Introduction: Potato Soup for One

Picture of Potato Soup for One

I love any kind of soup. But when you are eating by yourself most recipes make so much you have to eat soup all week. Here is an easy recipe for making one bowl of potato soup.

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients

1 large potato or a couple of small ones. ( about 2 cups of potatoes)

1 cup of milk

2 Tablespoons bacon bits (or 2 slices cooked and crumbled)

1/3 cup cheese (american or cheddar)

1/3 cup onion chopped

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 tsp salt to boiling water

1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 pepper to the soup. (optional based on your taste)

Step 2: Cooking

Picture of Cooking

Cut up the potato in small pieces and cook in boiling water, make sure you add salt to the water. While that is cooking chop your onion. I only had a large onion so I am going to save some of my onion for later. When the potatoes are soft but not mushy drain the water off the potatoes. Keep the potatoes in the strainer and return the pot to the stove.

Step 3: Cooking

Picture of Cooking

Melt the butter and add 1/3 cup chopped onions. When the onions are cooked add the bacon bits. Now add the potatoes back to the pot and mash the potato mixture. I use a potato masher or you can just use a fork. You still want it lumpy but the potatoes will help thicken the soup. Pour the milk and mix well. Add salt and pepper and heat until it is a slow boil. Remove from the stove and add the cheese and stir until melted. If you add the cheese too early it will go to the bottom and burn.

Step 4: Let's Eat

Picture of Let's Eat

I like to add a little extra cheese to my soup and it is ready to eat. Nothing like soup on a cold night.

Variation: You can add 1/2 cup of corn or 1/2 cup of cooked chicken to your soup. Enjoy


Camethea (author)2017-02-08

It is an amazing recipe! After a while, I guess it sort of turned into mashed potatoes minus the gravy. I think I overcooked it. But overall, I'm really happy with how it turned out. This was the very first thing I've every really cooked. My family was pretty psyched to try it :D

Tcdevine (author)Camethea2017-02-08

Since it is soup over cooking the potatoes is fine. I am impressed you tried this for one of your first dishes. Glad you liked it and I hope you keep cooking.

ldyck (author)2015-12-07

Excellent and fast! thanks!

Tcdevine (author)ldyck2015-12-08

Thanks for trying, glad you enjoyed. It is one of my favorite soups.

SparkySolar (author)2015-11-27

Nice, we love Potato Soup

soy_bean (author)2015-11-27

If you cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker, the skins come right off!

Tcdevine (author)soy_bean2015-11-27

Thanks that is a great tip. Especially if you are cooking a lot of potatoes. I hope you get to try the recipe.

MrsBleezzy (author)2015-11-25

A hand mixer or one of those specialized hand wand mixers are great for soups. That way you never need to pour into a blender, then back into pot, not to mention less clean up. Looking forward to trying your recipe, thanks

Tcdevine (author)MrsBleezzy2015-11-26

They are good. I use one when I make broccoli soup. I like my potato soup a little chunky but it would work if you don't want chunks of potatoes. Thanks and I hope you get to try.

darus67 (author)2015-11-25

Looks tasty. I would add celery and cook it along with the onion.

Tcdevine (author)darus672015-11-26

That sounds good. I hope you get to try.

nancyCpants (author)2015-11-25

Looks tasty. Will have to try this soon.

I find it's easier to boil potatoes if started in cold water, since the outside can get tough and it's hard to gauge their doneness that way.

if one were using fresh bacon, you could cook that first then do the onions in the bacon fat.

Tcdevine (author)nancyCpants2015-11-26

Thanks for the comment. Good tip on the potatoes. I have tried cooking my onions in the bacon grease and it is good. I just throw in a few bacon bits when I am coming for one. I hope you enjoy let me know.

JavaProgrammer (author)2015-11-25

This looks tasty. I will definitely have to try this someday!

Tcdevine (author)JavaProgrammer2015-11-25

Thanks for the comment I hope you enjoy. It is one of my quick go to meals. Let me know how it turns out.

About This Instructable




More by Tcdevine:Auntie Anne's pretzel bitesBaby Bib out of a T-shirtGluten Free Pasta
Add instructable to: