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Potato soup is pure comfort food.  Get some dinner inspiration with these tried and true 35 potato soup recipes.  You’re sure to find something delicious to try!

Collage of different potato soup recipe images

There’s nothing much better than sitting down to a warm bowl of nutritious, delicious soup after a long day.  My family loves soup and we happily eat it all year long.  Creamy chicken noodle soup cooked in the crockpot or in the pressure cooker is a family favorite.  And our Better Than Zupas Creamy Cauliflower Soup is always a hit. 

But lately?  Well, lately I’ve been dreaming of a rich and creamy, fork tender potato soup. Potatoes are always in abundance for us, since we live near Idaho and keep a fresh stock of potatoes year round.  I’ve been scouring the internet to find the best potato soup recipes on the web.  I can’t wait to share these amazing recipes with you.  Dinner is going to be great!

What Potatoes are Best to Use in Potato Soup?

Have you ever made a potato soup and not been happy with the finished texture?  Maybe you wanted it smooth, but found the end result too lumpy?  Or perhaps you were hoping for hearty chunks and ended up with mush instead?  Likely, you were using the wrong potato for your soup. 

A bowl of potatoes and other containers on a counter

Potatoes contain different amounts of starch and moisture, depending on the variety.  We’ll take a quick look at the differences right now, but you can check out Better Homes and Gardens for more detailed information on the best potatoes for soup.   

Starchy potatoes

Starchy potatoes, those high in starch and low in moisture content, tend not to hold their shape very well after cooking.  Because of this, they make great candidates for creamy soups.  An example of starchy potatoes would be russets potatoes.

Waxy potatoes

Waxy potatoes have less starch and more moisture.  These potatoes hold their shape very well after cooking.  Therefore, they make great chunky soups with lots of texture.  Examples of waxy potatoes are round white potatoes and red potatoes.

All-purpose potatoes

All-purpose potatoes have medium levels of both starch and moisture.  When in doubt, you can always use an all-purpose potato.  They’re also a great choice when you want a chunky/creamy combination soup.  Examples of all-purpose potatoes are yellow or Yukon gold potatoes. 

Make it Delicious!

Using the right tools and techniques can make a big difference in how well a recipe turns out.  I really like the article from America’s Test Kitchen that shared 7 tips for successful soup making.  I highly recommend you take a quick look at their tips if you are new to making soups or just want to brush up on some soup making basics. 

Thickening Potato Soup

Don’t worry if your potato soup recipe turns out to be thinner than you expected.  It’s easy to thicken potato soup! 

  • To begin, make a simple slurry with 1 part cornstarch (or flour, or arrowroot powder) and 2 parts water.
  • Next, whisk the cornstarch and water together and add slowly to your simmering soup, whisking while you pour.
  • Lastely, gently simmer the soup over medium heat until you reached your desired consistency. 

Alternately, if you have lots of chunks in your potato soup, you can mash or blend some of the chunks with a potato masher to thicken the liquid portion of your soup.

Thinning Potato Soup

Thinning Potato soup couldn’t be any easier! Simply add a small amount of milk, water or chicken broth. Stir into your soup until well combined.

Topping Ideas

Toppings make all the difference!  You can easily jazz up your soup with some of these flavorful additions.

  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced green onions
  • Crushed crackers
  • Sour cream
  • Crispy bacon bits

Storing Potato Soup

You can store your leftover potato soup in the fridge.  Place the soup in an airtight container and refrigerate.  Be sure to use up your leftover soup within 3-4 days. 

How to Freeze Potato Soup

You can absolutely freeze potato soup, but freezing does change the texture of the soup.  You might find that the potatoes begin to break down and the soup might be mushier than it was before freezing.  However, if you still want to freeze your soup, just pour it into a freezer safe bag or container and label with the date.  Use your frozen soup within 6 months of the freezing date.

The 30 Best Potato Soup Recipes

Now, let’s checkout some of the amazing potato soup recipes from around the web.  Get your printer and Pinterest board ready.  You’re going to want to try some of these!  Bring on the carbohydrates – I’m getting hungry just looking at them!

1 – The Best Potato Soup

The Best Potato Soup from Bunny’s Warm Oven is a thing of beauty!  I love the addition of healthy kale and unexpected spices to this thick and creamy soup.

Close up of a bowl of potato soup with healthy kale

2 – Ultimate Creamy Potato Soup

I am all about delicious one pot meals.  This Ultimate Creamy Potato Soup from Sugar Spun Run is right up my alley, and probably yours too!

