substitute for cubed ham and skip the sautéing.

Prepare the cream. Finely cube the onion, add to the reserved grease with butter and sauté until soft. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant.

Vigorously, whisk in the flour and slowly pour in the milk and broth stirring until smooth.

Add the cooked and drained potatoes to the soup, season with salt and pepper.

Once the cream comes to a soft boil, stir in the sour cream, bacon, and cheese. Bring to a boil again and remove from heat.

How to make an easy potato soup recipe with step-by-step video photos.

what toppings are good for potato soup?

You can easily top the creamy potato soup with your favorite toppings, just think loaded baked potato. All the amazing topping you can load onto a baked potato, you can add to the soup and more. Here are some topping options for the soup:

  • shredded cheese (milk cheddar or any other cheese you like)
  • croutons
  • bacon bits
  • sour cream
  • hot sauce
  • green onions
  • avocado cubes

You can add all the toppings to bowls and serve it buffet style on the table allowing your family members to personalize their individual bowls to their taste. The kids love this part.

A bowl of creamy potato soup topped with cheese, bacon and sour cream.

You are in for a treat with this homemade soup. A rich and creamy soup base with chunks of potatoes, bacon bits and loaded with cheese – so much flavor in every bite.

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5 from 5 votes

Easy Potato Soup Recipe

This Easy Potato Soup Recipe is loaded with so much flavor! Creamy soup base with chunks of potato, bacon and cheese. The perfect 30-minute dinner for busy evenings.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato soup recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 530kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 4 large potatoes peeled and cubed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 oz bacon bite-sized pieces
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • ½ med onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup mild or sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper or to taste
  • green onions to serve


  • Peel and cube the potatoes into small pieces. Add the potatoes into a pot and cover with water. Season with salt and cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes can be pierced through easily. Drain and set aside.
  • Cube the bacon and sauté in a Dutch oven until crispy. Once cooked remove from Dutch oven and save 1 Tbsp bacon grease.
  • Add butter and chopped onions into the Dutch oven, sauté until onions are tender. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Whisk in flour until incorporated. Add in the milk and chicken broth and bring to a soft boil.
  • Add the potatoes and season the soup with salt and pepper.
  • Mix in the sour cream, shredded cheese and half of the cooked bacon. Bring the potato soup to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Serve this easy potato soup with your favorite toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Potato Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 1455mg63%
Potassium 946mg27%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 780IU16%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 339mg34%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

NOTE: Recipe developed by Valentina’s Corner and first published on Natasha’s Kitchen.

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Show 14 Comments
  • Julie 11/06/2019, 9:00 am Link Reply

    This looks simply delightful ❤

    • Valentina's Corner 11/06/2019, 11:35 am Link Reply

      I hope you give the soup a try and enjoy it as much as we do, especially with the cooler weather. 🙂

  • Tanya 10/02/2019, 11:32 pm Link Reply

    It looks delicious 😋
    Does it have to be puréed the potatoes to make it creamy or u leave it with chunks of potatoes in the soup?

    • Valentina's Corner 10/03/2019, 11:12 am Link Reply

      Hi, Tanichka.
      Honestly, it’s a personal preference. Our family is not a fan of pureed soup (unless it’s tomato soup) and so we like the chunks there. However, if you want it creamy, just mash the potatoes once there are cooked. I hope you love the recipe as much as we do.

  • Sara 09/23/2019, 6:28 pm Link Reply

    Yum!! I love a good potato soup and this looks amazing.

    • Valentina's Corner 09/24/2019, 10:53 am Link Reply

      Sara, thank you for visiting our online home!

  • Valerie 09/23/2019, 5:14 pm Link Reply

    I love potato soup, it’s one of my favorites of all time. Yours looks so good I wish I could reach through the screen and take that bowl right now.

    • Valentina's Corner 09/23/2019, 5:45 pm Link Reply

      Valarie, thank you so much! 🙂

  • Betsy 09/23/2019, 4:34 pm Link Reply

    Ham is good for topping potato soup, too, if you’re looking for one more topping idea… 🙂 Great recipe. Perfect for the oncoming autumn evenings!

    • Valentina's Corner 09/23/2019, 5:46 pm Link Reply

      Betsy, that is a great topping idea for this Potato Soup!! Thank you for the idea.

  • Erin 09/23/2019, 3:48 pm Link Reply

    This is such a comforting soup. It is a definite must in the fall

    • Valentina's Corner 09/23/2019, 5:47 pm Link Reply

      Erin, thank you! We love this soup around the colder weather! 🙂

  • Lauren Kelly 09/23/2019, 3:36 pm Link Reply

    We had this last night for dinner and it was the ultimate comfort food! Thank you!

    • Valentina's Corner 09/23/2019, 5:47 pm Link Reply

      Lauren, Thank you for trying our Potato Soup recipe!

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