Perfect Potato Soup Recipe

This Perfect Potato Soup Recipe is a lightened up version, but you won’t miss a thing. It’s so full of flavor and the best comfort food around.

Perfect Potato Soup Recipe

I’ve shared about my passion for potatoes before, being that I’m all Irish and everything (a wee bit at least). So, of course, Potato Soup has got to be my all-time favorite when it comes to soup. Definitely.

Best Potato Soup

This is a classic recipe for Potato Soup. It’s easy too, and since no cream is required, this recipe is more on the lighter side, which is always a good thing. Along with a salad and some crusty bread for dipping, a bowl of this Potato Soup is the perfect meal for an Irish girl like me.

Potato Soup Recipe notes: 

  • This soup can easily be made ahead. Just reheat slowly, whisking occasionally.
  • Unexpected extra mouths to feed? Easily extend the serving amount by adding a bit more broth with a little water. Whisk to incorporate.
  • When possible, use chicken stock instead of chicken broth. It lends a richer flavor. There are good store bought options to be found.
  • This soup can be served warm, or if you’re into chilled soup, chilled.
  • This Potato Soup recipe serves well as a starting place for other thicker-based soups. Add chicken, asparagus, broccoli, cheese, browned ground beef, or roasted mushrooms, just to name a few. Get creative and make it your own!

Also, if you’re a big potato fan like me, or Irish through and through, I think you’ll like this recipe for Quick Baked Potatoes. They are incredibly easy and pretty doggone tasty too.

Perfect Potato Soup

Perfect Potato Soup
An easy recipe for the perfect bowl of comfort.
Recipe type: Main
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 pounds small red potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (add another ¼ teaspoon for a spicier version)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • additional salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in large stockpot over medium heat. Add diced onions and sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Add stock and diced potatoes and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then reduce heat to a simmer, stir in salt, ground red pepper, ground nutmeg, and dried parsley. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes directly in pot, or using a slotted spoon, remove potatoes to a bowl to mash, or process through a food mill or ricer. Mash to desired texture. If you prefer larger pieces of potato only mash a portion of the potatoes. If removed, return mashed potatoes to broth.
  4. In a small saucepan or skillet brown butter over low heat. Stir in flour, then add 2 cups of broth and stir to blend well. Continue to stir until mixture thickens. Once thickened, stir into soup, combine well.
  5. Bring soup back to a low simmer for 3 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve warm.
  7. If desired, garnish with additional ground red pepper, ground nutmeg, chopped chives, dill, and/or shredded cheese.

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  1. 1


    I love potatoes soup too. I’ve been making potato chowder a lot for the last few months because this is one of the very few things I know how to cook…..

  2. 5

    Estela @ Weekly Bite says

    Potato soup is my favorite! These picture are truly amazing! Can’t wait to dig into this recipe!

  3. 7


    Do potatoes have a season? I feel like the dead of winter is potato season, which means it is high time I made this.

  4. 8

    Jenny says

    What a gorgeous soup! I saw this on Pinterest and was drooling :) Need to make it asap! xoxo

  5. 11

    Nikki @Seeded at the Table says

    Potato soup is one of my faves, and I love your add-in options! Great ideas!

  6. 14

    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective says

    This weather is putting me in the soup mood and I need to try your Prefect Potato Soup it looks amazing!

  7. 19

    Bekah says

    I’ve made this soup twice now and both times it was delicious! So glad to have found a thick, creamy potato soup that isn’t diary based.
    Thanks for the new winter staple!

    • 20


      Hello Bekah,

      Yay! It’s a keeper for sure. It’s freezing here, so thinking this weekend may be a good time to make a pot of this.

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    Tracy says

    This was a delicious soup. I used red potatoes from my farm box that had pink flesh. It made an oddly colored delicious soup. Super easyt too, my favorite kind of recipe.

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    Susie says

    I made this delicious soup as written. It reminded me of the potato soup I so enjoyed in Ireland. The soup is tasty and the BEST recipe for Irish potato soup…hands down!!

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