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Cream Cheese Potato Soup

"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.
  • Makes
    12 servings (about 3 quarts)


  • 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


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

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  • Patti
    Dec 29, 2019

    I Love this soup recipe. It's the best I've ever had!!! I read someone else had put cheddar cheese on top of the soup. I'll be trying that.

  • erinshea1982
    Oct 31, 2019

    Great soup! Love the creamy texture! I added some carrots too!

  • gunslinger
    Feb 9, 2016

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

  • cheepskate
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • taylor
    Feb 9, 2013

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  • hbaseley
    Jan 25, 2013

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

  • ToniHudson
    Jan 21, 2013

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