Better-than-Mom's Potato Soup


Soup, Chili & Stew
Better-than-Mom's Potato Soup

Primary Media

Bowl of potato soup topped with chives and bacon

User Rating

3.51 out of 5 stars
Rate it:
45 ratings

Recipe Data


Recipe Wellness Badges


    Save Options


    Pureed russets create a rich, smooth base for tender new potato chunks, sharp cheddar, and smoky ham.

    Recipe Tags

    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 10
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee Select olive oil
    3 large leeks, diced
    ¼ c. celery, chopped
    2 clove(s) garlic, minced
    3 (8-oz. each) russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
    4 c. Hy-Vee chicken broth, divided
    2 c. Hy-Vee shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    1 (8-oz.) pkg Hy-Vee cubed cooked ham, about 1 1/2 c.
    1 c. Hy-Vee skim milk
    8 oz. small red potatoes, unpeeled
    Fresh chives, chopped, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Large saucepan or Dutch oven
    • Blender
    • Medium microwave-safe dish


    1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Cook leeks, celery and garlic until softened, about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in russet potatoes. Add broth and bring mixture to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are very tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      To clean leeks, trim them, then slit them lengthwise about a third of the way through. You can then open the leaves and wash away dirt from between the layers under cold running water.
      Hy-Vee Test Kitchen
    2. In a blender, puree potato and broth mixture in batches. Return to saucepan. Stir in cheese, ham and milk. Cook over medium heat until cheese melts. (Do not boil.)
    3. Meanwhile, halve or quarter red potatoes as needed for bite-size chunks. Place in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender. Stir cooked red potatoes and chives into broth mixture and cook until heated through.

    Nutrition facts


    240 Calories per serving
    1 cup

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 11g
    • Cholesterol: 35mg
    • Sodium: 780mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 23g
    • Protein: 13g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 15%
    Vitamin C 15%
    Iron 8%
    Calcium 20%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Back to School 2014.