Creamy Potato Soup Recipe: Warm and Comforting Delight

Creamy Potato Soup is a comforting and hearty dish that’s perfect for cold days or when you need a bowl of warmth and flavor. This recipe combines tender potatoes, aromatic vegetables, and a creamy broth to create a satisfying soup that’s both delicious and easy to make. Here’s how to prepare it.


  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh chives or green onions (for garnish, optional)
  • Grated cheddar cheese (for garnish, optional)
  • Crispy bacon bits (for garnish, optional)


1. Prepare the Vegetables:

  • Peel and dice the potatoes into small cubes.
  • Finely chop the onion and garlic.
  • Peel and dice the carrots and dice the celery.

2. Saute the Vegetables:

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and sauté for about 2-3 minutes until it becomes translucent.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds until fragrant.

3. Make a Roux:

  • Sprinkle the all-purpose flour over the sautéed onions and garlic.
  • Stir continuously to create a roux, cooking for about 2-3 minutes until it turns a light golden color.

4. Add Broth and Vegetables:

  • Gradually pour in the chicken or vegetable broth while stirring to avoid lumps.
  • Add the diced potatoes, carrots, and celery.
  • Season with salt and black pepper
    to taste.

5. Simmer:

  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes and vegetables are tender.

6. Blend the Soup (Optional):

  • At this point, you can use an immersion blender to partially blend the soup for a creamier texture. Blend just enough to thicken it but leave some chunks for texture. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can transfer a portion of the soup to a blender, blend, and then return it to the pot.

7. Add Milk and Cream:

  • Pour in the whole milk and heavy cream.
  • Stir well and heat the soup gently over low heat without boiling, just until it’s heated through.

8. Adjust Seasoning:

  • Taste the soup and adjust the salt and black pepper as needed.

9. Serve:

  • Ladle the Creamy Potato Soup into bowls.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh chives, grated cheddar cheese, and/or crispy bacon bits if desired.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Creamy Potato Soup is a filling and satisfying dish that is ideal for home-cooked meals. It will warm your soul with its velvety texture and rich flavor. This soup is a delightful way to savor the comforting taste of homemade goodness, whether enjoyed on its own or with crusty bread.