Irish Potato Soup Recipe

Irish potato soup is a great source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber from the potatoes. It also contains some protein and fat from the cream and butter. 

Image credit: Irish potatoes by Jules, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Main ingredients

Potatoes, onion, garlic, vegetable or chicken broth, cream, butter, salt and pepper, chives or parsley. 

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: around 30 minutes

Detailed Ingredients and Quantity

Potatoes4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
Onion1 large onion, diced
Garlic2 garlic cloves, minced
Vegetable or chicken broth4 cups
Heavy cream1 cup
Butter2 tbsp
Salt and pepperTo taste
Chopped fresh chives or parsley, for garnish Optional

Steps to prepare sweet potato soup

  1. At first melt the butter in a pot.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the diced potatoes and broth together and bring to a boil.
  4. Keep the soup at a simmer until the potatoes become tender to blend.
  5. After adding cream it is seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Have the soup while it is hot, after garnishing it with fresh chives or parsley.

Nutrients facts

  • Calories: approximately 350 per serving
  • Protein: approximately 5 grams per serving
  • Fat: approximately 20 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: approximately 35 grams per serving
  • Fiber: approximately 4 grams per serving
  • Vitamin C: approximately 45% of the daily recommended intake per serving
  • Potassium: approximately 25% of the daily recommended intake per serving

Serving suggestions

  • The soup can be paired with crusty bread or a simple salad. 
  • Additional ingredients such as shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, or sour cream can be used as topping to add flavor and texture.

Variations (similar kinds of soups with the same ingredients)

  1. Mashed Potatoes: Boiled potatoes are mashed with butter, salt, and milk or cream and are served as a creamy, delicious side dish.
  2. Potato Gratin: Layer sliced potatoes with cream, garlic, and grated cheese in a baking dish, and bake until golden brown and bubbly.
  3. Potato Salad: Potatoes are boiled, then tossed with a dressing made of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and herbs.
  4. Roasted Potatoes: Cut the potatoes into small pieces and roast them in the oven with olive oil, garlic, and herbs until crispy and golden brown.
  5. Potato and Leek Soup: Sauté chopped leeks in butter until soft, then add diced potatoes and broth and simmer until the potatoes are tender. The soup is blended and seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Potato and Ham Casserole: Layer sliced potatoes, diced ham, and grated cheese in a baking dish, and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Colcannon: Mash boiled potatoes with cooked kale or cabbage, butter, and milk or cream to create a traditional Irish side dish.

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