44 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 32
  • 4 Rating Star 9
  • 2 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 1

Very basic, very simple soup. Potatoes are boiled, then mashed. Evaporated milk is blended in and some salt and white pepper is used to season the soup. Serve hot, or you can reheat in a microwave or double boiler.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place the potatoes in a large pot over high heat. Add water to cover, about 1 inch over the potatoes. Boil for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Do not drain.

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  • Reduce heat to low and pour in the evaporated milk and the butter. Mash the potatoes in the pot with a potato masher. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

519.08 calories; 17.29 g protein; 56.2 g carbohydrates; 4.69 g dietary-fiber; 20.65 g sugars; 26 g fat; 16.03 g saturated-fat; 85.34 mg cholesterol; 799.49 IU vitamin-a-iu; 6.63 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.72 mg vitamin-b6; 45.55 mg vitamin-c; 49.63 mcg folate; 522.26 mg calcium; 2.02 mg iron; 94.63 mg magnesium; 1472.81 mg potassium; 214.68 mg sodium; 0.28 mg thiamin; 233.98 calories-from-fat; 42 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 44 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 13 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 27 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Anonymous
01/07/2004
this is a great recipe. the only thing i changed was i used 12oz heavy whipping cream and 12oz 2% milk. and i add chuncks of potato. a great base to start with and add new items everytime for a change
(54)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
07/06/2016
I make this often for my family and they love it Problem is a few things. 1. I have to add double the potatoes and 1 1/2 evaporated milk instead to even have enough for 4 people. 2 The amount of cheese and bacon I have to put in to even begin to have flavor come out is unreal. Its as the title says plain
(1)
44 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 32
  • 4 Rating Star 9
  • 2 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 1
Anonymous
01/07/2004
this is a great recipe. the only thing i changed was i used 12oz heavy whipping cream and 12oz 2% milk. and i add chuncks of potato. a great base to start with and add new items everytime for a change
(54)
Anonymous
12/14/2004
I make this same soup but don't cover the potatoes and add a sliced onion cook them 30 min or so without a cover (most of the water will evaporate) Mash the mixture up slightly with a potato masher. Then I scald 1 qt. skim milk in the microwave and add that. Add just a shake of Tabasco sauce salt & pepper and you have a low-fat soul warming soup. For leftover next day I sometimes add 1 can baby clams and heat. My husband loves this. (He adds a pat of butter to his bowl.) It's the first soup I make every fall.
(46)
Anonymous
01/15/2009
I was looking to see if they had this recipe as it is basically the way I have been making it for years. This is a great basic recipe and you cannot beat real boiled potatos for soup.(The flakes don't hold a candle). I add onions and bacon sauteed in butter but if you want to avoid the heart attack:-) you can skip it and just use different seasonings to spice it up. Thanks for posting!! Sometimes simple is better!
(37)
EJLOWN
09/28/2009
This soup is so tasty. I made the following changes: I used chicken broth to cover potatoes instead of water I added a chopped sweet onion and I only used one can of evaporated milk. I also topped the soup with crumbled bacon. Yum.
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Shay
11/12/2009
I used chicken broth instead of water and just one can of evaporated milk. I sprinkled some cheddar cheese on top when it was served. I would make it again.
(16)
Chelsea
08/31/2007
I made this on a cold day and it was perfect! It is very good potato soup!
(14)
susiekew
02/13/2009
This soup is surprisingly delicious for so few ingredients. It thickens up considerably so don't be tempted to add more potato. I used my immersion blender to make it really smooth. Served with bowls of grated cheese crumbled bacon and chopped green onion so we could fancy up our own to our taste. Thanks for the great recipe!
(13)
Roozy
10/05/2009
All 5 of us gave this a thumbs up including a very picky 7 yr old! I used fat free evap milk and it was fine. For fun I added a "toppings buffet" that included low sodium crumbled bacon low fat shredded cheddar & chopped green onions. I used my immersion blender as suggested and it worked like a charm! My husband suggested next time keeping some chunks of potatoes in the soup but I thought it was PERFECT!!! Thanks for a quick and easy meal:)
(11)
Anonymous
01/04/2006
Great versatile recipe. I left out the butter to cut calories and added some veggie bouillon and I'm happy to say it was potato-y and delicious. Also a very good recipe to use up other leftovers--broccoli corn etc.
(10)