Creamy potato soup bowl topped with cheese, bacon, green onions and sour cream

3 – Baked Potato Soup

How about this thick and creamy Baked Potato Soup from The Cozy Cook?  Doesn’t that look divine?!

Wooden spoon in a bowl of silky potato soup topped with bacon and green onions

4 – Potato Soup

Gimme Some Oven has a quick and easy Potato Soup recipe.  Creamy and rich without heavy cream.  It sounds like a winner!

Ladle of creamy potato soup recipe with chunks of vegetables

5 – Easy Baked Potato Soup

An Easy Baked Potato Soup that’s made in only one pot?  This one has the addition of delicious garlic for extra flavor. Salt and Lavender’s version is one I can’t wait to try!

A ladle in a pot of easy baked potato soup topped with bacon, cheese, green onions and sour cream

6 – Creamy Ham Potato Soup

This Creamy Ham Potato Soup from Café Delites looks so good!  And the addition of ham makes for a hearty, family pleasing meal.

Bowl of creamy ham and potato soup with vegetables

7 – Copycat Outback Potato Soup Recipe

I love restaurant soups.  This Copycat Outback Potato Soup Recipe from All Our Way has caught my attention.  Cheesy and creamy – yum!

Close up of copycat outback potato soup recipe

8 – Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

If you want to add some extra vegetables to dinner, this Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup from Amber at Simply Made Recipes might be just the thing.  It looks incredible!

Spoon in a bowl of broccoli cheese and potato soup

9 – Best Potato Soup

Life, Love, Good Food has a lightened up Best Potato Soup recipe.  It’s low on calories, high on flavor, and done in only 30 minutes! 

A bowl of creamy potato soup with herb garnish

10 – Crock Pot Potato Soup

A Crock Pot Potato Soup recipe?  Yes, please!  I love doing other things while the slow cooker takes care of dinner.  Click over to The Country Cook to get the recipe.

Close up of ladle scooping crockpot potato soup topped with cheese, bacon and green onions

11 – Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe

Another Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe.  This one comes from Eating on a Dime and it looks awesome!  I bet you already have the ingredients on hand.

Crockpot potato soup recipe in bowl with cheese, bacon and green onion toppings

12 – Potato Soup

This Potato Soup recipe from The Recipe Rebel looks like rich and creamy goodness!  You should definitely check it out.

Creamy potato soup recipe in a bowl with bacon, green onions and cheddar cheese

13 – Easy Creamy Potato Soup Recipe

Tiffany at Crème de la Crumb shares a beautiful, velvety Easy Creamy Potato Soup Recipe.  Grab your immersion blender for this one. It looks like cheesy potato soup perfection!

A bowl of silky smooth potato soup with herb garnish

14 – Cheesy Sausage Potato Soup

Are you looking for a nice variation on the standard potato soup?  Baking Mischief has a protein packed Cheesy Sausage Potato Soup that looks oh so good! 

Pot of cheesy sausage and potato soup with pepper garnish

15 – Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe

You should head over to Valentina’s Corner and checkout her Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe.  Just looking at it makes me hungry!

A bowl of crockpot potato soup with cheddar cheese, bacon, green onion and sour cream toppings

16 – Creamy Potato Soup Recipe

You won’t want to miss the Creamy Potato Soup Recipe from Food Charlatan.  It comes straight from the family on an actual potato farmer.  You know that’s gotta be good!

Close up of creamy potato soup recipe with green onions and cheese on top

17 – Ham and Potato Soup

Carrots, celery, ham, corn and tender potatoes – yum!  This Ham and Potato Soup from Chelsea’s Messy Apron is sure to be a hearty and satisfying dinner.

Bowls of ham and potato soup with vegetables topped with sprinkle of herbs

18 – Old Fashioned Potato Soup Recipe

There is some good old-fashioned comfort food going on over at Restless Chipotle.  Try her quick and creamy Old Fashioned Potato Soup Recipe.  It’s budget friendly too!

A bowl of old fashioned potato soup on a table with toppings

19 – Sausage Potato Soup

I can’t stop staring at this gorgeous looking Sausage Potato Soup from the Cozy Cook.  Doesn’t it look amazing?!

Bowl of sausage potato soup with cheese and green onions on top

20 – Perfect Potato Soup

You know you can’t go wrong with The Pioneer Woman recipes!  She has a Perfect Potato Soup recipe made with good ol’ russet potatoes just waiting for you to try.

