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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