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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!
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
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 ingredients and to do a few steps.
Potatoes – I prefer to use russets. You’ll need 2 pounds, about 6 medium russet potatoes.
Water – you will need enough fresh, clean water to cover the potatoes for covering.
Milk – I use whole milk in my potato soup. You can also use your favorite dairy-free milk substitute.
Butter – the butter adds so much flavor to this soup.
Salt – add salt to taste for seasoning.
Pepper – add pepper to taste
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 and stir.
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.
Creamy Potato Soup Recipe Without Adding Flour
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 and creamy soup by using an immersion blender in your soup pot until it reaches the consistency you prefer. No need to add flour or make a slurry with this simple trick! Naturally gluten-free! 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 (think sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions), you may want to check out my Loaded Potato Soup Recipe as well.
Dairy-Free Potato Soup
To make this soup dairy-free, simply replace the milk and butter called for in the recipe with dairy-free substitutes. A delicious option for dairy-free milk for this soup is coconut milk. I prefer to use the canned version for the added creamy texture. For the butter, there are plant-based butters readily available. Use your favorites!
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.
Other Favorite Soup Recipes:
Here’s Grandmother’s Potato Soup Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Potato Soup Recipe
- 2 pounds (about 6 medium) Russet potatoes scrubbed, peeled, and chopped
- 3 cups whole milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- 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.
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From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Orignally published 2011.
I love potato soup. Its my favorite 🙂 I’ve never made it before. I need to try your recipe. Looks so easy 🙂
Love a good bowl of potato soup! Especially when there are nice big chunks of potato in there : )
Oh thank you for posting this. I’ve been craving a good homemade potato soup recipe! I will be making this for sure!
I felt relieved when i found a simple potato soup recipe. I’m not big on the typical loaded potato soups these days and was craving something simple and soupy. I substituted the milk for heavy cream and i added chicken broth (i love to add broth to any soups i make) i had bacon cooked so i added tid bits to the soup. It was certainly delicious and super quick to make. Thank you for sharing your grandmother’s soup recipe. ❤️
Sometimes all you want is a simple soup. So glad you liked this one.
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.
I daresay…maybe even *I* could make this successfully?? 🙂 Beautiful recipe girl!
I love potato soup…it’s definitely one of my favorite meals during the winter months. Your recipe looks glorious!
Making potato soup is a lot easier than I thought! I agree, sometimes simple is best, and this is perfect for a weeknight meal.
I adore potato soup! Can’t wait to try this one!
Sounds simple and perfect! 🙂
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!!
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.
That’s what my dad and my grandma always did the evaporated milk and a little onion
Yes, my Mom and Grandmom too always used evaporated milk too. But I’ll try this.
how much evaporated milk. is it instead of whole milk.
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.
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
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.
It is such a simple, comforting soup and I hope you enjoy it, Katherine! Thanks so much! xo
can u use can milk if u dont have whole milk
I’ve not ever made it with canned milk. I hope you enjoy it!
How much can soup fo you use
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.
Thanks so much for sharing that! I’m sure you have fond memories of your grandmother’s soup!
Excellent! Why mess with simple and delicious?!
Thanks so much, Rhonda! xo
This is exactly how my grandma and momma made this ‘delicacy”! I learned from the best! Thank you, Robyn ❤️????????
You certainly did, Deb! Grandmothers and Mamas are great cooking teachers! Thanks so much! xo
Making this tonight. Can’t wait to eat.
I hope you love it as much as we always have! xo
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.
So delicious, isn’t it, Karen?! Thanks!
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!!!
Aren’t they?! Thanks so much Jeannie!
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.
So good isn’t it Sharon?! Thanks so much! xo
What is the conversion to a crockpot?!
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.
I hope you enjoy it, Jane! Thanks so much! xo
Can you use fat free milk??
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
Made this recipe. It’s exactly the one that my mom makes. It’s crazy with an eating the soup since I was a child I’m 40 years old now. Simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Isn’t it delicious, Nichole?! It is such a comforting soup – I’m glad to know you enjoy it too! Thanks! xo
This is exactly the same recipe my mother made for years. THe only difference was occasionally she would throw diced onion in when the potatoes cooked just for added flavor. I always loved to then crush all the saltines in the bowl and ladle this in and make a thick chunky bowl of heaven. If I wasn’t diabetic I think I would make some right now. It sounds so warm and yummy right now
I hope you feel better soon, Virginia! This is such a comforting soup – wish I could send a bowl to you! xo
This is exactly what I grew up on but my mom served it as a side dish with less liquid and added more liquid or potatoes the next day for potato soup if there was even a little bit left. Add cornbread and yum, it was the best. My second husband had never had this (we are in our later 50’s) and I was so surprised and happy that I could make it and introduce it to him.
So delicious, isn’t it Kim?! 🙂 Thanks! xo
Hey Robyn, my Mom made this recipe the same except with celery too & a little chicken base for the water & didn’t drain it! Mom made noodles with it 1-2 eggs, salt & flour, roll out but (not thin) cut into small noodles boil then then add to the soup … yummy, yummy, yummy!!!!
I have been looking for this recipe. My dad made this soup all winter (and I think his mother made it before him). I can’t call him and ask him for the recipe anymore, but this is exactly what I needed.
So glad to hear that you found it and hope you enjoy it as much as we do, Glessie! Thanks!
Wonderful,seems to me everyone wants fluff,basic is best
This is a delicious simple – and oh so comforting – potato soup the way my Grandmother made it. I must say it is one of the soups I crave most as soon as it starts to get a little chilly outside!
I’m glad to hear that you enjoy it, Charlie! Thanks!
Like my grandma always made also, even though she passed when I was 3 1/2 I still remember this soup!! I make it all the time and my husband and ours girls perfer this simple recipe over any I have tried to doctor up.
Thanks so much Ruthie!
Love this potato soup it is simple and the BEST!♥️
It’s always been one of my favorites too, Mare! Simple and delicious, isn’t it?! So glad to hear that you enjoyed it too! xo
My mother made hers very similar to this except she would add roast pieces to hers that she cooked before starting the potato soup.. Then we dipped buttered saltine crackers into the soup.. it was so good….
Such a tasty soup! Very good with some crackers! Thanks Carmen!
I have been searching everywhere for the chunky potato soup my mom used to make and this is it. Simple no cheese, bacon, ham, celery, or grated potatoes. I don’t want to drink my potato soup through a straw. This is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.
So happy you enjoyed it Dennis! Thanks!
I forgot to give you 5 stars. I wish I could give you 10 stars. Thank you so much
This is exactly how my grand mother made potato soup (though sometimes she would add a bit of onion) and it was the best! Not fancy, just good.
I think this is the best too! Simple, wholesome and delicious! Thanks!
This soup brought back so many childhood memories!! It is simply, comforting, and delicious!!
Thanks Tamara! xo
Simple is best! I add a bit of chopped sweet onion and celery with salt and pepper to taste. I do not drain , but save the stock and add some butter and cream. I let it refrigerate for a bit to blend then heat with a bit of water or milk.
