Old-Fashioned Potato Soup
This soup is closest to the soup I remember as child. I have seen many renditions of it surface in several bistros. It is easy and the method can be applied to broccoli or cauliflower.
This soup is closest to the soup I remember as child. I have seen many renditions of it surface in several bistros. It is easy and the method can be applied to broccoli or cauliflower.
Made this on a day when comfort food was what I wanted and it filled the bill admirably. Changed the method a bit, though because having to wash two stockpots would have made it that much less comforting. Cooked the onion, as directed, then added the potatoes and carrots to the onion, sauteed for about 5 minutes on medium low heat, added vegetable broth, brought to a boil, and then simmered, covered, for about 15 minutes, till potatoes were tender. Added herbs and pepper, and 2 cups of milk. Whisked flour with the other cup of milk, and added it to the simmering soup. Cooked till thickened. Served bowls of grated cheese and crumbled bacon (for the meat eaters in the family) on the side, and some lovely cheese toast. Felt much better afterward. Thanks so much.Read More
This was disappointing. The potatoes stayed in firm chunks rather than becoming a thick soup, and the flavor was bland. If you want an excellent potato soup, try Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup if you're ready to go all out, or, for the more calorie conscious, Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup, both on this site.Read More
Made this on a day when comfort food was what I wanted and it filled the bill admirably. Changed the method a bit, though because having to wash two stockpots would have made it that much less comforting. Cooked the onion, as directed, then added the potatoes and carrots to the onion, sauteed for about 5 minutes on medium low heat, added vegetable broth, brought to a boil, and then simmered, covered, for about 15 minutes, till potatoes were tender. Added herbs and pepper, and 2 cups of milk. Whisked flour with the other cup of milk, and added it to the simmering soup. Cooked till thickened. Served bowls of grated cheese and crumbled bacon (for the meat eaters in the family) on the side, and some lovely cheese toast. Felt much better afterward. Thanks so much.
Let me say that I was skeptical about the outcome of this recipe....I was wooried that it wasn't going to turn out right...It turned out fabulous!! My husband commented all throughout dinner how much he liked the soup....I took the advice of others and sauted some celery with the leaves along with the margarine and onions....and I diced up some baby carrots with my chopper to cook along with the potatoes....and I topped the soup with some crumbled bacon and cheese...just needed to add a bit of salt....WONDERFUL!!! Will be making again and again and again! Thanks for the recipe!
Just made this soup and is very tasty...I substituted milk with Pet evaporated milk. I added Celery (leaves included), broccoli floweretes (as I love broccoli)and sauteed with the onions and I used straight Chicken Broth in lieu of Chicken bouillon..I did not use Parsley and Thyme at all...Don't think its needed...I made homemade croutons seasoned with garlic/butter/and parsley..Topped the soup with chopped green onions, bacon bits, cheese, and croutons....It was very good and the family loved it...I didn't add flour to the onions/broccoli/and celery...I added flour last to the soup by mixing the flour with cold water real good, then added to soup. I mixed one Tablespoon of flour into soup at a time so as to reach the consistency of thickness I wanted because of using Pet evaporated milk as its thicker than milk. Will definitely make again...
WONDERFUL soup! I used new potatoes with mine. Thanks for the recipe!
This has become my little black dress of creamy soups and it's never failed me. It's a solid base that you can accessorize however you wish. The first time I made this I sauteed with olive oil rather than butter, and I replaced water for whey leftover from making cheese (with non-fat powdered milk, no less). It was hands-down the best potato soup I've ever had, and not a soul would believe it didn't have butter (and lots of fat) in it. Even better the second time around. Realize here that you're making a roux - if you don't know about roux it's worth looking up so you understand how it works.
TO MAKE THIS VEGAN you can sub some things. I cook the potatoes in salted water. Cook just onion on the stove with some canola oil. When onions are done add a few more Tbls of canola oil and flour. Stir in your non flavored almond milk and stir until it boils. Add in your potatoes and season to your liking and you have a great soup! I have now made this many, many times with many variations. I tried it the other day adding a can of veggie broth to the flour/oil mixture and a combo of almond and coconut milk. REALLY good, will now be the variation I use most. The broth adds some flavor and the coconut milk is creamier than just almond milk
Excellent soup! I didn't have enough milk, so, like another reviewer, I used a can of evaporated milk. I think that actually made it more creamy. I, too, sauted one celery stalk (with the leafy top) with my onion. A great soup, thanks Cyd.
