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Butter Soup Recipe
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Butter Soup

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"My oma used to make this soup when they first came to Canada and had no money--it's been passed down to me, and it's a favourite of everyone I've made it for!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    50 mins


  1. Quarter the onion and separate the layers.
  2. Boil 8 cups water with the potato, onion, butter, bay leaf, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When the potatoes are done, mix the flour, eggs, and about 1 teaspoon salt in a separate bowl. Add water until it is a thick dough.
  4. Spoon or cut noodles into soup--I tilt the bowl over the soup and use a butter knife to cut strips as it pours.
  5. After noodles are fluffy, pour in the cream. Heat and serve. This soup is even better the next day!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

Excellent, one of our regular soups but we make 2 modifications. Instead of water we use broth of some kind, generally vegetable broth (canned or from veggie broth powder), but also excellent with chicken broth. Second modification, we love the drop noodles (dumplings) we double or triple them.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

Overall I thought that the soup had no taste and was not really appealing. I put it through the blender and added a few spices and herbs in order to make it more interesting.

Oct 31, 2002

This is good budget meal especially in these times of lay-offs. I added 4 chicken bouillon cubes. I also used only 4 potatoes but doubled noodle dough 'cuz we love them! Need to cook soup 5-6 minutes more once add noodles. Note: these are actually spaetzle, not noodles.

Mar 29, 2010

omg i was looking for this recipe this is exactly what my husbands mother used to make great as is could use less flour as noodles will thicken it more salt and water milk ratio should be 50/50

Oct 03, 2010

this is a great recipe that my Oma used to make as well. My kids LOVE it. You do have to make sure you add enough salt. I often add garlic salt. You also have to add enough butter. I add about 1/4 cup. I know it's a lot, but it gives it great flavour! To make the noodles, I roll out the dough, flour it, and roll it up. Then I cut the noodles to the width I want. Quite often, though, I make it without the noodles and that is how my family prefers it.

Mar 06, 2012

This is very similar to my grandmother's potato soup and dough balls. To have the perfect dumplings, after scooping dough in the pot, cook 10 minutes uncovered and then 10 minutes covered. And I do usually use chicken broth cause the flavor is better than the water. She never put the cream in though. I make this regularly and my family loves it!

Oct 31, 2002

I love this soup. Crumble bacon on each serving for added flavor.

Oct 10, 2005

A wonderful recipe. Very easy, filling, and great for winter. What I really love about this is it's very inexpensive to make. You can doll it up all you like, but the fact of the matter is, it's a classic as is. Thank you. Will make it over and over again.


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  • Calories
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 83.9 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 112 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 8.4 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 90 mg
  • 4%

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

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