Hearty Potato Soup {recipe}

A wonderfully warm soup, made with wholesome ingredients, seems to fit the bill in January. If you’re from a warmer climate – well lucky you! For the rest of us it can get downright freezing (single digit temps here for most of the week!) and a hot soup warms you to your core. Especially one this creamy and delicious.

This week we’ve seen temperatures below zero at night and not much warmer during the day! The snow has piled up in the yard and on the deck, and going outside for even a few minutes can chill you to the bone. The other day I was out running errands and by the time I got home, I just couldn’t warm up, so I put on a pot of soup for dinner.

When using wholesome ingredients, this will nourish your family and keep them asking for more.

creamy potato soup

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Hearty Potato Soup
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Serves: 4-6
  • 6 medium potatoes, cubed (about 4-5 cups)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic (use to taste)
  • 1½ cups sliced carrots
  • 1½ cups sliced celery
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cream
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ cup organic corn starch or arrowroot flour
  • optional: shredded sharp cheddar
Method of Preparation
  1. Place all vegetables and broth into a large saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until vegetables are soft, about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Stir together the corn starch or arrowroot flour and the cream together and slowly pour the soup. Cover and let simmer on low for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add in half the bacon, stir.
  4. Serve topped with bacon and cheese
You can also make this dairy free, yet creamy! Just add about a half a head of cauliflower in with the vegetables and use an immersion blender to blend about half of the veggies once cooked. This offers a wonderful "creaminess", yet also leaves the heartiness from the chopped veggies. And of course, you'll have to skip the cheese.


creamy potato soup

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Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. Absolutely delicious! I made it this weekend – very easy and very yummy! I did cook mine in a pressure cooker which really helped to bring out all the flavors. Thank you for sharing!

    donielle Reply:

    @Heather, Yay – so glad you liked it! It sure is a favorite here in our house.

  2. We have potato soup on our menu plan for this week. I typically just wing it and don’t use a recipe. I’m looking forward to giving this a try!