Butter Soup


My oma used to make this butter soup when they first came to Canada and had no money. It has been passed down to me, and it's a favorite of everyone I've made it for!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 8 cups water

  • 6 potatoes, cubed

  • 1 yellow onion

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup half-and-half cream


  1. Slice onion into quarters and separate layers. Add 8 cups water, potato, onion, butter, bay leaf, parsley, salt, and pepper into a large soup pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. For the noodles: Mix flour, eggs, and about 1 teaspoon of salt in a separate bowl. Stir in enough water to form a thick dough. Slice into noodles; add to soup and cook until fluffy, abut 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Add cream and heat through.


I tilt the bowl over the soup and use a butter knife to cut strips as it pours.

This soup tastes even better the next day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

472 Calories
10g Fat
84g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 472
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 31%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 66mg 328%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1501mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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