How to Make Potato Soup

Published on July 30, 2014 By Lauren

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    This might be the easiest and healthiest method for how to make potato soup.  This soup is thick and creamy, yet doesn’t start with a roux – so it’s perfect for those that eat gluten-free!  The key to thickening this soup is to puree some of it while it’s cooking.  It’s a genius method that I have to credit my brother with (actually… the entire recipe is basically his).

    Another trick is to boil the onions in salt water prior to adding the other ingredients; this softens them up nicely (I’m not a fan of crunchy onions in my soups :))

    But the best thing about this soup is how cheap it is!  This will easily cost less than $5 to make.  Top with some shredded cheese, and serve with a good bread and you have a delicious meal.

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    How to Make Potato Soup

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    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 45 minutes
    Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
    Servings: 4
    Author: Lauren Cobello


    • 5-6 medium potatoes enough for 4 cups when cut into ½ inch cubes, peeled if preferred
    • ½ cup onion about ½ of a medium onion, diced
    • ½ cup green onion chopped
    • 3 cups milk whole or 2%
    • 3 Tbsp butter
    • 6 oz. bacon chopped and cooked
    • 2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1 tsp black pepper
    • 1 cup water
    • Shredded cheese to top


    • Bring water and salt to a low boil
    • Add onions (both regular and green)
    • Cover and simmer for about 10-12 minutes.
    • Add remaining ingredients except for the bacon and SLOWLY bring to a boil.
    • Stir over low heat until potatoes are tender (should take about 15 – 20 minutes). Make sure to stir often using a wooden spoon so as not to scorch the milk on the bottom.
    • Ladle 1/2 to 2/3 of soup into a blender and blend until smooth
    • Add back to the soup and blend well
    • Add the bacon and stir

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