Brass Parrot Baked Potato Soup

You can only get the Brass Parrot Baked Potato soup in Kemah, Texas, or you can make it at home with this copycat recipe.
baked potato soup served with a pretzel roll

Are you looking for creamy potato soup? The Brass Parrot Baked Potato soup is easy to make soup. This soup is made with potatoes, chicken broth, American cheese, flour, butter, and milk. White pepper adds a nice touch to this soup.

What makes the Brass Parrot Baked Potato soup special?

This soup starts with fresh potatoes, and the potatoes are cooked in chicken stock with white pepper. I think this unique cooking approach gives the potatoes a well-seasoned flavor. The chicken stock gives the potatoes more flavor than just boiling them in water. The white pepper gives the potatoes just a little bit of spice. You will only cook the potatoes about halfway through before you begin to thicken the soup.

cooking potatoes in chicken stock

Thicking the soup before the potatoes are completed cooking means the potatoes will soak in additional flavor this way. This soup is simply packed full of rich flavor. American cheese gives this soup just the right texture. American cheese can be purchased in the deli of your grocery store.

What type of potatoes are the best for soup?

For this recipe, there are two good choices. Ideally, you should choose a potato that is full of starch. Idaho Russet potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes are both good choices for this soup. The Brass Parrot uses Idaho Russet, but the Yukon Gold potatoes can give your soup a wonderful buttery flavor.

What should you serve with potato soup?

When serving potato soup you can serve it with some delicious hot bread, salads that have a hint of vinegar also work very well. The acid can help to clear the palette, and you can enjoy each bite of soup like it was new again. Here are some of our recommendations to serve with potato soup.

potato soup topped with cheese, bacon, and chives

The best way to reheat baked potato soup

The best way to reheat a thick soup is to reheat it on the stovetop. You will need to add a bit of milk or chicken stock to the soup so it won’t be too thick. Heat the soup slowly on low heat to keep it from scorching.

Let me know the toppings you enjoy the best on your baked potato soup. Do you enjoy it with the traditional toppings like sour cream, cheese, bacon, or do you like to top it with something else.

baked potato soup served with a pretzel roll

Brass Parrot Baked Potato Soup

Brass Parrot Baked Potato Soup is easy to make with this recipe. 
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brass Parrot Baked Potato Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 654kcal


  • 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1/2 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1/3 pound American cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour

Garnish with

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Bring Stock to boil. Add white pepper and potatoes. Cook until potatoes are about half done. In a separate pan, melt butter, and add flour a little at a time, stirring to make a roux. Cook roux about three minutes. Add roux to potatoes a little at a time. Add cheese and milk. Turn down heat to very low, and simmer for about 15 minutes. Makes one gallon of soup. Garnish with dollop of sour cream, crumbled bacon, chopped chives, and shredded cheese.


Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 1270mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 483mg | Iron: 2.8mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Cindy Johnston

    Brass Parrot was in Kemah, Texas where the Kemah Boardwalk is now (the building is now a Mexican Restaurant). It was a wonderful restaurant and the baked potato soup was to die for! One of the many restaurants forced out by a larger chain.

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