Thanks for your receipe. It restored sanity to simple, delicious, tummy warming potato making. I want my grandchild to look back on a cold winters night over a steaming bowl of this soup and remember their Nana and Grandad!
My mom made the exact same recipe and added garlic (she was born and raised in Italy – garlic was a staple) and fresh green beans! She called it “Poor Man’s Soup”. Delicious!
My wife was able to come home after a two week hospital stay and she needs to eat. I made her this soup, and it had her eating. She’s a farm girl and this,was perfect. Thanks so much!
I hope your wife is doing ok and is much better! It does my heart good to hear that you made this and she was able to enjoy it upon coming home from the hospital. It is a definite comfort food for me as I remember my grandmother making it for us. Thank you for sharing this with me and please give my best wishes to your wife. 🙂
My mom and grandma made something very similar. Fry up 1 pound bacon chopped and 1 minced onion. add peeled potatoes and barely cover with water and simmer till potatoes are tender. Mash potatoes somewhat leave some chunks and add milk, salt and pepper to taste and to thickness you want. Simmer till all is warm and flavors fused together. YUMMY!!
Can I use 1/2 & 1/2 instead of milk?
Did u try half and half how did it turn out ? As I have that and 2% milk I don’t have whole milk right now. Thank you
Mina, I haven’t tried making this soup with either half and half or 2% milk but someone posted she had made this using whole milk and half and half. You could try it mixing the half and half and 2% milk.
I have some potatoes ready to sprout. thought I’d make soup. This is going to taste exactly like the potato soup my Mom made…for which I have no recipe. Simple. Beautiful. Delicious. (She added hard boiled eggs…the only difference.)
I’m excited for you to try it Charlene! It’s delicious – hope you enjoy it! Thanks! xo
Oh my gosh, this is the first time I have seen this soup recipe outside of my immediate family. My grandma made this but added chopped onion and diced celery. My dad loved it and grandma taught my mom to make it. Grandma said it was a cheap meal during the depression and it was good for Fridays when they ate meatless meals. Our grandmas knew a good meal didn’t have to be expensive.
It’s a delicious soup isn’t it Debbie?! xo
it’d delicious. I grew up with this soup, although my dad would leave the water and add a can of evaporated milk, salt and PEPPER. ♡
Thanks so much Dawn! One of our favorites!
Love this. I also like to cut up smoked sausage and add to it. Very yummy.
So nice…It’s also a perfect foundation. Just add a few mussles or crawfish or clams then garnish with parsley or any other herb. Love this one!
Yes, my Mom and Grandmom too always used evaporated milk too. But I’ll try this.
I think this may be just what I have been searching for. My dad made a thin milk soup with potatoes, but he added a pack of frozen peas. I think he also kept some of the potato water. I loved that soup. Can’t wait to try this out. Thank you.
Hope you enjoy this soup. I have not made potato soup with peas but it sounds good!
Like my mom made ,except she always added frozen peas to the soup.i grew up loving this.
I have never had the potato soup with peas added but it sounds good. So glad you enjoyed this. Thanks!
My Great Grandma Montange, Grandma Sargisson and my mom’s recipe as well. This is the perfect potato soup recipe.
Aren’t these heirloom recipes from our grandmothers the best ever? Thanks, Devin!
I can’t wait to try yr grandma potatoe soup thank you
Hope you enjoy!
I know this is your grandmas recipe so you profitably have fond memories of this recipe but it just didn’t do it for me. It was very very bland, it was ok for tonight as an “I haven’t been able to grocery shop this week” type of meal. But I hopefully won’t be making this again and will stick with my stepdads recipe.
this is exactly how my mom, my sister and myself have always made our potato soup this way!! Always yummy with cornbread!!
Pretty similar to my mom’s potato soup only she added a can of evaporated milk and a little bit of cheese. I like this because I don’t like any other veggies in my potato soup ❤️
What about using fat free milk instead?
I have not used fat free milk in this recipe, Jessica.
I was looking for something like my grandma’s recipe too! I made this absolute bowl of perfection potato soup today!
Thank you! Our grandma’s had great taste!
They certainly did, Renee. I’m so glad this soup was like your grandmother made for you, too.
This is how my momma made it except she did add some finely chopped celery and a little dried onion. ( Small amount). She would sometimes thicken with Instant mashed potatoes if she added too much milk by accident!! This is my favorite kind
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.
If you wanted to add onions to this soup, cook them with the potatoes, Court. Hope you enjoy!
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.
words to live by
I’m glad you liked the soup, Andrew.
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!
Thanks, Sandy. I have always loved this simple soup my Grandmother made.
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.
I’m so happy you liked this soup, Jacquelin. It has always been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl.
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!!!
I’m so glad I had my grandmother’s recipe to pass along. Hope you enjoy the soup and it brings back sweet memories of your mother.
It doesn’t seem that this recipe makes much. What would you do to have a larger portion? Double recipe exactly?
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. They loved it too. It’s exactly as I remember from my childhood. Thank you!
Isn’t it amazing that so many of our grandmothers made similar recipes? I’m so glad you found this one. Thanks
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.
This is a really simple soup. You can add other ingredients to this soup if you like but I always liked it simple just as Grandmother made it. Thanks.
My grandmother made this soup, but without the milk. She also added a dash of sugar. I really enjoy eating cornbread with it. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.
It was so easy and it was delicious I will make it again and again
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.
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.
My mother always made this soup, except she always cooked onion in it. So good and so many memories! I love this simple soup!
I grew up on potato soup just like this and have made it like this many times myself. Along the way, I kept trying more complex recipes, but always end up missing this delicious simple recipe. I just made a batch. I am thrilled that you tooke the time to post it!
Thanks, Toni. I grew up with this potato soup, too and sometimes, like you, I just want a simple soup. xo
Yes, my Mom and Grandma made this simple soup from the over-supply of potatoes we always had from
Grandpa’s farm. It was the first recipe I learned to make, when I was maybe eight years old. Now my
husband and I make it, some 50+ years after I first learned to make it for baby brother. Simply the Best!
Cathy, I love that you had this soup from your grandmother just like I did from mine. I love those old recipes, don’t you? Thank you.
this is very similar to our old family recipe. Differences, we add a couple onions to the raw potatoes and cook everything in the Milk. To mix up the meal sometimes we have side options to add to the top like bacon, cheese, green onions. I remember this soup as a staple in my childhood home! yum!
Jennifer, you might also be interested in my Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe.
Great recipe. My family has always made it this way, back several generations. We add celery salt and some add onions.
It’s interesting to see how many people all across the country have made the same recipes for generations. It makes you wonder where the original was developed. xo
I want to thank you for your grandmother recipe, it’s the BEST!! I tried it today and love it.
Alma, I’m so glad you love Grandmother Verdie’s potato soup recipe. It was such a favorite as I was growing up.
This is the recipe that I have made for almost 50 years now. Love it. Hope yall enjoy it too.
