The Easiest Potato Soup

The weather has been glorious here in South Florida… 50’s at night and 70’s during the day. This type of weather always makes me crave soup and other cold weather fare. This recipe is one of my absolutely favorite potato soups. Its different than the usual as the potatoes are not pureed and there is no cream. A generous squeeze of lemon and sour cream give it a wonderful tangy flavor, and grated carrot give it a lovely color. Last but not least… its very frugal, quick cooking and fairly healthy!

Lemony Potato Soup Recipe

2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
3 carrots, peeled and grated with the large holes of a box grater
1 onion, finely diced
1 box (48 oz) chicken broth
1 pound potatoes, peeled andlarge dice(I used large red skin)
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 c sour cream
1/4 c parsley, chopped

1. Heat butter and oilin a large pot over medium heat. Add the grated carrot and onion and saute for about 5 minutes.

2. Add chicken broth, potatoes, and a little salt and pepper. Bring just to a simmer, and reduce heat to medium low. Let simmer until potatoes are fully cooked, but not mushy.

3. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, sour cream and parsley. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Keep in mind the chicken broth may be salty before adding more salt.

Makes 6 Servings

Note:You can also use animmersion blender for just a few seconds to slightly puree andthicken the soup naturally.



  • Sarah 11 YEARS AGO

    Sometimes a potato soup is a little too thick for me to enjoy, but this one looks just perfect. I think the acidity from the lemon would really help with the “thick” flavors, too. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Julie Gandy 11 YEARS AGO

    Love that! I’m trying it tonight. I agree, this is soup weather!

  • Rolanda 11 YEARS AGO

    Goood and healthy !

  • VeggieGirl 11 YEARS AGO


  • Dana McCauley 11 YEARS AGO

    Mmm – lemony goodness! This soup sounds perfect for a warm weather version of potato soup. I bet it is good cold, too.

  • Maria 11 YEARS AGO

    This one sounds fantastic! I have everything on hand too! PERFECT!

  • Olga 11 YEARS AGO

    lol: I’d take 70 during the day anytime: it’s so cold in DC! The soup looks great.

  • Pearl 11 YEARS AGO

    oh my gosh – the pictures look so lovely! hope to keep in touch and see more of your wonderful cooking :)

  • peabody 10 YEARS AGO

    I laugh that 70 weather makes you want soup. I used to be like that when I lived in Phoenix. ;)
    The soup does sound healthy…I might have to add at least one drop of cream or my body might go into shock.

  • farida 10 YEARS AGO

    Sounds super easy to make. Plus looks delicious! The addition of sour cream is pretty interesting, and I love it. We top our bortsch soup with it.

  • Aran 10 YEARS AGO

    i can have soup any time, any season, but with weather like this, i crave it even more. happy thanksgiving!

  • Hallie 10 YEARS AGO

    Wow I love the idea of this soup. I really want to try it now. Yum. :)

  • Jessica Roman 10 YEARS AGO

    I simply love your stuff. I have to make this soup it just sounds delicious! Keep up the great work (pictures look amazing also!) I am a fan!

  • Shaheen @ Ambrosia 10 YEARS AGO

    I’ve never had a potato soup. I just realised I’m not a soup person. But who doesn’t love potatoes? This sounds interesting.

  • Blind Mind 10 YEARS AGO

    If this is 6 servings, I think I ate 4 last night haha. Delicious soup! I like how the lemon is there but not overpowering. Next time Id probably use 1-2 more potatoes or use the boat motor to thicken it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Weddings Fort Lauderdale 10 YEARS AGO

    Wow I love the idea of this soup. I really want to try it now. Yum. :)

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