Potato Soup from Leftovers

Susan Feliciano


After New Year's dinner, as I was putting away food, I noticed about 2 cups of scalloped potatoes, and almost threw them out.
WAIT! I thought, what can I use those in? Potato soup!
So right there, instead of putting them in plastic-ware, I dumped them into a small soup pot and added these other ingredients, and Voilà! Potato soup for dinner tonight.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    leftover scalloped potatoes
  • 1 c
    whipping cream (leftover from pie)
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion (leftover)
  • 1 c
    grated cheese (leftover from cheese spread)
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream (leftover from horseradish sauce)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter (optional)

How to Make Potato Soup from Leftovers


  1. Dice up any large pieces of potatoes and place them in a pot with the cream and milk. Heat gently over medium heat, stirring. Add onion, cover, and simmer gently until onion softens, total time about 5 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle in cheese and stir until it melts away. Then turn off heat and stir in sour cream. Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Add butter if desired.
  3. Serve immediately, or place in refrigerator container to use the next day.
    To reheat, place over low heat and stir until just serving temperature. Serve topped with sliced scallions and/or grated cheese and bacon bits.

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About Potato Soup from Leftovers

Course/Dish: Chowders Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Healthy

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