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Old Fashioned Down Home Potato Soup

Categories: Main Dishes, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian/Vegan

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You can make this potato soup in just a couple of hours and it will have such a hearty flavor, no one will leave the table hungry. You may opt to swap the chicken broth for vegetarian broth for a vegetarian version.


  • 4 lg. baking potatoes
  • 1 lg. onions
  • 2 scallions
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. Clabber Girl Cornstarch mixed with 1/2 c cold water
  • shredded cheddar cheese optional, for garnish
  • croutons optional, for garnish
  • bacon bits optional, for garnish


Peel and dice baking potatoes into small, bite-size pieces and place in a three quart saucepan. Chop onion and scallions and then add to potatoes. Put butter on top of mixture, add chicken broth and water.

Bring to a boil, and turn heat down to simmer. Add a little more water if needed to cover potatoes. Cover pan with a lid and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.

Add milk and salt, bringing to boil once again; add cornstarch mixture and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Serve hot, with biscuits and assortment of desired garnishes. Serves 6-8 people.