Easy Homemade Potato Soup Recipe On A Budget

Try our budget recipe for Easy Homemade Potato Soup.

Easy Homemade Potato Soup Recipe On A Budget

Have you ever had plenty of mash potatoes leftover and not known what to do with them? Today on the blog we are sharing our budget recipe for Easy Homemade Potato Soup.
Potato Soup Recipe
We don’t like to waste food at our house and finding unique and interesting ways to reuse leftovers and save money for upcoming bills and expenses is really important to me. So without further conversation, here is the ingredients and directions for Easy Homemade Potato Soup.
This soup can be made with fresh potatoes or even use leftover cooked potatoes! You can use half water/broth and half milk if you’d like a creamier soup.
Potato Soup Recipe
 Boil your potatoes in water until cooked well – if you spear one with a fork, it should fall right off. Drain out the water and leave the potatoes in the strainer as you cook the onion.
Potato Soup Recipe
Place the bacon grease in a stockpot over medium heat and add the chopped onion. Cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add back in the potatoes and the water or broth. Cover and cook until the potatoes start to break down, about 20 minutes.
Potato Soup Recipe
Place in a blender or use an immersion blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish as desired.
  Potato Soup Recipe
5 potatoes, peeled and chopped (approximately 3 1/2 cups)
4 cups water or broth
1 Tablespoon bacon grease or olive oil
1 onion, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Green onions, optional garnish
Potato Soup Recipe
We hope you enjoy our post and try out our recipe. Let me know how it goes? Angela x
 Potato Soup Recipe
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Try our budget recipe for Easy Homemade Potato Soup.

Try our budget recipe for Easy Homemade Potato Soup.

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  1. February 26, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Oh I always do too much mash! This is a great way of using up left-overs

    • Angela
      February 27, 2017 / 12:44 am

      We do too! It;s either too much or not enough… never the perfect amount!

  2. robin Rue
    February 27, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Oooooh yum! I love potato soup, but haven’t had it in ages. I need to make this.

  3. February 27, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Looks delicious! I’ll have to try this one!
    Sharing a story(somewhat unrelated but it does involve potatoes.) We once had to make a potato salad back in 4th grade. Our group made one that tasted so bad that I was traumatized to eat any soup/salad made with potatoes until I was in HS. Lol. If only we made this soup back then things would’ve been much better!

    • Angela
      February 28, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      oh dear!

  4. February 27, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    This looks so yummy! I’m always looking for ways to use leftovers too, and this is a great way to use left over mashed potatoes, Thanks for sharing!

    • Angela
      February 28, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      It’s fab to use leftovers to create a whole new recipe! 🙂 We also like bubble and squeak which is cabbage and mash!

  5. February 27, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    This looks super delicious! I wish my husband liked potato soup.

  6. February 27, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    This looks so delicious. I LOVE potato soup so much. I’ll have to try this out.

    • Angela
      February 28, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      thanks Amber. it is really tasty.

  7. February 28, 2017 / 5:34 am

    I do love creamy potato soup. This recipe does look amazing. I know I’m going to need to get an immersion blender to do some of this stuff. I have always wanted one and just haven’t pulled the trigger.

    • Angela
      February 28, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      I think creamy potato soup is even nicer and than the water only version. I prefer creamy soup. Good luck finding a blender.

  8. February 28, 2017 / 10:05 am

    Oh i love potato soup especially in winters days. I will surely try this.

    • Angela
      February 28, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      It can be so yummy! Let me know if it turns out good?

  9. stacey
    February 28, 2017 / 11:29 am

    This is easy and I love it except the bacon grease. I don’t eat pork.

    • Angela
      February 28, 2017 / 2:59 pm

      You can always change that to another kind of fat!

  10. February 28, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    What a delicious looking soup. I would love to make this recipe but I was wondering what you would recommend as a vegetarian alternative to bacon grease? xx

    • Angela
      February 28, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Good question. I’d go with olive oil. That’s the one fat I turn to when your vegetarian. It works well as a oil replacement.

  11. February 28, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Potato soup is easy and it’s filling! I love that it’s easy to make and it’s also one of those recipe that doesn’t require expensive ingredients. Thanks for this!

    • Angela
      February 28, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Yes soup on a budget is a great thing.

  12. Sauumye Chauhan
    March 1, 2017 / 12:44 am

    I have never tried potato soup but this looks so delicious. Will surely try the recipe.

  13. March 1, 2017 / 4:15 am

    I’ve never heard of potato soup before, does it taste similar to mash? It looks like it would be yummy with a slice of buttered bread 😀

  14. March 1, 2017 / 6:09 am

    This looks lovely! I’m always looking for ways to use up leftovers! Budget friendly too – I’ve pinned this recipe so I can use it another time. Great post.

  15. March 1, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    I love potato soup. Finally found a recipe to try at home. It’s a good thing to just cook something at home rather than go out and eat something you can actually cook.

  16. March 3, 2017 / 8:55 am

    This is healthy and delicious. My kids would surely love this although they don’t eat as much potatoes as they should

  17. March 3, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Yummy, I could definitely be making this one 🙂 🙂

  18. Ashlea
    March 6, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    This looks delicious. My mother absolutely loves potato soup. I will have to pass this recipe on.

    • Angela
      March 7, 2017 / 11:08 am

      Oh let me know how it goes!

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