30 Ways to Make Potato Soup
Rich and creamy, potato soup is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter evening. Whether you stick with classics like chowder and loaded potato soup, or opt to swap in sweet potatoes and go for a hearty stew, these 30 recipes will keep you satisfied all season long.
Fresh Corn and Potato Soup with Sautéed Shrimp
After tasting the delicious results of "milking" a fresh corn cob, you'll never shuck and chuck again. We fully tap the flavor of in-season corn with this kernel-to-cob cooking method, infusing our summer soup with a wealth of rich, sweet flavor.
White Cheddar and Chive Potato Soup
Luscious, creamy potato soup uses just one pan for fast weeknight comfort and even faster cleanup. We love the look and tang of sharp white cheddar.
Shrimp-and-New Potato Chowder
Add shrimp a few minutes before serving so they don't overcook.
Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup
Even picky eaters in the family will enjoy this creamy, satisfying soup that calls to mind all of the great flavors of a loaded baked potato. Hearty bacon gives this soup a savory touch while the Instant Pot® makes cooking so simple. To make this soup even easier, prep all of the veggies ahead of time for a no-fuss dinner.
Slow Cooker Chicken, Bacon, and Potato Soup
This chicken potato soup is perfect for ushering in fall: It's hearty enough for the beginning of soup season, yet brothy and veggie-packed so it doesn't feel too heavy. This recipe is ideal for a weekend, when you can check on the slow cooker after just a few hours. Although you can't leave it unattended all day, this chicken potato soup still offers the benefit of hands-free, fuss-free cooking. Baby red, Yukon Gold, or fingerling potatoes will all work well here, as they'll maintain their shape nicely during cooking. Pair this easy chicken and potato soup with a slaw or kale side salad and crusty whole-grain bread for a healthy, satisfying dinner.
Loaded Mashed Potato Soup
This is the perfect recipe for a novice, yielding delicious results with basic skills. If you aren't great with a knife, buy prechopped onion, grate or press the garlic, and snip the green onions and dill with kitchen shears.
Easy Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Bacon
We spiced up plain-Jane lentil soup with the addition of tender sweet potato chunks, fire-roasted tomatoes, and bacon. This rich, comforting, smoky soup is perfect if you are planning a tailgate event or weekend party because it can be prepared up to three days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. It tastes even better when the flavors have had a chance to marry.
Quick Loaded Potato Soup
With one simple extra step, the standard mashed potato process leads to a creamy soup adorned with all the great baked potato toppings. For the best texture, stick with russet potatoes; starchier varieties won't yield as creamy a result. The soup reheats well, so it's a good make-ahead candidate; just store the toppings separately.
Classic, comforting, and so delicious, this easy potato soup is the ultimate bowl of comfort food. Because more cheese is always better, this classic soup gets a double hit of cheese—both stirred into the soup and sprinkled over the top. Bacon bits lend a baked potato flavor and feel to this creamy, crowd-pleasing soup. Plus, it's super easy. Simply place the ingredients into a slow cooker and let it do all of the work for you.
Baked Potato Soup
Best Soup. "This recipe was originally for our Lighten Up column. Most everyone was happy with it the first time we tried it, but I knew the soup could be better. The soup originally used fat-free sour cream, which I felt gave it a too-tart taste. After tweaking a few ingredients, the recipe now calls for reduced-fat sour cream, and we all are much happier with the results." --Recipe by Ann Taylor Pittman
Creamy Cheddar-Potato Soup with Bacon
Warm up with this rich and indulgent soup. Our Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon feeds a crowd, freezes well, and it comes together in a single Dutch oven. Melted yellow Cheddar makes a great finishing touch. If you prefer to buy only one type of cheese, then add extra white Cheddar.
Roasted Garlic-Potato Soup
Thickened by mashed potatoes, this rich soup gets its hearty, smoky flavor from the addition of bacon and garlic.
Baked Potato and Bacon Soup
This warm and comforting potato and bacon soup is a delicious choice for a crisp fall evening. This kid-friendly soup is also gluten-free.
Cheesy Potato Soup
Serve a rich and hearty cheese soup with Mini Ham Sandwiches for a comforting cool-weather dinner.
Ham And Potato Soup
This Instant Pot ham soup recipe is about as perfect as a cool weather soup can get; think "loaded baked potato in a bowl." For a fun party meal, serve it with an assortment of toppings so guests can make the soup their own.
Creamy, Light Potato Soup
Because cauliflower has two-thirds fewer calories per ounce than the starchy potato, swapping some in is both wise and tasty.
Sweet Potato Soup
Make the soup through Step 2 the day before. Reheat, and stir in the lime juice before serving.
Make Ahead: Once it's cooled, freeze this silky soup in zip-top plastic freezer bags using the Make-Ahead Gravy method. Thaw in refrigerator three to four days before using. Reheat over medium-low heat. Add salt and pepper if needed, and garnish just before serving.
Spinach, Leek, and Potato Soup
Time: 30 minutes. The venerable vichyssoise, but without cream and with spinach--making it a beautiful electric green and good for your waistline.
Herbed Parmesan Potato Soup
Prepared mashed potatoes tend to come packed with a lot of sodium--too much for a side dish. Here we stretch them out into an entrée-sized soup that's creamy, cheesy, and brightened with fresh herbs.
Turkey and Potato Soup with Bacon
Filled with two types of meat and baking potatoes, this hearty soup will warm up your family on a cold night.
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
This creamy low-fat soup gets its creamy texture from pureed sweet potatoes and goes perfectly paired with a light sandwich or salad. Since Creamy Sweet Potato Soup can be prepared quickly, in just under 15 minutes, it's perfect to make in the morning to take to work.
Roasted Garlic and Shallot Potato Soup with Cheesy Croutons
The strong cheeses provide a good opportunity to enjoy a full-flavored ale that doesn't dominate the food. Try Fuller's ESB from London, or Dock Street Ale from Philadelphia. The caramel flavors of Guinness stout would also work well, bringing out the sweetness of the onions.
Potato Leek Soup
Try this warm soup for a quick weeknight meal with bread and salad, or dress it up for company with crisp bacon or cheesy croutons to serve to company.
Mushroom-Potato Soup with Smoked Paprika
Smoked paprika--known as pimentón in its native Spain--adds a deep woodsmoke flavor to this hearty soup.
Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
For best flavor, make the soup several days in advance, and reheat over medium-low heat.
Shrimp, Corn, and Potato Soup
This hearty dish is easy and flavorful. Canned cream-style corn slightly thickens the soup, while frozen corn kernels save preparation time. Canned diced tomatoes with green chiles have a twofold advantage: The tomatoes are already cut, and they add heat to the soup without the cook having to handle a fresh chile.
Baked Potato-and-Broccoli Soup
This potato, cheese, and broccoli soup is about as comforting as it gets. We swapped butter, cream cheese, and cream of mushroom soup for lighter ingredients, but this recipe maintains a rich, indulgent flavor. For an easy weeknight dinner, look no further than this broccoli potato soup.
Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Soup
This velvety-smooth sweet potato soup feels like fall and tastes company-worthy sophisticated, but it's ready to serve in under 30 minutes. How? We tap a flavor-packed store-bought satay sauce to serve as the base of the soup, and the rest is easy.
Summer Corn-and-Golden Potato Chowder
This brothy, aromatic chowder is light enough for summer. Simmering the scraped corn cobs directly in the soup concentrates the corn flavor, making the most of the season's sweet bounty.