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Deb's Quick and Easy Potato Soup

Updated on October 15, 2012
4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Deb's Quick and Easy Potato Soup

Not Only Gluten Free and For Vegetarians

This will keep you warm in the winter, as well as fill you up. I have tweaked this recipe enough to call it my own now, and it has a flavor that will make you come back for seconds and thirds, so you might want to double the recipe if you have guests or a large family. With these spices, it will definitely taste better the following day, so enjoy, and don't say that I never give you anything to write home about. Even if you're not vegetarian, you could add some ham for another taste sensation.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: serves four easily

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut up
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 29 ounces non-chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 3-4 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  1. Combine all ingredients, except last two, in large pot.
  2. Cook covered for 20 minutes or until veggies are tender.
  3. Stir cornstarch with a little milk to moisten, then stir into soup
  4. Cover and cook for another 20 minutes
  5. Add the rest of the milk and stir until well blended.
  6. When you add the milk, lower the temperature for the last 30 minutes. Stir occasionally during cooking.
  7. **If you'd rather put this together and do something else, you can cook in a crockpot. Cook covered at HIGH for 3 hours. When you add the milk and cornstarch, cook another 30 minutes.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You know it, toknowinfo! Let me know how you like it. I plan to make it again this week. I usually make it 3 times a month.

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      toknowinfo 4 years ago

      Thanks for this great recipe. I will definitely be trying this. There is nothing like a good potato soup recipe on those cold days.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sounds like you have a lot of confidence in this recipe, Brenda. What will you use instead of milk, a nything?

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, moonlake! I love having different recipes for potatoes, as I eat a lot of them.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Yummy! This looks great on a cold day. I promise to make my next batch of potato soup like this (minus the milk). I had taken photos of my last potful of potato soup and meant to publish the recipe. Now I won't. Thanks.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Looks good. We love potato soup and we get so many potatoes from my husband working in the potato fields this soup would use up some of them. I always like to try different ways of making potato soup. Voted uP!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You won't regret it, Mycee. Let me know how you like it.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Why, thanks, thelyricwriter! It definitely is worth sharing, and I'll definitely be seeing you again.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, kashmir. After our next trip to Boomer Lake, we'll have to share a bowl or two.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Connie! You will definitely want to make it again. Hope you have a bountiful harvest.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      i will definitely try this on weekend! potato soup sounds great!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Aviannovice, interesting dish. I do like all the ingredients. I love potato soup, especially during the winter. A great dish for this time of year. This would be something that I would certainly try. Voted up, useful, awesome, shared, and 5 stars. Best wishes always.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend great recipe, very simple but hearty. A nice soup for wintertime . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      This sounds so good! I'm bookmarking it so I can make it next week when all my potatoes have finally been dug up and brought in. Think maybe I'll add some bacon. Voted Up for sure!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      By all means, Kathy. This one is so fast and simple. Cutting veggies is what it is all about. The rest is a dusting of fairy dust.

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      Kathy 4 years ago from Jordan MN

      I have not had potato soup since my mom died. She used to make it every Thanksgiving. I will have to give your soup a try

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You are most welcome, Eddy! Enjoy!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Another great recipe for my recipe ebook.

      Thanks for the share.

      Eddy.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      ignugent, it is remarkably simple, which is why I make it so much. Thanks for coming by.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, shiningirisheyes. You will definitely want this one in your recipe file.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Good plan, Mhatter. It is always a blessing to have some extra when the mood strikes.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Why, thanks, Joyce. I just finished a pot, and am thinking about making another one next week.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I did, the weather is exquisite. I also managed to get myself a raise at work, too.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Carol, I'm sure that you'll like it. It took several months to improve the original recipe, which was pretty good from the start. It is even better now. Hope you like it as much as I do.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Looks good and easy to do! :-)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Deb - You are what I call "The woman with 101 uses!" There is nothing I like better than spending the cold autumn day in the kitchen, cooking up a batch of homemade soup. This looks delicious and I will be adding it to my recipe collection.

      Voting up and sharing

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing your secret with us. I alway make extra potato soup to use latter as a stock for vegetable soup.

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This does so good for cold days. I'm going to print as we don't get cold until January, thank you avainnovice.

      Vote up and tasty awesome, Joyce.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sign me up! In fact, if you wouldn't mind, ship me some, would you please?

      Good job Deb; now go enjoy your day off!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds like winter is getting close. Something about potato soup that makes me think of cold weather. It sounds delicious and easy to make. And I am sure it makes a complete filling meal. Great recipe and voting up...and sharing.

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