Having a delicious Creamy Potato Soup Recipe is a must have for anyone who likes soup. With this potato soup recipe, everyone will be asking for seconds.

Creamy potato soup with bacon, cheese and onions

Silky, savory and simple, this creamy potato soup is one of my go-to recipes for hosting. 

Got picky eaters coming over? Set out a bunch of different toppings and let your guests customize their bowl to their unique taste buds.

How To Thicken Up the Potato Soup

The answer is really simple – use a thickening agent. In this particular creamy potato soup recipe, I use flour (as noted below in the recipe). However, you can also use corn starch.

What To Serve With Potato Soup

Soups are served best with fresh salad and warm bread. Here are some of my favorite additions to the potato soup.

How to Make Creamy Potato Soup Recipe

As this soup recipe contains a lot of small vegetable pieces, I prefer to begin by prepping all of the ingredients before I actually start cooking. Check the printable recipe below for full directions and measurements.

Once all ingredients are prepared, you will cook down the onions until caramelized to build flavor and add to a roux base of the soup. Once the roux is prepared, you will add remaining ingredients and cook as directed before serving. Best topped with shredded cheese, extra bacon, and sliced green onions.

Ingredients for the creamy potato soup

Which Potato is Best for Soup? 

There are a ton of different potatoes to choose from, but not all are created equal when it comes to making soup. Simply put, the higher the starch content of your potato, the thicker your soup will be. Here is a spud breakdown: 

  • Red Potatoes have a low-starch content. If you like a thinner potato soup, these are a great option. 
  • Yukon Gold are my personal favorite for this recipe. They are mildly starchy and have such a beautiful color. 
  • Russet Potatoes are the starchiest kind of spud. Be careful with these, as they will create an extremely thick soup. 

Tip: Feel free to mix and match the potatoes you use. If you have several types hanging out on your counter, don’t be afraid to combine them. The different levels of starchiness in each one will likely balance out and create a great texture. 

Can You Freeze the Creamy Potato Soup? 

You know I am the queen of freezing food for later use, but I would advise against saving this soup for later. Potatoes tend to have a strange texture when they are defrosted. They become gummy and pasty. Simply put, this soup is best eaten fresh from the pot. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

If you must freeze the soup, the best way to do it is in an airtight container. Take the soup out of the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. Heat it up in a saucepan when you are ready to chow down. If it’s too thick, add a touch of milk to thin it out. 

Toppings for the Potato Soup

I love making a toppings bar and letting everyone get creative. Here are my must-have toppings for creamy potato soup: 

  • Bacon bits 
  • Shredded cheddar, pepper jack or colby jack
  • Garlic croutons
  • Chopped green onions
  • Fresh dill
  • Dollop of sour cream
  • Lightly fried prosciutto or pancetta bits 
  • Parmesan crisps 
creamy potato soup in a bowl with bacon cheese and green onions

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.