Red Potato Soup
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
Makes18 servings (4-1/2 quarts)
- 2-1/2 pound unpeeled small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 celery ribs, chopped
- 3 bacon strips, chopped
- 8 cups milk
- 4 cups water
- 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 cup butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
- Shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onions
- Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
- In a Dutch oven or large soup kettle, saute the onion, celery and bacon until vegetables are tender; drain well. Add the milk, water, bouillon, salt and pepper; heat through (do not boil).
- In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir into soup. Add parsley and potatoes; bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 272 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 725mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
Oct 17, 2019
This soup is a big hit at our house I love this recipe and everyone I've ever made it for has loved it aswell. The first time I made it I noticed how runny the broth is. And thinkend it up with some instant potatoes. You could also use your remaining red potatoes boil and mash them to add to it. It gives it a nice consisty not as runny. (Even though it does say in the description that it is a runny broth) I also add alot more bacon as we are bacon lovers in this house. I pair it with some warm yeast rolls and voila! Perfect for a cold day! I also noticed that on the second day this soup gets alot thicker. Just fyi and great for leftovers.
Oct 16, 2019
I wouldn't make this again, very very running. As I am a new cook and rarely like to try new recipes because of this outcome. Very very bland, also very very watery/milky! Wastest a lot of money on these ingredients. My husband who normally eats everything yeah, wouldn't touch it! I followed the directions and couldnt get it to thicken up. Also I tried alittle taste to see if it's still good just liquidy and taste like flour!! So, time to make something else for everyone.......... For those whom want to try it maybe less milk and water, add velveeta cheese to thicken it up instead of flour :/ and what ever seasonings you want to give it a taste :)
Dec 12, 2018
My mother has been making this recipe for years. Now i have started, only thing I would change is adding more bacon.
Oct 31, 2017
Very rich, but not as much flavor as I would like. I cut the recipe in half. If I had to do it again, I would probably crisp up the bacon before adding the vegetables, and use some garlic salt and cayenne to give it some kick.
Nov 9, 2015
I modified this one from the beginning because I wanted to use a ham steak and red potatoes that I had on hand. I also eliminated the water and cooked my potatoes in chicken broth. I used the remaining chicken broth with the milk to reduce the calories while still keeping good flavor. I also added thinly sliced carrots as well. So the base for the soup is still there and it turned out great. Much of my changes were to make sure it was a hearty yet somewhat healthy soup for my mother-in-law.
Oct 6, 2015
I made this recipe for my family last night. It was a complete hit!!! Everyone raved about it! I have read some of the negative reviews and all I have to say is this: Nobody says you can't modify the ingredients to satisfy your family's preference and make it your own! I, however, made it using the instructions provided since I had not made it before. It was wonderful and we have lots left over! Yummy!
Sep 14, 2015
I signed up for an account just to save someone else from making this recipe. As I started making this, I knew these proportions were way off - 8 cups of milk, 4 cups of water AND a cup of cream AND 1.5 cubes of butter?? This uses way to much liquid for potato soup! Try reducing the liquid and then you don't need to make the fatty roux to thicken it. There are much better/easier/healthy recipes out there for potato soup. I was mad this wasted so many ingredients and my valuable time. Inedible.
Dec 30, 2014
This was the WORST recipe I've ever tried for Potato Soup! It taste like gravy. I could only handle one bite and couldn't stand it. My husband wouldn't even touch it.
Nov 13, 2014
I love making soup and using online receipies. This is the first time I had a major dislike. I was excited with the high reviews, although its only a few people but was very upset after. I wasted 8 cups of organic milk, not to mention heavy cream and everything else! My husband didn't like it and I could only handle one bite. I tossed it all away. I'm not new to cooking or to following receipies, normally I use allreceipy website but decide to try this soup on here. The soup was simular to basically cereal, floating potatoes with some other things in milk. I'm glad others seem to be enjoying it but I would not recommend this to anyone! You also end up wasting so much product!
Dec 18, 2013
this is the best recipe, I have made it as is and to make clam chowder and potato and broccoli soup.