Excellent recipe! My family loves it. I recommend fresh parsley instead of dried. Also, I used 2.5 cups of milk instead of the 3 that the recipe called for and beef bouillon instead of chicken.
Great! Added ham and celery.
This was a great soup. Not too runny, not too chunky. I will be using this soup as the base for clam chowder--great taste and excellent consistency. Thanks very much!
Husband loved it and had 3 helpings and so did daughter. I did not have dried thyme but we like extra pepper-we also used 3 chicken bouillon cubes as I did not have the powder. It was awesome. Just enough for 3 of us.
This is a great basic potato soup, I too, add a couple of stalks of celery tops and all chopped. for variety, instead of making the flour roux I cooked the onion (I use half and onion) and celery in butter, then added the chicken broth, parsley and some pepper and cooked til potatoes were done and added a cup of cubed Velveeta, and some whole milk to bring it to the consistency I wanted. I don't add extra salt due to the salty broth and cheese. You also don't have to add thyme and carrots.
I loved this recipe so much I double it when making it for a family of four. It is usually consumed within 24 hours. I do add minced garlic to the onions and red pepper flake to the soup. Delicious!!
This was disappointing. The potatoes stayed in firm chunks rather than becoming a thick soup, and the flavor was bland. If you want an excellent potato soup, try Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup if you're ready to go all out, or, for the more calorie conscious, Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup, both on this site.
Great recipe for potato soup. I will be making this one often!
easy, and awesome, my favorite soup!
I just made this soup for dinner tonight and I found this to be very quick and easy just what I needed. It is a basic soup but I find that when you have a good base then you add to it what you and your family enjoy. I always add bacon and cheese to mine, thats what my family enjoys. Thanks for the great easy recipe
Very yummmy! Perfect for a cold winter day. I never change a thing when I review a recipe, and didn't make an exception here. Great as is. For those who MUST post their changes, Allrecipes also has an option to post your own, go there first! This was great, thanks for sharing.
Good base recipe. Needed chicken bullion for more flavor. I also added some fresh grated Romano cheese to the pot. I also took the advice of other reviewers and added crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese and chopped scallion as a garnish.
Made as directed, no changes except to add a little chopped celery.
Delicious and Easy
excellent recipe! I followed some of the reviews and only used one pot. I diced the carrots extra small (so my picky eaters couldn't pick them out) and sauted them with the onions. I then added 2 cups vegi broth, pepper and potatoes. After the potatoes are cooked i added a bag of frozen broccoli and 3 cups organic half and half. Served it with crumbled bacon and shredded cheese on top. yuuummmmm. definitly a keeper.
I added celery to this recipe, because we love celery in soup. Other than that, I followed the recipe as written, and it turned out to be a big hit! Thanks for sharing!
I added just about a Tbsp of bacon bits for a little extra flavor. LOVED this recipe. Super easy and the kids actually ate it!
Delicious! I added bacon and 1 extra bouillon cube. I used 3 tbsp of butter and 3 tbsp of bacon grease to cook the onions. I didn't have parsley so I just added 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. I don't typically care for potato soup but this was really good.
Excellent soup and sooo easy. I used red potatoes which have the advantage of just having to be scrubbed instead of peeled which saved a lot of time. I used Knoor vegetable bouillon granules which have a lot of flavor. I did not have any dried thyme, so I just omitted it but used fresh parsely. I used some of the cookingwater/broth to add to the flour paste (it didn't specify but otherwise the soup would have been too thick for my taste). At the end I mashed the potatoes inside the pot and it turned out like a chowder. Very yummy. Will definitely make again especially since it was quick and easy.
I have been using this recipe for a few years and just love it. I use cauliflower and one potato and also add cubed cooked ham. I add shredded sharp cheddar at the end. YUMMMMY!
