This recipe is in 'my head,' but easy to make. My family loves homemade soups of all types.
This recipe is in 'my head,' but easy to make. My family loves homemade soups of all types.
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
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.
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!
Yummy way to use up mashed potatoes. I added sour cream, chives and cheddar cheese sprinkles on top. Mmmm- comfort food.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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
Great as is!
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!
Very easy and very tasty! Perfect comfort food. I added a bit more milk and let it simmer a while to really let the flavours blend.
I made the soup as is, except I did add some baked potato cubes as well. This is a good basic potato soup recipe. Nothing super spectacular - but, not unpleasant either. I would make it again, because it is tasty and very easy to make.
This is a great "base" for Potato Soup! I added a tsp. of minced garlic to the onion and since I didn't have mashed potatoes I added cubed Red Potatoes that I already had boiled for 8 minutes, I added them to the onion & garlic mixture with a half cup of chicken broth and let them cook for 10 minutes. This allowed me to mash some of the potatoes in the pot which made my soup thicker. I used the amounts listed for the broth and milk and my soup wasn't runny/thin it was perfect consistancy. I also added 2/3 cup of chopped cooked ham, 1 tsp. of sea salt, 1/2 tsp of Basil, 1/2 tsp of Pepper and 1 tsp of Parsley. I topped each bowl with a spoonful of Kraft 2% shredded Mexican cheese blend - turned out to be a really good soup! I will definately make this again.
This recipe was good, & I will probably make it again because it was so easy & yummy. However, I may have made it wrong, as I didn't expect it to be like a thick "mashed potato soup." Adding a bit more chicken broth & milk didn't help me to get the consistancy I was looking for - a more creamy effect.
mashed up half the potatos, and cubed the rest for more texture. Also added 1/2 pack of bacon, about 1/2 cup of sour cream, and 1 cup of cheddar...BIG hit for our family of 5!
added a cup of grated carrots, quarter cup of cream instead of milk, and added seasonings depending what I feel like. If you feel like a really rich soup you could add ham bits but for me this soup was rich enough.
I agree with another reviewer...this is a wonderful base recipe to begin with. Everyone has their own taste preferences and tweaking recipes is common to most of us. Will definitely make this recipe again because it was quick and easy. I had boxes of scalloped potatoes in the cupboard that needed to be used or thrown out. I threw out the seasoning, but used the dried potato slices by breaking them up into small pieces, then adding water to reconstitute. Used instant mashed potatoes to fill in the rest. If it was this good with these old ingredients to start with, I can only imagine what fresh ingredients will do for the taste.
I made this for my daughter, while she was recovering from having her wisdom teeth pulled. It is so yummy we all wanted to eat it. I carmelized my onions and then deglazed my pot with the broth and milk and then added the potatoes. Really really good!! and easy!!
My husband is going through detox and he needs things soft and easy on his stomach. He loved it. He said the taste was great and it really helped with settling his stomach. Will definitely make this one again.
great soup, it did need a little extra. I added a little garlic with the onions, dill, and celery seed. Thanks so much for sharing. I will make this again.
More like bland runny mashed potaroes. Needs a bunch of dressing up.
Excellent recipe! We usually make lots of mashed potatoes so that we can make this the next day!
Such a great idea! I had left my skins on my mashed potatoes and I like mine a little chunky so it gave the soup nice texture. Thanks for the idea and yummy soup!
This recipe was simple but wonderful. My husband loves potatoes and when I modified it as per other reviews with adding 1T minced garlic, and 1/4 c. half/half instead of the milk, he thought that it was great. Thanks for sharing!
this is a great base recipe. i added 1 sauteed onion and cooked italian sausage. plus grated garlic in the potatoes. wow. unbelievable. so good. cant wait to make it again.
An excellent way to use up the leftover potatoes.... sticks to the ribs!
