Why go through the hassle of making this soup at home? Isn't it easier to drop by Panera? Sure, it is, but there's a certain satisfaction in whipping up your own batch of this creamy soup.
Copycat Panera cream cheese Potato Soup Recipe
- 4 c chicken stock
- 4 c potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1/4 c onions, minced
- 1/2 tsp season salt
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
- 1 (8oz) cream cheese, cut into chunks
- crumbled bacon
- minced chives
- cheddar cheese
Mix broth, potatoes, onion, and spices. Boil over medium-high heat until potatoes are tender. Smash a few of the potatoes for thickening. Reduce to low heat. Add cream cheese. Heat, stirring, until cheese melts. Spoon into bowls and top with bacon, chives and cheese. Served with a side of crusty bread or a hearty salad, this soup makes a satisfying meal that's sure to impress.
There you have it—a simplified, yet incredibly satisfying, copycat version of Panera's famous potato soup. Comforting, flavorful, and ready in no time, this recipe is perfect for any day of the week.