When your sons in nursing school and calls me “hey mom can you make me your potato soup”? Well gosh darn he’s getting his soup lol less than 5.00 to make.
Boil your potatoes until they are tender but not so tender they fall apart. Drain. Put back in pot and add milk and butter and pepper and onions. Let simme

Mom’s Budget-Friendly Creamy Potato Soup


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 2 cups water (adjust as needed)
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, chives, or crispy bacon bits


  1. Boil the Potatoes:
    • Place the peeled and diced potatoes in a large pot.
    • Cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil.
    • Cook until the potatoes are tender but not falling apart. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Drain and Mash:
    • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
    • Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes to your desired consistency.
  3. Add Milk and Butter:
    • Pour in the milk and add the butter to the mashed potatoes.
    • Place the pot over low heat and stir until the butter is melted.
  4. Seasoning:
    • Sprinkle in the black pepper and add the diced onions (and minced garlic, if using).
    • Stir well to combine the ingredients.
  5. Simmer:
    • Allow the soup to simmer over low heat for an additional 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • If the soup is too thick, you can add water to reach your preferred consistency.
  6. Adjust Seasoning:
    • Taste the soup and add salt as needed. Adjust the pepper and other seasonings to your liking.
  7. Serve:
    • Ladle the creamy potato soup into bowls.
    • Optionally, top with shredded cheese, chives, or crispy bacon bits for extra flavor.
  8. Enjoy:
    • Serve the soup hot and enjoy this comforting and budget-friendly meal!

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