Log Cabin Cooking: Warm Creamy Potato Soup

Potato Soup photo
Photo by whitneyinchicago

That Fall chill is in the air. It’s a perfect time for some warm, filling potato soup. Remember those fall days when you were a kid? Maybe you had a long ride home on the school bus, leaves blowing down the street, the cool weather was just a little more than your windbreaker would stop. Nothing was better than flying into the house and Mom having a warm bowl of creamy potato soup ready to warm you up on the inside.

Great Recipies for a Log Cabin

Here at TruLog we want you to enjoy the full log cabin experience in your home. TruLog is more than just steel log siding. It’s a way of life. It’s the simple pleasures like home cooking, crackling fireplaces and being surrounded by the ones you love. In the spirit of this, we here at TruLog have been giving out recipes that are perfect for the log cabin life.

Here are some links to our past recipes:

Asparagus Recipes For Spring Time
Skillet Cooking: A Beginner’s Guide
Can You? Preserving Your Produce
Pickles and Pickling: A Quick Introduction
Log Cabin Cooking: Using a Dutch Oven

How to make Potato Soup


  • 4 Large Baking Potatoes (Red potatoes can be really good for this)
  • 2/3 C Flour
  • 2/3 C butter
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 6 C milk
  • 1 C sour cream
  • Chicken Broth
  • 1 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled into pieces

Directions for Potato Soup

  1. Use a fork to poke holes in the potato first and bake in oven at 350 for about an hour or just put them in the microwave.
  2. Cube the potatoes. You can peel them if you want, but I always think leaving the skins on adds some vitamins and an interesting texture.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add flour and make a rue. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Whisk in milk, bring to a boil and stir until thick. You can use chicken broth to thin or just use less milk.
  5. Stir in potatoes and heat through.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream.
  7. Serve topped with cheese and bacon
    1. Potato Soup photo
      Photo by jeffreyw

      Variations in Potato Soup

      Here are a few Potato Soup variations you might like:

      Celery – A little chopped celery will give good flavor and texture.

      Onions – Green onions to top or even yellow onions cooked in the butter.

      Kielbasa – Chop up some kielbasa or polish sausage to make the potato soup heartier.

      Potato Soup the Perfect Log Cabin Meal

      Enjoy this potato soup recipe in your rustic log cabin and live the log cabin life? Don’t have log cabin life? Contact us at TruLog today so we can make your log cabin dreams come true!

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