Savory, Zesty Cream of Potato Soup


This recipe is derived from my grandmother's potato soup recipe. I've changed it up a bit to give it a little kick. The chorizo is a fantastic addition and makes the soup more of a meal than a side dish. Wonderful for cold and rainy nights. Your whole family will love this.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 4 cups peeled, cubed russet potatoes

  • ½ pound ground chorizo sausage

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 ribs celery, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cups baby carrots, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon celery salt

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Place potatoes in a bowl of cold water and set aside.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chorizo in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Heat olive oil in a heavy pot over medium-low heat. Add celery and onion and cook until soft, 7 to 10 minutes.

  4. Drain potatoes and transfer to the pot. Pour in chicken broth; add chorizo, carrots, and celery salt. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until carrots are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

  5. Reserve 1/2 cup heavy cream; pour 1 1/2 cups into the soup. Continue cooking until flavors combine, about 10 minutes. Warm reserved cream slightly and whisk in flour; slowly pour into the soup. Simmer until thickened, 7 to 10 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

If your chorizo is especially red when cooked from the paprika, you can rinse it a bit after you brown it. Rinsing will take away some of the flavor, so don't overdo it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
37g Fat
22g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1070mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 645mg 14%

* 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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