Quick & Easy Baked Potato Soup Is Delicious

by Alli

Potato Soup is one of my favorite soups. The soup is creamy and the potatoes are tender and flavorful. 

This recipe is so easy! I’ve made this soup so many times that I don’t have to look at the recipe any longer.

This is my go-to soup when I’m in a hurry or when it’s cold outside, or just plain anytime. It’s comfort in a bowl. I always made potato soup totally from scratch, but once I found this recipe, it’s the only one I use. 

My recipe for quick & easy baked potato soup is inspired by a recipe I saw in a magazine several years ago. I was intrigued by the frozen steam-and-mash potatoes – no peeling and cubing potatoes. I ditched my old potato soup recipe in favor of this one. It’s that good.

I also like how easy it is to prepare. I usually double the recipe and I’ve even quadrupled it for a soup and salad party.

I’ve served this potato soup several times at our Girlfriends Christmas party. It always gets rave reviews. 

My family likes to top this soup with shredded cheese, bacon, and chives. This soup is really pretty when it’s served in a mug and garnished with bacon. 

Potato Soup Garnished with Bacon

I keep steam-and-mash potatoes in my freezer just so I can make this soup when I’m craving it. 

Best Potato Soup

You’ll need a 24 oz. bag of steam-and-mash potatoes for this recipe. You can find them in the freezer section of your local grocery store. Once, I couldn’t find the steam-and-mash potatoes so I used frozen shredded hash browns. Hey, it was pretty good!

In a Dutch oven or large saucepan (over medium heat), melt butter and add onion and garlic. Stir for about 5 minutes or until the onions are golden. 

Stir in flour, bouillon cube, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Simmer on medium-low for about 10 minutes.

Microwave the steam-and-mash potatoes according to the package directions. Add the potatoes, milk, and pepper to the dutch oven. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened. 

Easy Baked Potato Soup

What to Serve With Potato Soup

For lunch, I top this soup with cheese, bacon, and chives and I don’t need any sides. When I have company over, I like to serve cornbread and a salad, like Grandma’s hoe-cakes.

This soup is so filling that you really don’t need to add a lot of sides. 

How to Reheat Potato Soup

Reheat the soup in a saucepan over low heat, stirring often. Soups made with dairy products need to be reheated low and slow. Do not let the soup boil. Boiling may cause the soup to separate. 

How to Store Leftover Potato Soup

Leftover Potato Soup will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to three days. However, there are rarely leftovers at my house. Every once in a while, I’ll have enough left for my lunch the next day. 

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Quick & Easy Baked Potato Soup

Easy Baked Potato Soup

This creamy potato soup is my favorite. Frozen steam-and-mash potatoes help make this recipe quick and easy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 extra-large chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 (24-oz.) package frozen steam-and-mash potatoes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Toppings: cooked and crumbled bacon, shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, sliced green onions


  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until golden.
  2. Sprinkle onion mixture with flour, and stir until coated. Stir in bouillon cube and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, microwave potatoes according to package directions. (Do not add butter or milk.) Stir potatoes, milk, and pepper into onion mixture.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thickened. Serve with desired toppings!


I add a dash of freshly grated nutmeg about one minute before the soup has finished cooking.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 221Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 38mgSodium 428mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 8g

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[email protected] September 25, 2013 - 8:47 pm

Just last weekend my husband reminded me that it’s time for me to start making soup again. Your recipe looks delicious and easy. I’ve pinned it and can’t wait to try it!

Alli September 26, 2013 - 5:03 am

I’m all about easy! Hope you enjoy it!

Kimberly @ Colors Mixed Together September 27, 2013 - 5:36 am

Wow Alli, I came here expecting to have to chop a ton of potatoes. I like your idea much better! I love potato soup and all the comfort it offers. Site looks great too!

Alli September 27, 2013 - 6:23 am

Thanks! If I can find an easier way to do anything, I’m all over it! 🙂

Bethany January 8, 2015 - 4:53 pm

This looks delicious!

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Becky Jones January 10, 2018 - 11:04 pm

I just pulled some of your soups and we will make one soon. The sweet potato looks good and the potato soup. Sounds so good with the frozen potatos
Thanks for all the good soup. We make cornbread from Jiffy and doctor it up with a can of corn, chille peppers, cheese and it makes the soup better.

Sarah Bailey September 2, 2019 - 4:29 pm

Autumn is definitely in the air and I have to admit I do love soup when it comes to the months getting colder. This is definitely something I need to try making for myself.

Brandy September 2, 2019 - 10:28 pm

I love baked potato so I am sure I will love this quick and easy baked potato soup. It’s a delicious combination of ingredients that I usually enjoy. Cannot wait to see how this tastes, and if the fam enjoys it too.

Tiffany La Forge-Grau September 2, 2019 - 10:56 pm

My husband would absolutely love this one. He is a huge fan of any potato recipe I can find for him.

Ruth I September 3, 2019 - 3:33 am

This truly looks the best potato soup ever! I like that it’s easy to make. I can prepare it any time!

Melissa Chapman September 3, 2019 - 9:16 am

What a great recipe and it seems like real comfort food. I generally don’t cook soup until it gets colder out but this one seems perfect for this time of year.

Tasheena September 3, 2019 - 12:12 pm

This recipe is going to be perfect for the cool summer months we’re going to have.

Tasheena September 3, 2019 - 12:12 pm

This recipe is going to be perfect for the cool summer months we’re going to have. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

rika September 4, 2019 - 4:15 pm

I love potato soup! It’s going to be perfect for fall, so comforting!


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