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Unbelievably Easy Potato Soup

Unbelievably Easy Potato Soup
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 6

Keeping it simple! This creamy homemade potato soup is made with just a handful of ingredients, and still has the taste you crave. Add some cheddar cheese on top if you're feeling really crazy. ...MORE+ LESS-

TBSP Kitchens
October 23, 2017

Ingredients

5
large potatoes
2
green onions, plus more for garnish
1/4
teaspoon dried basil, or more to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
Water (quantity will vary)
2 1/2
cups milk (plus more if needed)

Steps

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  • 1
    Peel and roughly chop potatoes. Discard tops and bottoms of green onions and mince the remaining pieces.
  • 2
    Add potatoes and onions to a medium-sized saucepan and cover with water. Boil on high for 30 minutes, adding more water to the pot as needed, until potatoes as well cooked and soft.
  • 3
    Remove pot from heat and drain the water over a strainer until it is just under the level of your cooked potatoes. Return any onions and basil the strainer catches to the pot.
  • 4
    Add 2 1/2 cups milk to potatoes and mash until mostly smooth, leaving a few small chunks for a hearty texture. Add more milk, a dash at a time, until soup reaches your preferred consistency.
  • 5
    Season liberally with salt and pepper to taste. Return pot to the stove and heat, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes. Serve garnished with additional green onions if desired.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Potassium
900mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
8g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • This simple soup is the perfect starting point for the potato soup novice. However, with just a few additions you can transform this unbelievably easy potato soup into an even heartier (but still unbelievably easy) loaded baked potato soup. All it takes is some chopped bacon, carrots, cheese and voilà! And speaking of easy potato recipes, here’s how to boil a potato the right way.

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