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Hearty Potato Soup Recipe
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Hearty Potato Soup Recipe

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Having grown up on a dairy farm in Holland, I love our country life here in Idaho's "potato country." My favorite potato soup originally called for heavy cream and bacon fat, but I've trimmed down the recipe. —Gladys DeBoer, Castleford, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 6 celery ribs, chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the potatoes, carrots and celery in water until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid and setting vegetables aside.
  2. In the same pan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Gently stir in cooked vegetables. Add 1 cup or more of reserved cooking liquid until soup is desired consistency. Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Hearty Potato Soup in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p33


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bobie68 User ID: 8287688 257807
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2016

"This is the easiest and the best potato soup, can easily make it into a great Clam Chowder..."

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chris28304 User ID: 2137086 257601
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2016

"The prep time is more like 25 minutes. Still quick and easy though."

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Jesuslives777 User ID: 8714929 255298
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"I love love love this soup!!! My momma would make it for us when we were kids as a cheap, easy meal that would leave all five of us scraping the bottom of the pan for more! This recipe was AMAZING AND TOOK MY POTATO soup LONGINGS TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF SATISFACTION!!! thank you thank you!!!!!"

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dornie User ID: 2360893 254427
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"To make more flavorful, instead of cooking the potatoes and veggies in water, use milk, just enough to cover and then cook slowly. At the end, add two or three hardboard eggs, sliced or diced. You get more flavor since the water dilutes the flavor. Don't peal and get more vitamins."

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ChardannaeL User ID: 8805518 245479
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"I absolutely adore this recipe, it's the only potato soup recipe I'll use. I got a new phone and lost all my bookmarked pages, so I scoured the internet until I found it again.

Anyway, I make this recipe almost exactly the way the instructions say. However, with experience I now do the carrots first before everything and boil them for ten minutes or more while I prep the rest of the produce because they never soften enough for me when I boil them with the potatoes.
I also bake some bacon and crumble it for a yummy topper, along with yellow cheese and sour cream."

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marksjomama User ID: 4746659 243987
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"Made this soup today. It is delicious! I did use chicken broth as was suggested by another reviewer. My husband says it's a keeper!"

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jadegreen_eyz User ID: 3672961 241700
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Made this soup tonight for dinner to accompany BLT's and it was a hit . My family can be finicky but my son said it was really good. Only used 4 stalks of celery, cut the potatoes into medium chunks rather than slices and sprinkled in a bit of garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Stirred in about 1 1/2 cups of grated cheddar at the end. This made enough for leftovers for lunch tomorrow."

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debbieproctor4 User ID: 8592578 241679
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"just made this soup, added 1 cup of shredded sharp cheese and 3/4c of crispy bacon, my husband had 2 bowls it was that good!"

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Susiew122 User ID: 5821544 240763
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"Ignore the star as haven't made this. Is this white or red potatoes sounds delicious."

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Kirkpatrick User ID: 6972435 237240
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"Delicious. I added about half can of Swanson chicken broth. I used 2% milk. Worked out fine"

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