potato soup

2016-04-17 a.o.

Potato soups are made around the world. It starts with potatoes only, with maybe some fresh parsley added; (Pic1)  but the sky is the limit. Add whatever you want. As long as the potatoes remain the main ingredient, you can call it a potato soup.

Caldo de papas is one of the most popular soups in Mexico. It is very easy to make and there are many variations with additional ingredients. Marielos makes it with tomatoes. (Pic3+4)

I use potatoes in a variety of soups, but more often in a supportive role and as a potential thickener.


Pic1: potatoes, parsley
Pic1: caldo de papas


Pic3: potatoes, tomatoes
Pic4: pureed


This is what you need for 4 servings:

  • 2 lbs. potatoes parsley, minced
  • S&P
  • optional:
    • fruit (pears)
    • ham or bacon
    • leek
    • sausages
    • shrimp
    • tomatoes
    • etc.


Potato soup on the internet


Pic5: with pork ribs
Pic6: with sausages


Pic7: with bacon
Pic8: with cream and ham


Pic9: with pears and butter
Pic10: with bell peppers, tomatoes