Rustic Potato Soup is a soup recipe that you will want to turn to again and again. We’re keeping things rustic by simmering mini halved potatoes in a decadent broth of chicken stock, herbs and cream. Top the potato soup with crispy bacon, shredded cheddar and chopped green onions for the ultimate spoonful.
What Makes this Potato Soup “Rustic?”
You may be asking yourself, what is a rustic soup? Well, let me tell you my definition of it haha! To me, a rustic soup is just down-right delicious without any special frills. Here’s what makes this potato soup rustic:
- Leaving the skin on the potatoes – no peeling necessary!
- Halving the mini potatoes and quartering them to have larger and smaller chunks – not everything has to be perfect!
- Throwing everything together in one pot and just letting it be.
What Type of Potatoes to Use
When it comes to this soup recipe, I like to use a combination of mini Yukon gold potatoes and mini red potatoes. That way, you get a good balance of starchy potato (red potatoes) to buttery potatoes (Yukon golds).
If you aren’t able to find mini variations, you can use regular-sized red and Yukon golds. More chopping will just need to be necessary as they are larger and will need to be broken down more.
Rustic Potato Soup Toppings
Without a doubt, the most necessary toppings for potato soup have to be: crispy bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onions! They just have to be there for the ultimate potato soup bite. Here are some other topping ideas:
- Crispy bacon
- Shredded cheese (cheddar is my favorite)
- Chopped green onions or chives
- Homemade croutons or garlic bread
- Sautéd cubed ham
- Sour cream
- Crispy onions (like what you’d put on a green bean casserole)
What are your favorite potato soup toppings?? Tell me below in the comments!
If I’m being honest, potato soup isn’t one of those things that I usually crave, BUT this potato soup completely changed my prospective. It’s so darn addicting! Simple ingredients put together in a simple way to create a scrumptious outcome. Can’t get better than that!
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