Homemade Potato Soup

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a traditional, comforting, homemade potato soup that is creamy, thick and oh so delicious!!  Plus, another post of Man Vs Woman potato soup toppings!!

I guess from the photo you can tell my Husbands toppings of choice was lots of gooey cheese topped with a pile of bacon!   I’ll admit bacon goes nicely in potato soup!  I made the bacon for breakfast and we had a few slices left over and just for my Husband I decided to crumble it on top of his soup!  He loved it!!  I’ll tell ya, one thing about bacon is that it photographs nicely.  Can you keep a secret?   I snuck a piece of bacon, but don’t tell anyone.

My topping of choice was a dollop of plain Greek Yogurt for extra creaminess, a sprinkle of cheese, a dash of smoked paprika and some scallions.  I loved it!!  It tasted like done up mashed potatoes!  What is your favorite topping on potato soup?  It’s such a versatile soup that you could add a lot of goodies to it.

This potato soup is very easy to make, the total time is about 40 minutes.  The worse part is peeling the potatoes.  I don’t know why, but I hate peeling them.  Since the skin of the potatoes is the most nutritional part I would have left the skins on, but my Husband hates when I leave the skin on fruits and vegetables.  The soup in general is very creamy, and the next day it’s even thicker and tastes even better.  We had this two nights in a row.  I really need to make potato soup more often.  I always forget how good it is until I have it.

Potato Soup
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: A little over 6 cups
  • Serving size: 1¼ Cups
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
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    A creamy, thick, hearty soup made with potatoes, chicken broth and milk.
    • 1 tbsp. butter (I used Bummel and Brown)
    • ½ cup (109 grams) onion, diced
    • 4 large (2lbs) rustic potatoes, peeled, diced to bite size pieces
    • 4 cups chicken broth, low sodium
    • 1 tbsp. salt to taste
    • 1 tbsp. black pepper to taste
    • 1 cup non-fat milk
    • Additional Toppings:
    • Bacon
    • Cheddar Cheese
    • Greek Yogurt
    • Scallions
    1. In a large potatoes add butter and onions, saute until slightly soften, about 5 minutes.
    2. Add potatoes to potatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered until potatoes are fork tender about 20 minutes.
    3. With an Immersion Blender, blend potato soup until creamy. Stir in salt, pepper and milk. On low heat simmer for about 10 minutes.
    4. Add soup to a bowl and top with additional toppings.
    Calories per 1¼ cups, not including toppings: 228, Fat: 1.2, Cholesterol: .08, Sodium: 1260, Potassium: 1132, Carbs: 47, Fiber: 5.2, Sugar: 3.9, Protein: 7.9

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    Comment: I love the “hers and his”! So cute 🙂 I haven’t made potato soup before, but I have always wanted to try it! My favorite snack during a movie is popcorn (even though EVERYONE says that, haha!)


    1. Cari Hartman says

      My favorite snack is pop hips of course!! And I loved dry cereal as a kid my Grammy used to bring baggies of it to movies!!!

    2. My favorite snack to eat while watching movies is homemade popcorn

    3. I am an email subscriber to peanut butter and peppers

    4. You can’t watch a good movie without popcorn!!

    5. I live eating chocolate vitatops or pop chips during movie nights!

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    10. My favorite snack is anything with lots of crunch (low calories make it even better!!)

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    18. I would like a little of both of your toppings. I recently tried a dollop of Greek yogurt in tomato soup so I’m all over that, but I do love some bacon!

    19. I love popcorn with a little butter and a ton of nutritional yeast sprinkled on!

    20. My My favorite snack is pretzels with ranch dip.

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    26. I love popcorn with a few peanut m&m’s thrown in! As they start melting, it is just the sweet and salty yummy goodness that hits the spot!

    27. Hi Jen. Thanks for the recipe. I love potato soup.

    28. Hi Jen, I have nothing original to say. I love popcorn with movies. Although I may be adding your lavish chips to my popcorn.

    29. I follow you on facebook
      I also get your email.
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    30. I would probably say raw veggies and a hummus dip

    31. Fab give away! I love having a little bit of frozen greek yogurt mixed with some fruit, peanut butter and nuts!

    32. i like Special K on facebook. My favorite snack when I’m watching TV is probably popcorn. Although sometimes you can catch me eating some bbq chips.

    33. My very favorite snack is homemade popcorn 🙂

    34. My favorite snack is popcorn or popcorners (and item that is not easy to find). I’ve never seen Special K popcorn chips so I have to check them out.

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    38. Kettle corn popcorn and rasinets!

    39. Popcorn! Or some fresh fruit like a bowl of grapes.

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    42. Popcorn!

    43. I follow you on Twitter

    44. Like Special K on FB

    45. Liked Peanut Butter and Peppers on FB

    46. Air popped popcorn. I like to mix up what I put on it. Sometimes cinnamon and sugar. Sometimes chocolate chips. Depends on my mood.

    47. I enjoy freshly popped buttered & salted popcorn! A classic!

    48. I like Special K on Facebook.

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    50. I’m an email subscriber as well – thank you as these do look tasty!

    51. Doritos!

    52. I love the “hers and his”! So cute 🙂 I haven’t made potato soup before, but I have always wanted to try it!
      My favorite snack during a movie is popcorn (even though EVERYONE says that, haha!)

    53. I like microwave or stovetop popped popcorn.

    54. I liked Special K on FB.

    55. I liked Peanut Butter and Peppers on FB.

    56. popcorn of course!!

    57. I love the typical popcorn but also pita with hummus is a favorite as well – awesome giveaway!

    58. I’m an email subscriber!

    59. Peanut M&Ms! Sweet and salty 🙂

    60. And I follow you on Twitter 🙂

    61. I love popcorn, especially kettle corn to snack on

    62. Popcorn is always a family favorite and a classic!

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    65. I’m an email subscriber – thank you as I love RED things – my favorite color too!

    66. This soup looks amazing!

      My favorite thing to eat while watching movies is popcorn, candy, or ice cream!

    67. I follow you on Twitter!

    68. popcorn popped up in the microwave in a paper bag and all warm and yummy.

    69. already a subscriber

    70. My favorite snack is popcorn. Or sour patch kids, they are addicting!

    71. I follow you on twitter already.

    72. Popcorn topped with garlicky olive oil, parmesan, and sea salt.

    73. I follow you via email.

    74. popcorn of course!

    75. Popcorn!

    76. Email subscriber.

    77. Absolutely popcorn!

    78. My all time favourite snack is homemade chips and homemade onion chip dip !

    79. I love homemade popcorn cooked on the stove!

    80. Stephanie Bearden says

      I like to snack on wheat thins with slices of cheese.

    81. Popcorn! But will definitely try the popcorn chips!

    82. Donna Smiley says

      My favorite snack with a movie is popcorn of course 🙂 the problem is stopping!

    83. Homemade (hot air popped) popcorn! Topped with melted coconut oil/butter, salt, and onion powder!

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