Creamy Potato Soup

  • This Creamy Potato Soup is the ultimate comfort food! It’s made with simple ingredients, no cream soups, and made on the stove top in under 30 minutes.

    This Creamy Potato Soup is simple homemade goodness. No fussy ingredients and on your table in under 30 minutes! #potatosoup #comfortfood

    *Originally published February 2015. Photos, text, and recipe updated.*

    Simple Potato Soup

    Has anyone else been craving super simple comfort foods lately??? I sure have been and I tested out a ton of soups but you know which one won…..this creamy potato soup!

    It’s been on the blog for quite a while but was in need of a serious face lift. Plus, I’ve changed the way I make the soup over the years so I thought I would share that with you.

    If you’re looking for some other great comforting soups try: Hearty Beef Stew, Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatball Soup, or Creamy Cajun Potato Soup.

    This Creamy Potato Soup is made with no cream soup just easy simple ingredients! It's comfort food that can be on your table in under 30 minutes! #comfortfood #potatosoup

    How do you thicken potato soup?

    There are several ways you can thicken potato soup. Many are gluten free options as well!!

    • Use flour to make a roux. This is what I used in this recipe.
    • Use cornstarch and thicken at the end of cooking.
    • Use instant potato flakes at the end of cooking. I have also done this and it adds nice body and flavor. This is how my mom used to thicken her potato soup.
    • You may not need any thickener depending on how thick you like your soup. The potatoes themselves will release starch while cooking and this also adds a little thickness.
    This Creamy Potato Soup is simple homemade goodness. No fussy ingredients and on your table in under 30 minutes! #potatosoup #comfortfood

    Can I freeze potato soup?

    I know some say you can’t freeze cream soups but I have with no problem. Just note that the soup will be thicker so you will probably need to thin the soup with a little more milk when reheating.

    Also reheating gently is key. Just reheat on low and stir frequently to prevent the soup from scorching.

    This Creamy Potato Soup is made with no cream soup just easy simple ingredients! It's comfort food that can be on your table in under 30 minutes! #comfortfood #potatosoup

    What to serve with Creamy Potato Soup?

    • A grilled cheese and ham sandwich
    • A simple side salad
    • Any roasted vegetable
    • Crusty bread
    • All the toppings!!! Bacon, cheddar, green onions, sour cream…
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    This Creamy Potato Soup is made with no cream soup just easy simple ingredients! It's comfort food that can be on your table in under 30 minutes! #comfortfood #potatosoup
    Creamy Potato Soup
    Cook Time
    25 mins
     
    This Creamy Potato Soup is the ultimate comfort food! It’s made with simple ingredients, no cream soups, and made on the stove top in under 30 minutes.
    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: potato soup, Simple potato soup
    Servings: 5
    Calories: 434 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    • 6 strips bacon, chopped
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 3 stalks celery, diced
    • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup (30g) all purpose flour
    • 4 cups (950ml) chicken broth/stock
    • 2 cups (475ml) milk of choice
    • 2-2 1/2 pounds (900-1125g) Potatoes of choice, cut into small pieces
    • 1/2 cup (110g) sour cream (fat level of choice)
    Instructions
    1. In a large pot brown the bacon, onion, and celery until onion is soft and translucent (about 5-7 minutes). Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. 

    2. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute to remove the raw flour taste. Stir in chicken broth and milk until well combined. Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer on medium-low to low for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. The smaller your potatoes the quicker they will cook. 

    3. When potatoes are tender remove from heat and stir in sour cream. 

    Recipe Notes
    1. I like to use Yukon gold potatoes because they hold their shape well after cooking. However, any potato will work for this recipe. 
    2. Nutrition Facts: Nutrition was calculated using low sodium chicken broth, whole milk, and regular sour cream. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

    What to serve with Creamy Potato Soup

    • A grilled cheese and ham sandwich
    • A simple side salad
    • Any roasted vegetable
    • Crusty bread
    • All the toppings!!! Bacon, cheddar, green onions, sour cream…

     

    Nutrition Facts
    Creamy Potato Soup
    Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
    Calories 434 Calories from Fat 171
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 19g 29%
    Saturated Fat 8g 40%
    Cholesterol 39mg 13%
    Sodium 334mg 14%
    Potassium 1426mg 41%
    Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
    Sugars 7g
    Protein 18g 36%
    Vitamin A 8.2%
    Vitamin C 35.4%
    Calcium 22.8%
    Iron 47.7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    This Creamy Potato Soup is simple homemade goodness. No fussy ingredients and on your table in under 30 minutes! #potatosoup #comfortfood
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