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Cream Cheese Potato Soup

  • Author: Rose
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x


This Cream Cheese Potato Soup is easily the most popular soup recipe for my family and always a hit with friends! Eat it as-is, or add bacon or sausage and you’ve got a warm, complete, delicious meal in a bowl!


  • 1012 cups of chicken broth**
  • 6 lbs. of red potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
  • (2) 8 oz. bricks of cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 68 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • green onion (optional)
  • **Instead of chicken broth, I started using and prefer to use Better than Bouillon Chicken Base mixed with water. I use about 1 Tbsp. of Better than Bouillon per 4 cups of water… maybe a little more or less!?


  1. First, peel and dice the potatoes and the onion.
  2. In a (very) large pot, add potatoes and spices to broth and boil for about 20 minutes.
  3. When potatoes are fork tender, mash some with a potato masher (you can make it as creamy or lumpy as you like).
  4. Add cream cheese (cut into slices) and heavy cream to the mix and stir until melted and creamy.
  5. Turn heat down to low and simmer 20-30 minutes more until thickened. See suggestions for toppings and add-ins below.
  6. This soup will thicken up significantly overnight if you have leftovers. I like to thin it back out with a little milk when warming it.


  • Our favorite way to serve this soup is topped with bacon pieces and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • If you want a heartier soup, crumble and fry a pound of breakfast sausage. Then drain it and stir it in while the soup is simmering. You will be blown away at how delicious it is.
  • Once we added chopped ham to our soup – also amazing (although sausage is our favorite, by far!).
  • Other toppings I’ve seen for this soup are green onions and sour cream.
  • Category: Soup

Keywords: cream cheese, soup, potato soup, soup recipe, potatoes