Potato Soup Recipe

There’s just something about a warm bowl of potato soup that causes a cold, dreary day to become cozy and memorable. I remember growing up my dad would make a potato soup each winter. It was never the exact same recipe. His soup was always a little different than the last bowl. Now today I’m exactly the same way. I don’t ever make the same bowl of potato soup but today I’m sharing a Potato Soup Recipe with exact measurements so you can make it yourself. But don’t worry if you don’t have all of the ingredients. You can make your own version of this potato soup and make your own memories with your family.

The Potato Soup Staples

There are a few ingredients you will need every time to make a good potato soup.

  • Potatoes (of course)
  • Milk
  • Broth
  • Salt & spices

With these few ingredients you can make your potato soup base and add more things as you wish.

How to make Potato Soup from scratch

  • Dice half a large yellow onion, 2 cloves of garlic and cut up 3-4 slices of bacon into small pieces and sauteĀ“it in your soup pot with butter. Once it is browned, add in 1/4 cup flour.
  • In the same pot, pour in 2 cups broth and 2 cups milk. I like to use chicken bone broth that I make at home. You can use chicken or beef broth. It will vary the taste a little bit.
  • Dice 20 small potatoes or use about 5 cups worth of diced potatoes. I cut mine into about 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Put the potatoes into the pot and add in basil, sage, crushed red pepper flakes and sea salt. Simmer with a lid on until potatoes are soft enough to push a fork into them.
Diced onion, bacon and garlic cloves are added to the pot and sauteed in butter.
Potatoes are added in after the broth and milk are added.
Stir in basil, sage, crushed red pepper flakes and sea salt.

Potato Soup Recipe

Ingredients for Potato Soup

  • 20-25 small yellow potatoes or 4-5 cups
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 3-4 slices of bacon cut up
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or oil
  • 2 cups chicken bone broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 Tablespoons sage
  • 2 Teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Basil

Step 1

Place your diced yellow onion, garlic and bacon in a pot with 2 tablespoons butter or oil. SauteĀ“ until your onions are brown and your bacon is cooked to your desire.

Step 2

Add in your flour and stir until it has absorbed the liquids. Add in your bone broth and milk and turn stove eye to medium heat.

Step 3

Cut up your potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes and put them into your broth and milk mixture.

Step 4

Add in your spices and salt and let your soup simmer until your potatoes are soft enough to easily push a fork into them.

If you are looking to add in some extra protein, you can add in some already cooked ground beef, turkey or chicken before the potatoes. This will allow the meat to soak up the flavors of the soup and not overcook the potatoes.

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Serve your soup with some homemade sourdough bread!

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Roasted Basil Sweet Potatoes

Sourdough Pizza

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