Easy Potato Soup

Easy Potato Soup Recipes That are Perfect for a Lazy Night Meal

Potatoes can be easily consumed as comfort food at any given time of the way in the form of various recipes, especially soups.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
When you are looking for a wholesome meal, but don't want to spend hours cooking, these different recipes for potato soup will come to your rescue. You can have this soup by itself, or with a serving of a light, green salad, and some crusty rolls, and it is sure to be as filling as it promises to be.

Quick and Easy Potato Soup (Serves 4)

Ingredients
  • 4 potatoes (diced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 4 tablespoons, margarine
  • 1 tablespoon, flour (heaped)
  • 4 cups, milk
  • Salt, to taste
  • Dash of pepper
  • Parsley, for garnishing
Procedure
  1. Put the potatoes and onions to boil in salted water.
  2. Melt the margarine in a pan, over a low flame. Add in the flour and cook, until there are no lumps, and the mixture begins to bubble.
  3. Pour in half the amount of milk, very slowly while constantly stirring the blend.
  4. Now, add in the potatoes and onions.
  5. Slightly mash the potatoes and the onions. The soup should be lightly chunky.
  6. Pour in the remaining milk, and add in the salt and pepper.
  7. Cook the soup over a medium flame. Stir occasionally.
  8. Serve steaming hot, garnished with parsley.
Baked Potato Soup with Cheddar Cheese (Serves 6)

Ingredients
  • 1 large baking potato
  • 2½ cups, chicken stock (low salt)
  • ¼ cup, bacon pieces
  • 2 cans, Cheddar cheese soup
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Green onion, finely chopped, for garnish
Procedure
  1. Wash the potato thoroughly. Dry it and on a high temperature, place the potato in the microwave for about 7-8 minutes.
  2. Once the potato is baked, and cooled, cut it into ½-inch cubes, with the skin.
  3. In a medium-sized pan, pour in the cheddar cheese soup, chicken stock and toss in the pieces of bacon.
  4. Stir occasionally and allow it to simmer on a medium high flame.
  5. Toss in the potatoes and continue stirring for about 5 minutes.
  6. Allow the soup to thicken, pour into bowls. Garnish the soup with a dollop of sour cream and then sprinkle some green onions.
Potato Leek Soup with Bacon (Serves 4)

Ingredients
  • 4 new potatoes (diced)
  • 2 cups, new potatoes for garnish
  • 2 cups, onions (diced)
  • 4 large, leeks (cleaned and sliced)
  • 1 cup, leeks (diced into short fine strips) for garnish
  • 1 cup, bacon (diced)
  • 3 tablespoons, butter
  • 3 tablespoons, all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons, extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 quart, beef stock
  • 1 quart, chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons, white wine
  • Salt & pepper (freshly ground), to taste
  • 2 tablespoons, chives for garnish
Procedure
  1. In a skillet, over medium flame, heat the olive oil.
  2. Toss in the bacon, and cook.
  3. Add in the leeks and onions, and continue stirring for 2 minutes.
  4. Put the salt and pepper, and add the butter.
  5. Once the butter melts, add in the flour, and stir thoroughly to avoid the formation of lumps.
  6. Now, pour in the beef and chicken stock while stirring.
  7. Pour in the wine, and toss in the new potatoes, cooking until the potatoes have softened.
  8. While the soup is cooking, heat about 3 inches of olive oil in a sauce pan, to a temperature of 350 ºF. Toss in the potato strips, and deep-fry them until they have lightly browned. Once done, place them on a plate lined with a paper towel. Repeat the same procedure for the leeks. Mix a small amount of salt to the potatoes and leeks.
  9. You may puree the soup if you prefer it to be smooth. Pour it into bowls and garnish it with the potatoes, leeks, and chives.
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