Potato Soup Recipe – My Grandmother Verdie’s Potato Soup recipe makes an old-fashioned, easy, comforting soup recipe. Made with 5 ingredients and no heavy cream!

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Soup always makes one of my favorite meals. Like our favorite vegetable soup and chicken and dumplings this is one of the soups that I grew up loving the most. Before there was such a thing as loading a potato soup with bacon, cheese, onions, my Grandmother Verdie made her potato soup very simply – with potatoes, milk, butter, and salt and pepper. If my sister Wendy and I knew that Grandmother made this soup for supper, we’d beg to be able to eat supper with her. With one bite, it is so easy to understand why! 🙂

The Best Potato Soup Recipe

Potato Soup Recipe - My Grandmother Verdie's Potato Soup recipe makes an old-fashioned, easy, comforting soup recipe.  // addapinch.com

You could add all sorts of things to this soup if you’d like, but I recommend starting with this simple, basic recipe and go from there. Most times, we would rather stick with this version than add a lot of other ingredients, like leeks, onions, and what not.

Ya know, simple really is best most of the time, isn’t it?

How to Make The Best Potato Soup Recipe

To make Grandmother’s Potato Soup Recipe, you’ll only need to do a few things.

Prep potatoes. begin by scrubbing your potatoes clean, peeling, and then cutting them into about 2-inch chunks. Place the potatoes into a large soup pot (I use my Dutch oven) and cover with clean water.

Cook. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain away the water from the potatoes.

Add your whole milk and butter to the potatoes and place back on medium heat. Allow the milk to bubble slightly around the edges of the soup pot, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Season. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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To customize the consistency and texture of this soup recipe, you can serve it as shown with tender chunks of potatoes or you can make a smooth soup by using an immersion blender in your soup pot until it reaches the consistency you prefer. But really, the chunkiness is simply perfect and I definitely recommend that you give it a try!

If you like a smoother textured soup with all the trimmings, you may want to check out my Loaded Potato Soup Recipe as well.

Can You Make Potato Soup Ahead?

Allow your soup to cool completely and then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat and serve.

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Other Favorite Soup Recipes:

Here’s Grandmother’s Potato Soup Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

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Potato Soup Recipe

Potato Soup Recipe – My Grandmother Verdie’s Potato Soup recipe makes an old-fashioned, easy, comforting soup recipe. Made with 5 ingredients and no heavy cream!
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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 8
Course Soup
Calories: 171kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (about 6 medium) Russet potatoes scrubbed, peeled, and chopped
  • water
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cover potatoes with water in a large soup pot.
  • Cook over medium heat until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
  • Add milk and butter to the potatoes. Place back on medium heat and allow milk to bubble slightly around the edges of the soup pot, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and ladle into soup bowls.
  • Serve with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 3.7mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Orignally published 2011.

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  1. My Great Grandma Montange, Grandma Sargisson and my mom’s recipe as well. This is the perfect potato soup recipe.

  2. What about adding onions. If i wanted to add onions how could i incorporate it? This looks exactly like what i remember my GMA would make.

  3. I was skeptical at first, but now I am a believer. To add my own personal touch to it, I added a little bit of onion powder and, of course, bacon pieces.

    “Add bacon”…
    words to live by

  4. I’ve used this recipe three times now and it is awesome. Sometimes simple is better and in this case, it definitely is. I add cheese and chives to each serving and my roommate, who is very picky, loves it!

  5. I was undecided of which kind of soup to have for dinner. I made the right choice. It was the delicious and it was a big hit with the family.

      1. My mom made this same soup with the addition of onions. I saw her make it many times, but she failed to pass on the actual recipe for family members. Its nice to have actual measurements to pass along. Thanks sooo much for sharing!!!
        Teena

      2. It doesn’t seem that this recipe makes much. What would you do to have a larger portion? Double recipe exactly?

  6. I’ve looked at many recipes that looked like my Gma used to make. As soon as I looked at the pic, I knew this was the one. I’ve made it twice this week, taking it to friends who are sick. They loved it to. It’s exactly as I remember from my childhood. Thank you!

    1. Many years ago, I found a similar recipe in a Fannie Farmer Junior cookbook from either the 1940’s or 50’s. Your grandmother’s soup recipe is very similar and equally wonderful. I like it best simple and “unloaded” and it’s healthier too.

  7. Love the potato soup recipe. Reminds me of my mother’s which I love, love. I have big boys who can eat some serious amounts of food. My boys couldn’t get over how I just or their words exactly…”MOM, JUST PotatoeSoup and nothing else? So my questions is should’ve I made some type of bread or another side with your delicious Potatoe Soup? Thank you hungry boys love to eat.

    1. Holly, glad everyone loved the soup. Next time, you can serve rolls or other bread and/or salad with this soup. Or you could add any other similar side dish that your boys love with soup. Thanks.

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