Plain Potato Soup

Plain Potato Soup

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  Rosemary

“Very basic, very simple soup. Potatoes are boiled, then mashed. Evaporated milk is blended in and some salt and white pepper is used to season the soup. Serve hot, or you can reheat in a microwave or double boiler.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot over high heat. Add water to cover, about 1 inch over the potatoes. Boil for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Do not drain.
  2. Reduce heat to low and pour in the evaporated milk and the butter. Mash the potatoes in the pot with a potato masher. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.

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this is a great recipe. the only thing i changed was i used 12oz heavy whipping cream and 12oz 2% milk. and i add chuncks of potato. a great base to start with and add new items everytime for a change



I make this same soup but don't cover the potatoes and add a sliced onion, cook them 30 min or so without a cover (most of the water will evaporate) Mash the mixture up slightly with a potato masher. Then I scald 1 qt. skim milk in the microwave and add that. Add just a shake of Tabasco sauce, salt & pepper, and you have a low-fat, soul warming soup. For leftover next day, I sometimes add 1 can baby clams and heat. My husband loves this. (He adds a pat of butter to his bowl.) It's the first soup I make every fall.



I was looking to see if they had this recipe as it is basically the way I have been making it for years. This is a great basic recipe and you cannot beat real boiled potatos for soup.(The flakes don't hold a candle). I add onions and bacon sauteed in butter but if you want to avoid the heart attack :-) you can skip it and just use different seasonings to spice it up. Thanks for posting!! Sometimes simple is better!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 519 cal
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 26 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs
  • 56.2 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 17.3 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 215 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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