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Potato Soup, printable recipe, as seen on Taste of

Potato Soup

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Soups, Stews
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to make this warm and filling Potato Soup. Made from scratch, using fresh potatoes, it’s the perfect soup for a cold winter night. Make it as creamy as you’d like.



  • 6 Russet Potatoes, medium size
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • ΒΌ cup Butter
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk (12oz)
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour, if needed to thicken
  • 3 Tablespoons Water


  1. Peel and cube potatoes into about one inch sized pieces. Set aside.
  2. Remove outer skin from onion, dice into small sections.
  3. Place medium sized sauce pot over Medium heat on stove top.
  4. Add Butter.
  5. Add onions. Saute onions until tender and translucent.
  6. Add cubed potatoes.
  7. Add evaporated milk.
  8. Add two cups whole milk, or more if needed, to cover potatoes.
  9. Bring mixture to a slight boil, then REDUCE heat to medium-low.
  10. Simmer mixture, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, stirring often. About 25 minutes.
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste, as desired.
  12. Use a hand blender or large spoon to mash up some of the potatoes. Do not over blend.
  13. To thicken the soup if needed, mix water and flour together in a small cup. Stir well to combine and make a slurry.
  14. Gradually add flour slurry to the potatoes, stirring well.
  15. Continue to cook for about five minutes until the mixture thickens.
  16. Serve warm.
  17. Enjoy.


Garnish the soup with grated cheese, or with crumbled ham or bacon if desired.

Keywords: Potato Soup Recipe, made from scratch, quick soup, southern recipes