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Recipe: Potato Soup

Dinner is ready in 30 minutes with this easy potato soup recipe that's better than Panera from Walking on Sunshine.

My family loves soup for dinner.  Does yours? 


If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time or following along with me on Facebook, you'll see that for dinner I post frequently that we're having soup.

I finally was able to get a good photo of this delicious recipe for potato soup that I originally posted a few years ago.  If you like the potato soup from Panera, you're going to love this recipe. However, it's much better than Panera!  

This is an easy recipe too.  You can have dinner on the table quick!  It freezes pretty well too; if you have leftovers.  You can make grilled cheese sandwiches to go with the soup or a salad but most of the time the soup is enough for us.

Add the potatoes to a heavy sauce pan and then add the chicken broth from Walking on Sunshine.
Cook the potatoes in chicken broth until fork tender from Walking on Sunshine.

Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes after they have become fork tender.  Be careful to leave some of the potatoes chunky.  You're not making mashed potatoes for dinner.  You want some chunks of potato in your soup.  
 Mash the potatoes after they are fork tender.  Leaving some small pieces from Walking on Sunshine
 Add one cup of cheddar cheese and then a cup of either half and half or heavy cream.  I have made the soup with both and it comes out fine with either.  I've also used fat free half and half.  Continue to cook the soup until it thickens up nicely.  
Add cheddar cheese and then heavy cream to the soup from Walking on Sunshine


Add your favorite toppings, and dinner is served!
Dinner is ready in 30 minutes with this easy recipe for potato soup that tastes better than Panera from Walking on Sunshine.
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Potato Soup

You're going to love this creamy, delicious AND easy recipe for potato soup!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3- 14 oz cans chicken broth
  • 1 c whipping cream or half and half
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 - 2 Knorr chicken flavored bouillon cubes
  • Toppings: Chopped Chives, Sour Cream or Cooked and Crumbled Bacon.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Peel the potatoes. Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. Place the potatoes in a heavy sauce pan or dutch oven and add the chicken broth and chicken bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil and continue to cook until the potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Using a potato mash, mash the potatoes while they are still in the sauce pan. Do not mash completely as you want some chunks of potatoes.
  3. Add the 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 1 cup half and half. Continue to simmer until the soup has thickened.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with sour cream, crumbled bacon and chives.
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20 comments

  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!

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  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

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

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  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.
    hugs

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  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

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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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

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

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

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

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

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  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?

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  17. My husband doesn't think soup is a meal, but my son and I love it. And this soup looks mighty tasty.

    Thanks for partying with us on #TastyTuesdays

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