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Old-Fashioned Potato Soup

Thick and creamy, this classic potato soup recipe tastes just like grandma used to make.

Updated November 18, 2019
Old-Fashioned Potato Soup
Old-Fashioned Potato Soup

If you are on the hunt for a classic potato soup recipe, look no further than this Gundry family favorite. This creamy potato soup with milk and butter is just like grandma used to make. You're going to love serving up this soup on a chilly fall or winter day.

As an added bonus, this soup is quick and easy enough to make on any weeknight. It will taste like it simmered on the stove all day, but it actually comes together in about an hour.
 
From the Chef: One of my husband's aunts gave me this recipe soon after we got engaged because it was one of his favorite dishes growing up. When I asked her where it came from, she laughed and said that it'd just been in the family for years, but she couldn't place its origin. The addition of flour makes the broth nice and thick, just the way I like it.
- Addie Gundry


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Serves6

Cooking Time1 hr

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 pounds potatoes, diced large
  • 1/2 pound baby carrots, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the onion and celery, cooking until the onion is translucent and the celery begins to soften.

  2. Add the potatoes and carrots to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently until the potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the milk and parsley. Continue cooking until the soup begins to bubble again. Remove from the heat, ladle into bowls, and serve.

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This potato soup recipe looks delicious. This is definitely winter, comfort food. I think the chunky potatoes in it will be nice. I like the idea of throwing in a little bacon as well. I would crumble some on top with a bit of paprika. The milk and butter must make it very creamy.

Potato soup is maybe my favorite soup ever. It's so warm and cozy! Sometimes I'll throw in a little bacon, too

The weather is turning cool and this Old-Fashioned Potato Soup recipe is the perfect compliment to the onset of the Fall Season. The recipe is well written and easy to follow, and the ingredients are things you have on hand. This soup is hardy, and flavorful, and just what you need to chase the chill away.

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