Creamy Potato Soup Recipe

This is an all time favorite recipe using potatoes that I can create from memory.  I hope you will try my homemade creamy potato soup recipe. My best dishes are created when I use what we have in the kitchen on hand.  Today I had a bag of fresh Idaho potatoes, bacon defrosting from the freezer box and some fresh parsley from the greenhouse.

Potato Soup Recipe

This is my all time favorite recipe to make up using what I have on hand in the pantry.  I do grow my own potatoes but I enjoy using those in other dishes.  Below is my easy Creamy Potato Soup Recipe.

Creamy Potato Soup

Potato Soup

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

4-6 servings

3 cups


  • 6-8 medium potatoes (pealed and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of Butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/4 cup (about 3 small stalks) of celery
  • 1/2 cup of swiss, gouda, or cheddar cheese (shredded is best)
  • 4 cups of Chicken Stock
  • 8 oz. of Cream Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • about 1/2 teaspoon of fresh pepper
  • Snip of fresh parsley
  • 8 oz. of bacon crumbled.


  1. Peal, cube, boil, drain the potatoes. Save about 1/2 of cup of the boiling water in the stock pot. Set a side.
  2. Heat up the butter in the bottom of the stock pot and saute the onion and celery. Once the onions are saute ( transparent looking) add the cream cheese and 1 cup of stock - stir until smooth.
  3. Slowly add the potatoes back in the stock pot with the broth.
  4. Stir well.... add season as needed. Bring back up to a boil.
  5. Add bacon crumbled once with in minutes  of serving.
  6. Parsley sprinkled on top before serving.

In the Kitchen

Dating back to B.C. time the potato is the world’s fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat, and maize. The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop that is super easy to grow in home gardens.

Let’s Connect

I would love to hear from you and what your favorite go to potato soup is! Please try my recipe and leave a comment below or  reach out to me on my contact page featured on my website.

Happy Cooking,


Bren Haas

Bren Haas

Bren Haas is the creator of GardenChat which is the first online gardening social community using social media. Her website features gardening tips and tricks, recipes, travel ideas, product reviews, and social media how-to help from her personal and unique experiences.

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  2. This is so delicious!! I made it on a Saturday night for my family and they had me make it again on Tuesday! We do like some onion flavor in our soup, but not the ‘bits’, so I sliced the onion and cooked the rings into it. I pulled them out and served. The cream cheese made the soup so yummy that we put some into our Thanksgiving mashed potatoes, with wonderful success. I think that all of my Irish ancestors must be very proud of my massive potato consumption this week 🙂


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