Grandma’s potato soup recipe is so comforting and perfect when you are trying to capture some of those familiar feelings of childhood. In about 45 minutes you can have the best bowl of potato soup your spoon can sink into!
Grandma’s Potato Soup Recipe – the easiest and tastiest
Homemade potato soup is so comforting and perfect when you are trying to capture some of those familiar feelings of childhood. In fact, some recipes are so nostalgic that you just need to have them – and this old fashioned potato soup recipe is definitely one of them. Potatoes, milk, and other fresh vegetables make for a delightful pot of soup.
What About the Potatoes?
Some potatoes aren’t good for making potato soup. It’s a fact that all potatoes are not created equal, and some kinds of potatoes can turn your soup into a thick, gluey mass. My grandmother used Idaho or russet potatoes, and she definitely knew best.
One Potato for the Pot Explained
It was a tradition when feeding a group of people to allow one potato per person plus one for the pot. It meant that you had enough food but not too much. You prepare the “pot” potato along with the other potatoes.
What is Garlic Juice?
This recipe uses garlic juice, but you can substitute chopped or pressed garlic. Garlic juice is reputed to have many health benefits, and you can even make your own. Click here to see how. While researching how to make garlic juice, I came across a gadget called a garlic peeler that makes it very easy to peel garlic. Click here to learn more.
Variations on Grandma’s Potato Soup:
Thanks to my readers for these suggestions:
- Throw in a couple of bay leaves and sprinkle some fresh chives on top.
- Use green onions instead of regular onions.
- Add a bit of salty taste with some bacon bits.
- Sprinkle some Kraft Three Cheese Blend on top.
Grandma’s Potato Soup is the perfect way to warm up!
There is simply nothing as good as a delicious bowl of homemade potato soup. Potato soup is easy to make, and perfect for the beginner and the experienced cook alike.
Before you make this amazing bowl of soup be sure to leave me a comment down below and share the best dish your grandmother made for you!
Grandma's Potato Soup
- 4 Russet potatoes (Idaho or Russet potatoes are recommended) (This is a total of 5 potatoes)
- 1 potato for the pot
- 15 ounces evaporated milk
- 4 ounces unsalted butter
- 1 chopped celery stock
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon garlic juice
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
- Peel and chop potatoes into bite-sized chunks and place into a medium-sized stockpot.
- Add evaporated milk and fill up empty can with each whole milk and water.
- Add butter, allow to melt. Add chopped celery, onion, chopped garlic, sea salt, and pepper.
- Stir until well blended.
- Cook on low or simmer until potatoes are soft.
- DO NOT allow soup to boil. The flavor of potato soup is enhanced by any buttered sweet roll or dinner roll.
- If desired top with fresh or dried herbs, cheese, crumbled cooked bacon.
Recipe Tips for the Cook
- Serve potato soup cold during the summer! Vichyssoise is cold potato soup!
- Do not use potatoes that have a green tinge to them, they are past their prime!
- The soup is best consumed 2 or 3 days after it is made!