A simple and very satisfiying soup. I have tried other more complicated potato soup recipes, but this one has the best flavor. The flavor of the potatoes, not all tne seasonings, really stands out. Be sure to try it!
Just like my mom used to make!!! I didn't vary from the original recipe at all except I made it vegan. I used soy milk (original unsweetened) and Smart Balance butter (which is vegan). It turns out super creamy and delicious! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks!
Made tthis once before, and follwed annother cooks advice, only using one pot. It was parvelous! Even the kids liked it! I loaded it up with plenty of celery and carrots..good veges =). Added some crumbled bacon and shreded cheeses. Yum! this time i'm adding lean ground beef, browned. Less potatoes to reduce the carbs for hubby...used 2% evaporated milk, and before it'sall done...gently went thru the pot with a potato masher. Good thing i get to taste test...cause there wont be any leftovers! LOL
I used leftover red potatoes and corn on cob from a low country boil. I cut the corn off the cob.I used half & half for 50% of the milk. I also used natural chicken stock instead of bouillon and water. It is delicious!!
This is the best potato soup recipe I have come across. It's easy, doesn't require the use of a blender, doesn't have a lot of ingredients, and everything in it is usually already in my kitchen! You can really make it on the spur of the moment.
Fantastic! I added a pinch of herbal seasoning but otherwise made this as-is. Everyone loved it!
This was really, really good. I think I upped the carrots a bit and upped the chicken bullion a little, but this was just the potato soup recipe I was looking for-- one without heavy cream or bacon! I used lactose-free milk.
Made this last night. Needed extra S&P but was wonderful as posted. I will be using this a a base for vegetable soups in the future.
Have tried a lot of potato soups and this one is very good:) Easy to make and the entire family loved it. Will add to my recipe box here at home so i can continue to make this. Very good...all should try!
This is one of the best soup recipes I have ever tried! Loved how easy and fast it was to make. Even my picky three year old loved it and he doesn't like potatoes!
Good soup base to start with and make your own changes to. It turned out much better than most soup recipes since it starts with a roux.
I thought this soup was great!! My whole family loved it and my husband said that it was just like his moms. So I gave it a 5 stars b/c it was just perfect.
Great recipe. I added celery and about 1 Tbsp extra flour (because my husband likes thicker soup). My son also liked this soup! I will definitely make this again.
Fabulous! I added a small can of creamed corn and used about 4 cups of pre-cut hash brown potatoes instead of the 6 potatoes - topped with sour cream, cheese, and Baco Bits - it was, according to my sister, "the best soup I ever tasted!"
Just the kind of soup I was looking for. I love the buttery taste. It is a very filling but yummy soup
I have been looking a long time for a great potato soup recipe. I have found it. I made it exactly as stated and it turned out great. Even my husband,who claims he doesn't like potato soup, came back for a second bowl
This is delicious. I was worried about making it dairy-free for an allergy, but it worked perfectly. I used coconut milk (Thai Kitchen and So Delicious) and Earth Balance butter.
Best potato soup I've ever had! I didn't have parsley and added celery. Thyme in potato soup is new to me, but soooo good. I think this is the ONLY thing I've cooked and not added garlic to. It's perfect without it.... never thought I would say that about anything lol. Seriously AWESOME!
Loved this!! Great flavor! Whole family enjoyed.
Simple potato soup but is very much worth making. Enjoyed by all.
Excellent. Add a can of condensed milk.
Excellent soup, very stable, very easy to make! No problems with it, its some of the best soup I've ever eaten.
My version turned out bland. To save it, I added another teaspoon of the chicken buillon powder, some potato flakes (I had only 5 potatoes on hand), crushed red pepper flakes and a cup of water, as my soup was very thick. The final result was OK, but not great.
Excellent soup! Made it just as written. This would be great to add crab or lobster into it. Probably will add some bacon next time.
Nice simple soup, I added a little parmesan cheese at the end of cooking and I also sautéed a stalk of celery with the onion. I will defiantly make this soup again. My vegetarian daughter made this soup using veggie stock equally as good.
