Potato Soup...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tonight I'm preparing one of my favorite soups.
Actually, everyone in my family loves this soup.
Well, almost everyone.
But, HE refuses to even eat mashed potatoes.
Will someone please tell me how a 14 year old boy doesn't love mashed potatoes?

This recipe is so easy.
AND it tastes better than Panera's.


6 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

3- 14 oz cans chicken broth

1/4 c butter
2 1/2 t salt
1 1/4 t freshly ground pepper
1 c whipping cream or half and half
1 c shredded SHARP Cheddar cheese
3 T chopped fresh chives (for garnish only if desired)
1 (8 0z.) sour cream (for garnish only if desired)
4 bacon slices cooked and crumbled (for garnish)
1 - 2 Knorr chicken flavored bouillon cubes

NOTE: I eliminate the onions and butter.

Peel 6 large potatoes...

Potatoes all diced and in the pot...

Chicken broth and chicken bouillon cubes added.
Now bring to a boil until the potatoes are fork-tender...

Potatoes are fork-tender...

Mashing potatoes...

Adding one cup of cheddar cheese...

The recipe calls for heavy cream.
I've used heavy cream, half and half, and even fat free half and half.
But I almost always have half and half in my refrigerator, so that's usually what I use.

Adding 1 cup of half and half...

Now, continue to cook until the soup is nice and thick.
Sometimes, when I use the half and half, the soup will not thicken to my liking.
So I make an easy "slurry" of a few tablespoons of flour mixed in a jar of water
and add it to the boiling soup and stir.
The soup thickens up beautifully.

All ready to eat!

It really is easy and so delicious!
Let me know if you try it!

Click HERE for a printable recipe!


  1. Yum! I love soup and this looks really good. It'll be what I call soup weather soon now. Thanks for the recipe! Have a great day!

  2. Hi Lois, Perfect dreary day here in Queens for this! So I'm going to try your soup. Looks delicious! Have a great day! I'll let you know how it comes out!! Carol

  3. Sounds delicious Lois. Wish I had a big bowl of it right now! I'm hungry!
    Have a blessed day.

  4. I love Potato soup. I will have to try it on a chilly day.'
    I have a grandson that will not eat potatoes, except for Mcd fries.
    He is 17.

  5. I love potato soup. I am allergic to chicken though...so I can't have the broth or the bouillon in it. But I can adjust it.

    Thanks for your nice comment on my poem...I always enjoy a visit from you. I hope things are going good for you these days.

    Love, Linda

  6. Okay I am going to at least copy it and put it in my to do recipes - looks delicious! Yummy! sandie

  7. Oh, what a great sounding recipe! Potato Soup is the best!

    Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your kind comment. I sure hope to start feeling better soon. Now, even my teeth are hurting!

  8. Looks yummy! It's one of my hubby's favorite soups! I'll have to try it sometime.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. A woman after my own heart! I have been digging through my cookbooks this week looking for great soup recipes for the fall season. This one is going on my list! Thanks!

  10. Oh! my goodness Lois, this sounds and looks so delicious. We love potato soup,I told dh since the weather is getting cooler, I will be making soup more often, to which I got a thumbs up. ~grinning~
    Thanks for sharing, and thank you for your visit, and for taking the time to leave me a sweet note.

  11. we love potato soup too! my favorite soup! so yummy and a great winter meal-thanks for sharing!

  12. I love love love potato soup---yours looks fantastic! Thank you so much for joining my Family Friendly Food Week link-up. :)

  13. Lois, this soup was PERFECT! Loved it!

  14. Lois, this soup was PERFECT! Loved it!

  15. I ADORE potato soup!! Thank you so much for linking this up at the soups & stew linky party today!!

  16. Thank you for sharing this Potato Soup reicpe, I found it just in time as I am about to have some friends over for a party. Do you know about how many this recipe will serve?