Comforting Potato Soup Recipes

Loaded Potato Soup

A thick and creamy potato soup is just the dinner you're looking for on a dark and frosty evening. Good thing we have delicious and comforting potato soup recipes that pile on our favorite baked potato toppings or provide some spicy heat. Many include filling ingredients like ham hocks, bacon, or cheese, plus the savory flavors of celery and onions. Most of these soups feature the standard baking potato, but we've got savory sweet potato soups for you too. The potato plays the starring role in some recipes, while it adds starchy texture and heartiness to others. Delicious and easy to make for any occasion, we've collected our favorite potato soup recipes so you can make the perfect meal for a chilly day.

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Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup, quick potato soup recipe
Jennifer Davick

This thick and creamy soup is like a baked potato in a bowl, but better. Once you've got your potatoes peeled and onions sautéed, all that's left is stirring in ingredients and letting them simmer. Then pile on your favorite baked potato toppings: bacon, Cheddar cheese, and sliced green onions.

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Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup

Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee Montiel

This wonderful soup pairs the subtle sweetness of root vegetables with the savory flavors of onion, celery, and cumin. After cooking until very tender, blend the soup with an immersion blender. Add a pretty swirl of Greek yogurt or garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds. Also pictured: an incredible Potato-Beet version of this recipe.

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Creamy Potato-And-Ham Hock Slow-Cooker Soup

Creamy Potato-and-Ham Hock Slow-Cooker Soup Recipe
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

While all the ingredients sit in the slow cooker together, the potatoes in this soup soak up each element, especially the ham, so every bite is a full-flavored one. With heavy cream, chunky pieces of potato, and a ham hock, this soup makes a filling meal on its own. Add a dash of hot sauce and spiced chives for some heat.

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Chicken-Andouille Gumbo With Roasted Potatoes

Chicken-Andouille Gumbo with Roasted Potatoes
Iain Bagwell

In this soup with a kick, you'll prepare a hearty chicken-and-sausage gumbo with the requisite roux and Cajun spices. Then layer roasted potatoes in the bottom of a bowl before ladling the hearty soup over top. This recipe is destined to keep you warm and satisfied.

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Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup Image
Southern Living

This may just be our favorite way to eat our broccoli: blended with Cheddar cheese and diced potatoes. We've added chopped onions, garlic, and carrot for even more color and flavor. Even better, this soup only takes 30 minutes before dinner is on the table.

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup With Bacon

Slow-Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Bacon
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Yukon gold potatoes, beans, and bacon make this soup a hearty meal as well as a healthy one. With this veggie-packed recipe, you have the option of substituting collards for kale or trying any number of dried beans. And because it's made in a slow cooker, you don't have to stand over the stove stirring it for hours.

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Peppered Beef Soup

Peppered Beef Soup
Southern Living

This soup features a beefy mix of sirloin tip, red onion, garlic, baking potatoes, and baby carrots. The roast and vegetables simmer in bottled beer, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce in a slow cooker until the roast has soaked up all the flavors and is fall-apart tender. For an unforgettable meal, serve in Toasted Bread Bowls.

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Chicken, Sweet Potato, And Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder Recipe
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

This chicken chowder is anything but bland, with sweet potato, red and yellow bell peppers, and corn to add vivid color and flavor. You can use boneless chicken breasts, but we recommend bone-in for juicy, tender meat. Pour on the hot sauce when you serve up the soup for Southwest flair.

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Vegetable Beef Soup

Beef Vegetable Soup Recipes
Jennifer Davick

This easy vegetable beef soup recipe combines beef stew meat with frozen vegetables to create a filling meal the whole family will enjoy. After just 15 minutes of prep time, throw all of the ingredients into your trusty Dutch oven to simmer until the potatoes are tender, about an hour. 

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Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup

Those who like it creamy will be supremely satisfied with this potato soup blended with a pint of half-and-half plus chicken broth. This slow-cooker recipe cooks the potatoes until they are so soft, you only need a masher to blend them.

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