Susan, I love that you have been making this same soup as my grandmother and mother for all these years, too.
I made this yesterday on a wet rainy day and added onions and celery to the taters and as it simmered in milk I added a little bit of chopped up ham I had leftover…It was amazing….
This soup is soo good on wet rainy days, isn’t it, Betty? So glad you liked it.
Thank you for your recipe. My Mother wanted some old fashioned potatoe soup that was like her Mother’s soup. Came across recipe and made it for her and she said it tasted like her Mother’s. Good recipe 👍
That’s amazing, Kathy. I guess a lot of the grandmothers made this same potato soup recipe. I’m glad it was like your grandmother remembered.
Vola G. Steele August 01, 2020
I have not make this potato soup. I will be trying in a crock pot; When me and brother was little and had a stomached my mother. My mother would made homemade potato soup( she would cooked the potato down low and leave the milk out because of the stomache.) How do you do think this will come out trying the crock pot.
I’m sorry but I haven’t tried making this soup in a crock pot, Vola, so I can’t tell you how it will turn out.
Growing up in the 50s-mid-sixties, we had potato soup often in the winters and I loved it. It didn’t seem to be common among friends’ families. But I grew up pretty poor and after high school and when I was going to nursing school, I started having friends who grew up in Middle-upper middle class homes. I was basically told by them that potato soup ALWAYS has cheese; no one would want what I was used to. So, I actually thought that it was another of my mom’s money saving measures. I love cheese, so I started making potato-cheese soup, often with bacon. But though I first liked it, over the years, I grew tired of it and longed for my mom’s version plus I’m on a campaign to prepare simpler foods. We add so many calories and other things when we put three different things into a dish, not to mention time and money. I’m not saying I never make a dish with more than one protein, but not nearly as often. So, anyway, asked my mom for her potato soup recipe and also looked in a bunch of cookbooks and found that potato soup without cheese is a “thing,” not just my mom’s economic measures (she DID have a lot of those, too, but honestly, I can’t remember ever having cheese except as grilled cheese or a lunch of crackers and cheddar. Parmesan? On my spaghetti? I still only use it occasionally though my husband can’t make himself think of eating it without parmesan!
Linda, potato soup with cheese and bacon is good but I just love my grandmother’s simple potato soup recipe. I think of her every time I make it. Sometimes the simple recipes from the past are just the best!
My mother and grandmother Always made this with a little diced onion, lots of butter and whole milk. They served cornbread on the side (not the sweet kind). Thanks for posting this recipe. I am making it tonight!
Katie, don’t you just love that so many of our grandmothers and mothers made foods so similar? xo
Hi could you double the recipe as I have 8 people to feed and they all like alot of potatoes in their soup. Thank you for your response in advance
You can definitely double this recipe if you wish, Beverly.
Can’t wait to make this soup
Hope you enjoy, Linda!
Just made this on a cool breezy fall day! I made it just like it said, and we enjoy it very much! Thank you for posting.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup, Teresa!
About how much salt and pepper? That’s an important measurement. Please clarify.
Lezli, “salt and pepper to taste” means you add the amount of seasoning to the taste you prefer. The same amount could be too much for one person and not enough for another. If you don’t know how much salt and pepper you prefer in soup, I would start by adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper to this soup, then taste it. Add more of each until it is the flavor you prefer.
How much milk do you add
I’m sorry you missed that. It is the 3rd ingredient in the recipe – 3 cups whole milk.
Making this today sounds so good
Made this on the 14th it was a hit making again tonight the 28th
My husband grilled some steaks tonight, I made your soup as I side. My 4 year old skipped the steak and ate a big bowl of soup, my 8 year old had the soup as an appetizer 🙂 I did add a little dill weed, because I love dill. Thank you!
This is similar to my grandma’s potato soup and I love it. Grandma always put some chopped carrots in hers too. Love a thin brothy soup.
Growing up our neighbor (Mrs.Byrd) use to make potato soup every Friday and invite me over. Her recipe is basically the same except she would not drain the potatoes she would stir in an envelope of Lipton chicken noodle soup, add some milk and mash the potatoes just a bit. It thickens the soup. Delicious
I had baked a pane bianco with sun dried tomatoes and I wanted a soup with subtle flavors so decided upon a potato soup to go with it. While browsing I saw the same sautéed onions in butter and cheese and thought where is the potato in these soups?! And then I came across your recipe and wow! This was just the simple yet richly flavored soup I had been looking for all this time. Absolutely perfect. There can’t be a better potato soup recipe than this and it complemented my pane bianco so well. Thank you for this simple yet wholesome recipe.
i used lactose free milk and it curdled, is it ok to eat?
The soup is safe to eat, Freddie. It just may not look as appetizing.
I would like to have all recipe sent to my email please. Thank You!
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My mom (who just turned 94) always made this but she added leftover roast beef…just little chunks. It was so good! We called it Soupy Hash.
Im gonna make these soups
I hope you enjoy, Lisa!
Thank you for sharing this recipe, I used it as a starter and included squash, broccoli, ham (cooked with some brown sugar), diced carrots, chopped celery ribs, minced garlic cloves, couple of diced onion caramelized, minced leek, sliced mushrooms sautéed, minced cilantro, some frozen peas, frozen sweet corn, a bit of white cheddar cheese, some extra virgin olive oil. Debating about mozzarella cheese for next time and will have to share to let you know how it went. Thank you for sharing and hope you have a great day!
This is the way my mama made her tater soup omg thank you for bringing back some sweet memories. I’m going to have to make this really soon.
I love these recipes from our mothers and grandmothers, don’t you, Karla!
I am so excited to try this potato soup recipe – simple! Just what I like and then to add the toppings will make it perfect! Thank you!
Recipe is similar to what my grandma taught me to make but we always add hard boiled eggs cut up in small to bite size pieces. A dash of onion flakes helps with the flavor too.
I thought it was delicious. I was a little short on milk, so I added 1/2 cup of half and half instead. The potato chunks were a little large so I just used a manual potato masher a couple of times. Still plenty of chunky potato only creamier.
Can I just add leeks to make it potato-leek soup? I don’t cook much.
You can add leeks to this to make potato leek soup. I recommend cooking the leeks in some butter until tender before putting them in with the potatoes, Tina.
This recipe is the exact one my grandma made when I was like 7 yrs old and I’m 55 now so I’ll be making in tomorrow!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much for posting this recipe, it is exactly like my grandmother’s recipe. When she passed in 1996 her recipe book and index cards went with my uncle who never used them, and when he passed his wife got rid of them and some of those recipes are gone forever. She taught my mother how to cook, who was her daughter-in-law and had come from American Samoa and Hawai’i(her and my dad met while he was stationed in Hawai’i with the Marines), my mom is the only one that knows some of her recipes now. But like my grandmother, often never resorted back to the recipe, just made items out of sheer repeated practice. This recipe is one my mother never learned and it was one of my favorites that my grandmother made. I am so glad that you have shared this, as I will be able to enjoy the taste of the soup and bring back fond memories of my grandmother. Thank you so much!
