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Cream of Potato Soup

This creamy potato soup is pure comfort food, especially welcome when the temperatures take a plunge. I serve this's a simple supper that can be prepared in a short time. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Paprika and minced fresh parsley


  • Place the potatoes and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and cook until tender; drain and set aside.
  • In the same pan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add the potatoes, salt, celery salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley and paprika.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 482 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 982mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • Becky
    Jul 17, 2020

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  • Linda
    May 18, 2018

    Perfect! Thanks so much! :-)

  • Brooke
    Jan 4, 2018

    try this with ham........................

  • Brooke
    Jan 4, 2018

    can't wait to try this it sounds good

  • chris28304
    Jan 22, 2016

    I was pleasantly surprised by how good this was for being so quick and simple and not loaded down with cheese. I used 1 cup of half and half and 2 cups of 1% milk instead of the whole milk because that was what I had on hand. I also added 1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon and 1 extra potato because I like to mash my potatoes a little bit to make the soup thicker. Turned out perfectly.

  • Gadgetmomof3
    Jan 8, 2015

    Very simple yet tasty soup! Made a double batch as written but felt it it needed a bit more depth so just added a bouillon cube and it was perfect. My family loved it. Served it with optional bacon bits and shredded cheddar. Perfect with salad and homemade baguette. Will be making this again!

  • jenrysdam
    Feb 12, 2014

    This is the best soup ever! I freeze small portions and take them out and microwave for a nice, warm, delicious lunch!

  • AbubalooBK
    Jan 6, 2014

    It is amazing, but needs additional salt and pepper. I added bacon crumbles and we were very pleased with the results.

  • Hannah0418
    Sep 8, 2013

    Perfection!! Will definitely make this again & again.

  • Roxanne48
    Jun 19, 2013

    I tried to make potato soup many times in my life & every time, was a disaster. I tried your recipe & the soup was awesome! I can't believe I made really good potato soup for the first time. Yay!