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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This is what you will get:   Redbox gift card for a DVD of your choice, a Red Carpet Manicure set and a bottle of “Big Apple Red” OPI nail polish and the best part a few samplings of Kellogg’s Special K Popcorn Chips!

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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. http://Cari%20Hartman 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. http://barbara%20n says

    My favorite snack to eat while watching movies is homemade popcorn

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  4. http://Ruth says

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

  5. http://Rachel says

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

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    Homemade popcorn!

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  19. 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!

  20. http://Jamie says

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

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

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  27. http://Sonja says

    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!

  28. http://Karen says

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

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

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  31. http://Maureen says

    I would probably say raw veggies and a hummus dip

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

  33. http://Julie says

    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.

  34. http://Linda%20Allen says

    My very favorite snack is homemade popcorn 🙂

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    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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    Kettle corn popcorn and rasinets!

  40. http://Ashley%20W says

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

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  47. http://Bryana says

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

  48. http://Raymond says

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

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  51. http://Raymond says

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  52. http://Catalina says


  53. 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!)

  54. http://SharonF says

    I like microwave or stovetop popped popcorn.

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  57. http://Shannon says

    popcorn of course!!

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

  59. I’m an email subscriber!

  60. http://Stacey%20N. says

    Peanut M&Ms! Sweet and salty 🙂

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

  63. http://Georgiana says

    Popcorn is always a family favorite and a classic!

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  67. This soup looks amazing!

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

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  69. http://jacquie says

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

  70. http://jacquie says

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  71. http://Michele says

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

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

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  75. http://Corisa says

    popcorn of course!

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  77. http://KaySue says

    Email subscriber.

  78. http://Joanne%20B. says

    Absolutely popcorn!

  79. http://Jeannette says

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

  80. http://Emily says

    I love homemade popcorn cooked on the stove!

  81. http://Stephanie%20Bearden says

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

  82. http://Judi says

    Popcorn! But will definitely try the popcorn chips!

  83. http://Donna%20Smiley says

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

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

  85. Popcorn is my fav snack while watching TV!

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