Potato Soup

I love this simple potato soup recipe for cold winter nights.  I usually serve with a side of grilled cheese.

2 TBS butter
1 chopped onion
About a dozen peeled potatoes, cut or sliced in big chunks.  I use large red potatoes.
2 carrots, diced
1 can of evaporated milk

Place butter and onions in a large soup pot and saute till onions are soft and translucent.
Place potatoes and carrots in next and cover them with plenty of water (about 3" above the potatoes).
Boil gently till potatoes are really soft and smushy.
Smash potatoes until smooth right in the pot with the water.  (I use a potato masher.) 
Add the milk and stir together.
Add salt to taste. 
Simmer on low till nice and warm, stirring often-be careful to not burn!


  1. Sounds yummy! Do you drain the water before mashing potatoes?

  2. Sounds so tasty and perfect for the winter....thank you can't wait to try it!

  3. Same question about the water....seems like 1 can of evaporated milk wouldn't be enough liquid to make soup.

  4. I have been craving soup lately! Thanks for the simple recipe (simple food is my favorite!)

  5. Yum. Both my hubby and Katie love potato soup. Perfect for our cooler days.

  6. Thank you! We ended up making it for dinner tonight. Delicious.

  7. Sarah, what's at the top there, in dark green? Green onion for garnish? Recipe sounds great! P.s. love any and all janey pictures because my baby is the same age :-)

  8. Thanks, Sarah! During the last week we have enjoyed your chicken and dumplings recipe as well as your chocolate chip recipe. Both were well received!

  9. I just made this recipe. I make potato soup often and I have to say this was SO yummy...my favorite! Thank you for sharing this recipe. : )