5 Ingredient Potato Soup

It was a bit of a snowy weekend here in Richmond, so it was the perfect excuse to make a huge batch of soup. It had been awhile since I had made any, and after discussing how potato soup was a college favorite… we just had to make some on Saturday.

The last time I made potato soup, I made this vegan loaded baked potato soup. (To this day, it’s one of the most popular recipes I’ve ever posted.) So if you’re vegan, or trying to make a healthier type of potato soup, I’d head over there.

But if you want to make really easy (and cheap) potato soup… then try this recipe. You only need 5 ingredients, most of which you probably have on hand. (I didn’t have any of this stuff and we bought it all for less than $7 dollars.)

Potato soup

Easy Potato Soup

Serves 6-8 people

  • 3lb bag of potatoes
  • 1 pint milk (we used 2%, you could use soy or almond)
  • Spices to taste (We used salt, pepper, and garlic)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 green onions

Peel and wash the potatoes and then cut into slices, then halved. Fill a pot of water to just cover the potatoes, and bring to a boil. Let these boil until the potatoes are soft. Pour out most of the water (don’t fully drain them) and then add in the milk. Bring back to a boil and stir until the potatoes start to break down. I like my soup chunky, but if you like it smoother, you could use a potato masher. Next, I added in about 1 tbsp salt, 2 tsp pepper, and 2 tsp of a garlic powder + pepper blend. I ended up adding in more garlic and pepper after serving, but you can adjust to your liking. Then top each bowl with a little cheese and green onions.

When I was eating the leftovers, I actually topped mine with nutritional yeast instead of cheese. It still gives it a cheesy flavor, but nutritional yeast is packed with protein and B vitamins.

It’s the perfect way to warm up if you’ve been outside making snow people.

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What did you eat this weekend?

Comments

  1. Mmmm that sounds delicious! I love a good soup recipe :-)

    This weekend was a family-packed weekend for us. A few good meals in restaurants, and a great home-cooked dinner by my mom.

    Happy Monday!
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  2. Super cute snow people! I do love potato soup :)
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  3. This look so creamy and delicious!!
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  4. Awww, I like your snow people. I have the feeling I’m not going to see in snow here in NC this year, but there’s still a chance!
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  5. I’m probably the only one in Miami saying this, but I wouldn’t mind a little cold weather down here. AKA I’m jealous! If nothing else, it would give me an excuse to make this soup!
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  6. Those little snowmen are so cute! :)
    Also, this soup looks excellent. I love how easy it is to make. The nutritional yeast sounds like a nice addition. I’ll have to pick some up at the grocery store this morning.
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  7. I love recipes with only a couple ingredients :D. And those snow people are too cute
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  8. This looks so simple and delicious!
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  9. What is it about snow and cold that just makes me want soup soup and only soup too!! This sounds tasty, love how versatile potato soup can be with all the fixins! Hope you had a lovely weekend :)
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  10. It almost sounds too simple to be true :)
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  11. I’m pretty sure my husband would adore this soup! Looks so warming and comforting! Hmmmm . . . what did I eat this weekend? Saturday night was special, because I splurged on some halibut for us. With a side salad and roasted veggies, dinner was delicious. :)
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  12. Love your baby snow people. And that soup sounds so delicious!! I will have to try it out! :)
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  13. AWE I saw that it was very snowy down there but I’m glad you did something productive…I just normally stay inside LOL. That soup looks really warm and like it could hit the spot right now ha ha.
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  14. Yummmm! Soup + snow is like the perfect winter combo! Have you ever tried putting cauliflower in your potato soup? I did it a few months ago and you seriously cannot tell the difference at all, but it definitely amps up the veggies. You just blend it right in with the potatoes! I’m all about sneaking in veggies where the hubby can’t see them!
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  15. !! You made snowmen!? Eee! That’s seriously too sweet – it’s been years and years since I’ve made any of my own. And yes, a bowl of that delicious potato soup sounds like the perfect way to warm up.
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  16. Sounds awesome! I would FOR SURE add the garlic, too!
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  17. I saw this on your instagram! It looks delicious! I love how simple the ingredients are too :)
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  18. This soup sounds so warm and cozy!! I will definitely be checking out your vegan version. Thanks for sharing :).
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  19. I wonder how this idea would work with a sweet potato and coconut milk. I’m thinking it could be kind of fabulous… I love the idea of just potato and milk!
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  20. So simple!
    I’m a big fan of soup year round but it always seems extra comforting in the winter, doesn’t it? Stay warm :)
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  21. Nothing like a simple soup recipe. Love this :)
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  22. That looks simple and comforting! I love soup when it’s cold and rainy outside. We don’t get any snow here but were in Tahoe last weekend which was a lot of fun! I had forgotten how beautiful the snow was :-)
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  23. I love an easy soup recipe! Sounds so good!
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  24. Yummers. I honestly don’t know that I’ve ever even had potato soup. (!) I am all about easy though. When I made my Vodka Sauce with Cauliflower in it, I was thinking how the caulifower alone would make an amazing, easy soup….maybe I should go ahead and make it. :)
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  25. Thank God! Finally someone who doesn’t add vegetable stock to their potato soup! I love this. Thank you so much! Going to make this now. :)
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  26. Great recipe! I just made it and im eating it right now!

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