A simple and budget-friendly potato soup with just 4 ingredients, this soup is made on the stovetop with russet potatoes, milk, sour cream, salt and pepper.
My family loves potatoes, especially if it’s an easy dinner. We could eat them with every meal, and there’s nothing better than an old fashioned potato soup. For this recipe, I wanted the creaminess of my favorite potato soup, but I only had a few ingredients on hand.
For this recipe, you’ll only need 4-ingredients: potatoes, milk, sour cream and salt/pepper. Talk about budget-friendly!
Follow these simple instructions for a quick potato soup.
- cut potatoes into quarters, boil, drain and mash once soft
- add sour cream and mix well
- add in milk, then return to a simmer
- season with salt and pepper to your taste preference
how do you thicken potato soup?
To make a thick potato soup, you’ll need to make it with a butter-flour roux before adding back in the potatoes and dairy ingredients (check out our recipe for old-fashioned potato soup).
what are the best toppings for potato soup?
The best toppings for potato soup include:
- shredded cheddar cheese
- scallions or dried chives
- diced jalapeño
- bacon bits
- crackers or croutons
what to do with leftovers
- Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
- Freezing is not recommended due to the dairy in the soup.
what to serve with potato soup
Potato soup is great served with salmon patties, salad, biscuits, or garlic bread as a side.
Easy Potato Soup
- peel and quarter your potatoes
- in a large pot, boil potatoes until fork tender, then drain
- mash potatoes (leave some lumps if you prefer)
- add in sour cream and stir, then add in the milk, salt and pepper. Continue stirring.
- place back on low heat until the soup comes to a simmer, then serve warm.
- store in the fridge for up to 3 days
- freezing is not recommended
- top with cheddar, bacon, or scallions
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