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Sour Cream Potato Soup Recipe

Sour Cream Potato Soup Recipe

This special soup is a true family favorite. I received the recipe from my sister and then passed it on to my daughters. It's perfect served with leftover ham.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives


  • 1. In a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat, combine water, bouillon, potatoes, onion, celery, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add 1-3/4 cups milk. Combine flour with remaining milk; stir to form a smooth paste. Add to soup, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add a small amount of hot liquid to sour cream; stir to mix. Gradually add to soup, stirring constantly; heat through but do not boil. Add parsley and chives just before serving. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 220 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 740 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Sour Cream Potato Soup

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"I am a doctor-er, the magic was better with a heaping tablespoon of Ranch Dip powder added to the sour-cream mixture! Delish recipe for using up pantry items and a belly warmer for cold winter days! Oh and topped with crumbled bacon! SO GOOD!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

"This is very bland if you follow the recipe as printed. I added a 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 8 slices of crumbled bacon with additional salt and pepper. Tasted much better."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"I made this soup on a cold winter weekend, and it was delicious. I made two changes to the recipe. I used 2 cups of chicken broth (instead of the water & chicken bouillon) and swapped out the sour cream for 2 ounces of Velveeta. Even my picky son liked it! This is a recipe I will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"Very tasty! I added some chopped carrots."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"I added broccoli, garlic, leeks and carrots. Once it was all cooked I pureed before adding the milk. I used some heavy cream in place of some of the milk because I had it on hand and wanted to use it up. I served it with sour cream and diced cooked bacon. It was excellent! My family loved it!"

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"Perfect as written -- the best potato soup ever!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"A variation to this wonderful soup, is to clean & snap fresh gr. beans (1-1 1/2 lbs); cover w/water; when done continue w/ recipe as written. If any water evaporated from beans, just add to to make 2 c. This is my mother's recipe. Now I make for my grandchildren. They love it!!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Soup recipes like this don't LOOK like they'll taste delicious, but surprisingly enough, they do! I pureed it slightly, until there was small chunks and not huge chunks, because I like it that way. Next time I wouldn't add so much pepper - a tiny bit hot for my taste. But very very good!"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I have made this soup several times. It is the BEST potato soup ever. The sour cream really makes the soup yummy."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"This is definitely a keeper! My family loved it and it was quick and easy enough to make on a week night. I also liked that it was a small batch, not a huge pot of soup. I cut back on the sour cream a bit, to maybe 5-6 ounces and it was fine."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"my guests loved this soup. the sour cream sort of stumped me as it ended up a little lumpy. also i added some potato flakes as i used skim milk and it wasn't thick enough for me. this recipe is waaaay better than the one i have. thanks. G"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"I have made this many times it is so creamy everyone raves about it."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2009

"This recipe is like mine. I add the flour to the sour cream. I have passed this recipe to my family and they love it."

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