Easy Potato Soup Recipe

A few simple ingredients will reward you with this easy potato soup recipe.

Easy Potato Soup Recipe

Easy Potato Soup


8 Medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 Large onion, diced
1/2 cup mushrooms (canned or fresh), chopped
1 quart milk
1 tablespoon parsley
1 teaspoon basil
2 teaspoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Place potatoes, onions and mushrooms in a pot and cover with water. Boil until potatoes are tender. Drain water. Add milk, butter and spices. Simmer on low for an additional five minutes to blend flavors.

Serves 8

Easy Potato Soup Recipe with Chicken

Recipe courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission and Chris Santos, Chef-Partner, The Stanton Social, New York City

This recipe is easy because it uses potato flakes and eliminates the need to peel and cook the potatoes in advance.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small skinless and boneless, chicken breast halves, cut in cubes (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut in 1/4-inch pieces
  • 4 cups canned chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 submarine sandwich-style bun (approximately 8 inches long)
  • 1 cup instant Idaho potato flakes
  • 4 ounces Jarlsberg Lite Cheese, shredded
  1. In a large, heavy stock pot, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot; sauté onion and garlic 3 minutes or until they begin browning. Add chicken and continue to cook, stirring 3 minutes.
  2. Add asparagus and broth and bring to a boil. Cover pot and simmer 8 minutes. Meanwhile, slice sandwich bun crosswise into 6 slices and toast in a toaster oven or regular oven until lightly browned.
  3. Stir potato flakes into soup mixture and cook 2 minutes. Arrange toasts on top of soup in pot, sprinkle with cheese and replace cover, simmer another 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. To serve, remove toasts and put one in each soup bowl; ladle soup into bowls around toasts.

Yield: 6 servings

Cheesy Easy Potato Soup Recipe


6 medium to large white potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cans chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 can of water
1 cup chopped celery
1 large white onion, chopped
1/2 stick butter
2 cups half & half
1 lb. velveeta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped dill (fresh is preferred)
Salt and pepper to taste

Place broth and water in a large cooking pot. Add cubed potatoes, celery, onion and butter. When potatoes are tender, add velveeta cheese and half & half.

Serves 8

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