I am so happy to have found this recipe. When I make potato skins, I can make this recipe with the leftover potato. Like previous reviewers said, this is a great base recipe. I made it for the first time last night. The flavor was nice. I wanted a smooth texture so I put the soup in the blender, then put it back in the pot. I liked it as is, but I will definitely experiment to see how I can jazz up the flavor.
This is a yummy soup. I was told next time by my husband to make more. My kids were upset that there was no seconds that night. I used cubed potatoes and boiled them in the broth was the only change i made.
An excellent tasty soup. I added chopped celery, carrots and green onion (the only onion I had on hand). I used 1/2 cup of ff cream as well as skim milk and the chicken stock. I love the recipe; it's a great way to use up left over potatoes. yum! EW
This was a super easy recipe with only a few steps and ingredients, but tastie, all the same. It was a bit too oniony, but I didn't use chicken bouillon or milk because I didnt have any :-)). I imagine they would have balanced the flavor. I may add a bit of my homemade rice milk to calm the onion flavor, but I don't eat chicken, so I'm not sure what to do about that. I will remember this basic recipe and use it again, but I'll probably add less onion. Also, I blended it in the VitaMix to make it super creamy and hide the chunks of onions from my kids. :-))
This was great. I did add some garlic salt, because I did think it was a bit bland. Also as suggested I topped with cheese and bacon bits.
I needed something fast with what was in the fridge before vacation! I fried my onion in bacon drippings, made chicken broth from bouillon, added the leftover mashed potatoes, & the last 1/2 cup of half-n-half. Heated it up & add the last of the cheddar cheese in the bag(3/4cup). Done in 10 minutes & used up lots of leftovers. Soup gone in one meal for 4 people :)
Very good soup! I didn't have any leftover potatoes and used the instant instead. Followed the recipe pretty close, did put in some carrots for a little color and about a half pound of bacon that I crisped up in the microwave using a "BaconWave" Love it! Sprinkled a little cheddar on top of the soup in the bowl. I'll be sad when the leftovers are gone.
Extremely bland on it's own. This recipe requires quite a bit of doctoring to resemble anything close to an appetizing soup. I wish people would rate things based on the actual recipe not based on their additions to the recipe it would save people a lot of time and hassle of making a bad recipe.
I had made twice baked potatos for a potluck and had a couple left over. I used the filling from the twice baked potatos instead of plain mashed potatos. It turned out great!
I always have creative ideas for food but I don't know the basics of cooking. This recipe gave me a great start and I added a load of other ingredients to it to make a spicy, curried soup with shallots, garlic, carrots, curry, cayenne, paprika and lots of other ingredients! Thank you for posting it!
This was very good. Comfort food if I've ever seen it. I left it thick. I think next time I will thin it out a bit and leave more potato chunks as well as add carrots and celery. My daughter loved this and she is a hard one to please. I too added garlic when sauteeing the onions and it was the perfect touch.
Very simple to make and tastes out of this world!
Yummy and super quick. This recipe is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes. Perfect for a dreary mid-west Sunday afternoon! Gratzi!!
This is a really good, easy soup. I did add some ham that I needed to use up, but it did have to have it. It's a great way to use up left over mashed potatoes and I definitely would make this again.
Will make this again, I loved it
BEST potato soup for an extremely picky fiance! :) thank you!
pretty good! I added chopped cooked bacon and a few frozen peas, that gave it a little more flavour and texture.
Love this basic recipe.
I thought this soup was great. Ive made i a couple times now and added a few things of my own. Bacon, italian sausage and green onions were some things i added. The bacon was pan fried and the sausage was rolled into small meatballs and cooked in a small pot with the chicken broth.
Everyone liked this soup except for my daughter (picky eater) but other than that it was good and very simple to make.
First time ever making potato soup and it was a HUGE hit. Everyone ages 5-36 loved it. Only thing I did different was left out the onion (none of us are huge fans of them..), and cut up 5 potatoes and boiled them until softened before adding the mashed potatoes so it would go farther and be more filling. Was nice having such a light yet filling meal combined. Will be making this over and over! Thanks for sharing this one!
