Grandmother’s Potato Soup Recipe

Potato Soup Recipe – My Grandmother Verdie’s Potato Soup recipe makes an old-fashioned, easy, comforting soup recipe. 

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

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 her potato soup for supper, we’d beg to be able to eat supper with her.

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 potato 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?

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

To customize the consistency and texture of this potato soup recipe, you can serve it as shown with tender chunks of potatoes or you can make a smooth potato 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!

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

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

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Potato Soup makes a classic, comforting soup recipe that is simply delicious. Get this family favorite potato soup recipe!
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds potatoes, scrubbed, peeled, and chopped
  • water
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cover potatoes with water in a large soup pot.
  2. Cook over medium heat until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove from heat and ladle into soup bowls.
  5. Serve with salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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

 

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

37 comments on “Grandmother’s Potato Soup Recipe”

  1. I love potato soup. Its my favorite 🙂 I’ve never made it before. I need to try your recipe. Looks so easy 🙂

  2. Love a good bowl of potato soup! Especially when there are nice big chunks of potato in there : )

  3. Oh thank you for posting this. I’ve been craving a good homemade potato soup recipe! I will be making this for sure!

  4. I love potato soup! It’s one of my all time favorites. Normally I use my grandmother’s recipe, but I love the simplicity of yours. I’ll have to give it a try.

  5. I daresay…maybe even *I* could make this successfully?? 🙂 Beautiful recipe girl!

  6. I love potato soup…it’s definitely one of my favorite meals during the winter months. Your recipe looks glorious!

  7. Making potato soup is a lot easier than I thought! I agree, sometimes simple is best, and this is perfect for a weeknight meal.

  8. I adore potato soup! Can’t wait to try this one!

  9. Sounds simple and perfect! 🙂

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  11. Yummy! I love potato soup!! I love your recipe! I always add one diced onion, one teaspoon minced garlic and about a 1/2 cup chopped mild green chile! I cook these all with the potatoes. I am going to make this for my grandkids tomorrow!!

  12. Try it with one can of evaporated milk added in. This what my Mother did and what I do. It gives it the best flavor.

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  14. This is the recipe that I have used for 30 years. The only difference is I always crack a few eggs into the soup while it is boiling. Don’t stir it hard enough to break the yolks and cook it long enough that the eggs are hard cooked. Makes it yummy and a little thicker.

    • Hi Gina,
      I have never tried it that way – sounds delicious! We’ve enjoyed this soup for as long as I can remember when my grandmother and my Mama made it. Such a comforting and delicious soup! Thanks so much for sharing this Gina! xo

  15. I’ve tried recipes for potato soup that have a lot more stuff added and didn’t like them. Need to try this version! Simple is often best.

  16. This is the recipe I grew up on. Except we had onions and grandma sometimes put cheese and bacon on top. We also have a sour soup recipe that is similar.

  17. Excellent! Why mess with simple and delicious?!

  18. This is exactly how my grandma and momma made this ‘delicacy”! I learned from the best! Thank you, Robyn ❤️👍🏼

  19. Making this tonight. Can’t wait to eat.

  20. This is how my mom and my grandmother made potato soup, only we added onions and celery and left a bit of potato water in with the milk. So good.

  21. Love your recipe!
    Elderly neighbor lady when i was growing up in the appalachian mountains made her potato soup like this but would throw in celery seed and it gave it that oomph that really made this soup yummy. I Love potato soup and her soup was and still is the best i have found! The old ways were simply the BEST!!!

  22. This is how my mom made potato soup. Love it! I like it so much more than the thick, cheesy soup offered in restaurants today. Simple and delicious.

  23. Robyn,
    What is the conversion to a crockpot?!
    Thank you!

  24. My mom use to make a recipe exactly like this growing up and has since altered it. Thank you for posting because this was exactly what I was looking for.

  25. Can you use fat free milk??

    • Hi Denise,
      You can use fat-free milk in this recipe, but do note that you’ll not have the creamy, rich soup photographed (or that Grandmother always served! 🙂 ). But, I totally understand scaling back on the full-fat dairy, if you’d like. I hope you enjoy it! xo

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