Grandmas Potato Soup
Who remembers Grandma’s Potato Soup? Nothing fancy, just an old fashioned quick and clean soup, made with a few simple (and very cheap) ingredients that tasted divine. Chunks of potatoes in a thin, milky-buttery broth … yum.
It still only costs about $5.00 to purchase all the ingredients for this delicious basic soup, which makes Grandma’s soup a great dinner option to save money on your weekly grocery budget. (Grandma LOVED saving money.)
One of our favorite all-time soups would have to be this homemade easy potato soup just like grandma used to make. Tender chucks of potatoes cooked in buttered onions, seasoned lightly with salt & pepper.
Nothing fancy, just fresh white potatoes, butter and plenty of milk. Serve with homemade cheddar biscuits and you have an easy and delicious meal without a lot of fuss.
What Ingredients do I need For Grandma’s Soup?
Salt & Pepper
A delicious potato soup recipe just like your Grandma would of cooked.
- 3-4 Tbsp. butter
- 1 medium onion, diced fine
- 2-1/4 lbs. Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
- 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups milk
- 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
Using a heavy soup pot or pan, cook onions in butter for about 2-3 minutes or until onions are tender. Add potatoes to the pan and lightly salt & pepper. Cook potatoes with the onions for about 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
Add the chicken broth, milk, parsley, salt and pepper to the pan with the potatoes. Bring to a light boil; reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes.
Carefully mash about 1/2 of the potatoes with a fork or a potato masher. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes.
*SEE BELOW ON HOW TO THICKEN THE SOUP.
Like a Bit Thicker Soup?
Fresh chunks of potatoes cooked with butter and onions. Simmer potatoes in a mixture of chicken broth and milk to make a thinner-broth soup or add a little flour to make your soup just a bit thicker.
For A Thicker Soup – mix one tablespoon of flour with about 4 tablespoons of hot broth. Bring the soup to a light simmer and stir in the flour mixture. Let soup cook for a few minutes to thicken.
What Type of Potato Did Grandma Use for Her Soup?
Grandma knew that that the Russett potato made the best potato for her soup and they were also readily available. Russet potatoes are a starchy potato and the starch will help to thicken the soup naturally.
Cut the potatoes into same-size chunks so all the potatoes are cooked through at the same time.
Easy Additions to Grandma’s Potato Soup –
- Shredded Carrots
- Green Peas
- Shredded Cheese
- 1/2 tablespoon Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix
- Fresh Garlic
- Roasted Garlic
- Fresh or Dried Chives
- Heavy Cream
- Chicken Soup Base
We LOVE Soups and Hope you do As Well – Try some of Our Other Favorite Soup Recipes:
What To Serve with Grandma’s Soup?
We always serve dinner rolls and salted butter. (And a big dish of strawberry jelly!) Grandma always had strawberry jelly!
Favorite Soup Recipes –
Cabbage Roll Soup
Loaded Potato Soup with Hash Browns in the Crockpot
Chicken Pastina Soup Recipe