Sherman, I’m glad this recipe is like your grandmother’s and you found it here. I am so thankful that we still have my grandmother’s recipes.
This is exactly how my mom made potato soup. I have since made some changes to mine, however, when I need comfort food I make mine this way.
This is a great base recipe that fabulous on its own but can also be added to with onions, bacon, garlic and cheese. Though I will say I eat this recipe mostly without the add-ins as it reminds me of my grandmother. Thank you for posting this!
Thank you, Gladys. Of course, you can add other ingredients. But, like you, I always think of my grandmother when I make this soup just the way she did.
Would love to try it looks delicious.
This looks like my mom’s recipe! I’m anxious to try it!
Thank you so much for posting this. This looks like what my Grandma made when I was little. I wasn’t sure just how to make it. I had an idea but wasn’t sure. I had one of my cousins ask her Mom if she had it. She didn’t. I asked another cousin and she didn’t have it. I decided to Google it and yours was the first one I saw. I’m 99% sure it what Grandma made. I can’t wait to try it.
Chris, I hope this the recipe your grandmother made. I always loved it when my grandmother made it.
Can I use 2% milk in this ?
I haven’t tried making this with 2% milk, Roxann.
Exactly the potato soup recipe I was looking for… not thick, but rather it is light & flavorful (Idid add a Tbs. of Onion Powder).
This is very similar to my grandma’s recipe. Though she does something unique… noodle balls. Egg and flour, dropped by small spoonfuls into the potatoes while they cook. It’s so good!
That does sound good, Jen.
I’m eager to try this!
I hope you enjoy!
This is a very simple yet delish recipe!! Thank you for sharing!
Can you thicken it with. 2 tbls flour
Dee, you can use flour to thicken the soup if you prefer.
I love your homemade potatoe soup recipe
I made this recipe ever since I was a little girl and I love it. I do add some onions with the potatoes and instead of whole milk I use carnation milk. And for me only I don’t think it needs to be thickened.
Thanks for sharing
Thank you, Pam. This is the way my grandmother always made hers.
Yum, Yum !
Can’t wait to make this. It sounds just like my mom used to make back in the 70s. I bet she got the recipe from her mom. But why do you need to scrub the potatoes before you peel them?
Amy, I scrub them before peeling to remove any pesticides or bacteria that might be on the potatoes, then I rinse them after I peel them. I hope this recipe is like the one your mother made and you enjoy it.
This is my second time making this wonderful soup! I love it and it is perfect for this wicked winter weather we are having in Mississippi this week! One of the best comfort foods around.
Thanks so much, Teri. I love this soup on cold winter days, too.
Could this be made in a crockpot?
Lisa, I’m sorry but I haven’t tried making this soup in a crock pot so I can’t tell you how it will turn out.
Can I use 1% milk? I don’t have any whole milk
I haven’t made this soup with 1% milk, Jacquelyn.
Im adding ham, onion,carrotts,celery hope it turns out
This recipe really is so simple and basic; it hits the spot with little effort involved! It is so delicious! I added a little bit of onion powder and garlic powder to “spice” it up; it was perfection!
This, with a little onion added, is the potato soup I grew up eating. I like it just this way, with no fancy extras added. Thank you for sharing it.
I love this simple potato soup recipe. It is the soup my Mom and grandmother made. Simple and delicious. I added a bit of Italian seasoning and fresh Garlic. I have also made it adding shredded cheese. It is so versatile. Thank you so much.
Thanks, Dave. I love these old recipes our grandmothers and mothers made, don’t you?
Hi! Have you tried substituting the milk for any plant based milks? Did it taste just as good if so? And what type of milk would you suggest other than whole milk!?
Meghan, I have made this soup with So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk. I could not tell much difference. It was delicious.
Love your recipes!
Love this old fashion recipe!
I have used the same recipe since the 60’s. The only thing different is I add boil onion and potatoes at the same time in a small amount of water, just enough to cover. I don’t drain the water because it takes on extra flavor. The past year I have had to cut sodium so I use unsalted butter and more pepper. Still good!
Thanks, Fran. I haven’t tried the soup without draining the water. I may have to try that sometime.
Growing up my mom would make this soup, it was so good. We grew up calling it German Potato Soup. Sometimes we would have ham in it, or believe it or not Spam. I know I know, but don’t knock it till you try it.
Thanks, Bobby. I have never tried Spam in it but you never know til you try it, just like you said.
Excellent! This is the way my mother made potato soup when I was kid. The only thing different was she added some onion to it. I don’t know if she drained the potatoes and onions afterwards or not though. I may try partially draining it next time. The simplicity of it is awesome but yet so tasty. Thank you.
Thanks, Stefen. I always loved this soup when my grandmother made it when I was growing up.
Looks like a really good recipe.
My siblings tasked me a couple of years ago with recreating my mother and grandmother’s potato soup, which they’d never written down. What I came up with was pretty much identical to yours, but with onion and celery added like they did. So simple, so good–and it’s not just nostalgia–I’ve served it to friends who just raved. You are right, the old recipes are the best.
Thanks so much, Jan. I love those old recipes of my grandmother’s.
Just like I make! My Mom & Grandma taught me. 💜 mine has evolved over the years & I make an awesome chowder starting with the basic recipe. I also always make what my Grandma called “riddles” which are little dumpling like things. Mmmmm!
I love the memories as much as I love the foods my grandmother and mother always made, Debbi. We are so lucky they taught us how to make their recipes.
I made this for my husband after he had throat surgery and the kids destroyed it. So now I’m making another pot of soup for the 2nd day in a row. It’s easy and the only thing I add is onion and cheese.
I hope your husband recovers well from his surgery, Arnecia, and loves his soup.
I love this simple potato soup! I’ve made this a few times and add just a splash of hot sauce, but other than that, exactly how you’ve written…amazing!
Thanks, Christine. I haven’t tried it with hot sauce. I bet my husband might like that.
Looks like my mother’s when I grew up.
Don’t you love those old recipes, James? I am so thankful for ones from my mother and grandmother.
My mum always made this but added onion and lots of pepper . Called it “Butter Ash” in my home.. Delicious 🙂
Chris, isn’t it amazing how many people had a grandmother or mother who made this soup when they were young?
Can I add carrots.
I’ve never added carrots to this soup, Amanda.
Ive been Wanring some Homemade Potato Soup but I alway thought ir was.harder to make than this
Brian, this is really a very simple soup and easy to make. I hope you enjoy!
Thank you so much! My mom used to make this all the time when I was a kid and for the life of me I couldn’t remember how she did it. The only thing I did differently was add her homemade drop dumplings! So delicious and easy; just like mommas.
Sometimes, my grandmother would add dumplings to her potato soup, too, Crystal. I always loved it.
Making this now with added fresh garlic and onion. A little chilly here today and potatoe soup is just the thing to warm the heart and soul. Such wonderful memories from grandma is also quite warming. 🙏
I hope you enjoy the soup, Rhonda.
