Pot of Gold Irish Potato Soup

I’m not Irish, but I’m happy to pay homage to the potato to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day~

I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like ~ potatoes are my kryptonite~  and I can think of nothing more tragic than a potato famine :)

I found a recipe from Southern Living for Irish Potato Soup that I converted to a Pot of Gold any leprechaun would enjoy~ using Yukon Gold Potatoes, Kerrygold Irish Butter and a generous sprinkling of Kerrygold Cheddar Cheese.

I added 3 stalks of celery in addition to the leeks and onion called for in Southern Living’s recipe. Instead of cooking the potato in the soup, I roasted them in the oven, tossed with olive oil and seasoned with salt & pepper for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

We like our potato soup with some texture, so I reserved 1/3 of the roasted potatoes and added the rest to the pot with the chicken stock, sautéed celery, leeks & onions.

I used an immersion blender to mix the stock with the potatoes, onions & celery. I made a big batch to share with my mother-in-law, so for a 5 lb. bag of Yukon Gold potatoes, I started with 2 quarts of chicken stock, adding more until the consistency looked good once I added in my reserved potatoes.

You can make it as chunky or smooth as you like~ I didn’t peel my potatoes either~ a job I’m not fond of and we like the skins. Add stock/broth to your veggies to your desired consistency~ it will thicken up in the refrigerator.

Serve it in a bread bowl or regular bowl.

Garnish with bacon or prosciutto, chives & cheese~ just remember to celebrate the potato for St. Patrick’s Day :)

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44 responses to “Pot of Gold Irish Potato Soup

  1. Mary, your bread bowl is so appealing! I made some potato soup last night for dinner, but your recipe looks so much better. I bet roasting the potatoes makes it so much yummier! Here’s a little Irish blessing for you.
    May the road rise to meet you
    May the wind be always at your back
    May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
    And may the hand of a friend always be near.

  2. An absolute beautiful presentation of the potato soup..I just love the way you cut out the top portion of the bread bowl…My dad was Irish, so I appreciate this recipe more than you know…Thank you…

  3. Mary, Don’t tell anyone, but I go to your blog first every time I am on the web! You feed my soul… and now my tummy! You have most consistantly beautiful and well appointed blog I know! I am so thrilled to be your blogging friend! I am learning so much from you just by reading your posts and taking in your magnificent photography!
    xo Yvonne

  4. I am with Yvonne: you feed my soul and my imagination… Wonderful post! Bravo!

  5. My husband will love this soup. Sounds delicious. Pretty post.

    Have a great St. Patrick’s Day!

  6. I am so in love with this!!!! Eeeeeeeeeee. So cute! xo

  7. I am with those who say they visit you first, everyday…..me, too. Your photography is enchanting and the food is feeding my faimly along with yours. Thanks for your efforts and sharing them with us.

  8. Aaahhhh…too, too cute! Another clever idea, and the soup looks WONDERFUL! Happy St. Pat’s to you and yours, Mary!

  9. Yum! Love potato soup. The bread bowl is stunning!

  10. Mary, add me to the list. Your blog definitely feeds my soul. I’m always in awe of how you never cease to have something incredible to share. Your Irish potato soup looks delicious and pretty. Love the idea of a bread bowl. ~ Sarah

  11. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Just lovely! Great idea to roast the potatoes, that makes it really different! Love the little bread bowls too-enjoy:@)

  12. So creative, Mary! Why can’t I ever think of things like this? I must be right brained or something.
    I love how you cut out the shamrocks from the tops & I WILL be doing that for my family come March 17th!
    I just bought some Kerrygold Cheddar yesterday…our favorite cheese, so I’m all set to try your recipe.
    Thanks for sharing it & your beautiful photos.

  13. The most gorgeous bowl of soup I have ever seen! I love how you used the cookie cutter for the bread. Another brilliant post, Mary!

  14. This post made me VERY happy

  15. Love the bread bowls and how you took out the Shamrock shape. Its looks so festive and fun. Your soup looks delicious. Yummy recipe for St. Pats Day!

  16. Mary, That is the cutes bread bowl and the soup looks delicious. We love potato soup, can’t wait to try you recipe. I’ll look for the Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar. We usually get the Kerrygold Dubliner, but I’ll see if I can find the cheddar. I’m sure it’s delicious too. It’s funny.. I noticed the recipe said Irish potato soup, and reminded me of my mom who always called potatoes “Irish potatoes”. Of course sweet potatoes were sweet potatoes. It must be Southern thing.

  17. In my next life, Mary, I want to be you!!

  18. Wow your food looks so good and makes me hungry! Love how you cut out the shamrock from the top!

  19. I love the way you cut the shamrock in the top of the breadbowl. What a clever presentation and the soup sounds delish too!

  20. That sounds deliciouos. I”m going to save your recipe. We love potato soup. Good idea to bake the potatos first. xo Jenny

  21. This soup looks so delicious! I really like the idea of roasting the potatos first. I’ve used bread as bowls before but never thought to do a cut out on the lid, it really makes it extra charming. Wow, this recipe sounds so good!

  22. Sounds wonderful and such a great presentation!

  23. This looks fantastic! I love the shamrock cut-out! Visiting from Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm. Thanks for sharing!

  24. This is a wonderful recipe for St. Patrick’s Day. Thank you for sharing.

  25. MMMMMmmmmm…. I’m glad I saw this recipe, Mary! I love potatoes and your soup looks so good. I love your shamrock cut out bread soup bowl …fun idea!

  26. Mary, the soup sounds delicious, but your presentation is THE BEST!! Wish I could sit down and enjoy a bowl of that soup with you. I’ll bring dessert!!!!!

  27. You are so creative, you never cease to inspire!

  28. I love your presentation – so festive and creative!!

    Visiting from StoneGable – hope you’ll stop by and see my On The Menu Monday posts.


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  30. Great presentation for St. Patty’s Day! I love potato soup…this will be on my menu!

  31. What a gorgeous looking soup.

  32. Can’t wait to try the soup!

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  34. This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try this…it’s already moving into a cooler fall in the Midwest. Your recipe sounds like one of the best I’ve seen…thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!

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  36. I love potato soup, and this looks divine! And that bread bowl??? Oh my…

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  40. I love the pics of the Irish potatoe soup but is there an exact recipe? I would love to make this.


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