Old Fashion Potato Soup Recipe

Cyd Converse

Potato soup is nourishing, hearty and oh-so-comforting. Learn how to make your own with this easy recipe!

Old Fashion Potato Soup is a simple dish, but full of flavor! Perfect for those chilly winter nights - or even an appetizer for a dinner party - this deliciously creamy soup tastes great served just as it is, or topped with a variety of tasty additions.

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What sort of potatoes should I use?

Not all potatoes work well in this recipe. Different types of potatoes contain different amounts of starch and vary in the thickness of their skins. This means they react differently to heat.

Most potatoes fall into one of two categories - either starchy or waxy,

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Waxy potatoes are perfect for soups and stews as they don’t absorb too much moisture and are more likely to hold their shape. There are two types of waxy potato that we particularly recommend for Old Fashion Potato Soup:

- Red potatoes: these potatoes aren’t too starchy, so they won’t add too much thickness to your soup and hold their shape well

- Yukon Gold: these are the holy grail of potatoes! A perfect combination of waxy and starchy, they can be used in a variety of ways. 

Baked Potato Soup Image

If you want to get a bit creative, you may like to give Purple Majesty potatoes a try - but be warned, your soup will look quite interesting! These potatoes retain their color once cooked and work well in soups.

Tasty toppers for your Old Fashion Potato Soup:

Just a small handful of any of these toppings (or even a combination of them) will add lots more flavor to your soup. Why not try...

- Crispy crumbled bacon

- Shredded cheese

- Sliced scallions or sautéed shallots 

- Chives

- Sour cream or natural yogurt 

Baked Potato Soup Pic

Note: The texture of the soup in this recipe can easily be thickened by doubling the roux.

If you love potato soup, you might like to try this tasty Baked Potato Soup Recipe a try too!

9 Sides for Soup


Old Fashion Potato Soup Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 8 cups Chicken Broth
  • 6 cups Diced Potatoes
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Celery
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Milk


  1. In a large saucepan or pot, bring the chicken broth, cubed potatoes, celery and onion to the boil. Once boiling, reduce heat slightly and cook until the potatoes are soft. 
  2. In a second saucepan, melt butter and combine with flour over medium heat until a golden brown paste has formed; this is referred to as a roux and acts as a thickening agent in soups, stews, curries, etc.
  3. While stirring constantly, pour the potato mixture into the saucepan containing the roux, mixing until well combined. Add the remaining ingredients. Simmer until creamy, about 30 minutes.
  4. Add desired toppings and serve.
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Author: Cyd Converse
Source: Food.com
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 152
Calories 336

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 1297mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.

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