Just made this potato soup tonight and I think it’s the best I’ve ever made! Potato soup is a favorite of mine but rarely do I find a recipe or a restaurant soup that tastes just like I want it, but this one was perfect. I like a very simple potato soup like this, but when I’ve tried to make my own, it wasn’t quite right….I think it was the butter (altho I used Smart Balance) that made the difference. Thank you for this recipe!
I’m so glad you enjoyed this soup, Mary. I love that it is such a simple recipe and the soup tastes so great.
Finally, the simple, unadulterated potato soup I remember as a child. I love to read comments about whatever recipe I’m checking out, and I’m all for people making a recipe to their liking. I just got a little frustrated at how over the top potato soup has become. The clams, broccoli and cheese, fish, etc. All good things, but, I always viewed potato soup as what grandmothers and moms made in much leaner times. All the glorious add-ins weren’t available, or affordable then, which is the point of simplicity. I could make all these loaded potato soups if I wanted, but I was looking for the most basic form. I’ve found it in your grandmother’s recipe. Thank you!
Thank you so much, Linda. I like the loaded potato soups sometimes, too, but I always love my grandmother’s soup.
Robin, I’d like to make this but we only drink 2% milk. Wondering if 2% might work… wanting to make this soon. Thank you!
Tricia, I haven’t tried making this soup with 2% milk. Let me know how it works if you do try it.
I’ve always used 2% and it turns out delicious. I also fry a few pieces of bacon, crumble & sprinkle on top.
Great on a cold rainy Sunday night.
I have been making this version for years. I do use a hefty amount of black pepper in it. Everyone that I make it for loves it. Also try making white cornbread and serve it with it. Delicious.
Followed recipe and it was ok but wanted thicker so i blended it. Also added some chicken bouillon, tossed in a little shredded cheese and some frozen corn. Liked it even better the second bowlful with the additions.
You can always add other ingredients to this soup if you like. I always liked it as the simple soup my Grandmother always made.
You can mash half the potatoes to thicken it up I also added some caramelized onions ,sautéed mushrooms, fresh chives
This is just like what my mom made when I was a girl. So great to remember back, I’ll definitely make this for my family, thanks!
Thanks, Melissa. I always think of my grandmother with such sweet memories every time I make this soup.
My father and paternal grandmother made it often. Dad would serve diced chives or onions on side. Perfection!
Sounds good I’ll try it
I hope you enjoy the soup, Linda.
Did this as a project with my toddler this week! He helped me wash the potatoes and pour the milk! Thank you for such a simple & yummy recipe! Really hard to find these days! Definitely will become a staple for us!
Savi, I always loved to cook with my son, especially when he was little. They are some of the sweetest memories. My grandmother would have been thrilled that others, like you, are making her recipe with their children.
My mother made it this way. When I got married and started cooking, I made potato soup loaded down. It was really yummy..but the other day I saw this and decided to make it.. It turned out delicious..something to be said about”less is more”
PS I add a couple slices pepper jack cheese that thickened it up but I didn’t really taste like cheese much thanks for the recipe
This is almost my families except add a onion in with the potatoes and we always eat it over saltines. I’ve made it with 1% and still it’s delicious I do keep some of the water too and add a stick of butter it’s is soooo good, it’s always our halloween meal.
Thanks, Sarah. I think it is amazing that so many people make this soup just like my Grandmother made or with slight variations.
This is exactly how I grew up eating this soup and my mom and grandma still make it for me when I’m feeling bad. I love this simple version way more than the “fancy” versions.
Jennifer, your mother and grandmother sound like mine. They always knew I wanted this soup when I didn’t feel well, too.
I would like to know of I can freeze it
I haven’t frozen this soup, Sheila, but you should be able to. Allow the soup to cool thoroughly. Place into freezer safe containers, leaving at least 1 inch headspace. Freeze up to 6 months.
Love potato soup
I am so stinkin excited to find this recipe!!!! My great grandma, now passed on, made the best potato soup I’ve ever eaten. I never learned how to make it. As an adult I’ve looked all over trying to find a recipe similar to hers. However, they’re all too complicated. This is how she used to make hers!!!!
Susan, I’m so happy this is the same recipe as one your grandmother made. I am so fortunate that my grandmother taught my mother so many of her recipes and wrote so many of them for us.
This is exactly the way my mom made potato soup–simple and plain–but oh, so delicious. Thank you!
Thanks, Carol. Sometimes the simple and plain is the best!
My mom recently passed and I regret not getting recipes from her while she was still well and able to give them. This potato soup tastes exactly like the one she used to make. Love this recipe and I will think of my mom every time I make it.
Liz, I’m so sorry about your mom. I’m happy you found this recipe and it’s like your mom made. I am so fortunate that we have so many of my grandmother’s recipes.
This has always been a staple for me passed on from my great grandma Nancy only she always added onions and bacon… My mom made it the same taught me now I make it slightly thicker with potatoes carrots onion and either fried smoked sausage or bacon and serve it with toasted garlic french bread… My kids are crazy about it in every form they get it.
I made the Potato Soup today and it was really good just needed to thicken it up a bit.
So glad you liked the potato soup, Carolyn. Thanks!
I made this once before but I don’t remember what kind of milk I used. Can I use skim milk? I have so much of it and no whole milk.
Emily, I use whole milk in this soup. I haven’t tried it with skim milk. The soup wouldn’t be as creamy as with whole milk.
This is how I make my potato soup, only differences I do is I chop up a sweet onion and sauté in a little butter to add to potatoes Along with the butter and then the milk. Then I use instant potatoes to thicken it up a little and enhances the potato taste. I learned this recipe by my Mother, So yummy!
Thanks for your tips, Lillie, on how you make your soup.
Can you use coconut milk instead of whole milk?
Barbar, I have made this soup with So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk. I could not tell much difference. It was delicious.
Simple and purely delicious!
Simple and tastes perfect!
I like simple and this is the way I used to make potato soup. I just needed a reminder how. I don’t like alot of stuff in my soup or have to puree my soup. This soup is easy and simple.
I love how simple and easy this soup is, too, Debbie. Sometimes simple is just the best!
Thank you for the recipe! It is very similar to my mom’s recipe (and didn’t have in writing) so I am happy to have found this!
I’m glad you can now make this soup like your mother’s recipe, Ann. I am so thankful that we have some of my grandmother’s recipes.
Love how quick and easy this is to make.
It is one of the easiest soups to make, Carrie. So happy you love it, too.
This one is great in its simplicity. My husband grew up eating potato soup when he was under the weather, but I could never remember how his mom made it, but this recipe is it!
I’m happy to be able to provide this level of comfort to him when he’s not feeling great.
I’m so glad you found this recipe and it is like your mother-in-law made. This soup is wonderful when you are not feeling well.
Thank you. My grandma and mother used to make this potato soup when I didn’t feel well. They have both been gone for many years. Thank you for making me “feel better.”
