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. I just love growing herbs in the greenhouse year-round.

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 for fun but I enjoy using those in other dishes.  Below is my easy Creamy Potato Soup Recipe.  Feel free to use fresh from your garden or store bought. In the past I’ve even tried canned potatoes because it is all we had on hand at the time.  It wasn’t so bad using canned potatoes from Aldi.  Here is  my recipe and be sure to leave me a comment if you use it.

Potato Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Category: soup



1.5 cups

Potato Soup Recipe


  • 4 medium / large potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 1/2 cup of celery diced
  • 1/2 cup of carrots shredded
  • 3 cups of water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 glove of garlic or 2 teaspoon minced
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • bacon pieces
  • spring onion
  • parsley


  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 sauté the onion and celery. Once the onions are saute ( transparent looking) add the shredded carrots.
  3. Remove vegetables from the pot before adding the cream cheese and milk.
  4. add the cream cheese and 1 cup of stock or milk- stir until smooth.
  5. Once the cream mix is smooth add about 1/2 cup of potatoes and mash into the cream to make smooth.
  6. Slowly add the rest of the potatoes and other vegetables back in the stock pot with cream mixture.
  7. Stir well.... add season as needed. Bring back up slow simmer before serving.
  8. Add bacon crumbled once with in minutes of serving.
  9. Parsley sprinkled on top before serving.


I use my Instant Pot as a 'stock pot' to sauté and even pressure cook my potatoes for this recipes.

I use my Instant Pot as a ‘stock pot’ to sauté and even pressure cook my potatoes for this recipes.

This is one of my favorite recipes during the winter months because it is such a nice scent to have fresh soup on the stove top!

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.  You can use some of the water from the potatoes being cooked and cut back on the milk and cream if you like to cut carbs.

Bacon and Green Onion on Top

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.  Thank you for checking out my recipe today. I hope you consider subscribing to my website for updates!

Happy Cooking,

Bren Haas

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