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top down view of a bowl of cheesy potato soup topped with shredded cheese, bacon, and chives.

Cheesy Potato Soup

This cheesy potato soup is delicious, creamy, hearty, & full of flavor...just one of those soups that just makes you smile. Load it up with your favorite toppings to create the ultimate winter comfort food.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 570 kcal


  • 10 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 C chicken or vegetable broth*
  • 5 C whole milk
  • 7 Idaho potatoes fist size, peeled & cubed
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 2 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 C sour cream
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings ideas include: shredded cheddar cheese, chives, oyster crackers, crumbled crispy bacon, etc.


  • Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat.
  • Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  • Whisk in milk and broth, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and green onions, stir to mix-in.
  • Bring ingredients to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, 15-20 minutes.
  • Stir in cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper.
  • If soup is too thick for your liking, add milk or broth until desired consistency is reached.
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
  • Store remaining soup in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.


*If making this soup for someone on a vegetarian diet, make sure to use vegetable broth for your recipe.


Calories: 570kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 18gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 738mgPotassium: 1103mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1209IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 453mgIron: 2mg
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