"This is the absolute best and easiest potato soup. I never liked potato soup until I made this for my wife. Everyone I have shared it with loves it. It is quick, easy, and good on a nice winter day." — CMATLOCK
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1 (49.5 fluid ounce) can
chicken broth, divided
1 (1 ounce) package
country style gravy mix (such as McCormick®)
peeled and cubed potatoes
2 (1/2 inch thick) slices
deli ham, diced
I only gave this a 4 because although it was very easy, it wasn't as thick as I like. So, to make it better and a little easier, I used 4 cans of diced potatoes and then made a roux with 1/2 cup butter and 6 T. flour cooked together, then added it to the soup. It made it as thick as I like it and delicious!!!!
This a great recipe! It turned out great the first time (I've never been successful making soup from scratch before). You can also add 1 cup of heavy cream and 1/2 stick of butter to enhance the taste and texture. Additionally, use a smallish onion instead of a large one so onion flavor doesn't overpower the potato.
Just made this. So easy, had all the ingredients and tasted great! Thanks!
We really enjoyed this soup. I had leftover ham steaks and used that instead of deli ham. I also used homemade gravy mix (Sweettreats' recipe) but otherwise followed the recipe. I served this with homemade French bread for a delicious comfort food meal.
This really came close to my favorite potato soup at one of the local restaurants. I added real garlic, 1 tbls of sour cream, Emeril's Essence ( 4 BAMS) and a cup of shredded sharp cheddar. I think i just need a little dill to make it "spot on". Thanks for the start to the best potato soup ever!
Very good. Used 4 cans of sliced potatoes as suggested by another user. Also added 1 stick of butter melted and stirred with 6 T. of flour as suggested by another user to beef up the soupiness of it. It was easy and I liked it. My kids did not like the ham, but I did.
You are so right. This is the best potato soup I can remember having. And so easy. This receipe will be a permanent fixture of my receipe file. Will pass it on to my friends.
This is a perfect soup recipe for those of us who can't have wheat or dairy. I used some smoked paprika in place of the ham and it smells delicious! Will be eating it in about an hour!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
The Absolute Best Potato Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 32
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