Margie, I’m so happy that this soup is the same as your mother and grandma made for you. Now, you can make your own or have someone else make it for you when you are not feeling well.
This recipie is just like what I had when I was a kid. It brings me so much joy to see in not the only one who loves this simple potato soup recipe.
And I know about now you’re picturing someone in their golden years but I’m only in my 30s 😆 I just have fond memories and will be a great old lady👵
Skye, I fully understand loving this simple soup when you are not feeling well or at any time.
This was delicious! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!
Thank you, Anna!
I love this Potato soup recipe. It’s very easy to make. Which I love. 🙂 It’s so delicious. I plan on making this soup often. 🙂 Thank You for sharing it with all of us soup lovers. 🙂
This is almost my grandmas soup recipe. The only difference is do not drain the water from the potatoes. Instead of whole milk add 2 cans of evaporated milk to the water. Season with salt, pepper and a dash of onion powder. Delicious.
This recipe brings back fond memories to my dad’s potato soup. He would also add some bacon and onion. Loved it!! Still do.
The perfect potato soup recipe. I was so excited when I found this recipe a few years ago. I was skeptical about how it would taste and then amazed by its simple deliciousness. It’s going to snow here today, so I’m making a batch right now. Thanks so much for sharing this simple yet brilliant recipe.
This should be perfect with the cold weather and snow outside. So glad you enjoy this soup!
This is the potato soup I grew up with. There is nothing like simple delicious food. I make it for myself and it takes me back to my childhood. Simply delicious.
Judy, I love to hear from so many people that grew up like I did eating this soup just like my grandmother made. Thank you.
A new favorite. I make this all the time. Its easy to just whip up a small batch even. I don’t puree or anything and its wonderful. Simple and easy too! Thank you for sharing your recipe. Perfect for picky eaters too, who would have otherwise had to pick stuff out. And I like not having to have other stuff on hand but I can still make something yummy. And love less chopping and prep. 10 stars!!!
Thanks so much, Carrie. I love that this soup is so simple and full of flavor, too.
Is this soup good for freezing? Love it, but live alone so I like having individual servings to freeze. Thank you!
I haven’t frozen this soup, Janice, but you should be able to. Allow the soup to cool thoroughly. Place into individual freezer safe containers, leaving at least 1 inch headspace. Freeze up to 6 months.
I add cooked dice onions,cooked sliced carrots and celery with fresh chives
This is exactly the soup my mom used to make. I was thrilled to find the recipe. Thank you
I’m so glad that I have my grandmother’s recipe, Debi. So happy you found it since it was the soup your mom made, too.
I love potato soup. My mother is gone now, but if she was here, I’d love to make this soup for her. (and me too of course)
This is how my Grammy made this ! I grew up in Tennessee and this is a true taste of home ! Love this ! Finally the right recipe with no onion or celery ! Love love love this ! Thank you ! Delish
Right on! That’s the way my moma did it. So many complicated potato soup recipes out there. Thank you for keeping it real and simple.
I’m looking forward to trying out your grandmother’s fav. potato soup recipe tonight!! We got a little today and it seems like the perfect night for this! Thank you, Robyn!!
I hope you enjoy this soup as much as my family does, Cherie!
Thank you for posting this recipe! As a kid potatoes were a staple and a cheap meal for my mom to make us kids. I knew she didn’t use a lot of ingredients when making it but never realized how simple it was! ☺
This was wonderful, I changed nothing
I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup, Denise.
I would love to add onion to this soup how would I do that?
I have never added onion to this soup, David. Some have commented that they sautéed the onions before adding to the soup.
I only have almond milk, can I use it??
Cheryl, I have not tried making this soup with almond milk. I can’t tell you how it will turn out.
I only have 1% milk, but I do have heavy cream on hand. Can I mix the two or just use heavy cream?
Maria, you can mix 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup water to make whole milk. Hope you enjoy the soup.
Love your recipes!
Thank you, Rachel!
This is the same delicious potato soup my mom use to make. It was so good and brought back so many memories
Thanks, Marian, I love how making these old recipes bring back such sweet memories. I think of my Grandmother every time I make this.
Finally someone has it right! Mom cooked the potatoes in water, no draining, added butter then milk. We add sliced carrots and onions cooked separately. The key to my moms is sliced hot dogs- we add them to the pot after potatoes are cooked. I’m making tonight yum!
Loved had to add one a little flour water mix to thicken, bacon, a lil garlic powder, and shredded cheese on top. It was delicious!
One of the easiest and great tasting potato soup recipes ive ever made. Delicious and the best!
This is the potato soup my mom always made when I was growing up! One of my all time favorites, and I had forgotten. Thank you for the reminder. It will be on the menu this week. I
I love that so many moms and grandmothers made this soup. Thanks, Sharon.
I just made this soup, no additions. It reminds me so much of my Mom’s potato soup, we never had it at lunch, always supper. Good soup, and really good memories..
KT, I am happy this soup brought back sweet memories.
This is just what I’ve been looking for. I had the urge for potato soup last night. I looked for a simple basic recipe and found this. I did add a little onion to the water while cooking the potatoes. A nice creamy soup that actually tastes like potatoes not cheese. Thanks
I’m using a 1.5 qt slow cooker. How should I adjust this recipe?
I haven’t made this soup in a slow cooker, Cindy.
This is the way my mom made hers. Just salt and pepper .. and that’s all for ‘add Ins’ We had cornbread to eat with it.
Thank you so much to see this…it was what my mother fixed us girls all the time and I still eat it all the time now…….thanks I needed to see this♥️♥️♥️
Odd question how big is a serving my daughter is diabetic but loves potatoes soup and we count carbs for her insulin and this would be great with only 18g a serving just need to know how big one serving is thank you so much
Sabrina, the nutritional information is for one cup of soup. I hope your daughter enjoys her soup.
I made this tonight and it was absolutely the best potato soup ever! Thank you so much for sharing!
This is my go-to potato soup recipe. I’ve made it about a dozen times now and it’s always the easiest and the best. Thanks Robyn!
Sandy, I’m so happy you love this soup the way my grandmother made it. Thanks!
This soup is so easy to make! I added a smalll amount of celery and onion to mine while the potatoes were cooking, just a dash of salt and pepper at the end. It turned out so good!
My mom made delicious potato soup. I lost her last September. She cooked from memory. This sounds like how she made hers. I’m making it for tonights supper. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
I hope this is the way your mother made her soup, Diane. Hope you enjoy!
My Mom also passed away in September 29, 2022 and she made the best potato soup with carrots and celery and thickened with cornstarch. I’ve never been able to get mine to taste like hers. She didn’t use milk or cream just butter, salt, pepper and water.
She was the oldest of eleven so they didn’t use milk when making things if it could be done without. They had a milk cow but with eleven children it was used for drinking mostly and making butter. She was cooking by the time she was 6 and her sister 4 would milk the cow because my Mom was afraid too. Everyone loved her cooking. She at the end wanted potato soup and l found this recipe but never got to make it for her. I love this recipe as well , it’s delicious!! I think Mom would have loved it. She loved Panera potato my sister’s husband would stop and get get her some several times a week on his way home from work.
