6 Best Paula Deen Potato Soup Recipes To Try Today

Potato soup is a creamy, smooth soup that you can enjoy any time of year. This being said, this dish tastes best when it is cold outside and you need gentle comfort food to warm you up.

6 Best Paula Deen Potato Soup Recipes To Try Today

You can make your own soup with the 6 best Paula Deen potato soup recipes to try to today. They are quick and simple. Plus, you can vary each recipe to your own taste.

From classic potato soup to vegan variations, here are the best potato soup recipes from Paula Deen(see also: 11 Amazing Paula Deen Mashed Potato Recipes To Try Today).

1. Loaded Potato Soup

Just as the name suggests, this potato soup is packed with vegetables, potatoes and flavor. From bacon and onions to russet potatoes, this soup is the ideal companion on a cold winter day.

Its creamy and thick texture combined with delicious bacon makes this meal a fantastic comfort food.

While the potatoes take 20 minutes to cook, the rest of the cooking time is just a few minutes. This means that you can also make this soup with leftover potatoes.

Just throw all ingredients, including very tender potatoes, into a pot and bring to a boil. Within a couple of minutes, you have a hearty soup that doesn’t require a lot of cooking.

You can easily vary the thickness of your potato soup. If you want to make it thick and creamy, then add some heavy cream. If you want to thin it out, then add a bit of milk or broth.

Just make sure that you only change the consistency of the soup shortly before you want to serve it. Soup typically thickens when you let it cool and reheat it later.

In order to get a nice taste of the bacon, it is important that you don’t add the bacon at the beginning.

Just place the bacon on top of the soup before you serve. This will preserve the deliciously smoky flavors.

Paula Deen’s loaded potato soup recipe is easy to vary. You can add a variety of different vegetables, spices and herbs, including tarragon, leeks, garlic or parsley.

If you don’t like onions in your soup, then just swap it out with carrots or celery. These veggies also add a mild sweetness to your dish.

On the other hand, you can also create a spicy potato soup by adding some chili powder or finely chopped chilies into your soup (Also check out Amazing Paula Deen Chili Recipes).

2. Creamy Russet Potato Soup With Shrimp

One of the most important things about potato soup is that it should be creamy, especially when you add meat or seafood.

This potato soup brings together the silky texture of potatoes with the strong flavors of shrimp. But what’s really brilliant about this dish is that it only takes 10 minutes to make.

You can use some parsley or a few bacon pieces to garnish your soup and give it some extra flavor.

This recipe is for five servings but if you want to make a big batch of this potato soup, then it is a good idea to put your peeled potatoes in cold water. This will stop your potatoes from browning while you are peeling the rest.

If you prefer your potato soup to be smooth, then you can purée the potatoes with a blender before you mix it with the other ingredients.

3. Sweet Potato And Date Soup

Paula Deen’s sweet potato and date soup only needs six ingredients and you can whisk this dish together in just twenty minutes (see also “Best Paula Deen Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes To Try Today“).

While dates and sweet potatoes may sound like an unusual combination for a soup, this delicious meal is sweet and creamy.

If you want to make your sweet potato extra silky, then make sure to cut the potatoes into uniform slices. This ensures that they cook evenly making each slice soft enough to form a smooth texture.

While this sweet potato soup recipe calls for whipping cream, you can also use some heavy cream instead.

Sweet potatoes are similar to standard potatoes in texture. This means that you can use them in the same way. For a quick alternative to avoid boiling potatoes, you can also use potato flakes.

4. Sausage Corn Chowder With Potatoes

Potatoes aren’t just a fantastic ingredient for soups but you can also add them to stews (Also check out Amazing Paula Deen Beef Stew Recipes) and chowder. This sausage corn chowder recipe pairs well with large chunks of potato (Also check out Paula Deen Corn Casserole Recipes).

You only need seven ingredients and forty minutes to whisk 20 portions of this hearty, chunky soup together.

