Beyond Amazing Swiss Potato Soup Recipe

Beyond Amazing Swiss Potato Soup Recipe

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Soup is such a great way to fill the belly and soul on a budget! We used to joke at my restaurant “What is today’s soup? Cream of yesterday’s special!” If you have leftover baked potatoes or some extra diced onion lying around? This Beyond Amazing Swiss Potato Soup is a very budget-friendly solution to using them up.

Swiss Potato Soup

You really can take a few simple ingredients and make something mouth-watering in a short time.

If you’re looking for a hearty and comforting soup that’s perfect for chilly nights, Swiss potato soup is a great option. This creamy soup is made with potatoes, onions, milk, and Swiss cheese, resulting in a rich and flavorful dish that’s sure to warm you up from the inside out. Whether you’re serving it as a main course or as a side dish, Swiss potato soup is a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to make and always satisfying.

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Potatoes have been about $1.50 for a 5-pound bag lately…add some organic onion, mushroom, and celery from last summer’s CSA that has been living in my freezer and you have the main items needed for this one-time hot seller.

You can find Idaho potatoes growing in the Idaho state, U.S. On the other side, Russet potatoes are only a variety of Idaho potatoes that are grown both in Idaho and other states of the United States as well.  

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What is the Difference Between Idaho and Russet Potatoes?

What is the Difference Between Idaho and Russet Potatoes? Most people don’t know the difference – and it can make or break a recipe.

Idaho Potatoes

These potatoes are grown in the United States, the state of Idaho. “Grown in Idaho” and “Idaho potato” are certifications that are registered federally. These marks or seals belong to the Idaho Potato Commission. There is no variety that is named “Idaho potato” even though there are more than 30 different varieties grown in Idaho State alone. Some of the varieties grown in this state are Fingerlings, Russet Burbank, Red, and Yukon Gold.

Russet Burbank is the most popular variety of Idaho potatoes by far. Potatoes grown in the state of Idaho are well-known in the whole world. The climate in Idaho is what makes these potatoes different from the ones grown in other states. Also, Irrigation and volcanic soil help a lot in differentiating the taste of this potato. The confusion between the Russet and Idaho potato is prevalent.

Usually, people would say Idaho potato for Russet potato and vice versa. Southern District of New York contested this. The judge made a decision that these terms can’t be used together. An Idaho potato is not a Russet potato and vice versa. A Russet potato is only one of the varieties of potatoes grown in the state of Idaho.

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Russet Potatoes

The most popular Russet potato is grown in Idaho, even though they are grown all over the United States. This is the most common type of potato in the U.S. They are also known as Burbank potato or Russet Burbank.

Luther Burbank developed Russet in the 1870s in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. He made this variety completely by accident. The potato is derived from a cultivar named the Early Rose. This potato has an oval shape, russet or brown skin that’s net-like. They are very high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and starch or carbohydrates. They also have a very high sugar content.

These potatoes have 120-135 calories per potato that have an average size and are low in saturated fats, sodium, and cholesterol. Mainly, they are used for mashing, frying, or baking, but they can also be used in soups or for boiling. These potatoes can’t be used for making potato chips. It’s recommended to use the skin of a Russet potato as it is considered to be beneficial for health.

You should always store them in dry, dark, and cool places and you should keep the temperature at 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit. These potatoes are delicious, but also inexpensive and affordable. These potatoes are the most popular in the United States.

Idaho potatoes are basically those potatoes that are grown in Idaho, United States. You can find more than 30 varieties of potatoes grown in the state of Idaho, and the Russet potato is just one of them. Russet Burbank is one of the most popular potatoes in the whole United States. It is healthy, inexpensive, and affordable almost everywhere.

Now that you know the difference between Idaho and Russet Potatoes, which do you prefer?

Swiss Potato Soup Recipe

I hope you find this as yummy as our customers used to!

