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The Best Potato Soup Recipe Ever

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


Calling this recipe The Best Potato Soup Recipe EVER might sound like Buzzfeed-style click-bait, but there’s a deliciously good reason. It’s that good.


  • 5 large baking potatoes, peeled and cubed (4 1/2 lb)
  • 1/8 cup chopped onion
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until potatos are tender. Drain.
  2. Beat cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add cream of chicken soup, beating well. Gradually add milk, beating until smooth.
  3. Add milk mixture to vegetable mixture. Stir in 2 cups water, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mash with potato masher to desired consistancy.
  4. Top each serving with bacon and cheddar cheese to taste.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: potato soup, bacon tomato soup