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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 in here 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


  • 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 King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk


  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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Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014

Absolutely Delicious! It was so easy to make!

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

I made this and it was delicious. I used Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped green onions, 4 c. vegetable broth, 4 c. water. After it was all mixed I stirred in some shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, Velveeta, and some sour cream - didn't measure these. Would have added bacon, but didn't have any. When in the bowl I stirred in some dried chopped chives. I will definitely make this soup again.

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

Excellent soup!

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

Easiest and most delicious homemade potato soup I have made. Had to reduce the amount of potatoes a bit so I had some liquid left, but wonderful!

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

I agree with some of the others that it did lack some flavor so I added the bacon cut in small pieces along with the cooked juice. What a difference. Next time I'll try adding the cheese too. Otherwise it was excellent and easy to make.

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