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Potato Soup- Recipe

Updated on September 13, 2010

Hearty Meal on a Cold Day

  Now that the temperatures are starting to drop, finding a good hearty meal that will not only fill you up but keep you warm is a must. I have always loved when My mom or my grandmother would make potato soup. There was almost never any leftovers. Being in a big family it was important to be able to feed everyone in the house on a budget. You can never really go wrong with a good hearty soup. This recipe is vegetarian friendly but can have bacon added for that little extra if you have a certain someone who really prefers some meat with their potatoes.

Nothing is more versatile than a potato
Nothing is more versatile than a potato


  • 4 cups~ peeled, cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup~sliced celery
  • 1 cup~chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons~salt
  • 2 cups~water
  • 1 cup~milk
  • 1 cup~whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons~butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon~dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon~black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon~dried thyme
  • bacon (optional)
  • corn (optional)


Cook your potatoes in a large pot with your celery, onion and salt in 2 cups of water over medium heat. Just until your potatoes are tender. Stir in your milk, cream, butter, parsley and your pepper. Take a hand masher and lightly smash your potatoes. You don't want to over mash them or you will have mashed potato soup. You want to leave a few chunks of potato, just smash lightly to thicken your soup. If you are adding bacon now would be the time to do so!Have some fried up and chopped into little pieces and toss it in.  Allow your soup to simmer until it thickens. Just before serving I add some thyme and some corn. Allow the corn to heat through and serve. You can also top this with a little fresh chopped chives for a beautiful presentation.


Sometimes simple is the way to go!


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    • SognoPiccolo profile image

      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      thank you! The way my mom and grandmother made it was way different but it always seemed greasy in a way. I loved their version but I love my version just as much. =)

    • Jed Fisher profile image

      Jed Fisher 7 years ago from Oklahoma


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      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      no doubt!

    • Jillian Barclay profile image

      Jillian Barclay 7 years ago from California, USA

      Sounds yummy! Have found most women love potatoes and good breads! How sad for us! So hard to resist those carbs- oh and pasta!

    • SognoPiccolo profile image

      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      Yeah, I have never added bacon to this soup before for obvious reasons... But man oh man have I had so many people be all... "ITS NOT POTATO SOUP WITHOUT MEAT!" Which is weird.

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      Sunny Robinson 7 years ago from Tennessee

      Do you cook the bacon pieces before you add them to the soup?