Hearty Potato and Onion Soup

Hearty Potato and Onion Soup


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I created this soup when I didn't have much of a grocery budget. It's simple, tastes great, and is good for you!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

3 qts.


  • 4 lg. potatoes
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 sm. yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. (each) basil, rosemary, thyme
  • 1 tsp. salt, pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 1/4 C. dry instant potato flakes
  • Enough water to cover potatoes by 2 inches

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1. Wash potatoes, and slice into 1-inch cubes. Place in 3 qt. sauce pan. Add carrots, celery, and onion. Fill with enough water to cover by 2 inches.

2. Add seasonings, bring to a boil. Boil until potatoes are tender. Mash potatoes a little with a potato masher (leave chunks of potato though).

3. Add milk, and instant potato flakes. Simmer until it thickens.

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