Saturday, February 24, 2024

Creamy Homemade Potato Soup Recipe

Today is was cold and snowing in West Virginia.  On wintery days like this there is only one thing my heart desires, Creamy Homemade Potato Soup.

A white bowl on a cutting board full of the creamy homemade potato soup, topped with cheese, bacon, and green onions.

 There's just something about it that warms your very soul.  It's one of my very favorite things.  I have spent years perfecting this Creamy Homemade Potato Soup Recipe and I know you are going to love it.  The best part is you probably have everything you need to make it in your pantry as we speak sooooooo... 

Let's Get Started! 


Q: Do I have to use russet Potatoes? 

A: You can use any kind of potato you have on hand.  I recommend russets for this because they release the most starch which makes for a creamier soup. 

Q: Do have to use celery and onion in this potato soup recipe?

A: No, this is your soup and you can make it any way you choose.  However, that added vegetables make for a more flavorful broth and in turn make for a tastier soup.  

Q:  What if I don't have any stock?

A:  That is totally fine.  I like using stock because it adds more flavor, but you can also use plain water and it will work. 

Q: Can I use chicken stock instead of vegetable stock?

A: Of course!

Q: Can I omit the cream cheese?

A:  Yes, but why would you want to?  Seriously though, the cream cheese can be left out, but it adds A LOT of creaminess and flavor.  

Q: Can this be made vegan?  

A: You know it!  You can of course use plant-based half and half or cream, coconut cream, vegan sour cream, or cashew cream.  All of those options will work great in this recipe! 

One last thing.  As I mentioned I tried to keep this recipe as minimal and cost effective as possible, but if you have it on hand or have the extra in your budget add 1 cup of sour cream in with the half and half.  It will take this Creamy Homemade Potato Soup recipe to the next level!  



  1. I think your blog looks great and I’m cooking this soup tomorrow. You looked so tired on IG, please don’t do too much and wear yourself out. I’m glad John cleaned up the kitchen ❤️