By msouth on September 23, 1999
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"I got this potato soup recipe from my mother in law. We absolutely love it and it is very simple.You can, of course, decrease the cheese amount. I also add broccoli, carrots, corn, peas or any combination of those when I am in the mood. Very delicious, yet simple, soup."
Serving Size: 1 (775 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Very easy to make. Be sure to stir continuously!! I added chopped onion and minced garlic. I left out the cheese and used it as a topping instead with crumbled bacon."
"10 Stars! Made this for the first time on Super Bowl Sunday 2002 and YUM-YUM! Mashed about 1/3 and kept 2/3 of potatoes cubed - added diced carrots, used half "Half n Half" and half 2% milk ...... I would HIGHLY recommend this as it can be "customized" however you want! Anxious to make other variations......"
"Very good! I added chopped onion with the butter and cooked it a bit before adding the flour. I used non-fat milk and it still came out very nice and creamy. It thickened up nicely after adding the potatoes. I continued to cook a bit after adding the cheese and potatoes (as opposed to the recipe calling for turning the heat off). I stirred in about 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard and a little more salt to bring the flavor out. Thanks for posting!"
"I was looking for a potato soup recipe and this is the first I tried. It was very easy to make and make adaptations to. It is great with bacon and green onions. I made it with fat-free condensed milk and with low-fat cheese. It was still wonderful. I will definitely keep this recipe."
"This soup tastes great. I omitted the chicken boullian and the cheese, because I wanted just a basic potato soup, like my Mema used to make. I had a pretty hard time getting the lumps out of the flour/butter mixture. I kinda had to smush the with my sppon as I was mixing. If anyone has a better was of doing this, please let me know. Also, this soup would be great topped with bacon bits. Jessica, Texas"
"All I can say is, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!! So very good! I did boil a ham bone with 2 bay leaves for an hour first, and then used the "juice" of that to boil the potatoes in. I added the meat of the ham bone to the soup once everything was done. I also used sharp cheddar."
"This is a great basic potato soup receipe! I used two cups of half & half in place of two cups of milk, and added 1/2 pound of cooked bacon plus two tbls. parsley. I took out the cheese to add the half & half!"
"Excellent! I sauteed onion, garlic, and celery in the butter before adding flour. Also added a bit of yellow mustard and rosemary garlic seasoning to the roux. Delicious!"
"VERY DELICIOUS! I didn't realize how easy it was to make potato soup until I used this recipe. Definitely will be keeping this recipe. The only thing I added was some minced garlic, and I probably used half the amount of cheese recommended (which is not normal for me because I LOVE cheese), but overall the taste is great!"
"Try adding cooked Italian Sausage and lightly sauted kale and you will have a soup very similar to the soup at olive garden. Also instant mashed potatoes make a great thickening substitute for the roux"
"This is a simple basic potato soup recipe but it is so good and just the way I want potato soup to be. Will be making it often. Made exactly as recipe said and wouldn't change a thing."
"This is an AWESOME soup, very easy and tasty!! I have never made any potato soup without using the potato water so.....only change made was, 3 cups potato water and 3 cups milk, and sauteed some onions with the butter! Everyone loved it and said this is a keeper."
"I love this recipe! The only thing that I do differently is to add lots of sauteed onion. Very Yummy!"
"This is a simple, delicious recipe. I had never made potato soup before, but I found, with this recipe, that it wasn't hard at all. My family loves it. I used some celerey salt in mine, and that was a hit."
"This soup was fantastic! I have a suggestion for those who had trouble getting the lumps out of the flour mixture..i used a hand blender on the soup after adding the first half of milk and then after the 2nd half....i also doubled the salt and added 1/2 tspn of garlic powder and 1/2 tspn of onion powder....i used whole wheat flour, nonfat milk and half the amount of cheese to make it a bit healthier...also after boiling the potatoes i used a hand blender on them too to give them a creamy texture. when i blended them in to the soup the result was a hearty, creamy potato soup with no lumps- i served it with a loaf of warm homemade bread...it was delicious on a cool, overcast night- thank you for posting!"
"This soup taste wonderful! I made if for my family and they absolutely loved it. I made a few changes. I didn't have any chicken bouillons so I used a can of chicken stock and added it to my flour and butter mixture (also added 1/2 onion). It was very easy and was mmmmm, mmmmm good!"
"This is a favorite of mine. Not only creamy and delicious but also hearty. I do like to add some cooked carrots, celery, and onion to it. It's also great with broccoli in it."
""I was skeptical but gave it a try. It turned out wonderful. I added some chopped kale and mild sausage. This will be added to my favorites.""
"If you're new to making your own soup, allow about an hour to an hour and a half to make this. It's a much heartier soup than I had first imagined or am used to for Potato Soup, which makes it even more amazing! I made it without any modifications minus adding some parsley for garnish on the top. I found (like most people) that adding something like bacon bits, a little extra cheese on top, or something else would help make it that much better! I would also suggest potentially adding some of the milk in before you mix in the flour with the butter. I had difficulty fully un-clumpifying the flour and butter mixture. Overall, a delicious soup that will be even better after I get some bacon bits!"
"it was pretty good. i added corn, broccoli and bacon. it tasted like it was missing something though."