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4 Ingredient Potato Soup

This creamy 4 Ingredient Potato Soup is the easiest soup you'll ever make. All you need is 4 basic ingredients and less than 30 minutes of your time!
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, starter
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 580kcal
Author: Lara


  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion or 2 small onions, diced
  • 1 kg russet potatoes peeled, washed, and cut into cubes around 1" thick (2.2 lbs)
  • 350 mL heavy cream or whole milk (1½ cup)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add diced onions and saute for 6-8 minutes until soft and translucent. Transfer onions to a glass bowl and set aside.
  • Using the same saucepan, place cubed potatoes. Add just enough water to cover the potatoes and bring to a boil. Cook potatoes until fork-tender, around 15-18 minutes.
  • Once potatoes are cooked, drain most of the water, leaving ½ to ¾ cup of liquid in the saucepan.
  • Add cooked onions and heavy cream and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and mash potatoes using a potato masher or blitz using an immersion blender. You can leave some potato chunks as desired or blitz until smooth. The soup will be quite thick. Add more water for a thinner soup.
  • Add your favourite toppings (croutons, bacon, cheese, green onions, seeds, parsley) and serve warm!


Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 1163mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1290IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg