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Creamy Potato Soup Recipe

An easy and delicious creamy potato soup recipe all made in one pot on the stovetop. Loaded with bacon, creamy good potatoes, and topped with cheese to make the ultimate bowl of comfort food!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soups/Chilis
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy potato soup recipe, soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 439kcal


  • 6 strips bacon cut into small pieces, reserve some for topping
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 3 pounds potatoes peeled and diced to 1 inch size cubes
  • 4 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 1 ½ cups of whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups cream or heavy cream
  • 1 to 1 ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • cup sour cream


  • Add bacon to a large dutch oven or pot and cook over medium high heat until bacon is crispy. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Leave grease in pot.
  • Next add butter and chopped onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds, while stirring.
  • Stir in flour and stir with a whisk until a paste forms, allowing to cook for 2 minutes until flour cooks.
  • Pour in chicken stock, milk, cream, potatoes, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper (optional). Stir well.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender.
  • Reduce heat to low and use an immersion blender to blend some of the potatoes until desired creamy texture. If you do not have an immersion blender you can carefully remove about ⅓ of soup in portions to your blender or food processor and blend until smooth, then return to pot. Sir to combine
  • Then stir in the the sour cream. Add in bacon pieces if desired, reserve some or all for topping.
  • Top with addition sour cream, cheese, bacon, and chives. Enjoy!



For a cheesy soup add in 1 cup of shredded cheddar when adding in the sour cream.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 678mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g