Swiss Potato Soup

Beyond Amazing Swiss Potato Soup

You will need:
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 small onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
Cover with water and simmer until veggies are tender.

Stir in the following seasonings:
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp thyme
1 tbsp chicken bouillon
1 tbsp beef bouillon
1 tbsp Lawry’s Seasoning

Make a roux with 3 tbsp butter and 3 tbsp flour – zap in microwave 30 seconds until “bubbly” and stir into boiling soup. This will help thicken it…

Just before serving, top with freshly grated Swiss cheese.

Pair this with a salad made from some fresh spring greens and a nice crusty dinner roll and you have a feast!

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Optional Additions

While the main ingredients are enough to make a delicious Swiss potato soup, you can also add some optional ingredients to customize the soup to your liking. Here are a few ideas:

  • Bacon: If you want to add some smoky flavor to the soup, you can cook up some bacon and crumble it on top of the soup before serving.
  • Carrots: For some added color and nutrition, you can add a diced carrot or two to the soup.
  • Leeks: If you want to add some extra savory flavor, you can add a chopped leek to the soup.
  • Garlic: If you’re a garlic lover, you can add a minced clove or two of garlic to the soup for some added depth of flavor.

Overall, Swiss potato soup is a simple and delicious soup that can be customized to your liking with a few optional additions. With its creamy texture and savory flavor, it’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

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Storage and Reheating Instructions

Swiss potato soup is a delicious and hearty dish that is perfect for chilly days. If you have leftovers or want to make a big batch ahead of time, it’s important to know how to store and reheat it properly. Here are some tips to help you keep your soup fresh and tasty:


  • Allow the soup to cool down to room temperature before storing it. Putting hot soup in the fridge can raise the temperature inside and cause other food to spoil.
  • Transfer the soup to an airtight container. You can use a plastic container or a glass one with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Label the container with the date so you know when you made it. Swiss potato soup can last in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Store the soup in the fridge, not the freezer. Freezing can change the texture of the soup and make it watery when reheated.


  • The best way to reheat Swiss potato soup is on the stove. Place the soup in a pot and heat it over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • You can also reheat the soup in the microwave. Transfer it to a microwave-safe bowl and heat it for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • If the soup is too thick after reheating, you can add some water or broth to thin it out.
  • It’s important to heat the soup to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) before serving. Use a food thermometer to check the temperature.
  • Do not reheat the soup more than once. Repeated heating can cause bacteria to grow and make you sick.

By following these storage and reheating instructions, you can enjoy your Swiss potato soup for several days after making it. Just remember to store it properly and reheat it thoroughly before serving.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make my potato soup more flavorful?

To make your potato soup more flavorful, consider adding herbs and spices such as thyme, rosemary, garlic, or paprika. You can also add toppings such as bacon bits, shredded cheese, or green onions to enhance the taste.

What are some variations of potato soup?

There are many variations of potato soup, including adding different vegetables such as carrots, celery, or corn. You can also add different types of meat such as ham or sausage. Another variation is to use different types of cheese, such as cheddar or Parmesan.

What type of potato is best for soup?

The best type of potato for soup is a starchy potato such as a Russet or Yukon Gold potato. These potatoes break down easily during cooking, which helps to thicken the soup and create a creamy texture.

How can I prevent my potato soup from becoming gluey?

To prevent your potato soup from becoming gluey, avoid over-stirring the soup while it’s cooking. Also, be careful not to overcook the potatoes, as this can cause them to break down and release too much starch.

What are some easy potato soup recipes for two?

For an easy potato soup recipe for two, try this Swiss Potato Soup or this Cozy Swiss Chard Soup with Potatoes. Both recipes are simple and can be made in under an hour.

How can I make potato soup for a large group?

To make potato soup for a large group, consider using a slow cooker or making a big batch on the stovetop. You can also set up a soup bar with different toppings such as bacon bits, cheese, and green onions so that guests can customize their soup to their liking.

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