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Winter potato soup: When you want a quick and easy winter meal


There’s always a time for tasty soup, but during the winter months and after a long day at work, you want something that will treat you well. A hot bowl of winter potato soup has you covered. It’s not just about throwing potatoes into a pot but this recipe adds layers of flavour that goes perfectly well with some crusty or pan-fried bread. It’s a recipe that takes almost no time to put together and still delivers on hearty flavours while you cozy-up this winter.

Winter potato soup suggestions

There are classic soup ingredients like onions, garlic cream and even a dash of chili. Chillies help lift flavours without making the soup spicy and we suggest a hefty amount of black pepper. Feel free to add some chopped leaks to form another classic potato and leak soup. If you’re not one for a chunky soup, a hand or immersion blender works wonders. Add some bacon bits for extra salt and just because bacon makes everything better.

Enjoy winter more with great food that’s quick and easy to make. A winter potato soup is a perfect family meal with some of your favourite buttered bread.

Potato Soup Recipe

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Recipe by Melissa Jacobs
Course: Dinner, StartersCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

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This hearty and delicious potato soup is a family favourite.


6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed


freshly ground pepper

1/2 tsp dried chili flakes

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 litre hot water

150 ml cream

15 ml butter

1 tsp mixed herbs


In a 2 litre saucepan, heat the butter. Fry the onions and garlic. Add the cubed potatoes. Season to taste. Add the mixed herbs and chili flakes. Add the hot water. Place a lid on the pot and simmer for 25 minutes.Remove the saucepan from the heat. Decant the soup into a glass blender. Blend the soup until smooth.Pour the hot soup into bowls, add cream and garnish with parsley.

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