How To Make Homemade Irish Potato Soup

Irish potato Soup Recipe

Popular with locals in Ireland the Irish potato soup recipe is well worth trying. It has been part of Ireland’s custom foods for many years and is still traditional made as it would many years ago.

With Ireland not having the greatest of weather this recipe dish is mostly served on a cold wet day, typical for Ireland. Even though we have lots of different dishes for a cold winters day this dish can be created any time of year.

Ingredients for Irish traditional potato soup

Like most of our meals there are many variations of for the potato soup recipe as most of us tend to use our imagination when it comes to cooking.

We suggest trying the below soup recipe and even attempt to create your own variation of this great tasting soup.

  • 2 tablespoons of Irish butter
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 3 large potatoes, washed & peeled
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 pieces of celery, chopped
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper & salt
  • 1 ½ cup of grated cheese


Thinly slice the onions and potatoes and add to a pan with melted Irish butter.

Add the chicken bouillon, celery, dried parsley, garlic and season with salt & pepper.

Cover the pan allowing the vegetables to soften under a low heat, do not let them brown.

Add milk and mix until soup becomes thick then stir in cheese until fully melted.

Serve piping hot with a few slices of buttered bread and enjoy.

Irish potato soup is extremely cheap and easy to make which makes it a great dish to cook and serve to family and friends.

First published on September 15, 2011 and last modified on July 30, 2017.

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