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Recipe: Grandma’s homemade potato soup

Recipe: Grandma’s homemade potato soup

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Grandma’s homemade potato soup has been a staple in countless households for decades.

But with the arrival of newer similar recipes like cheesy potato soup with bacon and loaded baked potato soup, the recipe has gone out of fashion.

This simple recipe requires only a few ingredients and yet tastes like so much more effort has gone into it. It’s the perfect winter warmer and is great for when you’re not feeling 100 percent.

It’s so versatile as you can add extras like ham, bacon or cheese if you have it.

Find out how to make this simple yet satisfying dish below and don’t forget to SHARE this recipe with those who love soups, they’ll thank you for it.


  • 2 pounds of potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup (1/2 to 1 stick) salted butter
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk

What to do

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into large chunks. Chop the onion and celery then toss the potatoes and onions with the flour. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a soup pot. I use about 3 to 4 tablespoons, but you can use less to reduce the fat content. Add the potato mixture to the pot; stir to coat with the butter and stir in enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Stir in evaporated milk, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Feel free to garnish this soup with cheese, chopped bacon or your favorite herb. Then ENJOY!

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This is almost like my mom’s.

She didn’t use flour or celery but shredded carrots and tons of black pepper if we had colds.

Between the onions and pepper our head colds seemed to disappear. 

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