Best Cream of Potato Soup


After constant tinkering with this recipe, I have come up with soup which is the definitive cream of potato soup. Rich with vegetables and wonderfully spiced, you will find yourself doubling this recipe often!

potato soup in bowl
6 servings


  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ¼ cup chopped carrots

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 5 tablespoons margarine

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cups whole milk

  • 3 potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons mustard powder

  • 1 pinch ground allspice

  • ¾ teaspoon celery seed

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt

  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon chicken bouillon powder


  1. In a large stock pot, saute onion, celery, carrots, garlic and parsley in butter until soft but not browned. Sprinkle in flour and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add broth slowly, stirring as you add.

  2. Add milk, potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, allspice, celery seed, thyme, seasoning salt, dry white wine, cayenne pepper and chicken granules. Allow to simmer and thicken, stirring frequently, until the potatoes are cooked through, approximately 25 minutes. During cooking, break up potatoes with the back of a spoon. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
12g Fat
30g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 26mg 128%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 713mg 15%

* 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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