Long before the popular ‘loaded baked potato soup’ became a staple in restaurant chains, there was just old-fashioned potato soup. I grew up eating this simple soup for supper very often as it’s always been one of my mother’s favorite quick meals.
In fact, she made it so often that I’d fallen completely out of love with any kind of potato soup until very recently (like, last Wednesday!). I guess two decades worth of burn-out on a particular type of soup could be considered pretty epic, y’all. Oddly enough, every single time I’m in a pinch to make something quick for my own family, this old-fashioned potato soup comes to mind as potatoes (usually a bag each of small red and Russets!) are a pantry staple in my house. However, I always reject the thought and pick another recipe or quick meal idea.
So, it seems my relationship with this unassuming, rustic-style soup has been somewhat complicated up until now. But, y’all I broke through the walls and made a pot of it for my family last week and I’m so very glad that I did. This classic soup was an absolute hit with my kids… who had never been served it before thanks to my potato-soup-weirdness!
I made some garlic-butter bread sticks from scratch (yes, the recipe is on the list of things to share this year!) to go with this easy potato soup and served it with a leafy, green salad!
It was simply suppertime perfection.
Old-Fashioned Potato Soup printable recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
- 4-5 large potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch pieces (about 3 lbs of potato…I like to use a mix of Russets and red potatoes)
- 1/2 – 3/4 yellow onion, finely diced (to taste)
- 8-10 cups of water
- 3 Knorr brand chicken boullion cubes
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley or 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon ground white pepper ( to taste)
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or half and half
- extra chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish (if desired)
- sliced green onions, for garnish (if desired)
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Dear Marcelle this Potato Soup recipe looks like pure comfort-style soup and since winter is not over yet, this is great recipe to make for the family before all the spring produce makes an appearance at the market, making us all forget about wonderful, delicious potato soups!
P.S.: Hope you are all doing weel!
Food has so many memories attached to it. I don’t think I ever made potato soup like this. I have to try it.
Hi John, thank you! :):)
I've got new love for this one now, Grace! Thank you! 🙂
I haven't made potato soup in ages. I've put potatoes IN loads of soups, but that's not at all the same thing, of course. Now I'm hungry for it — gotta try this. 🙂 Thanks!
this is the way my mom always makes her potato soup and it's one of my happy places. 🙂
I hope you all enjoy it,
David!! Thank you! 🙂
Hi Angie, thank you!!
Oh, how this reminds me of going to visit my Aunt Rae in Vermont… she was the queen of soups (and breakfast muffins). Whenever we would arrive from our 2-hour drive from Maine, she would have a piping hot bowl of soup waiting for us. Potato soup was one of my favorites! I think I’ll make some this week.
Simple, comforting and delicious! I should give it a try some time.