Cheap & Easy Potato Soup

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by KaraRN

I forgot all about this recipe until I decided to make this for supper last night. My husband who is a picky eater even liked it! This is a very cheap and easy way to make potato soup.

Top Review by skigb

This was a good recipe. I did make some changes though. When the potatoes were about done boiling I sauteed 2 chopped celery & carrot sticks and the 1/4 cup chopped onions in some olive oil. I mashed 1/2 the potatoes, added the milk and cream of celery soup and added 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp lemon pepper, 1 tablespoon parsley flakes, 2 chicken bouillon cubes and some ham I had on hand. When it was all nice and hot and in the bowl I topped it off with some shredded cheddar cheese. Kids ate it all, I was hoping I could take a bowl to work the next day but ended up with a sandwhich. Next time I will double the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 2 cups milk
  • 14 cup chopped fresh raw onion (optional)
  • 18 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)


  1. Peel and dice potatoes (the smaller you dice, the faster they cook).
  2. Place in pan with enough water to cover potatoes.
  3. Cover and cook potatoes until done.
  4. Drain water and return to pan.
  5. With a potato masher, mash 1/2 of the potatoes (this will serve as your thickener).
  6. Add cream of celery and milk. Stir and heat on low, stirring frequently until desired temperature is reached.
  7. Serve with fresh chopped onion and a sprinkle of ground red pepper if desired. (this really makes it yummy).

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