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Nanny’s Old Fashioned Potato Soup

 

In this post I am sharing the recipe for my Nanny’s Old Fashioned Potato Soup.

My grandmother, Dorothy (Nanny), was an accomplished cook. Aren’t most grandmothers? I loved her dearly and the wonderful meals she made. I’ll never forget her and how special she was to me or the wonderful meals she made with love.

Food is a part of our fond memories, just as much as it is a necessity for us. This potato soup is comforting and delicious…..and brings back wonderful memories of Nanny.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this potato soup: (Full details in printable recipe card)

  • Russet Potatoes (med/large), peeled and cut into cubes
  • Onion, finely diced
  • Bacon Fat
  • Chicken Stock
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Dried Thyme
  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
Thickening Mixture
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 2 tbs Corn Starch

Classic Potato Soup

Russet Potatoes
 
Heat a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Next, add bacon fat and diced onion, sauté onions until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
 
Add the chicken stock, water and potatoes. Then, add the salt, pepper & dried thyme. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes.

Old Fashioned Potato Soup with Heavy Cream

 
How to make potato soup
 
In a measuring cup, add 1/2 cup of cold water. Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix well.

Easy Potato Soup

 
slurry thickening mixture with cornstarch
 
After boiling the potatoes for 20 minutes add the thickening mixture. Be sure to give it a quick mix before adding it to the soup as the cornstarch may have settled to the bottom. Stir into soup to combine. You will notice it thicken the soup.
 
Add butter and heavy cream. You can use milk if you don’t have heavy cream on hand.
 
Turn heat down to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
 
Serve hot. Garnish with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon bits if desired.

Best Potato Soup

 
Bowl of old fashioned potato soup
 
 
Bowl of old fashioned potato soup

Let’s make Nanny’s Old Fashioned Potato Soup!

Yield: 1 Pot of Soup

Nanny's Old Fashioned Potato Soup

Nanny's Old Fashioned Potato Soup

Classic potato soup recipe, just like grandma used to make

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Soup

  • 5-9 Russet Potatoes (med/large), peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp Bacon Fat
  • 4 c Chicken Stock
  • 6 c Water
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 4 tbs Butter
  • 1 c Heavy Cream

Thickening Slurry Mixture

  • 1/2 c Water
  • 2 tbs Corn Starch

Instructions

  1. Begin by heating a soup pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. 
  2. Next, add the bacon fat and diced onion, saute onions until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  3. Next, add the chicken stock, water and potatoes.
  4. Season with salt, pepper & dried thyme.
  5. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Prepare a slurry to thicken the soup. In a measuring cup, add 1/2 cup of cold water. Next, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix well. Next, add the thickening slurry to the soup mixture and stir to combine.
  7. Next, add the butter and heavy cream.
  8. Turn heat down to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve hot. Garnish with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon bits if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 402Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 643mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g

What to Serve with Potato Soup

Potato soup is filling on its own but can also be a part of a meal with different dishes. You may also choose to serve potato soup as the starter course of your meal if you’re hosting a dinner party.

Here are a few suggestions of what to serve with potato soup.

  • A Club Sandwich – whole or half
  • Grilled Cheese – whole or half
  • Side Salad
  • Bread, Biscuits or Cornbread
  • Crackers
 
 
Potato soup in a bowl

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Nicole

Thursday 26th of September 2019

Hi, do we add the 6 cup of water at the same time as the broth?

Julia Jordan

Thursday 26th of September 2019

Yes and I apologize for any confusion. I updated the post to be more clear. Thank you.

Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots

Saturday 11th of August 2018

Oh, how I love potato soup! That would be perfect here today in all of the rainy weather!

juliepollitt

Saturday 19th of August 2017

Potato soup is my all-time favorite soup! So comforting and yummy! This recipe looks delish!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

I just love Potato Soup and your Nanny's Old Fashioned Potato Soup looks so delicious, thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us! Hope you will come back to see us at Full Plate Thursday real soon and have a great week!Miz Helen

Marsha Baker

Friday 7th of October 2016

OOO - I love a creamy tater soup. This looks so tasty. Thanks much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Enjoy a super weekend.

Julia's Simply Southern

Friday 7th of October 2016

Thank you Marsha :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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