I've made it 2x. This is a great basic, comfort Potato Soup. Sometimes that's what you want out of a Potato Soup. Not a fusion of flavors - plain can be good! If you want loaded baked potato flavors try the Baked Potato Soup recipe (*****). We really liked this basic recipe. It was nice to use left over mashed potatoes this way. We intended to make the soup with left overs and have it for work lunches. It was so good we had it for dinner.
This soup is very, very bland initially as other reviewers mentioned. I wish that there were more large potato chunks. I added three cloves of garlic, a bunch of black pepper and paprika, a little cayenne, parsley, and some parmesan cheese. This is a fun recipe if you like playing around with ingredients. My family loved it. Makes a great appetizer or lunch!
So simple, so easy, so good!! My mother is a gormet cook and she has always had a problem making the right potato soup. I, who cannot cook at all in her eyes, made this for lunch during a visit and she said it was the best potato soup she had ever had. My change was a lot of pepper for a kick, and I added ham.
This soup was delicious, I did all some celery, garlic and chopped ham for added flavor which made it perfect.
This was great, however, I added a can of cream of celery soup. It was awesome!
Great base, but I gave it four stars because I made a few changes. 1. Instead of mashed potatoes, I just cut up 5 - 6 potatoes in chunks. 2. I added some diced garlic (canned). 3. I added 5 or 6 slices of cooked beef bacon, diced small. 1. I added a few more seasoning. However, the base was really what I needed. I cooked this in a slow cooker on high for 3 hours. Then I took a potato masher and went over it a couple times (leaving most of the potatoes in chunks, but mashing a lot to give it a textured consistency). I then cooked it on low for another 2 hours. The results were amazing and I will definitely be making this recipe a lot this winter!
Delicious as it was, it was missing something. Adding some sort of meat, like bits of bacon or ham makes this already good meal even better.
This soup is EXCELLENT. I added a few of my own spices (onion powder, parsley, etc.) but beyond that I followed the recipe pretty much as is and LOVED it. Definitely a keeper.
I wanted to fix an easy soup on a cool day and this recipe was it!! It was so easy to make. I left the milk out and added garlic salt, salt and pepper. It was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe.
Made a few minor changes to the original recipe. Since I wanted crumbled bacon as a topper, I omitted butter and used the bacon grease to saute the onion and added a few garlic cloves to it. I also cooked about 4 small potatoes and diced them to add a bit of texture, added celery seed and a dash of smoked paprika. The mashed potatoes were well seasoned and had sour cream in them. Turned out wonderful! If you are looking for a quick and easy potato soup, give this one a try.
Considering this soup starts with mashed potatoes, I think it's great for what it is. While I don't think anyone would confuse this for restaurant-style baked potato soup, it works beautifully in a pinch. First snow of the winter and my two oldest kids (8 & 7) wanted potato soup...this recipe fit the bill! I used veggie broth since I'm a vegetarian, and eyeballed the broth/milk amounts. I added freshly ground pepper and a ton of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Next time I will dice the onions instead of chop, but that's only for my kids' sake. I could see how bacon, sour cream, green onions, etc., would be great additions. Personally, I think one of the best aspects of this recipe is its flexibility. You can adapt it to your personal tastes or those of your family. A definite keeper! Will make this again for sure! :)
Even though it was 80 degrees today, I made this soup pretty much as written and found it YUMMY! I probably used more onions than recipe but was a little nervous at the others' mention of 'bland'. I didn't put sour cream, bacon, cheese or any other additives so I could rate fairly and I LIKED it! Thanks for the recipe!
Very easy and tasty! I added shredded cheese and bacon bits.
