Recipe Cupboard – Old Fashion Potato Soup

Old Fashion Potato Soup


1/4 cup butter

6 potatoes, peeled and diced

2 carrots, diced

3 cups water

2 tablespoons chicken bouillon or bouillon powder

ground black pepper and salt to taste

3 tablespoons all purpose flour

3 cups milk

1 tablespoon dried parsley

I also add fried diced bacon.


Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in the onion; cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

While the onions are cooking place the diced potatoes, carrots, water and chicken soup base – or vegetable base in another pot and bring to a boil.  Cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.  Do not overcook.  Season with ground black pepper and salt to taste.

Add the flour to the cooked onions to make a paste.  Cook stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.  Gradually add the milk and stir well.  Cook over low heat stirring constantly until warmed through.  Add the potato and carrot mixture.  Stir in the parsley and thyme – also the bacon if you choose and heat through.  Serve hot.

Note;  I also add a couple tablespoons of butter, it gives it a richer taste.  And homemade bread goes great with this soup.  Enjoy!