This is my all time favorite recipe for home made potato soup. It’s pretty easy too and also a favorite if I have an upset stomach or just want a comfort food dish that I can make with what I already have in the house. It’s inexpensive, creamy and filling. Best of all, I know it hasn’t sat in a can for a long with a bunch or preservatives.
Just to let you know, I didn’t use celery, ham or bacon in it..my kids and I don’t like meat in ours and my husband isn’t a fan of celery. However, you can add them if you like. I do add meat to just my husband’s if I have it in the house. I also don’t use cream since I use butter – no need for extra calories. You’ll see how I easily got the flavor of meat.
Here’s my recipe:
Home Made Potato Soup
This soup is always a hit at our house. It’s easy, yet it tastes like it came from a restaurant.
6 large potatoes
1 heaping tablespoon of McCormick Grill Mates Molasses & Bacon
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh onions
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of flour
2 cups of milk
- • Peel and dice 6 good size potatoes (not small but not the gargantuan ones)
- • Put them in a big pot and add enough water for 2 inches of water to be above the potatoes.
- • Boil potatoes on high heat.
- • Add ftrggggggggggggggggggggggggg6tttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt<--this ads the meat flavor and I love it!
- • Add 2 teaspoons of dried chopped onions or onion powder (or 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh onions, whatever you have)
- • Add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt (if you’re watching your salt intake, you can leave it out)
- • Cook your potatoes for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender
- • In a separate sauce pan, melt one stick of butter on medium heat. Watch it so it doesn’t burn or turn brown.
- • Whisk in 1/2 cup of flour (it will be thick)
- • Add 2 cups of milk slowly while whisking to prevent lumps and until hot
- • When this mixture is hot, (but not bubbling) pour your flour/butter/milk mixture slowly into your potato pot
- • Stir, heat thoroughly and serve!
- This recipe makes roughly 8 bowls of soup. If you need more for a larger group, double the recipe.
- If you need less, cut the recipe in half.
- I like this in a large quantity so we can have the left overs the next day.
- I bet you’re wondering, "What can I serve with it?"
- I make grilled cheese sandwiches with mine.
- We’re big dippers at our house and LOVE to dip them in the soup! You could also add your favorite bread, bread sticks, salad, or crackers.