This easy potato soup recipe is the perfect dish to make on a cold day, and will warm you from your head down to your toes.
Sometimes you just want soup. For me, canned soup just doesn't do the trick. Often they are extra salty or have a gummy texture that I don't like.
The thing is, making your own soup isn't difficult. I like to make it on the stove top in a dutch oven, on a day when I'm going to be home, but slow cookers and instant pots work great too.
This easy potato soup is the perfect example of how simple soup recipes can be to make, and still taste as good as if it was made in a restaurant.
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Making Homemade Soup
Whether it's a broth-based, chowder, or more creamy textured recipe, making soup usually involves a few basics.
Things like onions, carrots, and sometimes celery, and I have no problem using canned here, but shy away from bullion, are a mainstay.
Then it's the meat of the recipe, which could be meat or vegetables to consider.
Starches like potatoes, any type of noodle or grain, followed by spices to give the dish extra flavor and depth, complete the dish.
Options and Substitutions
- Potatoes - I like Russet potatoes because they are nice and starchy but you can use red potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes too.
- Broth - I always have chicken broth on hand but vegetable broth or even water in a pinch would work.
- Cream - I like to use heavy cream but you could substitute half and half or whole milk.
Make a large batch, and either invite a few friends over to share or freeze some for a future soup craving day. You'll be so glad you did.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 2 pounds russet potatoes - peeled and chopped
- 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or milk
- 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- Saute onions and carrots in olive oil on medium heat until softened. About 3-5 minutes.
- Add potatoes and broth.
- Bring to boil then reduce to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. (easily pierced with a fork).
- Remove from heat and run the mixture through a food processor or blender until smooth or use an immersion blender.
- Add heavy cream. Stir and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 461Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 314mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 28g