Lazy Potato Soup

Lazy Potato Soup

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Mary Ann Hanson


This is another recipe I made often when my kids were growing up. If was one of their favorites and it was quick to make. I always had the ingredients on hand for a go to meal after a busy day. It even went faster if I had remembered to chop extra vegetables while preparing another meal!


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30 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 1/2 c
    chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 c
    shredded carrot
  • 1/4 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1 can(s)
    chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 - 3 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 box
    au gratin potato mix
  • 1 lb
    diced polish sausage, diced ham, or browned and seasoned hamburger meat
  • 1 can(s)
    evaporated milk
  • 6 slice
    american cheese

How to Make Lazy Potato Soup


  1. Saute vegetables in butter until soft. Add dry potatoes, sauce mix packet, broth, and 2 1/2 cups of water. Mix well. Sauce mix will be lumpy but it always cooks out.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Add diced sausage, ham, or browned hamburger. Heat thouroughly. Stir in milk and cheese. Do not boil. Stir until cheese is melted.
  4. Add extra water if soup seems too thick. Adjust seasoning to taste. Enjoy!

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About Lazy Potato Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #sausage

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