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Easy potato soup recipe in a blue bowl topped with chives and black pepper.

Easy Potato Soup

Easy Potato Soup made with simple ingredients for the most savory and delicious meal! This is a thick, creamy filling soup that is easy to make. This easy creamy potato soup is hearty and filling. It's everyone's favorite meal!
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 395kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 6-8 cups russet potatoes peeled and chopped (3-4 large potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Begin by chopping the onion and celery. 
  • Heat a large pot on the stove over medium heat add the butter & olive oil then add the onions & celery - season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Next peel and dice the potatoes - add the potatoes and minced garlic to the pot and continue to sauté all of the ingredients for about 5 minutes. 
  • Add the vegetable stock and increase the heat to high. Bring to a boil - stirring quite often - this will release the starch in the potatoes and help thicken the soup. Depending on the size of the dice of the potatoes it will take 14-18 minutes. Cook the potatoes until they are fork tender. The stew will be quite thick.
  • Remove from heat and stir in both cheeses and the sour cream. That's it! So thick and creamy and an easy meal to put together in a short amount of time!



Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1432mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 420mg | Iron: 1.7mg