How to Make Potato Soup

Published on July 30, 2014 By Lauren

potato soup

This might be the easiest and healthiest method for how to make potato soup.  This soup is thick and creamy, yet doesn’t start with a roux – so it’s perfect for those that eat gluten-free!  The key to thickening this soup is to puree some of it while it’s cooking.  It’s a genius method that I have to credit my brother with (actually… the entire recipe is basically his).

Another trick is to boil the onions in salt water prior to adding the other ingredients; this softens them up nicely (I’m not a fan of crunchy onions in my soups :))

But the best thing about this soup is how cheap it is!  This will easily cost less than $5 to make.  Top with some shredded cheese, and serve with a good bread and you have a delicious meal.

potato soup

How to Make Potato Soup

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Lauren Cobello


  • 5-6 medium potatoes enough for 4 cups when cut into ½ inch cubes, peeled if preferred
  • ½ cup onion about ½ of a medium onion, diced
  • ½ cup green onion chopped
  • 3 cups milk whole or 2%
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 6 oz. bacon chopped and cooked
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • Shredded cheese to top


  • Bring water and salt to a low boil
  • Add onions (both regular and green)
  • Cover and simmer for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients except for the bacon and SLOWLY bring to a boil.
  • Stir over low heat until potatoes are tender (should take about 15 – 20 minutes). Make sure to stir often using a wooden spoon so as not to scorch the milk on the bottom.
  • Ladle 1/2 to 2/3 of soup into a blender and blend until smooth
  • Add back to the soup and blend well
  • Add the bacon and stir

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  • We have made this recipe many times and it is just better every time! So delicious!

    Thanks for a great soup recipe!

  • Could you specify how much water to add in the beginning, and do I drain the water prior to adding the other ingredients?

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