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Potato Soup Recipe with +10 Variation Tips

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The Potato Soup Recipe is close to my heart.

In this article I present more than 10 different variations of potato soup, each one will have its own taste, I promise.

Here you will get an optimal overview of how to cook your own soup.

I love this soup foamed up, light and airy in taste, as truffled potato foam soup or as hearty creamy soup with sausages.

In the article you will get lots of information and tips, ideas for different types of soup and possible deposits.

A cooking video accompanies you while cooking yourself.

Please share this article with your friends and write me your experiences.

Good luck!

1. Recipe Potato Soup

You can change and add to the basic recipe as you wish according to the table of variants. 

I wish you good luck!

Potato Soup

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 339
Total Time 25 Min.
Preparation Time 10 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing potato soup in more than 10 variants.

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Potato Soup Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


1 pc onion (or shallots)
1 tbs oliv oil
2 tbs butter
1/2 pc clove of garlic
200 g potato (or 3-5 tbs mashed potatoes-flakes)
30 ml white wine (dry)
350 ml chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1 some Lemon zest (from a bio lemon)
1 pinch nutmeg
150 ml Whipped cream (or soy cream)
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Pepper
1 pinch Cayenne pepper


Dice the shallot
Halve the shallot and cut into fine cubes.

Prepare onions

Peel the onion and cut into strips or cubes.

–> Sweat the onion with a little olive oil and butter until translucent.

potato for fresh home made potato soup
Prepare potatoes for potato soup.

Prepare potatoes

Add the peeled and chopped potatoes.

–> Deglaze with white wine.

add cream to soup base
add the cream to soup base

Prepare soup stock

Add chicken stock or vegetable stock.

Bring the soup to the boil and slowly pour the cold cream into the boiling soup.

-> Allow the soup mixture to simmer gently.

Mashed potatoes in pot
Mashed potatoes in pot

Variation mashed potatoes

Note on the mashed potato variant:

When preparing, omit the fresh potatoes for blending.

Alternatively, you can boil potato cubes in the stock as a soup starter and then remove until serving.

-> Bring the cream stock to the boil, add mashed potato flakes or ready made mashed potatoes by the spoonful next to the heat and stir in.

prepare home made potato soup with this chef recipe
Potato soup while mixing.

Mix soup

Blend the soup with a hand blender.

-> For a frothy soup you can add cold pieces of butter while blending.

Boil potato cubes
Diced potatoes while cooking and checking the cooking point.

Provide soup garnish

Remove a portion of the potato cubes from the soup cooked al dente.

-> Prepare as a soup garnish for serving.

grate the lemon
Grate the zest from an organic lemon.

Season and refine

Add a little finely grated lemon zest to the soup.

-> Season the soup with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper.

blanched leek as a deposit for potato soup
blanched leek as a deposit for potato soup

Prepare decoration

Prepare the soup garnish and decoration, see the detailed ideas in the blog post:

-> Blanched leeks

-> Roasted mushrooms

-> potato chips

-> Herb chips

-> Salmon and chicken

potato soup insert in plate
potato soup insert in plate

Arrange insert

-> Arrange the soup garnish in warm, deep plates.

potato soup recipe Image
Potato Soup Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Serve soup

Season the soup again, mix it up and arrange it in the plates until it is frothy.

Add the prepared decoration.

-> Serve quickly. I wish you a good appetite!

2. Nutritional Values

3. Star Cook Potato Soup Prepare Yourself

I found my love for potato soup with star chef Heinz Winkler in Aschau.

I will never forget this day because the soup was served with fresh white truffles.

The basket with the white truffles was in the kitchen in the morning and I could smell the truffles, which I didn’t know at that time, one floor below the staff entrance in the underground car park.

This soup was a formative experience for me and I would like to pass on my recipe.

You can prepare a soup with fresh potatoes or with mashed potatoes.

Mashed potatoes? YES! either you use homemade mashed potatoes, freshly prepared or from the day before, or in an emergency you use mashed potato flakes.

In the recipe you will find the corresponding information on the ingredients.

Fresh potato for potato soup and inlay.
Season and mix the potato soup and potato inlay.

4. Ideas for 10 + Variants Potato Soup

For variety in your cooking, I have filled the table below with wonderful variations of the soup.

Potato soup with …Type of potato soupDescription of potato soup
Potato soup with baconwith meat, not vegetarianArrange crispy fried, warm bacon cubes with the soup.
Potato soup with sagevegetarian or veganFry the sage leaves in hot oil, season with salt and place on the potato soup.
Potato soup with herbsvegetarian or veganParsley or marjoram or oregano or hyssop or chervil, also mixed herbs deep-frozen.
Potato soup with sausagewith meat, not vegetarianHeat the Wienerle, Frankfurter or Debrecziner cut into thin slices (do not boil) and add to the soup.
Potato soup with fishwithout meat, not vegetarianPike-perch fillet, perch fillet with skin crispy fried. Also salmon cubes briefly warmed in the soup as an addition.
Potato soup with chicken and walnut pestowith meat, not vegetarianServe fried chicken breast strips and a simple pesto of grated walnuts and pumpkin seed oil with the soup.
Potato soup with truffle oilvegetarian or veganArrange the soup with blanched leek and homemade potato crisps. Mix the white truffle oil into the soup beforehand.
Potato soup with mushroomsvegetarian or veganAdd fried mushrooms, chanterelles or porcini mushrooms to the soup. Add parsley or chervil.
Potato soup with meatballswith meat, not vegetarianPrepare mini meatballs, glaze in veal jus and serve in soup.

Hopefully you can make up your mind and discover your favorite soup! 

5. Soup Garnish and Decoration Ideas Gallery

Potato chips as soup insert to the potato soup. Homemade here. If you use bought ones then only use chips seasoned with salt or thyme!
Decorate the potato soup colourfully, here with chips, blanched leek and red berries.
Blanched leek as an accompaniment to potato soup.
Potato soup with porcini mushrooms and chanterelles – it tastes great!
Salmon fillet as a whole can poach with boiling soup poured over in the plate, or the salmon is cut into cubes.
Who likes to feel the potatoes, always saves a part of the boiled potatoes as a deposit.
The potato soup with fried chicken strips and walnut pesto – a soup for gourmets and chefs!
Potato soup decorated with crispy fried pike-perch fillet and marjoram.
The vegan or vegetarian potato soup decorated with a garlic baguette and lavender.
Potato soup as finger food, here foamed and served lukewarm in a glass.

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