I added shredded grilled chicken breast, and used garlic Dalton place of regular salt and it tastes amazing. I will definitely use this recipe a lot
We changed this a little but used this as a good base. Had about 3.5 C of mashed potatoes left over which went in later. Chopped 2 whole baking potatoes (small like diced). Sauteed onion in 2 Tbls butter, added garlic after onion softened, then added chopped potatoes. Let brown/soften in the butter for a few minutes then added about 2 C chicken broth. Let simmer for about 10 minutes then added the mashed potatoes and probably a cup of skim milk. Just added a little broth as needed for texture. Cheese on top with Bacos and whole grain bread - Yum! This was a good find.
Made this soup with bacon, broccoli and not as much onions and it turned out great!!!!
Very, very bland.
I good basic recipe. A little heavy on the onions for me, next time I think I will chop them finer or simple have the amount I used. The back bone of it is the mashed potatoes. You HAVE to have good mashed potatoes or it wont work well. I think I'll try bacon and bacon grease in it next time, or maybe ham or. this seems like a great recipe to put in little extras.
very easy (or simple).first time I made it I had can cream of celery soup that I opened by mistake the day before, I put it in while mashing potatoes. I made a mistake that really worked great. now I add the celery soup every time I make. The whole family asks for it on a regular basis.
Im craving potato soup & this is the recipe I'm using. LOVE simple recipes.
My family loved this soup. I made it exactly as the reciepe said. Quick and easy meal.
I do love that this recipe doesn't have flour, which can really steal a soup's flavor. As has been said, this soup is only bland if your mashed potatoes are bland. Doubling the recipe, I made my potatoes with generous garlic, 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, a tub of cottage cheese, 18 strips of bacon, 7 cups of corn, and 3 onions sauteed in leftover bacon fat. (Cooking the onions in bacon fat really gave the whole soup an AMAZING bacon flavor. It was devoured.) I also HALVED the amount of chicken broth in the soup, and compensated with some milk. I do imagine the recipe as-is would be bland, hence 3 stars. But it's a great base to work from if improv is your thing!
Loved it! Added some cheese and extra seasoning (garlic, salt and pepper). Also did what some suggested as to adding some cubes of potatoe. Family loved it - even my husband who is NOT a soup person. Next time I will add some crumbled bacon.
Excellent and easy.
Exactly what it says it is.
i always made homemade potatoe soups,but this time i chopped up fine celery and grated carrots for color ,onions farlic,it turned out awesome ,as i usully only put the potoes to boil and onion,milk boil it all then add milk,and use smasher and mash in pot try and lve some potates not really mashed then mix water and milk and pour into the soup to thhicken .but doing it this way more flavor with celery,and carrotsand whatever what tp put in it so saving your easy potatoe soup thanks alot ;your truely kim anderson
Makes a lovely thick soup which can be thinned down, a little bland but a perfect opportunity to add your favourite seasonings.
No. Blah. Made exactly as written. Sorry, but no.
Very basic potato soup. Too bland. But if you add chopped green onions right before you serve it tastes a lot better.
I made this with raw, chunked potatoes and was worried it wouldn’t taste good because the recipe was so simple. I was wrong. It was flavorful with a light consistency. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different herbs. My son loved it too!
I am from New Mexico, and the missing spice is HATCH GREEN CHILIES! Just a small can , (about 2 oz.) makes all the flavors in this potato soup come alive!!! Other than that, it is nearly the perfect potato soup! I have to add, that I also fry the bigger chunks of potato with the butter & onion, and I also add roasted garlic, crumbled bacon, a tablespoon of creamy horseradish, and some shredded cheese to top it off. That, just in my Southwestern opinion, is something that DOES make this a 5 star recipe!
I used this recipe for inspiration, but I modified it. I sauteed 2 tbsp butter, 1 diced onion, and 3 minced cloves of garlic. I then added 2 tbsp flour and coated the aromatics, stirring while sauteeing. I added a carton of chicken stock and a bay leaf and brought it to a boil. Then, I added the mashed potatoes (I only had about 3 cups). I brought that to a boil, then blended with an immersion blender. I added a half cup of heavy cream, pepper, and salt, to taste. As I made it with my improvisations, I thought it was very tasty. I will be making this again.
