Great-Aunt Fannie Old Traditional Potato Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an Old German recipe my Great-Aunt use to make. Every one in the family loved it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potatoes, onions, celery and carrots in the water until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in other pan melt butter and blend in flour.
  3. Gradually add milk and cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
  4. Add to soup.
  5. Add evaporated milk.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Garnish bowls with paprika.
Most Helpful

I really liked this soup. I've made it several times now. The first time I put some bacon in it and realized it really didn't need it. The second time it was a tad bland so I just sprinkled salt on it. Thanks for posting this recipe it is a new favorite! Oh, I used 4 tbsp flour. This soup has always come out nice a creamy/thick for me.

Hilary83 May 31, 2010

This recipe was just ok for me. I am used to a creamy, mashed potato type of potato soup. This was more runny than I am used to...and I prefer sour cream and half & half...this recipe calls for evap. milk which was different. It was good, but not great for me...

ItalianDelia September 09, 2009

This is a great soup, I didn't have any for the next day. Everyone loved it !! I used 4 T. of flour and plan to add bacon & muchrooms next time. You can add almost anything to this soup. Enjoy!

Happy Cat June 28, 2009