For a warm and soothing dish, you should carefully wash your potatoes before peeling. You can scrub them with a vegetable brush under cold water. This will remove the eyes and sprouts from the vegetable.

This thin chowder recipe is slightly thinner than what you would expect from a chowder but you can easily thicken it with a mix of warm water and cornstarch.

Make sure to blend the cornstarch and water first, and then add it into the chowder just before you want to serve it. The chowder should thicken almost immediately.

This chowder has a mild taste, so if you want to create more flavor, we recommend that you add Paula Deen’s house seasoning.

The mix of salt, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder creates a strong aroma and it brings out the potato flavors.

5. Lighter Corn Chowder With Potatoes

As an alternative to the original potato corn chowder, you can also make a lighter version. It has just the same taste but with fewer calories.

In under an hour, you can whisk together eight portions of this flavorful chowder. With plenty of corn, bacon, potatoes, milk and a few other ingredients, you can serve a delicious starter.

This light chowder also contains some cheddar cheese, although you can vary the amount of cheese easily making it a cheesy chowder (Also check out Paula Deen’s Cheese Pie Recipes).

There are also spicy jalapeños in this recipe which may not be for everyone. If you like the texture of the jalapeños but not the spice, then you can replace them with green bell peppers.

Don’t forget that this chowder contains some cilantro which also creates a nicely spicy flavor.

6. Susan Caldo Soup

6 Best Paula Deen Potato Soup Recipes To Try Today

This clear potato soup is loaded with vegetables, potatoes and the flavors of smoked sausage. It is a great alternative to the classic, creamy potato soup.

Plus, the short ingredients list means that you can easily vary the recipe and add any vegetables that you like, including leek, celery, carrots or broccoli.

Just keep the consistency of your vegetables in mind. For example, broccoli won’t take as long to cook as carrots. Add the harder vegetables to your broth first, and then add the soft veggies towards the end.

If you want to vary the flavors, then you can swap the classic chicken broth for your potato soup with a vegetable broth.

You can even make this dish vegetarian and vegan, if you replace the broth and sausages with plant-based alternatives.

If you prefer to have a thicker texture to your soup, then simply mash up some of the potatoes. This will also give you a stronger potato flavor.

The recipe uses Paula Deen’s house seasoning but you can add any herbs or spices you like. Coriander, spinach and thyme work very well in this clear soup.

Alternatively, some chili flakes or chili powder can give Paula Deen’s Susan Caldo soup a spicy twist and a nice color.

This easy-to-make soup is ready in under 20 minutes and you can feed the whole family.

Final Thoughts

Potato soup is a perfect winter warmer but you can also enjoy it as a light meal in summer. Whisk together your own soup with the 6 best Paula Deen potato soup recipes (see also “Amazing Paula Deen Scalloped Potato Recipes“).

Not only is potato soup quick and easy to whisk together but it also keeps well in the freezer. Just make sure to portion your soup into small containers and place them in the freezer.

You can then take out the individual containers to thaw and enjoy your soup.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Potato Soup Made Of?

Classic potato soup is made with russet potatoes, onions, carrots, garlic, carrots and some chicken broth. You can also use vegetable broth to make your potato soup vegan.

What Makes Potato Soup Thick?

You can use a number of different ingredients to thicken your potato soup. Simply mix cornstarch or all-purpose flour with some water. Then add it to your potato soup and stir well.

As you start to simmer the potato soup, the liquid should start to thicken immediately.

Why Does My Potato Soup Taste Bland?

Potato soup can taste bland if you don’t add enough acids into the mixture. Try to add some sour cream, yogurt or lemon juice to your soup. This will bring out the potato flavor.

Why Isn’t My Potato Soup Creamy?

If you only put the broth into your potato soup, then it won’t turn creamy. For a silky texture, you can add some cream to your soup. This will thicken it giving your dish a smooth taste.

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