Irish Potato Soup
Our Irish potato soup recipe takes a few simple ingredients and turns them a dreamy, creamy bowl of classic comfort food. This hearty soup is easy to make and absolutely perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any day you just need something warm and comforting.
Servings: 4 servings
- 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 stalks celery sliced
- 4 russet potatoes peeled, cut into ½-inch cubes
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock or vegetable broth
- ½ cup milk or heavy cream
- fresh parsley for garnish
- bacon optional, crumbled, for topping
- chives optional, chopped, for topping
- shredded cheddar cheese optional, for topping
In a medium pot over medium heat, melt butter, then add onion and celery. Cook approximately 2 minutes.
Add potatoes, salt, pepper, and stock. Bring liquid to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender.
Using an immersion blender, blend soup in pot until thick and creamy. Feel free to make the texture completely smooth or leave chunks of potatoes remaining - your choice.If using a traditional blender, pour liquid into blender. See Notes for tips regarding hot liquids. Blend until mixture achieves desired consistency, then return liquid to pot.
Stir in milk or heavy cream.
Ladle soup into bowls and top with parsley, bacon, chives, and cheddar cheese. Serve hot.
Tips for Blending Hot Soup
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect the information for 1 serving out of 4. Macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands of ingredients used.
To determine the size of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed, then weigh the entire finished recipe. Divide the total weight of the recipe (not including the weight of the bowl, pot, or plate the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.
- Hot liquids will expand quickly in a blender, which can push the lid off and create a huge mess (not to mention it could burn you!). Fill the blender no more than halfway. You may have to blend your ingredients in 2 batches.
- After pouring the liquid into the blender, let it sit a few minutes to cool slightly before blending.
- Remove the center cap from the blender lid and cover the hole with a dish towel instead.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 1274mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 324IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 48g