Russian Potato Soup

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Dave of Tucson

Mom used to make this when I was living at home. Kind of reminds me of mashed potatoes and gravy. She told me it was called "Zhapashka" but I can't verify. Maybe someone else can help.

Top Review by Gerry

Potato soup is a long time favourite at our house. Have added a good number of potato soup recipes to our family cookbook over the years - none have had the beef soup base. Have to admit I really hesitated and kept thinking chicken for the base! But followed through - the result unlike the potato soups I've made - you just can't go wrong with anything that tastes like mashed potatoes and gravy! Can't verify zhapashka either but what ever the name - it is a great tasting soup and one that will be seeing repeats at our house. Thank you for sharing your mom's recipe. Made for My-3-Chefs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 6 quart pot add potatoes and celery plus enough water to cover plus add enough to fill 1/2 of the space to the top of the pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are soft.
  3. In the meantime in a skillet brown the onion in oil until they are medium brown in color.
  4. Add the flour to the browned onions and stir for about 1 minute.
  5. Add the bullion cubes.
  6. Add enough potato water from the pot to cover the mixture, stir well.
  7. Pour the onion mixture back into the pot.
  8. Add water to within 1 inch of the top of the pot.
  9. Add black pepper plus extra to taste.
  10. Bring to a boil.
  11. Simmer for 30 minutes.

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