Cream Cheese Potato Soup "inspired by Panera's"

Cream Cheese Potato Soup "inspired by Panera's"

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This soup is awesome. I would have NEVER thought of putting cream cheese in a soup!! A friend of mine made this yesterday for her family and she quadrupled the recipe, and she had NO left overs. (7 people) We both ended up making this because the temps here dropped to single digits and our local grocery store had 8 pound bags of potatoes for .69 cents!!! You won't be disappointed.

"I have made this soup three times now. I've got it cooking on the stove as I type this. It is amazing. I've never been a big fan of potato soup until this recipe. I add about four cloves of minced garlic and use black pepper and cayenne. I only smash about 1/2 of the soup to keep it hardy. I serve it with crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar on top with garlic bread on the side. So good on these cold winter evenings!"

- Daizyangel28

Top-ranked recipe named "Cream Cheese Potato Soup "inspired by Panera's""

4.7 avg, 62 review(s) 94% would make again


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4 cups Chicken Broth
4 cups potatoes; peeled, cubed
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp red pepper
1 8-oz package cream cheese; cubed

Original recipe makes 5



1) Combine broth, potatoes, onion and spices

2) Boil on medium heat until potatoes are tender

3) Smash potatoes to release starch for thickening

4) reduce to low heat

5) add cream cheese, stir frequently until cream cheese is melted

optional: shredded chicken, corn, or bacon


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this soup is sooooooooooooo good. and sooo easy to make i will definitely be making it again
wilderhares 3 weeks ago
This is a great recipe as is or as a starter base. Very quick and easy. Will definitely make this again.
shine6874 2 months ago
I love this soup, it's easy to make and delicious.
Rebe16 2 months ago
Delicious ... added ham, bacon, carrots , broccoli and celery.
PKM4 3 months ago
This is the greatest soup ever. Multiple people we know make it all the time. Started using 1/3 less fat cream cheese and you can't tell. We also do some chopped chicken and corn to make it a full meal. Seriously best recipe I've ever made
starrrlyte8 3 months ago
Mentaloverload 3 months ago
great soup
wilderhares 4 months ago
Loved this and will keep on makinhg it....O yea !!!
Lugal33 4 months ago
So easy. I added carrots and extra garlic and topped with hot sauce.
Dmb2ber 4 months ago
Frekin delish ! I added 2 cloves of garlic..doubled the batch and a handful of kale and substituted for nuenchatel cheese.. a little less fat than regular cream cheese
KeriBomb 6 months ago
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