Cream Cheese Potato Soup (Panera Copycat)

Cream Cheese Potato Soup (Panera Copycat) Recipe

Cream Cheese Potato Soup (Panera Copycat) Recipe. This creamy and satisfying soup brings together the goodness of potatoes, flavorful spices, and the richness of cream cheese.

It’s an ideal comfort food for any occasion. To whip up this savory creation, gather your ingredients: broth, potatoes, spices, and cream cheese.

Pair it with some crusty bread or a fresh salad for a complete lunch or dinner.

Tips and Tricks

Perfectly Tender Potatoes

Make sure to cut your potatoes into even cubes so they cook at the same rate. This will ensure all your potatoes are perfectly tender at the same time, avoiding some being overcooked or undercooked.

Achieving the Ideal Thickness

When you crush some of the potatoes to release their starch, do it gradually. Start with a small amount and add more if needed. This way, you can control the thickness of your soup and avoid making it too thick.

Melting the Cream Cheese

Cutting the cream cheese into smaller chunks helps it melt faster and more evenly. Stir continuously and make sure the heat is low to prevent the cheese from curdling.

Seasoning Adjustments

Taste the soup before serving and adjust the seasoning if necessary. If you prefer a spicier kick, add a bit more ground red pepper. If it’s too spicy, a splash of milk or a bit more broth can help tone it down.

Storage and Reheating

Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When reheating, do it on low heat and stir occasionally to maintain a smooth consistency. If the soup becomes too thick after refrigeration, add a bit of broth or milk to reach your desired consistency.

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Copycat Panera Cream Cheese Potato Soup

Nesting Lane Indulge
Cream Cheese Potato Soup (Panera Copycat) Recipe. An easy comfort food soup that's great for lunch or dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2



  • Place broth, potatoes, and spices in a pot.
  • Boil on medium heat until potatoes are tender.
  • Take a few potatoes and crush them to release starch, which thickens the soup.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Add cream cheese to the pot.
  • Continuously stir the mixture until the cheese melts completely.


Calories: 349.6kcalCarbohydrates: 29.6gProtein: 11.4gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11.4gCholesterol: 62.5mgSodium: 938mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 3.7g
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