Easy Potato Soup

easy potato soup
easy potato soup

Easy Potato Soup

Soup season is here, and nothing beats a warm and comforting bowl of potato soup. If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal that your whole family will love, this 4-ingredient recipe is perfect for you. With minimal ingredients and a creamy texture, this potato soup is sure to become a favorite during the winter months. Get ready to indulge in the ultimate comfort food!

Basic Ingredients needed for Easy Potato Soup Recipe:

  • Potatoes
  • Onions (leeks, yellow onion, white onion, green onion, or red onion)
  • Broth (chicken stock, chicken broth, vegetable broth, vegetable stock, or bouillon)
  • Cream Cheese (or heavy cream/whole milk)

Easy Potato Soup

Supplies needed for 4 Ingredient Potato Soup:

  • Immersion Blender
  • Large pot or soup pot
  • Slotted spoon or small strainer

How to make this 4-ingredient potato soup recipe:

  1. In a large stockpot or dutch oven, sauté the leeks or onions in olive oil over medium-low heat until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add in the broth and potatoes, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are soft enough for a fork to go through easily.
  3. Strain out some of the chunks of potatoes and add in the cream cheese, cut into cubes.
  4. Purée the mixture using an immersion blender until you have a creamy soup, and then add the potato chunks back in.
  5. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Chopped leeks and diced potatoes

Want Loaded Baked Potato Soup?

Some of the best toppings for this creamy potato soup include:

  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Crispy Bacon Bits
  • Dollop of Sour Cream
  • Sliced Green Onions

Easy Potato Soup

What are the best potatoes to use for this recipe?

While Yukon Gold potatoes are my favorite, you can also use russet potatoes (peeled) or red potatoes.

What to serve with Potato Soup:

A bowl of loaded potato soup with a roll or a piece of garlic bread is a satisfying meal on its own. You can also serve it with bread bowls or some sweet Italian sausage. For more ideas, check out What to eat with Potato Soup HERE.

Easy Potato Soup

Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker?

Yes! Combine the onions or leeks, potatoes, broth, salt, and pepper in your slow cooker. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Then strain out some of the potato, add in the cream cheese in cubes, and puree the remaining soup. Finally, add in the potato chunks and season with salt and black pepper.

Hot tip: If you’re cooking bacon as a garnish, sauté the leeks in a little bit of the bacon grease for a rich, smoky flavor!

Easy Potato Soup

Ways to make this recipe your own:

  • Herbs: Add fresh or dried herbs like rosemary and thyme to enhance the flavors.
  • Butter instead of oil: Use salted butter instead of oil for a richer soup.
  • Seasonings: Experiment with garlic powder, onion powder, chili flakes, or Italian seasoning to add extra depth of flavor.

Full recipe below!


Q: Can I make this soup ahead of time?

A: Absolutely! This potato soup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat it on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Q: Can I freeze this soup?

A: Yes, you can freeze this potato soup. Allow it to cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container or freezer bag. It will keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

In conclusion, this easy potato soup recipe is a must-try for anyone seeking a comforting and delicious meal. With its simple ingredients and creamy texture, it’s a perfect choice for cozy nights in or for feeding a hungry crowd. So grab your potatoes and get cooking! For more culinary inspiration, visit Takeout Food, your go-to resource for all things food.

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