Potato Soup Recipes

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The versatile potato is the basis for a hearty soup that is easy to make and can be varied by adding additional ingredients. This page contains potato soup recipes.


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I have made quite a few potato soups in my life and I have to say that this one absolutely turned out the best. Try it, I don't think you'll be disappointed! :)

Total Time: Under an hour

Yield: About 6 main dish servings

Source: Modified from a recipe in a childrens cookbook


  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 12 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 1/2 large onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 pounds, plus 1 potato, peeled and cut in quarters
  • water to cover potatoes
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3-4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp basil
  • Cheese and green onions for garnish


  1. Peel and cut your potatoes, rinse well. Add to a pot with just enough water to cover your potatoes. Turn heat to high and boil for 10-15 minutes, or until fork tender. Turn heat off, do not drain water.
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  3. Meantime, chop your garlic, onions and parsley. Melt your butter in a pan and saute your veggies until soft, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add your veggies, cream and seasonings to your potatoes. Mash everything with a held held tool until large lumps are gone.
  5. Turn heat on and cook until heated through again. Remove from heat.
  6. Add garnishes and enjoy!
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Everyone loves this on a cold winter day. We eat it like it is, but it also tastes good with cheddar cheese or bacon sprinkled on top!

Total Time: 2 hours cooking, 1/2 hour prep

Yield: 8

Source: My sister, Eva.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5-7 potatoes, peeled and cubed. (the smaller the potatoes, the more you need)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 4 ribs of celery, chopped
  • water to cover
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 chicken bouillon cubes


  1. Saute the onion until transparent. Add the potatoes, carrots and celery. Add water to barely cover the potatoes. Season with the bouillon cubes and salt and pepper. Bring just to a boil, then simmer 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
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  3. Serve as it is, or use an immersion blender to smooth it out.
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Put first 5 ingredients into large saucepan. Saute vegetables until onion is soft and clear. Add potato, ham, chicken stock, salt, pepper and parsley.

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Combine potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, margarine, bouillon cubes, and water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes.

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Cook veggies until soft. Add soups and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Simmer a little. Remove from heat.

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Cook potatoes and onion in salt water until tender. Add milk and butter. Heat (don't boil). Just before serving add 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs.

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The evenings here in Iowa are getting cool so I know fall is not far away. This is a great cold-weather soup!

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This is a favorite of my husband in the winter time, which here in Iowa will be on us before we know it!

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I am looking for a Potato Soup Recipe.

Helen R. from Tunnelton, WV


March 22, 20080 found this helpful
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8 Lg Potatoes, cubed
2 Med Onions, chopped


2 Tbsp Margarine
2 Chicken boullion cubes
2 Tbsp Parsley, dry
6 cup Water
2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Flour, mixed with water

Place ingredients 1 through 6 in the crockpot and cook all day on low to medium. 1/2 hour to one hour before serving; add milk and flour mixture. After the soup starts to thicken, it is ready to serve. Serves 8

NOTES: Add 1/4 pound of Velveeta cheese for Cheese potato soup. 1 can evaporated milk may be substituted for the regular milk.

Here's a great recipe for an old favorite.

4 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 carrot, sliced and peeled
1 yellow onion, chopped
6 cups vegetable stock
8 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

In a large pot, combine the potatoes, carrots, onions, and stock. Bring to a
boil over a medium heat. After this reaches a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are soft.


Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour. Using a wooden spoon, stir for 2 minutes. One half cup at a time, add the milk and cook until smooth. Add the cheese and stir until the mixture is thickened. Add the mixture to the soup, and add salt and pepper to taste.

Bacon Potato Soup
Serve this simple soup with hearty bread.

1/4 pound Bacon, diced
1/4 cup Celery
3 Leeks
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 cups Water
2 cups Milk
2 medium Potatoes, peeled and diced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Parsley, chopped

Slice the leeks lengthwise. Remove the root end and most of the green end. Slice the leeks across the grain and soak in water until needed. Add the bacon pieces to a heavy saucepan and cook until brown. Add the celery and leeks. Cook until just soft. Add the flour and cook for 3 minutes. Add the water and milk. Slowly bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, add the potatoes and simmer for 1 hour (or until the vegetables are tender). Check the seasonings. Serve warm, garnished with parsley. Serves 4

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March 24, 20080 found this helpful
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This is my all time favorite!

