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5 from 36 votes

Hearty Potato Soup

This is an easy recipe that your family will love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hearty Potato Soup
Servings: 1 gallon
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 8 to 10 medium potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic I use the kind you buy already minced in the jar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour


  • Place potatoes, onion, celery, garlic, salt and pepper in a large pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender. Do not drain.
  • Add stick of butter. Pour evaporated milk into a bowl and whisk the flour into the milk. Add flour and milk mixture to your soup. Let simmer for about 10 minutes. Garnish with crisp bacon or shredded cheese.