I've never made potato soup before and I am so impressed with just how easy something so fabulously tasty can be! I added the celery with leaves as others suggested but left everything else alone. Incredible.
i made this recipe last night, i did just make half of it since it was just myself eating it...really wish i would have made the whole thing. I did leave out the carrots and the parsely and thyme. I did cook the potatoes slightly longer and i mashed them up and when the soup was done I blended it. Very good very creamy perfect for someone that just got teeth pulled and wants to eat adult food lol. I'll probably be making this again next week. I did add some cheddar chz which is good with it too.
After looking through all those potatoe soup recipes, I am sure glad to have grabbed this one. My son accidently erased it, but my husband had already bokmarked it and saved it with out us knowing. He loved it and ate the whole pot!
I was a bit worried about doing a roux base - mine never turns out right. But this turned out fantastic. I threw in some broccoli too, which I would do again. Great recipe and so easy. This is a definate repeat!
Oh! My goodness. This is a keeper. It was easy and fast and besides I had everything in my pantry. I added ground turkey meat to mine.
I was very skeptical the entire time I was cooking this. The recipe does not specify to dice the onions, firstly, and then it probably ought to say that the roux mixture needs to thicken rather than just saying "until warmed through". And so I had little hope for this soup...BUT, it was GREAT!! I hoped for a creamier soup and so I ran about 2 cups through the blender and then I also took another reviewer's advice and added a can of corn, but my review of 5 stars stands before the corn was added (that was just an afterthought...it is not needed).
This is the 1st time I have ever attempted potato soup - it was great!! I added some bacon bits & this was a great addition as well.
This always turns out to be good comfort food at it's best. I sprinkle a little bit of Poultry seasoning in with the chicken base. Thanks for this recipe.
wow! very good ! a must trie to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love this soup.
This potato soup was delicious! Will definitely make it again and again...Hubby and stepson gave it rave reviews also!
This is sooooo good. I was looking for a great potato soup recipe that was like the one my husband's mother made. He loved this one. I added more pepper and salt and also some dried chopped chives. It was wonderful. I will definitely cook this again
My husband, mom, step-dad, and I all LOVED this potato soup! My hubby normally doesn't like soup, but he sure devoured it and agreed he loved it! :-) He said it was "RESTAURANT STYLE"! I did add some chopped chives to it and didn't use parsley as I didn't have any on hand, and it still turned out great!
This soup was just ok. I used fresh parsley instead of dried, and real butter in place of margarine. After adding additional bouillon and sprinkling some sharp cheddar on top there still wasn't as much flavor as I was hoping for. It still made a very pleasant supper. Maybe I should have let the roux get a little toastier?
I used almost about a half a cup of flour to thicken up the broth. The soup still had great flavor also used 6 boulioun cubes instead of powder. My family devoured the whole pot. Can't wait to make it again to add a few extras...bacon and celery.
Very good soup, i used chicken stock in place of water. Every loved the sou. Will Make it again
My husband made this and followed it exactly. All 3 of my teens raved about it and are already asking us to make it again.
Excellent soup! My family loves this one. I have made it four times already! We break up the potatoes pretty good in the final cooking stage so that it makes a very hearty soup. Also, we add a bit more pepper for our taste. Great recipe!
This soup was great!!! Just the treat for a cool day
This soup is fabulous!!! I added 3 minced cloves of garlic for a little exra kick. A GREAT recipe! I substituted half the milk for heavy cream but it made the soup very thick. Next time I'm going to just use milk like the recipe calls for.
This was great! I used 3 bouillon cubes. I softened the onion in butter, added potatoes and carrots and let cook for a minute while stirring. I added water, added 2 cups milk and whisked last cup milk with 4 tbsp flour in separate bowl then added into soup. I added salt and pepper and just a sprinkle of thyme. It is a great soup for a cold, snowy day like today!
This is fantastic! After making this, I threw away my old potato soup recipe...this will be the one I'll be making from now on. My husband ate 3 bowls!
I used Chicken Stock instead of the water and bullion cube. I topped it w/ cheddar cheese before eating. It was great, my whole entire family loved it.