4 large Baking Potatoes
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup margarine
1/4 tsp. pepper
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups milk
1 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
10 bacon strips, cooked & crumbled
4 oz. Shredded Colby or Cheddar Cheese

Bake potatoes at 350 degrees for 65-75 minutes or in microwave Until tender; cool completely. Peel & cube potatoes.
In a large saucepan melt margarine; stir in flour, salt & pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook & stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; whisk in sour cream. Add potatoes. Garnish with green onin, bacon & cheese.

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By Susan (Guest Post)
March 24, 20080 found this helpful
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Here's one that came from my Mother!

Take 8 potatoes wash peel and dice.
Add one large onion diced. Cover with water and cook until done.
Mash potatoes up a little with potato masher, leave a few lumps. Add 2 cups milk and 2 cups heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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By Karen from Kentucky (Guest Post)
March 24, 20080 found this helpful
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Peel, chop and cook about 8 potatoes until very soft, meanwhile chop and saute in butter one large onion, 2 stalks of celery, stir into potatoes, add 16 oz sour cream, salt and pepper to taste. If there is any leftovers I have also added small can of chopped clams for clam chowder.

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March 24, 20080 found this helpful
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Baked Potato Soup
4 large potatoes, scrubbed Bake potatoes until fork tender Cut potatoes in half and scoop out (flake potatoes)--Chop 1/2 of the peels in small pieces (discard other half of peels)
In heavy kettle
Melt 2/3 cup butter
Add 2/3 cup flour (whisk together)
Add 1 and 1/2 quarts milk Stir constantly till thickened
salt and pepper to taste
Add potato and skins
Add 4 green onions -chopped (I use about 1/4 cup instant minced onion)
1 cup sour cream
1 and 1/2 cup crisp-cooked, crumbled bacon
5 oz. finely grated cheddar cheese (heat through) do not let it boil
Mix all over low heat until cheese melts

(When I do this at home, I sprinkle the bacon and the cheese on top of the hot soup--for group it will work better to have it all in the soup like the recipe says to do, I just like the bacon to stay really crisp.)

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November 2, 2016

This is a page about making potato soup with milk. Milk can help make a rich, creamy potato soup.

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November 1, 2016

This page contains baked potato soup recipes. Already cooked potatoes can make a delicious creamy soup.

Baked Potato Soup

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October 29, 2016

A hearty dinner can be made adding sausage and some hot spices to a potato soup. This page contains potato and sausage soup recipe.

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October 28, 2016

A tasty option to the traditional smooth cream of potato soup is to leave some of the potatoes chunky. This page contains chunky potato soup recipes.

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Homemade potato soup is probably one of the easiest and fastest soups to prepare. This page contains easy potato soup recipes.

Bowl of potato soups surrounded by potatoes

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This creamy soup is easy to make, extremely delicious, and certain to become one of your favorite comfort foods. This page contains cheesy potato soup recipes.

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March 22, 2008

I would like a good recipe for potato soup. There is a truck stop in Lincoln, Neb. that has the BEST potato soup, I wish I could get their recipe.

Theresa from Hibbing, MN


Looking for a Potato Soup Recipe

I have made the following recipe I found at allrecipes.com, several times and we love it.

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Prep Time: 20 Minutes,
Cook Time: 25 Minutes Ready In: 45 Minutes,
Yields: 8 servings

3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes,
1/3 cup diced celery,
1/3 cup finely chopped onion,
3/4 cup diced cooked ham,
3 1/4 cups water,
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules,
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste,
1 teaspoon ground white or
black pepper, or to taste,
5 tablespoons butter,
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour,
2 cups milk

1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.

2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.

3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

Note: I probably use more closer to 4 cups of potatoes and I cook it longer.

