4 Ingredient Potato Soup

4 ingredient potato soup
4 ingredient potato soup

This easy potato soup is only 4 ingredients and it’s budget-friendly, too! Try this deliciously creamy potato soup for your next weeknight meal.

Potato Soup

It was a bit chilly this weekend here in Richmond, providing the perfect excuse to make a huge batch of soup. This 4 ingredient potato soup is one of the easiest soup recipes and the ultimate comfort food. The basic recipe is a favorite, but let’s also explore a few variations!

Potato Soup Ingredients

  • Potatoes – Be sure to use russet potatoes, which have the most starch and will give you the best results.
  • Milk – I recommend using 2% or whole milk to create a creamy soup. Skim milk or dairy-free milk will result in a thinner consistency.
  • Green onions – These add a fresh flavor to the soup. They are milder than regular onions, and the green parts make a great topping!
  • Garlic salt – This ingredient adds tons of flavor. If you don’t have garlic salt, you can use garlic powder and salt instead.

The combination of these four ingredients yields a deliciously creamy and comforting potato soup.

The Best Potatoes for Potato Soup

Make sure you’re using russet potatoes for this soup. Russet potatoes have the most starch, giving the soup a creamy and velvety texture. Sweet potatoes, red potatoes, or Yukon gold potatoes will yield different results. Peel the potatoes before cutting them into chunks.

Russet Potatoes

The Best Milk Options

You can use a variety of milks in this recipe, depending on your preferences and dietary needs. Here are some options:

  • Skim milk, 2% milk, soy milk, and almond milk all work well in this recipe. Whole milk produces the creamiest result, but there isn’t a significant difference between 2% and skim milk.
  • Soy and almond milk are slightly thinner, but they can still be used. Just make sure to choose unsweetened milk substitutes without added sweeteners or vanilla flavors.

How to Store Leftovers

This potato soup reheats really well, making it a great option for leftovers. Store the soup in the refrigerator, keeping any toppings (cheese, onions, etc.) separate. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, simply reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop. Then, add your desired toppings.

Please note that freezing this soup is not recommended due to the presence of milk, which doesn’t freeze well.

Vegan Substitution Options

To make this recipe dairy-free, you can substitute regular milk with almond milk or soy milk. Soy milk will yield a richer texture, but both options work well. Just make sure to use unsweetened and unflavored versions. The Spruce Eats has great tips for substituting plant-based milks.

For an even creamier texture, you can use 1 cup of almond or soy milk and 1 cup of Ripple’s dairy-free half and half. This combination enhances the creaminess in creamy recipes!

Instead of topping the soup with cheese, try using a tablespoon of nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. You can also add homemade whole wheat croutons for a delicious crunch!

Lower Calorie Options

If you’d like to lighten up this recipe a bit, you can try the following modifications:

  • Use 2 pounds of potatoes and 3 cups of frozen riced cauliflower.
  • Thaw and cook the riced cauliflower in the microwave.
  • Cook and drain the potatoes and then add the riced cauliflower, milk, and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. No one will even know there is cauliflower in it!
  • This modification reduces the calories by about 40 calories per cup.

More Potato Soup Topping Ideas

If you want to add more toppings to your soup, here are a few suggestions:

  • Shredded cheese: Feel free to use a blend of different cheeses for extra flavor.
  • Croutons: Whole wheat croutons or polenta croutons can add a delightful crunch.
  • Tempeh bacon: Try crumbling a little tempeh bacon on top for a unique flavor.
  • Sour cream: Add a dollop of tangy sour cream to enhance your soup experience.

Serving Suggestions

This potato soup is delicious with a slice of bread on the side. Consider pairing it with our easy-to-make beer bread recipe, which only requires 6 ingredients! If you prefer a lighter option, try it with our apple, kale, and walnut salad. And for those who crave a sandwich, our smashed chickpea salad sandwich is the perfect complement to this creamy soup.

FAQs

Q: Can I freeze this potato soup?

A: Freezing this soup is not recommended as it contains milk, which doesn’t freeze well. However, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for a few days and reheat them when needed.

Q: Can I use a different type of potato?

A: While russet potatoes are recommended for their starch content and creamy texture, you can experiment with different varieties. Just keep in mind that the results may vary.


This easy 4 ingredient potato soup is a comforting and budget-friendly option. With its creamy texture and versatile variations, it’s perfect for a cozy weeknight meal or lunchtime indulgence. Start cooking this delicious soup and discover the joy of simple, flavorful homemade dishes. For more culinary inspiration and delightful recipes, visit Takeout Food.

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