Just Plain - Good Old Fashion Potato Soup

Tammy Todd Recipe

By Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus

Stove Top

This recipe is very simple but packs alot of flavor and is still the best potato soup I've ever eaten! A lady in my church, (Kitty) taught me this recipe when I would stay at her house for a visit. I can still hear her daughter playing hymns on the piano while we cooked in the kitchen. I never thought such a simple soup could be that good, but it is! I had to really think about how to make it again as its been awhile since I've made it but it has come to me so I want to get it down. I've not seen or tasted a pototo soup like it since. I will have to make it again now that the weather is cool.


potatoes, medium
small yellow onion, grated (must be grated)
regular can evaporated milk
stick of butter
salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Peel potatoes and cut into eighths and place in a large pot. Cover potatoes with water to about an inch above the potaoes. Add salt to taste. Boil about 20-25 mins, until potatoes are nice and soft and a fork goes through them easily. (Do not drain them)
To the pot of potatoes and potato water, add the rest of the ingredients. (the onions must be grated as that is what really flavors the soup and gives it some texture)
Take a potatoe masher and mash some but not all of the potatoes. Try to get the larger chunks. This will thicken it. Don't mash too much or it will be too thick. If it does get too thick, add some water. Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat until hot and serve.

*** The flavor is so pure and tastey that it makes it the best comfort food on a cold day!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #potato, #comforting

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Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
Dec 12, 2013
Thank you Pamela for giving this a try! It is so delish! I like the onions grated because it really gives the broth the best flavor. You probably wouldn't have to but it just flavors the soup so well. :)
Merry Christmas Pamela!
Pamela Alexander palex30650
Dec 12, 2013
I have to try this soup! It sounds like what my Mom use to make, but I do have a question. Why must the onions be grated??
Merry Christmas!!
Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
Nov 29, 2012
Thats so cool! Never knew anyone that made it this way. It is the best!
Mary Villearreal Mary_Villearreal
Nov 29, 2012
Oh my goodness Tammy this how I make mine and my Grandma taught me how to make it.I like the flavor of butter and the evaporated milk.
Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
Nov 4, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!