Bowl of perfect potato soup recipe with cheese and bacon garnish

21 – Kielbasa Potato Soup

Something tells me that the men in your life (ok all the people in your life) will love Kielbasa Potato Soup from Skinny Spatula.  My family would love to try this!

Bowl of hearty Kielbasa potato soup on a table next to herbs and bread

22 – Loaded Potato Soup

You don’t want to miss this beauty from Natasha’s Kitchen.  She’s got a Loaded Potato Soup Recipe that’s cheesy, quick, and so good!

Bowl of loaded potato soup with green onion, sour cream, bacon and cheddar cheese

23 – Creamy Potato Soup

Cooking Classy is sharing a reader favorite recipe on her site.  It’s Creamy Potato Soup and I think this is one you’ll want to try!

Creamy potato soup recipe in a bowl garnished with green onion, cheese, and bacon

24 – Amazing Potato Soup

Do you like simple recipes with big flavor?  Borrowed Bites might have just the thing for you with their Amazing Potato Soup Recipe.  Give it a try!

Spoon scooping a creamy potato soup with green onion, cheese and bacon on top

25 – Loaded Baked Potato Soup

You gotta love those quick, delicious dinners!  Hop over to I Wash You Dry to see their Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe.

Ladle full of chunky baked potato soup

26 – Creamy Potato Soup

Creamy Potato Soup from The Girl Who Ate Everything looks like perfection!  Let it cook all day and come home to a warm, comforting dinner.

White bowl full of creamy potato soup garnished with cheddar cheese, green onions and bacon pieces

27 – Healthy Potato Soup

Are you looking for a Healthy Potato Soup recipe with great nutrition?  Of course you are!  Then you won’t want to miss the delicious version from The Clean Eating Couple.  Check out their website for the recipe.

Bowl of healthy potato soup with sprinkle of green onions and bacon bits

28 – Best Loaded Potato Soup

Check out the Best Loaded Potato Soup from Divas Can Cook.  She’s even got a video showing you how to make her tasty soup.  Love it!

White cup full of loaded baked potato soup with cheese, green onion  and bacon toppings

29 – Easy Potato Soup Recipe

I really love recipes that blend great taste with convenience, can you tell?  So of course I couldn’t resist sharing this Easy Potato Soup Recipe from Fun Money Mom.  Click over to her site to get the recipe!

Easy potato soup recipe in a bowl with bacon, green onion and cheese on top

30 – Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

Made with butter or bacon grease and clocking in at 4.7 stars from almost 3000 reviews, you know this Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup from Allrecipes is going to be good!

Spoon in a bowl of creamy and chunky potato soup with cheese, onions, and bacon on top

31 – Paula Deen’s Crockpot Potato Soup

Here is a great looking recipe shared via 100krecipes.  It’s Paula Deen’s Crockpot Potato Soup and it looks delicious!

Spoonful and bowl filled with crockpot potato soup with bacon, green onion and cheese toppings

32 – Best Ever Potato Soup

Rich, cheesy and full of bacon.  What’s not to love?!  Taste of Home shares the Best Ever Potato Soup.

33 – Grandmother’s Potato Soup Recipe

If you’re looking for a simple old-fashioned soup, then look no further than Grandmother’s Potato Soup Recipe from Add a Pinch.  Served with a simple salt and pepper garnish, it’s a tried and true favorite straight from Grandma herself!

Bowl of old fashioned potato soup with a sprinkle of black pepper

34 – Hearty and Healthy Potato Soup Recipe

This Hearty and Health Potato Soup Recipe from Farmhouse on Boone is calling your name. Warm up to a bowl of this delicious, filling soup. It’s sure to hit the spot!

Two bowls of hearty potato soup with cheese, sour cream, bacon and herb toppings

35 – Instant Pot Potato Soup

The Instant Pot Potato Soup from Instafresh Meals is a total game changer! This one sneaks in extra veggies with the addition of cauliflower. Top this creamy bowl of goodness any way you like. Enjoy!

Bowl of instant pot potato soup with sour cream and a sprinkle of pepper

I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at these wonderful potato soup recipes with me. I feel inspired and I hope you do too. If you try one of these recipes and enjoy it, be sure to leave the author some love on their website and check them out on Facebook or Instagram.

More Recipes to Love

Want more dinner ideas? I’ve got a few soup recipes of my own that you might want to try!

I’d love to know your favorite soup recipe. Comment below and tell me what it is. Thanks for being here!

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