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Potato and Onion Soup Recipe

Potato and Onion Soup

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings


  1. In a heavy 4 quart pan, melt 1/4 cup butter and onion until wilted. Add cleaned and sliced leeks, potatoes, water and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer, partially covered, for 45 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
  2. Remove from heat and cool if you want. Blend the cooked mixture until smooth. Return to the saucepan; add 1/4 cup butter, cream and chives. Check for seasonings. Heat, but do not boil or the cream will curdle.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 01, 2007

I don't know what some of the reviewers did to make their recipes no good, because mine was delicious!! It was amazing! My whole family thought so.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 29, 2006

Made some changes...Used 3 - 4 large red potatoes, either 2 qts of vegetable broth or 1 qt water & 1 qt veg. broth, use evaporated milk, and lots of fresh cracked pepper...We like it a little chunky so didn't blend smooth, and addded some fresh grated parmesean cheese right before serving, along with the chives...Can also add some fresh mushrooms for added flavor


29 Ratings

Nov 10, 2008

LOVED IT! But I added more potatoes and instead of the heavy cream, I used sour cream. REALLY good. My husband's having me add it to my list of things-he-loves-me-to-make.

Oct 03, 2007

if you want to make the soup to a thicker consitentcy you can add a little bit of slurry wich is cornstarch and water or you can use a little bit of roux which is butter cooked into flour.

Jan 30, 2009

I used chicken broth and 2% milk, but added another potato to make it thicker. I also added a garlic clove. It was really good and easy to make!

Jul 25, 2007

We loved this recipe. I substituted low-fat half-and-half for the cream, and it didn't make any difference.

Nov 28, 2006

Like potato water. DO NOT MAKE THIS SOUP!!!

Jul 10, 2005

What a wonderful recipe! It's easy to make and great to eat! My husband and I made this together and it couldn't have been better! Definitely restaurant quality! The only changes we made were these...We added one more red potato (just to give it a little bit more potato flavor) And we only used 1 leek. (Using only the green, and a little bit of the white, but not much) This is definitely going to be recipe used regularly around our household! Thank you so much Corwynn!


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  • Calories
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 1169 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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