Panera Bread Potato Soup

I have never had potato soup at Panera (I am pretty sure it isn’t vegetarian). But, this soup was good! My 8 year old (shockingly) didn’t like this, but my 5 year old did. This was super easy, although the (lite) cream cheese I used didn’t want to blend thoroughly. Easy, relatively fast soup!

rating: 9

Panera Bread Potato Soup

4 cups chicken broth (I used vegetarian “chicken” broth)
4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
8 oz cream cheese (I used lite cream cheese)
2 cloves of garlic
½ teaspoon seasoning salt
½ teaspoon of paprika
¼ teaspoon white pepper
¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (I omitted)


1. Combine broth, potatoes, garlic, and spices.
2. Boil on medium heat until potatoes are tender.
3. Smash a few of the potatoes to release their starch for thickening.
4. Reduce to low heat.
5. Add cream cheese.
6. Heat, stirring frequently, until cheese melts.

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2 Responses to Panera Bread Potato Soup

  1. You know, I haven’t had Panera’s soups in years… One of the vegetarian ones made me sick once & that was the end of that. This make-at-home sounds wonderful!

  2. jlubella81 says:

    I made this with vegetable broth, and added corn to it…it was delicious!

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