Potato Soup

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I’ll be the first to admit that potato soup sounds boring. But this one isn’t. The red onions help it taste great, plus it’s way fun because your guests get to customize it themselves with a choice of cool toppings. Think baked potato – but way better. It’s so good, just serve a salad with it and you’re done.


  • 2 big baking potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 big red onion, diced
  • 3 cups chicken broth, diced – just kidding
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley


  1. Put potatoes in large pot, cover with chicken broth and simmer until soft, about 15 minutes
  2. Saute onions in butter and cayenne until softened
  3. Add about 3/4 of the onions, whipping cream and parsley to potato pot
  4. Continue cooking the remainder of the onions until crispy and black – but not burnt
  5. Simmer on low about 5 more minutes until it thickens a bit
  6. With back of large spoon, mash some of the potatoes in the pot while it’s simmering – just for fun
  7. Serve in bowls with a selection of the following toppings – add whatever other ones you’d like too:
  8. Crispy bacon pieces (if I said bacon bits, you might buy those artificial ones and I’d be mad)
  9. Thinly sliced green onions
  10. Croutons or even crouton remnants – from the bottom of the box
  11. Crispy thin Asian noodles
  12. Shredded cheese – cheddar works nicely
  13. Any hot sauce you like
  14. Diced leftover chicken
  15. Whatever else you can think of – just look in the fridge