Sunday, May 15, 2011

Panera's Cream Cheese Potato Soup

This is seriously an awesome knockoff of the real thing.  I originally got the recipe from  The first time I made it, I happened to go to Panera that very weekend and have their soup.  The only difference was that mine had a little more spicy kick to it due to a few more crushed red pepper flakes.  Other then that, this one is like the real thing.

Panera's Cream Cheese Potato Soup


  • 4 cups of low fat/low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups of peeled and cubed red potatoes
  • 1/4 cup of minced red onion
  • 1/2 tsp of seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp white or black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (8oz) package of Neufchatel cheese or light cream cheese

  1. Combine broth, potatoes, onion and spices.  Boil on medium-high heat until potatoes are tender. 
  2. Smash a few potatoes to release their starch for thickening.
  3. Reduce to low heat and slow add cubed cheese.  Stir until melted. 
  4. Serve it up while it's hot with any toppings you wish!

~Chef Val

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