Mar 03 2013

My Mama’s Potato Soup

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bowl of potato soup

I have a confession to make…I  H A T E  O N I O N S !  I don’t want them in, on or near my food. Hate them so much that when Mr. Southern Heart and I first started dating he had eaten a burger with them on there and I wouldn’t kiss him, and I didn’t want to tell him that it was because he had eaten onions.  I wouldn’t eat mashed potatoes when I was growing up because I thought the lumps were actually onions hidden in them. My Mama never did that, but I wasn’t convinced.

My Mama used to make a very basic potato soup that I just loved, AND she didn’t  put onions in it! I haven’t had her soup in quite a few years. There was one slight problem to making her soup…nobody knew the recipe and Mama’s been gone for almost 7 years.

I’ve been really craving her soup and decided it was high time I made my own. Plus if I made it, I would be sure there would be no onions hidden anywhere. I searched the internet for potato soup recipes and there were so many different ones, most of which had onions, lol.  I decided on a little of this recipe and a little of that recipe and a lot of what I had in my pantry.

This recipe came pretty close to my Mama’s potato soup. It warmed my heart and I could definitely feel my Mama’s presence with me the whole day.

I hope you enjoy My Mama’s Potato Soup!

My Mama’s Potato Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 8 to 10 medium potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 32 ounces chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (I use the kind you buy in the jar that's already minced)
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ¼ cup Wondra flour (quick mixing flour) or all purpose flour


  1. Place potatoes, garlic, salt and pepper into a large stock pot.
  2. Cover the potatoes with chicken stock.
  3. Bring the potatoes to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer and cover with lid.
  5. Stirring occasionally, simmer until the potatoes are fork tender.
  7. Add the stick of butter to the soup and stir.
  8. Measure the milk in at least a 2 cup measuring cup.
  9. Whisk the Wondra into the milk until combined.
  10. Whisk the Wondra/milk mixture into your soup.
  11. Simmer your soup for another 10-15 minutes to thicken.


Enjoy your soup with a thick slice of fresh baked bread.

You can easily adapt this soup to your own taste by adding shredded cheese, scallions, or crispy bacon.




  1. Kathy

    Hi Lynn! Way to go on getting your blog up and running! Nice work. I think I’ll give this potato soup a try and share some with Nick. :) Hope to see you around soon.

    1. lynnssouthernheart

      Thanks Kathy! Please help my Hubby out :) He needs all the help he can get, lol. Miss y’all and hope to see ya soon!

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