Baked Potato Soup (Panera Bread Copycat )

by Alyona's Cooking
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This baked potato soup is so easy to prepare and you probably won’t even tell a difference between Panera Bread’s version or this! 

One day, after finishing a plate of the loaded baked potato soup from Panera Bread and closely inspecting their version, I was inspired to recreate that delicious bowl of hot soup. I noticed only a few, yet incredibly well paired ingredients — bacon and potatoes! This super creamy, few ingredient potato soup, (literally only noticed potatoes, scallions/onions, what seemed to be bacon in a creamy white base) tasted incredible. If you want to replicate Panera Bread soup than this potato soup recipe is a must try!

 

 

Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients for Baked Potato Soup Panera Bread Copycat Recipe:

  • 7 russet potatoes, diced
  • 5 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 6 heaping tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 5 oz cream cheese, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp bacon bits
  • green onions (garnish)

 

Ingredients for Baked Potato Soup Panera Bread Copycat Recipe:

How to make Baked Potato Soup Panera Bread Copycat Recipe:

1. In a medium pot boil chicken stock and potatoes for 15 min.

Note: I used chicken bullion & water for the stock. 

2. Meanwhile in a separate large pot, sauté onions in butter until tender. Then stir in the flour and seasonings.

 

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3. Add in the cream cheese and as soon as the cheese starts melting, slowly whisk in the milk.

 

How to make Baked Potato Soup Panera Bread Step 3

How to make Baked Potato Soup Panera Bread Step 4

 

4. Once the mixture is smooth and bubbly, ladle in the potatoes with the stock until you’ve reached the desired consistency.

 

How to make Baked Potato Soup Panera Bread Step 5

 

5. Stir in the bacon bits and garnish with scallions. Serve.

 

How to make Baked Potato Soup Panera Bread Step 6

Easy Potato Soup

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4.5 from 12 votes

Baked Potato Soup - Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Alyona's Cooking
This baked potato soup is so easy to prepare and you probably won't even tell a difference between Panera Bread's version or this! 
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Ingredients

Baked Potato Soup:

  • 7 russet potatoes diced
  • 5 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 onions diced
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp flour heaping
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper ground
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 5 oz cream cheese diced
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp bacon bits
  • green onions garnish

Instructions

How to make Baked Potato Soup:

  • In a medium pot boil chicken stock and potatoes for 15 min.
  • Meanwhile in a separate large pot, sauté onions in butter until tender. Then stir in the flour and seasonings.
  • Add in the cream cheese and as soon as the cheese starts melting, slowly whisk in the milk.
  • Once the mixture is smooth and bubbly, ladle in the potatoes with the stock until you've reached the desired consistency.
  • Stir in the bacon bits and garnish with scallions. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 865mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Nutrition Facts
Baked Potato Soup - Panera Bread Copycat Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 865mg25%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 10.4mg13%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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26 comments

Amy November 11, 2019 - 1:23 pm

I know Panera’s soup is gluten free but I noticed you used flour. What would you suggest to use instead of flour? Cornstarch? Thanks

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Alyona's Cooking November 11, 2019 - 1:52 pm

Hi Amy,
Cornstarch or rice flour would work just as good!

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Bernadette Quinn September 13, 2019 - 10:52 pm

When I travel to visit my grandchildren, who live in a different state, they greet me with “Please make us some of your amazing potato soup while you’re here”. And they are now teenagers!!! Your recipe, Alyona, is incomparably delicious and so easy! I’m so happy to have come upon your site and enjoy this wonderful recipe. Thank you for sharing it!

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Alyona's Cooking September 14, 2019 - 9:15 am

I’m so glad to hear that, Bernadette! It’s nice to know the baked potato soup is a wonderful recipe for you, hope you enjoy our other recipes as well.

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Ann Van Fleet February 21, 2019 - 11:13 am

5 stars
This is the best potato soup I’ve ever made or eaten!
Served with French Bread….amazing. My family loved it!

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Alyona's Cooking February 21, 2019 - 11:37 am

Thank you for your feedback, Ann! That’s wonderful to know.

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Al March 2, 2018 - 9:46 am

5 stars
Like this soup very much, it does taste as same as Panera one. And even better because now we can enjoy it at our home. Thank you.

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Agnes January 9, 2018 - 11:02 pm

5 stars
This is my first time leaving a review . thank U thank U thank U for this wonderful recipe. The soup is delicious that I had special requests from my family to make it again.

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Alyona's Cooking January 9, 2018 - 11:25 pm

Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Im glad you left a comment! You are very welcome.

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Angela November 29, 2017 - 8:46 am

We live in the boonies so going to Panera is a treat. My husband was disappointed during a recent road trip and stop at Panera because he wanted to try their baked potato soup and they were out, so I thought I’d look up recipes to see how it differed from my (what I thought was very good) potato soup recipe. I stumbled across this recipe and made it. Excuse me for yelling but IT IS SO GOOD!!! We argued over the leftovers! And I’m not ashamed to admit that it is exponentially better than my own recipe. Am making it again today because everyone wants more. I used 4 large baking potatoes and one Yukon gold, only one onion because it was large, and a mix of heavy cream and skim since I didn’t have whole milk. It made approx 20 cups of soup. Am going to look through the rest of your recipes to see what else I can make this week! Yum and thank you.

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Alyona's Cooking November 29, 2017 - 10:29 am

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment! You made me smile:)

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