Great base recipe! To add flavor I used about 1/4 cup of butter to fry the onion in, added a cube of chicken bouillon, a couple TBSP of dried chives, and replaced the milk with sour cream. Also cubed a can of potatoes for potato chunks. Topped with shredded cheddar, bacon bits and green onions for a loaded version. It was amazing. Thanks for the recipe!
This was amazing! And soo easy. I would of givin it 5 stars but I think the onions was a little much! I will use this recipe again but less onions :)
Good base but had to "doctor it up" quite a bit. Using other reviews I added Old Bay, dill, basil, chili powder, and some cooking sherry along with salt and pepper.
Wonderful recipe! I skipped the ham, added riced cauliflower and carrots,substituted half and half for the milk. Yum yum! Will absolutely make this one for years to come!
So simple, tasty & quick. I added turmeric, dried mustard, a dash of Worcestershire and corn. Thought that I would have left overs to freeze. NOPE. All gone, with RAVE reviews.
Simple and delicious. I love recipes I can memorize:)
This was an excellent recipe. I added two strips of bacon cut up into small chunks and fried, 1 garlic clove minced fried with the onions, and 1/8 tsp parsley. My husband isn't a big soup person and he loved it.
I thought it was ok, it needed some help...i added garlic with the onions... less chicken broth, more milk to make a creamier texture , salt & pepper to taste & a dash of oregano made it taste pretty good.
Very yummy. I used potato flakes to make the mashed potatoes which was very inexpensive. I substituted veggie broth since I'm vegetarian and also added some cubed potatoes. I will definitely use this recipe again.
It was my 1st time making potato soup so thank goodness for this recipe! I added ingredients of my choice that I had handy & it came out so good. Tasty, great consistency, & my boyfriend loved it!
love it ! thanks ! great base !
Simple and yum!
It was great, and a super quick recipe to make. I added bacon as well. The only thing I would change is not adding as much onion, but that is just to my preference. Instead of a whole onion, add only 3/4 of the onion or even half. I also recommend not using 6 cups of potatoes, I only used about 4 and a half. I also only added 1/4 cups of milk.
i fried chopped bacon with the onion and minced garlic.... also i boiled chopped celery in the chicken broth... before mashing the potatoes i scooped some out and added them to the broth and bacon... then when the potatoes were mashed i mixed it all together... added the milk, some salt and peper, and a tad bit of Italian... soooooo delicious...
Cooked the onion with half a pound of chopped up bacon, added the broth and some heavy cream. Garnished with grated cheese, scallions, and sour cream.
I used this as a base recipe to use up some potatoes that were leftover after Corned Beef and Cabbage, tonight. I put some boiled potatoes in the mixer to slightly mash them, but left a lot of small chunks. After the onion was tender, I added about 1 tsp minced garlic to it. I followed the rest of the recipe, as is. After it was hot, I simmered it to thicken a bit more. Toward the end, I added some leftover cooked ham, dill, pepper, and parsley. Served with some shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and paprika at the table. Turned out pretty good!
It is an excellent soup base. I did add ground sausage, bacon , corn and chives. I'm not one for potato soup but my wife likes it so I tried to make it more towards loaded potatoes. New family favorite.
Substituted chicken broth with beef broth, and it tasted just as delicious! I think my recipe needed something with crunch in it though, so next time I’ll probably incorporate bacon or something similar.
Great for leftover mashed potatoes. I had a bag of coleslaw and sautéed with onions and garlic then added potatoes. I also topped it with sour cream!
This was really good. Made it for a "sick" husband and he asked me to leave the onions out. He liked it. I had to thicken it up a little for him because he wanted me to use chunks instead of mashed potatoes. I will make this again!
I started with delicious mashed potatoes that were very flavorful and added turkey stock that we made overnight with the leftover turkey bones. Didn't add salt or pepper for this reason. Really enjoyed this fast easy recipe especially since we were so tired from all the festivities. For our toppings, we used leftover ham, green onions, and cheese. Deelish!