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Two-Potato Creamy Soup

Updated on February 1, 2014
Two-Potato Creamy Soup
Two-Potato Creamy Soup

I love making soup and then eating some and freezing individual servings to enjoy later. Today I made this two-potato creamed soup. I added a can of cream of asparagus soup, cheddar cheese, and sour cream to make it extra creamy.

It's delicious! The sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese I used give this creamy soup a nice tang.

I made up this recipe because I had too many sweet potatoes and a couple of large russet potatoes on hand. So the name two-potato soup doesn't refer to using two potatoes; it refers to two types of potatoes. I love both kinds and they go great together in this easy soup!

Make It Vegetarian

I used bacon grease to cook the onions, but it also works fine with olive oil or vegetable oil.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: about 1.5 hours

Serves: 6


  • 2 large sweet potatoes or yams
  • 2 large white potatoes
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease or other oil
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 can cream of asparagus soup
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper


  1. Put large stockpot with water on the stove and bring to a boil.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes or yams. Chop into small, bite-sized pieces. Add to boiling water. Boil for about 10 minutes.
  3. Peel white potatoes. Chop into small, bite-sized pieces. Add to the sweet potatoes. Boil all for another 12 to 15 minutes until all potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Meanwhile chop onion into small pieces.
  5. Drain the water by pouring the potatoes into a strainer in the sink.
  6. Put stockpot back on the burner, reduce heat to medium-low. Add bacon grease or oil then the diced onions, stirring often. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add potatoes back into pot. Add milk and stir.
  8. Add cream of asparagus soup and sour cream. Stir till creamy.
  9. Taste to see if you need to add some salt and pepper.
  10. Cook on low heat for another 20 minutes. Stir a few times so the soup doesn't stick. It will be creamy and thick.
  11. Just before serving, add cheese. Turn off heat. Stir to incorporate cheese.
  12. Serve with crackers or bread.


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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Bacon grease has got to make it yummy. Having two kinds of potato would definitely make it a unique dish for me.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Been a while since I had some good potato soup. Yummy!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sounds delicious! Do you mind if I add your soup recipe to my contributors soups on lens?

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      Easy and filling!

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      Sherry Venegas 3 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I tried this tonight and we loved it. The sweet potato really upped the favor.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Honestly, that looks and sounds just delicious - could I ever go for a bowl of that Peggy!

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      Pam Irie 4 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Potato soups is one of my favorites too. I've never thought to mix two different types. Sounds wonderful!