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Potato Soup - The Southern Lady Cooks

Potato soup is a favorite of my family and we can eat this great soup anytime! It’s wonderful on a cold day but we enjoy it year round.  Easy to make and one your family will absolutely love.  You could double this recipe for a group of people of cut it in half.  This soup keeps well for several days refrigerated and makes such a hearty meal.

Potato Soup Ingredients Needed:




Minced garlic (I use the kind you buy already minced in the jar)




Evaporated milk

All purpose flour

We love to top this soup with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped bacon is always a great addition too. As you can see this is an easy soup to make but it’s really hearty and wonderful on a cold day. It will warm you right up! Be sure and add these delicious cornbread muffins!

Don’t over cook this soup, your potatoes should still be in the form of a potato. If you over cook potato soup it turns to mush.

Full printable recipe in recipe card below. 

My family has been looking for my aunts potato soup recipe, but she passed without sharing it, even with her daughters, (they should have watched ) . Anyway l really think this is it or at least very close. I have already made it, my husband and I loved it, making it again soon, even in warmer weather, love it. Will share with my cousins.” – Judy

“Just made this again for the second time in as month. Love it.” -Becky

“I saw this recipe on a friend’s facebook page and decided to surprise my husband and make this for dinner tonight. What a hit!!! This recipe is definitely a keeper and was very easy to put together. Thanks for sharing.” – Sherry

Potato Soup - The Southern Lady Cooks

Potato Soup - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Print Recipe

5 from 37 votes

Hearty Potato Soup

This is an easy recipe that your family will love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hearty Potato Soup
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 8 to 10 medium potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic I use the kind you buy already minced in the jar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour


  • Place potatoes, onion, celery, garlic, salt and pepper in a large pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender. Do not drain.
  • Add stick of butter. Pour evaporated milk into a bowl and whisk the flour into the milk. Add flour and milk mixture to your soup. Let simmer for about 10 minutes. Garnish with crisp bacon or shredded cheese.
  • This makes about a gallon of soup.

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