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red potato soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Brandi Kirkpatrick
Burley, ID

I needed a recipe to use up a large amount of red potatoes after a school fund raising dinner. I was able to actually sell it to the student body it was so good. I also am not a huge potato fan and gravitate towards red potatoes when I do eat them.

(1 rating)
yield 18 cups
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For red potato soup

  • 2 ½ pounds unpeeled, small red potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 celery ribs, diced
  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 8 cups milk
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup butter cubed
  • ¾ cups flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup minced fresh parsley
  • shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onions

How To Make red potato soup

  • 1
    Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain, set aside.
  • 2
    In a kettle, sauté onion, celery and bacon until vegetables are tender; drain well.
  • 3
    Add milk, water, bouillon, salt and pepper; heat through. (DO NOT BOIL!)
  • 4
    In a separate large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir over for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 5
    Stir into soup stock. Add parsley and potatoes; heat through.
  • 6
    Sprinkle with cheese and green onions.