Grandma's Kitchen Hearty Potato Soup

Grandma's secret: To make this a filling meal, Grandma usually served this soup with fresh bread. For a slightly different twist, serve it in individual bread bowls. I'm thinkin' this could easily be done in the crock pot.

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1hr 5mins
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directions

  • Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • Bring water to a boil in large saucepan. Add potatoes and cook until tender.
  • Drain, reserving liquid. Set aside potatoes.
  • Measure 1 cup cooking liquid, adding water, if necessary; set aside.
  • Peel and finely chop onion. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion to saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and tender, but not brown.
  • Add flour to saucepan; season with pepper flakes and black pepper to taste. Cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, milk and sugar to onion mixture in saucepan; stir well. Add cheese and ham.
  • Simmer over low heat 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Store leftovers, covered in refrigerator.
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"Grandma's secret: To make this a filling meal, Grandma usually served this soup with fresh bread. For a slightly different twist, serve it in individual bread bowls. I'm thinkin' this could easily be done in the crock pot."
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  1. TJ S.
    I WANT TO GIVE A HUGE HUG TO WHO EVER UPLOADED THIS RECIPE! Seriously, thank you. I've been scouring every corner of the internet for this EXACT recipe. My grandma had found this recipe on a little card she got in one of her million cooking magazines she'd get. We'd always make this when I was a teenager and young adult. She passed in 2010 and I lost the recipe. 11 years later I finally found it. Thank you for helping me relive such great memories.
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  2. Joanne Quigley
    I’ve been making this for years. Never disappoints. Depending on my mood, I will add carrots, celery and even corn.
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  3. Lynette W.
    Can I use lactose free milk instead of whole milk and get the same delicious result?
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  4. randimiller
    Grandma's secret: To make this a filling meal, Grandma usually served this soup with fresh bread. For a slightly different twist, serve it in individual bread bowls. I'm thinkin' this could easily be done in the crock pot.
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