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Simple Potato Soup Recipe

The BEST potato soup that's made on a stovetop with just a few ingredients. Chunky, yummy, and done in 40 min!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Croatian
Servings 4
Calories 321 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large carrot diced, minced or grated
  • 1 yellow onion diced, minced or grated
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • salt to taste
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon paprika mild, spicy or smokey
  • 1 tablespoon white flour
  • 4-5 cups vegetable or chicken broth, or water if water, then add 1 stock (bouillon) cube or 1 teaspoon of stock powder
  • 2 large potatoes about 14oz (400g), diced small
  • 1-3.5 ounces heavy cream adjust to taste*
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh parsley 1 teaspoon if dry


  • In a medium pot heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add carrot, onion and garlic. Sauté until translucent.
  • Add spices and flour. Stir and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add potatoes and simmer for 25 minutes on medium-high. Add heavy cream and simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley. Serve warm. Keep in the fridge for up to a day. Reheat using your preferred method. Do not freeze!



  • Ingredients
Heavy cream: Adjust heavy cream to taste. Start with an ounce and as you adjust see how you like it. 
Potatoes: Yukon Gold potatoes are best. Dice small.  Alternatively, go for Russett or Red. Avoid fingerling potatoes.


Sodium: 1586mgSugar: 4.3gFiber: 4.3gCholesterol: 42mgCalories: 321kcalSaturated Fat: 9gFat: 21gProtein: 9.3gCarbohydrates: 24.9g
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