Irish Potato Soup

debbie lopez


Have been making this for years. The bay leaf is what makes this one a little different from a lot of potato soups.

*This can be adapted to be made in a crock pot, but will be just a bit thinner.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 medium
    russet potatoes
  • 1 qt
  • 2 medium
    onions, diced
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 lb
    smoked sausage, sliced (optional)

How to Make Irish Potato Soup


  1. Peel and slice the potatoes.

    Put potatoes into a soup pot with water, onions, and bay leaf.
  2. Simmer covered for 45 minutes.
  3. Working in batches puree soup.
  4. Add half and half, salt, and pepper. Also add the smoked sausage if using.
  5. Cook for 15 minutes on LOW just until heated thoroughly WITHOUT boiling/scalding the half and half.
  6. Add butter for flavor and richness and serve.

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About Irish Potato Soup

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: For Kids

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