This is a hearty potato soup that tastes like a creamy baked potato. I invented it to please a picky vegetarian daughter who pronounced it 'delicious'. Garnish with chives, shredded cheese or dried dill. Serve with a bread (flour tortillas, pita bread, sourdough or cornbread) and a salad or fruit.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the potatoes and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour, or until potatoes are very soft.

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  • Mix the evaporated milk, heavy cream, sour cream, butter, onion salt, garlic powder, salt and pepper with the potatoes. Simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until liquid has reduced by 1/3.

  • Scoop out and drain 1 to 2 cups of the mixture and thoroughly mash with a potato masher. Return to mixture. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition Facts

628 calories; 42.8 g total fat; 146 mg cholesterol; 312 mg sodium. 52.5 g carbohydrates; 11.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2008
I was very pleased with this recipe. Nice and simple. I left the potatoes a little lumpy when smashing because I didnt want a totally smooth soup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2003
Would be much better with corn (ham too if non-vegetarian route) Read More
(19)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2008
I was very pleased with this recipe. Nice and simple. I left the potatoes a little lumpy when smashing because I didnt want a totally smooth soup. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2008
I was very pleased with this recipe. Nice and simple. I left the potatoes a little lumpy when smashing because I didnt want a totally smooth soup. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2003
Would be much better with corn (ham too if non-vegetarian route) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2003
This was a very delicious & fulfilling soup! All 3 of my children LOVED it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2005
i also have a teenage vegetarian as well as a meat-eating family. this soup satified everyone. we loved it Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2010
It was too bland for me. Ended up adding broccoli and cayenne it helped a little. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2003
I find this a great base for a hearty meal. We add just about anything you would add to a baked potato to the soup. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2002
I thought this recipe was sort of bland but made a good starting base. I added some fresh sliced mushrooms carrots for flavor and color and some crumbled bacon. The potatoes should be at least halved before cooking. I also added about a tablespoon of dried dill and a few sprinkles of cinnamon. It was very good thick and filling but I don't think I would make this version again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
11/05/2005
Although the recipe was pretty easy we found it rather bland. I added parsley shredded cheese more garlic powder and about 6 strips of crumbled bacon. It was do-able with that. I won't fix this particular recipe again. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/10/2003
It was very watery. I feel the cooking techniques are not quite right for this type of recipe. I would not make again. Read More
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