The Best and Easiest Traditional Irish Potato Soup Recipe
Traditional Irish Potato Soup is as simple to make as it is delicious and nutritious and this creamy soup is perfect for a St Patrick’s Day meal or any meal.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 2Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onionchopped
  • 3 ribs of celerychopped
  • 4 large potatoespeeled and chopped
  • 3cups chicken stock
  • 1/2-1tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4tsp ground black pepper
  • 2cups whole milkor 1/1-2 cups whole milk and 1/2 cup half and half.
  • 1Tbsp chopped fresh parsley for garnishoptional
  1. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat. Add the celery and onions and sauté for about 5-6 minutes until they are tender.
  2. Add the potatoes, garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are completely done. They should break apart easily when you pierce them with a fork and you should be able to easily mash them against the side of the pan.
  3. Use an immersion blender and blend until the potato mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. When the mixture is smooth and creamy add the milk. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Sharon’s Expert Tips:

  • An immersion blender is a small handheld kitchen appliance used to purée food in the container in which they are being prepared. They are relatively inexpensive and do a great job puréeing soups.
  • If you do not have an immersion blender, you can use a food processor or blender, but you will have to do it in batches. Be extremely careful with the hot mixture. If all else fails, use a potato masher. You might have a few lumps, but the soup will still be delicious!
  • If your chicken stock is reduced sodium you may need a little more salt; if it is regular chicken stock, you might not need any salt.
Nutrition Facts
The Best and Easiest Traditional Irish Potato Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 937mg 39%
Potassium 690mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 17%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.