Karen, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother and sorry you didn’t get to make potato soup for her. This is the way my grandmother always made her potato soup so I think of her every time I make it. She would be thrilled that so many people like you have made her soup and love it. Thanks.
My family absolutely LOVES this recipe, i love it because it uses regular normal ingredients i have in my kitchen !! Thank you for sharing it with all of us…
Thanks, Trisha. I’m so glad your family loves this soup.
Thanks for keeping it simple. My mom used to make this for me. Simple, delicious and comforting food filled with love.
I have used several potato soup recipes but, this one has been the best! It is so easy and delicious.
I added onions, bacon and corn starch to thicken. I think next time I make this recipe, I will add clams to make it into clam chowder.
Thank you for sharing this great recipe!
Made mine with Cashew Milk, sooooo good.
My mom loved potato soup too. She said her mom made it when they didn’t feel well. But I never made the way she liked it. I added too many new things. I made some tonight and I added ginger, onions, celery garlic, carrots and mushrooms all from farmers market. Using coconut milk since I have digestive issues. My mom passed in October of 2016. Kind feel her around me tonight.
Janice, I’m glad the soup brought good memories of your mother. I always think of my grandmother when I make this.
Love your style!
I leave the potato water in and just add a can of carnation evaporated milk, butter, and onions, and I also grate a hard boiled egg in it. Love this soup. Always make tuna fish on toast to go with it also.
Thanks for your tip, Kathleen.
I didn’t expect much from such a simple recipe but OH MY GOD. My family ate the whole pot in one go. Definitely going to make this again, and SOON
I’m so glad you tried this recipe and everyone loved it, Gwen. It is a favorite at my house.
Perfect recipe! Totally reminds me of my mom’s simple, potato soup recipe that I loved as a kid! Even though I don’t eat potatoes very often now, this is the recipe I follow to make potato soup for my husband. He laps it up and is always a welcome favorite of his! I don’t know why I haven’t left a comment before! Thanks for posting this yummy recipe! Hugs!
Thanks so much for your comment, Donna. I’m so glad your husband loves this simple soup, too.
This is how my Mom made it as well, her secret ingredient was Marjoram leaves; comfort food at it’s best. My Hubs doesn’t care for soups at all so just for me I add a few more potatoes when I make a pot roast just for soup. I too like to add some fresh chives and parsley from my herb garden. Thanks for sharing, I like seeing all the comments from others sharing like memories!
Thanks, Kimberli. I find it interesting that so many mothers and grandmothers made basically the same soup with just a few additional ingredients.
I made this with coconut milk combined with skim milk and then added some fresh parsley, chives and cooked mussels making it a delicious mussel/potato chowder!
That sounds good, Bob. Thanks!
Made this potato soup. Used canned coconut cream cut 50/50 with water, since I was out of coconut milk. Added extra teaspoon of butter and some chives. Got so many compliments!
Thanks, Dina. I haven’t tried this with coconut milk but it sounds good. I’ll have to try that.
This soup tastes exactly like my late grandmothers potato soup that she made at my request each time I visited her. This is a perfect but simple chunky and buttery classic potato soup. The only thing I added was a bit of bacon grease, celery and white pepper! I’ve tried multiple recipes, and none compare to this. Thanks so much for posting this recipe! <3
Thanks, Morgan. I’m glad this soup was like your grandmother’s soup, too. I always think of my grandmother when I make this.
Delicious soup. It’s perfect just as recipe states.
Thanks so much, Sandy. I always love this simple soup just the way my grandmother made it, too.
Sprinkle with crisp bacon and cheddar cheese in serving bowl.
Thanks for your topping choices, George.
Excellent, tasty, simple, so easy! My family enjoyed and ate all in one sitting. For a quick dinner, I highly recommend. I’m about to make my second batch tonight after just a week and a half. Think I will sprinkle shredded cheese and bacon on top tonight. Happy family!
Thanks, Vonnie. I’m happy you, too, love this simple soup. It sounds great with the shredded cheese and bacon.
This is how my mother cooked potato soup growing up,and now myself. The only difference is I add onion and celery. At Christmas I add oysters to it, for my husband, not me.
Bobbi, isn’t it amazing that so many of us grew up with our mothers and grandmothers making basically the same recipes?
My grandma and mom made the same way, they add chopped onion. Always delicious
Thanks, Michelle. I haven’t made this with onion.
ALL the stars. This stuff is so fantastic and easy! Love how you don’t have to have lots of ingredients to make something so delicious. Been dreaming of making a quick pot of this for a comforting meal thats almost as easy as opening a can of soup, and LOTS better. So happy to have discovered your recipe, have made several times already. Thank you so much!
Thanks, Carrie. I hope you are feeling much better soon. I, too, love that soup is so simple yet delicious.
Very tasty. Very easy. Very adaptable. I followed this recipe exactly, except, I blended it a bit to thicken. With the leftovers, I added a can of clams for clam chowder. One could easily add broccoli and cheese, ham and cheese or baked potato fixin’s. This is an excellent soup by itself or as a base for other ingredients.
Michael, your ideas for add ins are excellent for this soup. So glad you like it plain just as it is, too.
my son in law had an appointment day before yesterday at the dentist to get his wisdom teeth pulled, so that happened and he’s in the wheelchair after being pushed out the building oblivious to anything and the dentist tells my daughter to get him straight to hospital his uvula has to him looks like spots of cancer 😬 so they go to the ER, took him straight back, ran test after test, sent him home with an appointment with an ear, nose, and throat DR , in 3 days….anyways he wanted potato soup!!!! he loved it , I had to make 2 pots tonight, it was a wonderful, warm HIT! thank you.
I’m sorry, Amy, I am praying for your son-in-law and your family. I’m so happy he enjoyed this soup.
On the nutritional information section, you have listed everything except the serving size. How much constitutes 171 kcal?
The nutritional information is for one cup of soup, Johara. Hope you enjoy.
could you throw all of the ingredients into the crockpot and just make this soup? suggestions on doing that? thanks so much
I”m sorry, Brandy, but I haven’t made this soup in the crockpot.
soup very good
Can you freeze your potato soup?
I haven’t frozen this soup, Sylvia, but you should be able to. Allow the soup to cool thoroughly. Place into individual freezer safe containers, leaving at least 1 inch headspace. Freeze up to 6 months.
First time making potato soup. I chose this one because of the simple ingredients. I like easy, I’m not much of a cook. I’m excited to make this. Thank you.
I hope you enjoy the soup, Sandy. It has been a family favorite for years at our house.
I tried your recipe tonight and it was so good. Thanks for your recipe. I’ll sure try anymore recipes u have for anything.
I’m so glad you loved this soup, Robin. It has been a family favorite for years in my family. I hope you do find many more recipes here you love.
So very close to my grandma’s potato soup. Only difference is that at the end she would had riffles (a type of drop dumpling) to make it a bit hardier. Love that someone else out there knows this kind of potato soup!
