Creamy Potato Soup

My darling Aunt-in-law, Kimberly, makes some of the most amazing dishes! She so kindly shared her recipe and it is now a family favorite. I adapted her recipe slightly to my families liking, but the base is still the same and the end result is mouth watering delicious!

Now that the colder weather is here, there is nothing I love more than to sit down to a bowl of nice, warm, creamy soup! Baked Potato Soup definitely makes it into my top 3 favorite kinds!  Need a yummy soup to get you through the cold season, this is just the one for you!

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Creamy Potato Soup
This soup is so easy and definitely a family favorite! So creamy and delicious!
Recipe type: Entrée
  • 5-6 russet potatoes
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • . TOPPINGS ., .
  • bacon
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • green onions
  1. You can either bake the potatoes or peel, chop and boil them until soft and tender. (My aunt does baked. I like to, but to sometimes save on time, I boil them)
  2. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Once butter is melted add flour. Stir to make a roux and let it simmer while stirring for a minute.
  3. Slowly add milk and half and half. Stir constantly until thickened. This can take a while but be patient, it will.
  4. Stir in salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic salt
  5. Stir in small diced and tender potatoes along with the sour cream until evenly mixed through.
  6. Put in a crock pot and keep on warm until ready to serve.
  7. I like to serve mine with bread bowls. Also, in separate bowls, I put cheese, cooked and crumbled bacon, and green onions so that people can add how much they want of what.


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  1. Rae

    Oh, that sounds utterly delish, I am going to have to make this on a chilly day so I have bookmarked this page, hope that's ok?

  2. KeLbY, MiChElLe, and a BaBy

    We're making this right now!! Thanks sister! I'll let ya know if I ruin it! :) Love you and thanks for all the yummy recipes.

  3. Kelsi

    Hi there! I’m in the process of making this soup, and I”m really excited about it. However, I have to admit that I”ve never made soup before. As a result, I’m confused about a few things in this recipe. First of all, what does “awhile” mean in step 3? 10 minutes? 20? And how hot should the stove be set for the roux and the thickening of the milk and half and half? I’m sure I would know if I had more experience, but I do not. What should the various stage mixtures look like? Some insights as we go would be helpful. Thanks!

    • Wendy B

      I made this soup it was easy and delicious.
      Kelsi–keep your temp at medium like 5-6 on the dial. And it was about 10 minutes in step 3 of stirring. It is worth the effort.

  4. Kelly

    I made this tonight. My husband and I loved it. I left out the sour cream because I am not a fan and I mashed the potatoes just a bit after I added them to the cream. So good.

  5. Tina Charpentier

    This is a great recipe, but I agree that some very important information is missing. What temperature to put the burner on is crucial when making a roux. Plus, how long and what it should look like when ready are also nice, helpful things. Thanks for the recipe. I’ve been looking for a creamy potato soup recipe for years. I hope my family loves it.

  6. Veronica

    Made a half recipe with the 3 potatoes I had leftover from baked potato night. I used 2% milk and subbed whole milk for the half and half. It was too thick with the potatoes, so I added another cup of water. It could easily have taken another cup of water. Topped with turkey bacon and cheddar cheese. Was much better hot than room temperature. Even the kids, who disliked the baked potatoes, ate the soup.

  7. Alyssa

    I’ve been looking for a recipe for a baked potato soup that didn’t call for so many ingredients. This one looked easy & fast! I subbed about 1/2 cup of finely diced onion for the onion powder called for in the recipe & sautéed with the butter. Instead of the milk, I subbed 4 cups of half-and-half & 2 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth. It was a hit with my family!

  8. Catherine

    Thanks for sharing! It was delicious. I only made one change and that was using 2 cups of milk and 2 cups of chicken broth instead of the 4 cups of milk.