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Potato Soup

My ultimate comfort food, Potato Soup. This is my familys recipe.

My ultimate comfort food, Potato Soup. This is my family's recipe.

By RhymesWithThyme, member

July 20th, 2011

This recipe is very simple and is my ultimate comfort food. When I miss home or feel a little under the weather, I usually whip up myself a nice pot of potato soup and enjoy it. This recipe is not for a diet right type person, its simple, wholesome, and packed full of carbs. lol. It will fill you up quickly and the warm milk and butter really help put you to sleep. The key to this recipe, if it tastes too bland, keep adding salt and pepper. I know its silly, but it really seems to help to do so. I prefer to keep this one simple and enjoyable. I hope you all can enjoy it too. If not, I'll gladly horde it all to myself!

Do you have any family recipes? Special comfort foods? Are you willing to share them? I'd love to see some family recipes or someone's special comfort food recipes. I've thoroughly enjoyed trying the family recipes for my husband's family and would look forward to trying yours too! Feel free to comment the post. :)


  • 6 Large Potatoes, peeled and rough cut chunks (or enough potatoes to fill about 1/2 to 3/4 of the pot you wish to use)
  • 1 Medium Onion, diced
  • 1 Jar Dried Beef, shredded (Or about 1/2 cup or more of diced deli ham)
  • Milk
  • 1 to 2 Table-Spoons of Butter
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Peel & cut potatoes. Rinse. Put into pot. Dice onion into pot. Fill with water just enough to cover the potatoes and make them float. Boil potatoes until soft. (If you use a red onion, usually a good indication that the potatoes are done is when the red onion is a light pink or translucent)

Once potatoes are soft, drain the water. Add in the meat and butter and salt and pepper. Pour in enough milk to just cover the potatoes. Begin cooking again on medium heat. Mash the potatoes a little with a fork or potato masher. Stir, test flavor often, salt and pepper until it tastes like you want it. Turn off heat and serve.

Note: Can be refrigerated for a few days. If the potatoes begin to get clumpish and no longer soup-like, then just add milk and stir until you get the consistency you like.

Recipe Used: My own design - RhymesWithThyme

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