My Grandmother would also sometimes make what she called Potato Dumplings. The dumplings were the same that she used in her Chicken and Dumplings Recipe. Oh my goodness, I think I need to make that soon!!! You have me craving it now! 🙂
looks delious!!!!!!!!!!!! yummy tooooo!!!!!! I eat this soup with cornbread!!!!!! yummy toooooo!!!!!
So glad you like the soup, Thomas!
I thicken this recipe .you can also add pieces of ham or cook small piece of pork ,dice and add…
Thanks for your tips, Linda.
Super nice! I added chopped bacon sautéed onions and fired corn. Thank you
Thanks, Staci, for telling us how you make your soup.
Only had little yellow potatoes and coconut milk but otherwise left directions the same. So comforting.
Isn’t it so easy to make? Love that you could still make it with what you had on hand.
thank you this soup was easy and delicious did it for supper this evening 😋
I’m so glad you enjoyed this soup, Johnny. It’s always a favorite at my house.
I use one half pound bacon cut in 1 inch squares. Brown. Add 6 to 8 cubed potatoes. 1 Tbs. garlic powder and 2 Tbs dried onion flakes, seasoning salt to taste, pepper, 1 txp. dried celery flakes Fill with water till potatoes are covered.cook till potatoes are done. I make a rue one fourth cup flour 1cup milk. Set aside too use when water just begins to boil. Add milk and half and half till it looks rich to you.Whip in rue. Bring up to a boil stirring constantly, but do not boil more then 1 min. Add lots of black pepper and a little salt. We have a tradition that the day of the firs snow fall we have family in for potato soup. A 4 generation tradition.
Thanks, Pat, for your tips on the way you make potato soup. I love your first day of snow tradition.
Thank you for posting this. This is almost identical to my moms recipe. She also diced celery and white onion very fine. She always made it when I didn’t feel well.
Ann, I always loved it when my Grandmother made this soup for us. I haven’t tried adding the onions and celery to this, though.
Yay! So yummo!
Don’t forget saltines!
Yes, this soup is really good with the saltines, Meg. Thanks!
I added some cheese into mine just to thicken up a little bit and bacon. Garlic powder help with favoring. I know also know to make more soup, because just me and my mother finished it so fast. Great recipe and so easy to make
Thanks so much, Tobias. I’m so glad you and your mother loved the soup.
I loved stumbling across this recipe because it is exactly how I make mine. my mother and grandmother made it this way. I never see anyone make this simple recipe anymore. it is so good!
I think this must have been the way a lot of people made this soup when my grandmother was growing up, Tiffany. This is the way she always made this soup. So glad to hear your grandmother and mother made it the same way. Thanks!
Delicious simple , flavorful potato soup.
My only adjustment was 2% milk.
A keeper for me and using the russet potatoes was great.
Thank you ❤️
Don’t you just love how simple and delicious this soup is, Jacquelin? So glad you love it, too.
I’m gonna try your Potato Soup….My husband is ill and it sounds really good!
I hope you both love the soup, Janice, and hope your husband is soon feeling better.
Potato Soup is one of my favorite. I usually cook the potatoes in water and chicken broth. I don’t usually drain , but I did this time and added the milk (only added 1.5 cups)and butter and cooked about 5 more minutes. I added back a little broth. It was the perfect consistency. Love this recipe.
Thanks, Teena. I’ve never thought of adding chicken broth. Potato soup is a favorite at my house, too.
I am interested in making this potato soup, but I am curious have you ever made it with almond milk?
Lily, I haven’t tried making this soup with almond milk but you should be able to use it or your favorite dairy-free milk. I hope you enjoy!
Made for dinner last night. Topped with bacon and cheddar cheese. Turned out awesome!
This sounds great, Bill. So glad you loved my Grandmother’s soup.
This potato soup recipe was so easy and quick. I’ve avoided this before because the recipes were too involved. But, yours was delicious.
I always love how simple this recipe of my Grandmother’s is to make, yet is so delicious. I’m glad you found the same thing, Patricia. Sometimes simpler is better!
This is almost identical the potato soup I grew up with and the simplicity is what makes it so wonderful. Only one thing different is I added about 1/2 cup chopped onion to cook in with the potatoes. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Kathryn, isn’t it amazing how many similar recipes our mothers and grandmothers made when we were growing up? I love that we still have them that we can make now.
i want to add i small sweet onion to my potato soup
Jeff, you can add an onion to this soup if you prefer. My grandmother never added it to hers and I don’t either. Hope you enjoy!
Thanks making this tomorrow for company, when they get in late.
I hope everyone enjoys the soup, Linda.
Made this for Christmas Eve dinner. I used the immersion blender to make the soup a little creamier. It was perfect and delicious!
Thanks, Bobbie. I’m so glad you loved it.
Love this potato soup!! I’ve made it twice now and shared it with family and friends. The only thing I do different is add is use a flour and water paste to thicken a little. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.
We love Potato Soup. I had egg noodles, onion, and celery to mine, delicious!
Yummmy! Love how simple it is and delicious!
Love receiving your recipes. You keep it simple and they are delicious! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks so much, Marilyn. I’m happy you enjoy them.
Just like my momma used to make and we loved it then and we still love it today. I’m glad some things are still like when I was growing up. THANk YOU.
This is the potato soup I grew up with. It’s so delicious. Occasionally she’d add some sliced celery but usually just like this. Dang now I need to make some. I haven’t had it in years.
I love to hear from people that also grew up eating this soup like my grandmother made, Karen. My family has always love it.
Making this right now! It turned a bit cold here…maybe 60*. Soup sounds good.
This soup does sound good. It is supposed to be colder here this weekend so I think I may make some of this, too.
Added a little chicken broth to thin but otherwise 💯💯💯 great
Simple and delicious
Loved it. Super-easy recipe. I added celery, garlic, and shataki mushrooms in with the potatoes!
This the way I grew up eating potato soup. This was one of my mom’s receipts that she made on a cold day after playing out in the snow all day. She learned it from her mom. Thank you for making it available to all of us that grew up on it.
Sharon, I have been amazed at the number of people who have let me know that their mother or grandmother made this same soup for them when they were growing up. I’m happy that you now have the recipe, too.
love the simplicity of it but I boiled potatoes in chicken broth instead and added dice celery. added a little garlic powder and onion powder
Lol, you must be Irish.) This is the recipe that I have searched for. My Mom came to USA in 1955 from Ireland. She made this with bacon/hard boiled egg and parsley. Warm memories of this soup as a child as it was a favorite. Thank you so much, this soup is amazing!!! I always double the recipe and gently reheat leftovers:)
This is my favorite recipe for potato soup, and my family loves it! Very simple and no extra add-ons, just how we like it. I tried another recipe with over 2 thousand likes, and it was a bust. Everyone was upset, I changed it and didn’t cook it this way, the only way they liked it. Thank you for such a simple and delicious recipe!
Made this , brought back some good memories