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Cream Cheese Potato Soup Recipe

Cream Cheese Potato Soup Recipe

"I came up with this soup after I had tried something similar at a restaurant," explains Stacy Bockelman, California, Missouri. "Using chicken bouillon and frozen hash browns makes it easy to fix. It's good with sourdough bread," she adds. It's also good for your pocketbook at only 47 cents a bowl.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 6 cups water
  • 7 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, combine the water and bouillon. Add cream cheese; cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 18-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 12 servings (about 3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 158 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 779mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein .

Reviews for Cream Cheese Potato Soup

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gunslinger 243530
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"Very tasty and creamy! I served mine with cheddar cheese on top. I will definitely be making this again!"

cheepskate 221066
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"We recently had this at a friend's house and LOVED it. I watched how she made it and she told me where she got the recipe. This may well have become my new favorite go to potato soup, and I'm not even a cream cheese lover!! I will be fixing this for myself as soon as I get to pick up the ingredients I don't have. A definite keeper!"

SilverComet 217171
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"I just made this for Church tonight and I can not believe how awesome it is. The only thing I changed was to use bacon instead of ham. I am sure it would be great with ham also. LOVE it with bacon! So easy. So GOOD!"

jdanz2010 50620
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"Followed this recipe to the T. A big hit! This will be my go-to potato soup recipe from now on!"

sjbrindley 50619
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"This is hands down the best potato recipe ever. My husband forbids me to make any other kind, even his mother's!! We like to crumble Ritz crackers in ours for a thickener and an extra zing."

hbaseley 133234
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"This just replaced my favorite potato soup recipe. My whole family loved it."

Trixie_Belle 101287
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"Delish! There are only 3 of us at home tonight for dinner so I prepared 1/2 the recipe. My picky teenage son informed me I need to double it. My husband says this recipe is a keeper. The only changes I made was I used bacon instead of ham and added lots of white pepper. We didn't have ham on hand and we like white pepper."

William Biff 133233
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"very good and easy"

mandyv814 133232
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"Mmmmm! so delicious!"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"Family loved it and they are super picky eaters. I made no changes."

angie's mom 90083
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Wonderful soup. A great way to use up holiday ham. Wouldn't change a thing."

ellimaye1 101283
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"I love how easy and delicious this recipe is. I used cooked turkey bacon in place of the ham as a lower fat substitute, and it added a nice smokey flavor."

tyenella 73715
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"our family loves it. We make it with vegetable broth granules instead of chicken and threw in crumbled bacon- yummy!"

melinanie 73714
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"My whole family could not get enough of this. It was perfect on a cold day."

hlthornton 90081
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

"I made this soup for a "Soup Cook-off" at church and I won first place. I have have everyone ask for the recipe. I love it!!!"

grammysfault 65824
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"Makes a good basic potato soup. I left out the ham but added some kale instead. I also halved the recipe, and it still worked out well."

kcbergmann 101281
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"My daughter was home sick from school and asked for some creamy soup which had hash browns and onions in it. I didn't want to go to the grocery store so I started searching for recipes which included the ingredients I had on hand. I found this recipe but didn't want to thaw out a ham steak to make it. So I substituted some leftover rotisserie chicken for the ham. I also used light cream cheese. It was delicious and my daughter loved it!! I'll definitely make it again."

nddenise 101278
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"I make this often! It's easy, fast and delicious! It is a family favorite."

VelvetVisions 142215
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"My family really enjoyed this very easy to make recipe. I added some cheese to change it up a bit. I would definitely make this one again. Thanks. :)"

Lucy Miller-Ross 137079
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2009

"My entire family loves this, even my son who doesn't really care for potatoes. Great with a crusty bread. I like to leave out the ham & adorn with bacon & chives. Wonderful!"

chalkboard_79 142199
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"This soup is very good. I think I will try it next time with bacon instead of ham and maybe add a few more potatoes. You will LOVE it!"

illiaki 101162
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2008

"This has been a family favorite ever since it came out in the magazine a few years ago! We make a big pot every Christmas. Excellent soup and easy to make!"

mindseye 90080
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2008

"This is a Super Easy and Super Yummy soup! I used Neufchatel (lite cream cheese) and thickened it a bit with instant mashed potatoes. Served in bread bowls for an all-in-one meal! My 14-year old LOVED it!"

fconway 101121
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2008

"This soup is great! It's really easy to make and has great flavor! It warms the tummy during our cold MN winters! Thanks for sharing! Faye"

popeforgiven 73461
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2008

"I just made this today and it was absolutely wonderful! My husband and I loved it! So easy to make and so yummy! 5 Stars from me! Laura in Missouri"

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