Baked potato soup is the ultimate comfort food—rich, creamy, and loaded with hearty goodness. Perfect for chilly days or when you need a little culinary hug. With its velvety texture and savory flavors, this soup is a favorite among home cooks, potato lovers, and soup enthusiasts alike.

baked potato soup


To make this delicious baked potato soup, you will need:

  • 6 large russet potatoes – peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion – finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • Optional Garnishes:
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Crispy bacon bits
  • Chopped chives
  • Sour cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes

  1. Peel the russet potatoes and cut them into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Place the cubed potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Step 2: Prepare the Broth and Other Ingredients

  1. While the potatoes are boiling, chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix the milk, heavy cream, and sour cream until well combined.

Cooking Process

Step 1: Make the Base

  1. In a large pot, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the all-purpose flour over the onion and garlic mixture. Stir continuously for about 2 minutes to form a roux.
  4. Gradually add the chicken broth (or vegetable broth), stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil.

Step 2: Combine and Cook

  1. Once the broth mixture is boiling, reduce the heat to low and add the cooked cubed potatoes.
  2. Slowly pour in the milk, heavy cream, and sour cream mixture, stirring to combine.
  3. Simmer the soup for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens and reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your baked potato soup hot, with optional garnishes to elevate the flavor:

  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese for extra richness.
  • Add crispy bacon bits for a savory crunch.
  • Sprinkle chopped chives for a fresh, herbaceous note.
  • A dollop of sour cream can add a tangy twist.
  • Freshly ground black pepper can enhance the overall taste.

Pair your soup with a side of crusty bread or a fresh salad to make it a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating

Storing Leftover Soup

  1. Allow the soup to cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer the soup to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions

  1. Pour the desired amount of soup into a pot and reheat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until warmed through.
  2. You can also reheat individual portions in the microwave. Heat on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through.


We hope you enjoy this comforting baked potato soup as much as we do. It's perfect for cozy nights in and sharing with loved ones. Give this recipe a try and savor the warmth and comfort of a homemade meal. Happy cooking!

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