This recipe is in 'my head,' but easy to make. My family loves homemade soups of all types.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium soup pot melt butter over low heat, and saute onions until tender. Stir in the mashed potatoes, and then slowly add the chicken broth. Stirring, add milk (use more or less to achieve desired creaminess). Cook until heated through and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 35.1g; fat 3.3g; cholesterol 11.9mg; sodium 1060.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2009
This is a great starter recipe. I put a little garlic in with the onions, then add diced raw potato, leaving some chunks larger than others. Then put the potato in the sauce pan with the onion, salt and pepper them and let it fry a little so the potatoes get a nice flavor going. Then I add chicken broth and bring to a boil til the potatoes soften.Lastly the milk or cream whichever I have on hand. I always add bacon crumbles and garnish with shredded cheddar and a glop of sour cream. The only reason I don't give this recipe 5 stars is I think it needs another seasoning but I haven't quite figured out what yet. My picky husband asks me to make this all the time, though. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2011
More like bland runny mashed potaroes. Needs a bunch of dressing up. Read More
(7)
180 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 113
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2009
This is a great starter recipe. I put a little garlic in with the onions, then add diced raw potato, leaving some chunks larger than others. Then put the potato in the sauce pan with the onion, salt and pepper them and let it fry a little so the potatoes get a nice flavor going. Then I add chicken broth and bring to a boil til the potatoes soften.Lastly the milk or cream whichever I have on hand. I always add bacon crumbles and garnish with shredded cheddar and a glop of sour cream. The only reason I don't give this recipe 5 stars is I think it needs another seasoning but I haven't quite figured out what yet. My picky husband asks me to make this all the time, though. Read More
(204)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2007
The first time I made this for my family, my grandmother told me that I could "make potato soup" for her anytime. Coming from a 40-year experienced (and might I add excellent) cook, that is really saying something! :-) Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
Yummy way to use up mashed potatoes. I added sour cream chives and cheddar cheese sprinkles on top. Mmmm- comfort food. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2006
This was a great recipe and very simple. I actually used Potato Buds to make the mashed potatoes since I was short on time and it came out fine. Will definitely keep handy and make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2008
This was so good we added a pound of bacon and omited the butter to fry the onions and just fried them in the bacon grease before discarding the grease. My husband decided this was the best soup he has ever had. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2008
This is a great Recipe I made it for my family the only thing i did diffrent was instead of plain chicken broth I drained a can of Campbells Chicken noodle soup and used it it was amazing!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
very good base soup. It had a really good flavor just kinda bland for me. I added butter onions and minced garlic in a pan and then put potatoes in. i didnt use mashed. when they got soft i mashed them in the same pan. I also added Italian seasoning sour cream bacon and mild cheddar cheese. YUMMMMYYY!!! best ever Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
Great as is! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
The only reason this soup would come out bland is if your mashed potatoes were bland in the first place. This soup was delicious! But when I make my mashed potatoes I use milk butter sour cream garlic salt and pepper. So they have a lot of flavor in the first place. A good way to add more flavor to the soup is to melt some cheese in it as well. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2011
More like bland runny mashed potaroes. Needs a bunch of dressing up. Read More
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