My creamy and incredibly tasty 4 Ingredient Potato Soup is the easiest comfort food soup you’ll ever make! This luscious, delectable soup will have your family thinking it’s been simmering all day – but it only takes 30 minutes to cook!
6tablespoonbutter(divided, 1 tablespoon and 5 tablespoon portion)
1smallonion(white or yellow onion, finely diced)
3lbsrusset potatoes(peeled, rinsed, and diced into 1-inch cubes)
water(enough to cover the diced potatoes with 1 inch over)
each, salt & pepper(to taste)
1cupcheddar cheese(optional - grated)
2stripsbacon(optional - crisped then crumbled or chopped)
2green onions(optional - green parts only, chopped)
In a large stockpot melt the first 1 tablespoon portion of butter and saute the diced onion until tender and translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
6 tablespoon butter, 1 small onion
Add the diced potatoes and enough water to cover the potatoes with about an inch of excess water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
3 lbs russet potatoes, water
Drain off most of the water once the potatoes are tender, leaving about ½-inch of water in the pot with the potatoes. Return the sauteed onion, then add the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter, salt and pepper, and milk. Gently mash the cooked potatoes.
2 cups milk, each, salt & pepper
Continue cooking on low heat for 5 minutes before serving, top with cheese, bacon, and green onion if desired.
1 cup cheddar cheese, 2 strips bacon, 2 green onions