This is the best potato soup I have ever tried! I did add 2 teaspoons of salt for a little extra flavoring - worked wonders and we never have any left! Neighbors and family members request this soup at gatherings...
This is the best potato soup recipe I have made. I added celery and used half-n-half instead of milk and it was very rich and hearty. My family and I loved it! Will recommend to fellow soup lovers!
Great Base Recipe! I did tweak a bit but thats because i had not choice based on what i had in the pantry. I boiled 3 cups water, the creamy chicken season packet out of a pack of ramen(i didnt have chx bouillion), about 8 small golden potatoes cubed with skin-on, a dash of thyme, basil, & parsley. In a sep pan i fried 5 pieces of bacon let cool, crumbled, added to potatoes. I put the flour, & milk in the bacon grease along with garlic & onion powder made soupy gravy added to potatoes simmered for 5 mins added shredded cheddar & mozz voila tweaked on hand potato soup!! YUMO
Yummy!! My two-year old enjoyed it.
This is great! I cooked the onion with 2 stalks celery, then just threw everything together into the pot, at the same time (I added the parsley after it was already cooked). I didn't need the roux, and I added some diced polska kielbasa. The thyme in the dish is wonderful, my husband has been sneaking tastes the whole time it's been cooking! Great recipe!
Wonderful flavor and so easy to make! It tastes even better the second day.
Made it, ate it, loved it!!!
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent... we added broccoli, cauliflower & SHRIMP. Try it!!! You won't be disappointed!
Very delicious! This makes a definite full 6 servings if not more. I doubled it thinking it may not be accurate and now have enough for the next month!
my mom loved this !
Absolutely fantastic soup. The only change I made was adding a few stalks of chopped celery. Great results for something so very easy. For the potatoes, I used Yukon Gold which I think worked out nicely.
This is a very yummy, hearty soup. I didn't have chicken broth, so I did like another viewer suggested and put the potatoes in with onions after they were translucent, then added water. I mixed dry milk powder with the flour and added to water when potatoes were cooked. (I didn't have carrots, either, but it would be really nice with them.) I seasoned the soup as stated, except I forgot the thyme, and I added garlic powder to boost the flavor. It was really good, and would be even better served with chopped bacon pieces and cheese like others recommended! Good, fast and tasty is always what I need, and this fit the bill nicely!
This was good.
My family and I loved this soup! I followed the directions almost exactly, and it turned out great. I was looking for a simple, old fashioned potato soup recipe, and this is it. It looked pretty and tasted delicious! I will definitely make this recipe again.
Thanks for the great soup recipe! I added garlic and celery and mashed the cooked potatoes, as others did. I always have trouble making a roux, so I had to run the flour mixture through a sieve (I had already removed the onion from the pan). Mostly I left the rest the same. Yummy!
This was an excellent potato soup. The thyme adds a gourmet touch to this dish. My only adjustment to this dish was to use skim milk and to add a little salt. A keeper recipe!
The recipe, as written, is bland. It needs cheese and salt to flavor it. I used vegetable stock and didn't have parsley.
This is a very tasty filling creamy soup my 11 year old daughter love it so much her words were i could eat this all day long.Simple and easy to make and tastes great thanks for this recipe
Marvelous recipe. I tweaked it just a bit by omitting the carrots but adding diced ham and a liberal amount of sour cream. It tasted wonderful. Thanks.
Made this last night and consumed 3 cups myself, can't wait to try it again today. Followed the receipe, but added 4 crushed garlic cloves and a touch of red pepper flakes. Also used the boat blender to partialy break down some of the potatoe carrot mixture to give a thicker base. The onion, butter flour roux is an important step and I wouldn't want to add the flour to the liquid portion as you would get the uncooked flour flavor. This is a great basic soup which can be altered in many directions. It tastes many times better than it sounds.
Yuuuummmmmyyyy! My family loved this soup. Don't use amount of dry parsley as called for, really overpowers.
A little bland, some salt picks up the flavor though.
this was good and easy, I added some cheese, next time more veggies :)