Costco Johnny’s Potato Cheddar Soup Mix Review

A creamy, hearty, convenient and tasty soup from Costco that’s great for cold winter days!

Costco Johnny's Potato Cheddar Soup Mix Box sitting on a table.
Costco Johnny’s Potato Cheddar Soup Mix

I’m reviewing the Costco Johnny’s Potato Cheddar Soup Mix today! I don’t know about where you are but here it’s VERY cold, which means soup weather! I picked this up during a recent trip to Costco when I was craving soup.

Other soups from Costco I’ve reviewed are the Costco Kirkland Signature Cheddar Broccoli Soup, Costco Kirkland Signature Tortilla Soup, Costco Authentic Asian Hand Wrapped Shrimp Wonton Soup and my favorite of all, the Costco Cuisine Adventures French Onion Soup.

Costco Johnny's Potato Cheddar Soup Mix product description from back of box.
You can enjoy the soup the way it comes or add additional ingredients.

Location in Store

I found the Johnny’s Potato Cheddar Soup Mix in the aisle with the salad dressings and other canned soups. The item number is 278688.


The soup is nice and thick and full of chunks of vegetables and potato, which is impressive considering it’s a dry soup mix. The soup has a pleasant potato cheddar smell. It’s not overly strong, but definitely noticeable.

The flavors in the soup are what you would expect. The cheddar flavor is quite mild, but still present and nice. The soup is very creamy, and there’s plenty of texture from the chunks of potato and vegetable. The potato seems to add to the thickness of the soup.

Costco Johnny's Potato Cheddar Soup Mix prepared and served in a white bowl.
A prepared bowl of potato cheddar soup mix from Costco.

The vegetables are nice and flavorful considering they come out of the package totally dry. The chunks of carrot are especially tasty.

Overall, this is a creamy, hearty and tasty soup that’s ideal for cold winter days. I’m very impressed at the taste and texture of the soup considering it comes from a dry mix. I don’t think I would’ve guessed that if I did a blind taste test.

Costco Johnny's Potato Cheddar Soup Mix prepared, close up image of soup on a spoon.
You can see the carrots and pieces of potato.


I paid $12.99 Canadian for the 907 gram box of soup. This is reasonable considering how one can of soup can be $3 to $5 dollars.

Costco Johnny's Potato Cheddar Soup Mix recipe idea from back of box.
Costco Johnny’s Potato Cheddar Soup Mix recipe idea.


You get six packets of soup mix in the box. Each packet is enough to make at least two big bowls of soup. The soup is really easy to make and has a best before date of about a over a year and a half from when we purchased it.

Costco Johnny’s Potato Cheddar Soup Mix cooking instructions.

To make one pouch of soup you bring four cups of water to a rolling boil and add the pouch of soup mix. Reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.

This soup from Costco makes a quick and easy lunch or dinner. It goes well with freshly baked buns right out of the oven! I generally don’t buy powdered soup, usually I only purchase soup in a can but I’m more open to it after trying the Costco Johnny’s Potato Cheddar Soup Mix.

Costco Johnny's Potato Cheddar Soup Mix showing what one pouch of soup mix looks like sitting outside the box.
One pouch of soup serves four.



One serving (36 and 3/10 gram) is 150 calories, five grams of fat, 24 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, three grams of sugar, three grams of protein and 320 mg of sodium. If you add extra ingredients, like ham, milk or cream the calories will be more.

Costco Johnny's Potato Cheddar Soup Mix nutrition facts.
Nutrition Facts


Although it has blue cheese listed as an ingredient you can’t taste any blue cheese flavor! The ingredients are pretty much what I would except to see for a soup that comes in a pouch.

Costco Johnny's Potato Cheddar Soup Mix ingredients list.
Ingredients list.


Taste: 7.5/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 9/10

Nutrition: 1/10


Give it a try!

This was better than I expected it to be! To make it more flavorful and hearty you could add some ham, cream and additional fresh vegetable.

Do you have a favorite soup from Costco?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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11 thoughts on “Costco Johnny’s Potato Cheddar Soup Mix Review”

  1. I enjoy using the Johnny’s potato and cheese soup as a base for fish chowder… I use a can of salmon with the broth as well as a can of clams wit the broth. I add grated carrotts, celery, broccoli florets and corn… I don’t actually add the fish until near the end but add the broths at the beginning as part of the liquids..
    Makes a great chowder and is an easy camping meal too!!

  2. I have used this a number of times but I usually add extra vegetables – onions, etc. It actually will work as a base if you want to add broccoli to make a broccoli soup or cauliflower to make cauliflower soup. Also, I have added quite a few different veggies to make a cream of vegetable soup. This is a pantry staple.

  3. I made this according to the directions (simmer 15-20 minutes) and thought it needed more. The second time, I cooked it gently for 45 minutes and was much more pleased with the softer texture of the vegetables and the creaminess of the liquid. This would be a great staple pantry product or a great addition to a care package for your university student!

  4. I was disappointed with this soup. This could be because I was expecting it to be as wonderful as the Bear Creek soup was and it definitely was not. Bear Creek potato soup was thick, creamy with bigger chunks of potatoes and low (or no) salt which I found amazing because the flavour was great.

  5. Years ago, Costco carried Bear Creek Potato Soup mix which was a dry soup in a tub. It was very good and they carried it for at least a couple of years, then stopped. I wonder if this soup is comparable.

  6. I find this powder “plastic” soup not bad. I add a bit more boiling water than the directions as it is more like a chowder consistency without it. But make no mistake. It tastes like powder, not a canned or homemade soup.


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