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5 from 2 votes

Easy Potato Soup

Easy Potato Soup that's done in 45 minutes--it's creamy, buttery, cheesy comfort food! Top with bacon, scallions, and cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 683kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer

Ingredients

  • 2 packages frozen chopped potatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 quart unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 pint half-and-half
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook potatoes according to package directions.
  • While potatoes are cooking, saute onion in a large Dutch oven. Add cooked potatoes to the onion. Add chicken stock, half-and-half, butter, and a teaspoon of salt to the pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, until butter is melted and soup thickens slightly. 
  • Using immersion blender, blend the soup until pureed as much as you like. Stir in sour cream until completely blended into soup. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with baked potato toppings: cheese, bacon, green onions.

Notes

Tips for the Best Potato Soup:
  • Don't make this soup in the slow cooker.
  • You can make the soup a day ahead and reheat.
  • Use pre-chopped onions or frozen chopped onions.
  • The soup will freeze well for about 3 months.
Toppings: grated Cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, chopped crispy bacon or whatever you like!