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Easy Potato Soup

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Easy Potato Soup
40 Min

A hearty soup always hits the spot, and our Easy Potato Soup is no exception! You can make it your own by adding whatever veggies you like, so it's versatile, too!

What You'll Need

  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onions
  • 4 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 or 2 carrots, coarsely grated
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried dillweed
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Instant potato flakes or buds (optional)

What to Do

  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Saut the onions until golden. Add the potatoes, carrots, water, salt, pepper, and dillweed.

  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 25 to 30 minutes (or longer if you want the potatoes creamy). Stir in the milk and parsley and heat until hot.

  3. If you want a thicker soup, stir in some instant potato flakes or buds during the last few minutes of cooking.


Want even more potato soup variations? Check out our collection of Creamy Potato Soup Recipes: 7 Cozy Recipes for Potato Soup.

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Makes a great New England Clam Chowder just by adding a can of diced clams. Yum and so easy.

This pretty much the way my grandma and mother made potato soup. They would dice the potatoes and onions and place in a pot of water and cook until potatoes were soft, about 20 minutes, drain off almost all of the water and coarsely mash the potatoes and put enough canned milk in to make it soupy and a glop of butter and heat until hot and butter is melted. Makes the most amazing soup. My granddaughter calls it mashed potato soup.

I make same potato soup recipe without carrots. excellent

I've been looking for a heartier soup recipe to make for the winter instead of always resorting to chili, and this looks like the kind of thing I could get on board with.

After reading the comments it sounds like garlic would need to be added. A little more salt would probably help too. I make my potato soup with chicken stock instead of water and it adds a lot of flavor.

This was an ok soup. I have made better. This one for me needed to be doctored up some. Was bland with not much flavor.

You can use 1/2the butter, recipe calls for too much. The soup was not very flavorful. I did use my immersion blender to puree the second time I served it and it was much better, rather than leaving it so chunky. I also added more seasoning since the soup was bland. It could use bacon and or cheese to make it taste better. Would not use this particular recipe again. Jean

Don't know why but...this had no taste to me. It was lacking some 'flavor'. Will have to check out more potato soup recipes to see what I can do to make it awesome??

its awesome!


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