Homemade Potato Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 234.6
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.1 mg
  • Sodium: 504.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    4 med raw potatoes peeled and chopped
    1 med onion or about 1/2 cup, chopped
    4 cups water
    1 t salt

    4 T butter
    4 T flour
    1 cup milk
    dash salt and pepper

    Add at the last minute when soup is not boiling
    1/4 c shredded cheddar cheese


Add the first 4 ingredients to a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil over med high heat. While the potatoes are cooking make the roux with the next 5 ingredients. First, melt the butter over med heat, being careful not to burn it. Add the flour, salt and pepper mixing into the melted butter with a whisk. The mixture should be bubbling and smelling nice and nutty. Cook for about a minute or two until it starts to just get a little color. Add the milk and whisk. Bring to a boil. It will thicken up. When the potatoes are tender and the onions are softened, add the roux to the boiling potatoes (don't drain the water from the potatoes... this makes the soup). Remove from heat while you mix in the roux. Once it has stopped boiling melt in the cheddar cheese. Cool and serve. Makes 5-6 servings. Garnish with bacon bits or chives if desired.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMMSHELLY.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe deserves at least ten more stars! This soup even pleased my husband, who is very hard to please, when it comes to food. Definite do over and over. - 8/16/09

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  • The coolest part about this recipe is that it has 6 servings. That's a lot of tasty potato soup!! - 1/15/13

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