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Potato Soup in a bowl with bacon and cheese.
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5 from 2 votes

Best Creamy Potato Soup

This creamy potato soup recipe is simply the best! There's nothing better on a cold day than a comforting bowl of potato soup loaded with all of your favorite toppings.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 317kcal


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 large carrots chopped into ¼-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional, for spicy soup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk whole preferred
  • 2 pounds Yukon gold or other gold potatoes cut into ½-inch pieces (peeled or unpeeled is fine)
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans low sodium chicken or vegetable broth 3 ½ cups total
  • optional toppings: homemade garlic herb croutons cooked crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, green onions, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and carrots and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, flour, Italian seasoning, paprika, cayenne (if using), salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the milk.
  • Add the potatoes and broth. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, 15-20 minutes.
  • Partially puree the soup. This can be done with an immersion blender or by transferring half of the soup to a countertop blender.
  • Serve warm with toppings as desired.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 501mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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