5 Easy Potato Soups for Lazy Winter Days
The rich, creamy taste of potato soup is one pretty much anyone looks forward to enjoying on a chilly fall or winter day—plus, it’s so hearty you don’t need to serve anything on the side (hello, easy dinner). It’s not uncommon for these recipes to take a good portion of the day to make, which is why we took it into our own hands to find some of the best easy potato soup recipes that you’ll want to make again and again. The best part? You’ll have time to make them, especially considering that each can be on the table in an hour or less.
There are so many different types of soup that contain potatoes, but we wanted the root vegetable to be the star in each of these. That’s how we came up with the below options: a creamy Thai-inspired soup with sweet potatoes, a cheesy loaded baked potato number, and a broccoli and cheddar version balanced out with white potatoes (plus two more recipes for good measure). So the next time you’re stumped for dinner and need a one-pot wonder, whip up one of these easy potato soups that are guaranteed to leave you with a warm and cozy feeling. Time to dig in.
The Recipe: Start with vegetable broth and add in onion, garlic, ginger, and some almond butter along with carrots and sweet potatoes. Simmer, blend the ingredients together in batches, and finish with cilantro, lime juice, and roasted tamari almonds.
The Clincher: Add a spoonful of cooked long-grain rice in every bowl for maximum yumminess.
The Hero Ingredient: Crumbled, fried slices of bacon become the ultimate topping in this potato soup.
The Recipe: This recipe is seriously a stuffed potato in soup form—baked, chopped potatoes combine with butter, flour, cream, milk, chicken stock, cheddar, and onions—and is later topped with bacon bits.
The Clincher: You can leave the skin on the Yukon Gold potatoes, which saves you a ton of prep time and adds a thicker texture (if you happen to have leftover potatoes, it’s even easier). Serve in tiny ramekins for added style points.
The Hero Ingredient: Shredded cheddar cheese makes this recipe complete—experiment with different levels of sharpness until you find your go-to.
The Recipe: Creamy broccoli and cheese soup made from butter, chicken broth, broccoli florets, milk, cheddar, and flour gets fancied up with the addition of cubed white potatoes (an immersion blender will be your best friend with all of these recipes).
The Clincher: Busy weeknight? No problem. This easy potato soup can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
The Hero Ingredient: Kale adds a richness to a creamy potato broth (just don’t pulse all the kale at once or your soup may turn very green in color).
The Recipe: The veggie mixes up quickly with potatoes, vegetable broth, butter, and onions on the stove—just don’t let the onions and potatoes get overcooked or they will lose a lot of their flavor.
The Clincher: This five-ingredient easy potato soup relies mostly on ingredients you already have in the house so you can stretch your dollar even further.
The Recipe: A medley of sweet and white potatoes melds with ginger, carrots, kale, and vegetable broth and is served with a pinch of cilantro and some flatbread for dipping.
The Clincher: All you need is one pot and 45 minutes to make dinner—done and done.
Share your favorite easy potato soup recipes with us in the comments.
Up next are the supplements you need to take ahead of winter.