By Debbie Dzurilla

Looking for a Potato Soup Recipe

I just recently got this recipe and have not had a chance to try it yet, but the girls at work have made it and love it.
Baked Potato Soup

4 large baking potatoes,
6 cup milk,
4 green onions (sliced),
1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded),
2/3 cup margarine,
3/4 tsp. salt,
10 pcs. bacon (fried, then crumbled),
4 oz. sour cream,
2/3 cup flour,
1/2 tsp. pepper

Bake potatoes. When cooled cut in half and use for or hands to crumble insides out of skins. Melt margarine in soup kettle and add flour. Cook, stirring constantly until smooth. gradually add milk and cook until thick and bubbly. Add potatoes, salt, pepper, half the onions, half the bacon, and 1 cup cheese. Cook until heated through, then stir in sour cream. Garnish with remaining onion, bacon & cheese.

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Ultimate Potato Soup

I don't remember where I got this recipe, but everyone I serve it to says its the "best ever" (even those who didn't think they liked potato soup!).

1 lb bacon,
2 stalks celery, diced,
1 onion, chopped,
3 cloves garlic, minced,
8 large potatoes, peeled and cubed,
4 cups chicken stock or bouillon (enough to cover potatoes),
3 Tbsp. butter,
1/4 cup flour,
1 cup heavy cream (or half & half or whole milk),
1 tsp. dried tarragon,
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro,
salt and pepper to taste

In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over med heat until done. Remove bacon and set aside, drain off all but 1/4 c of the bacon grease.

In the 1/4 cup of grease, sauté the celery and onion until onion turns clear. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Add cubed potatoes and toss to coat, sauté for 4 minutes, Return the bacon to the pan and add enough chicken stock to just cover potatoes. Cover, simmer until potatoes are tender but not mushy.

In a separate pan, melt butter over med heat. Whisk in the flour, cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Whisk in the heavy cream, tarragon and cilantro. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir the cream mixture into the potato mixture. Puree about 1//2 the soup, and return to the pan and mix well. Adjust seasonings to taste.

I hope your family enjoys this as much as ours!


By Judi

This is THE BEST soup I've ever had...

And absolutely nothing healthy about it and you probably can feel your arteries clogging just when you read the recipe, but we all must indulge every once in a while, right?

1 stick butter,
1 med onion - minced,
1 cup grated carrot,
1/2 cup of chopped celery

Saute these together until tender. I usually just chop the onions and carrots.

Add: 4 cans cream of potato soup,
1 lb grated Velveeta cheese (if I buy the block I just slice it up),
8 oz sour cream,
4 cups milk,
salt and pepper to taste.

I usually put this in a big crock pot and just slow cook it all day.

P.S. There are a lot of ways to make this healthier; reduced fat soups, sour cream, don't use as much butter/margarine, fat free milk, etc. I just wrote the recipe as I have it.

And sometimes, I throw in some broccoli and/or cauliflower if I have it, or some ham and bacon, whatever you feel like pretty much will work in here!

By Michele

Looking for a Potato Soup Recipe

Here is one of my favorites. Enjoy!

6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 leeks, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 rib celery, sliced
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes
5 cups water
1 Tbsp. salt
Pepper to taste
1/3 cup butter
13 oz. can evaporated milk
Chopped chives

1. Combine all ingredients except milk and chives in slow cooker.

2. Cover. Cook on low 10-12 hours, or high 3-4 hours. Stir in milk during last hour.

3. If desired, mash potatoes before serving.

4. Garnish with chives.


Add one carrot, sliced, to vegetables before cooking.

Instead of water and bouillon cubes, use 4-5 cups chicken stock.

By Jayme

Looking for a Potato Soup Recipe

This is for instant potato soup mix but it is really good. 2 1/2 cups instant potatoes, 1 1/4 cups powered coffee creamer, 1 package chicken gravy mix, 2 teaspoons dry onion powder, 2 teaspoons chicken granules. Put in a air tight container that will hold 4 cups and shake to mix. To serve use 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup mix, stir well and let set 3 minutes. Other spices can be added for your taste. (11/17/2007)

By Phyllis

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January 19, 2011

Does anyone know of a tried and true potato soup recipe that is delicious?

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January 19, 2011

In 3 qt. saucepan, combine first 9 ingredients. Cover and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes.

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December 2, 2009

In a large pot, place the cubed potatoes, onion, butter, salt and pepper together. Boil until the potatoes are tender.

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August 31, 2009

Saute' chopped onion in butter. Add salt, pepper, celery salt, and potatoes. Stir in 2 cups hot milk; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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