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Creamy potato soup topped with cheese and bacon pieces.
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Easy Creamy Potato Soup

This potato soup is comfort food at its finest when all you want is some kind of creamy goodness to cozy up to on a cold day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • 5 slices Bacon cooked and diced
  • 5 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • cups Whole Milk
  • 1 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 3 Russet Potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 Green Onions chopped, green parts only
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chili Powder


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the bacon. Cook until brown and crispy. Remove from heat and transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Crumble once cooled and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large stockpot over medium heat and whisk in the flour. Let the flour brown slightly, about 1 minute before slowly whisking in the milk. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the broth, potatoes, and green onions. Season with salt, pepper, and chili powder.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer until potatoes are soft; about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cheese and sour cream.
  • Garnish with green onions, bacon, and more shredded cheese.


You can leave out the broth and add more milk instead. Also depending on how you like your soup you can either add more milk or broth to thin it out or less to leave it super thick and creamy.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 1mg