Easy Potato Soup Recipes

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October 13, 2011
Bowl of potato soups surrounded by potatoesIt finally turned a little cool here in south Texas with the much needed rain that came and stayed all weekend.

I had a taste for some old fashioned potato soup, the kind that my mother made. I think it was time I wrote it down. I'm not getting any younger and the old memory could fade at any time. LOL! This is it and even right down to the bacon grease.



  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 strips of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 3 Tbsp. margarine or butter
  • 1 Tbsp. bacon grease from the cooked bacon, it gives additional flavor (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 cups of milk
  • cubed cooked ham (optional)
  • shredded cheese (optional)
  • hunk of dark bread or any kind of chunky bread


Saute onion and bacon in margarine and optional bacon grease. When sauteed add the flour, stir and set aside. Cook the carrots and potatoes together in enough water to just cover potatoes. Add pinch of salt and cook until tender. About 20 minutes.

When potatoes and carrots are tender, pour 1 cup of water into a measuring cup and discard any left in the pot. Pour the 1 cup back into pot and add 3 cups of milk and the sauteed ingredients into the pot. Add the chicken bouillon granules and optional ham. Simmer for about 30 minutes.


Ladle into bowls and garnish with shredded cheese.

Take that bowl and that hunk of bread and enjoy. Umm! Good old fashioned comfort food. Your grandma would be proud.

Servings: about 4-6
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 1 Hours

Source: my German mother

By xintexas from San Antonio, TX

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September 28, 2006

Recipe for Instant Baked Potato Soup. Take packet of potatoes from box and break up slices into smaller pieces. Combine all ingredients and add to 2 cups milk and 1 cup water. . .

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August 31, 2009

My husband wanted potato soup one night for dinner and I thought I had enough potatoes because I always make things from scratch.

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August 31, 2009

Does anyone have an easy potato soup recipe?

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