Homemade Potato Soup
Recipe for Slimming Diet & Vegetarian Lifestyle

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  • 37 Minutes
  • Serves 5
  • Easy
  • High Heat
Homemade Potato Soup

Recipe's Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 pound Potatoes about 3 medium
1 can ready-to-serve Chicken Broth 14 1/2 ounce
2 medium Green Onion with tops
1.5 cups Milk
1/8 teaspoon Dried Thyme
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper

Nutritional information for Homemade Potato Soup

Saturated Fat

Homemade potato soup is great for a vegetarian lifestyle or/and weight-loss diets. It is low-calorie & low-fat, makes you feel full for a longer period, and it is very tasty. Try my recipe and you'll save it for later.

Did you Know?

Potatoes are 80% water.


Steps for Homemade Potato Soup

2 Minutes

Prepare the Potatoes

Peel the potatoes, and cut into large pieces.

25 Minutes

Heat the chicken broth and potatoes

Heat the chicken broth and potatoes to boiling in the saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally with a fork to make sure potatoes do not stick to the saucepan. Once the mixture is boiling, reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently. Cover and cook about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

1 Minute

Peel and thinly slice the green onions

While the potatoes are cooking, peel and thinly slice the green onions. Cut green onions into thin slices, using some of the green parts. Throw away the tip with the stringy end. If you have extra onions, wrap them airtight and store in the refrigerator up to 5 days (not more).

3 Minutes

Remove the Potatoes from the Heat

When the potatoes are done, remove the saucepan from the heat, but do not drain. Break the potatoes into smaller pieces with the potato masher or large fork. The mixture should still be lumpy. You can leave some of them as pieces, just for design.

6 Minutes

Stir in the other ingredients

Stir the milk, salt, pepper, thyme, and onions into the potato mixture. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot and steaming, but do not let the soup boil. Enjoy!

Additional Info for Homemade Potato Soup


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This homemade potato soup is a tasty and simple recipe, and it can be done without putting in too much effort. The Homemade Potato Soup can be done in any season, not only during the winter days.

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About the Homemade Potato Soup Recipe

Before writing here, I’ve remembered this morning about the taste of it and I thought… why not make it? I’ve made it in no time and my husband, who love stews and soups, was soo delighted he ate two servings. When I started to note this recipe here, I remembered about the 2 servings that my husband ate and made this article for 5 servings (not 4 as I usually do). To have a tasty potato soup in your plate, you only need 3 medium potatoes, about 14 ounces of ready-to-serve chicken broth, 2 medium green onions with top, 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/8 teaspoon of dried thyme leaves, and some salt and pepper (you cannot make a good dish without them :D). It also has some Health Benefits. As per Dr. Health Benefits, “there are lots of other nutrients of potato for the body such as vitamin B6, B1, B3, and B5, vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, and other minerals. Therefore, potato is a very good staple to be consumed. You need to try various potato dishes, especially potato soup“.



Variation: Potato-Cheese Soup Recipe

Follow this recipe as directed, step by step. When the soup is finished and very hot, gradually stir in 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese until it is melted.



Great for vegetarian ideas

If you have a vegetarian lifestyle and search for a soup, this is one of the best choices. You can also add onions and carrots to change its flavor a bit. The great thing about this soup is that it can make you feel full for a longer period, comparing with other kinds of vegetarian soups.



What about the leftovers? Can it be refrigerated?

Leftovers of potato soup keep great! Store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. If it thickens up, you can add gradually milk when you reheat, but only if needed. If you want to keep it for more than 3 days, the taste will lose its flavor a bit, and after 5-6 days cannot be eaten anymore.



Potato soup can be used also for weight-loss diets

My recipe for potato soup is great for a weight-loss diet due to its low-calorie intake, low fat, and great protein intake which helps you feel full for a long period. It can be eaten daily, without hesitation, but first, please check your nutritionist (if you have a very strict slimming diet, this soup may not be what you need).



What kind of potatoes do you use for soup?

Waxy potatoes or “boiling potatoes” are great in soups and stews. These have thin skin, are high in moisture, and low in starch. Potatoes that are low-starch and high-moisture hold together better. You can use also Yukon Gold potatoes (tried them and are ok also).



Notes and Tips

  1. Essential Equipment: a large saucepan (3-quart size), potato masher or large fork.
  2. If you refrigerate leftovers soup and it seems too thick, just stir in some milk while reheating it.
  3. Low-fat or nonfat milk can be used for this potato soup, but whole milk makes the soup a little richer and creamier.


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Susan Anne Dale

Hello there, I’m Susan Anne Dale | Mother, Wife, Cook, Entrepreneur. I do not remember exactly when I started to cook, but now I cannot imagine life without the magic of this wonderful art. I hope you will enjoy my recipes written in a modern cooking style.

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