Easy Potato Soup

When life gives you extra mashed potatoes, just make easy potato soup. If you've got some extras in your fridge, here's what to do.

I hope everybody had a happy Thanksgiving! I sure did. My parents came to visit and we all made a big turkey feast together. I was in charge of the mashed potatoes and got, shall we say, a little overzealous. Hubby had bought a five pound bag, and I decided to cook up the entire thing. (Hey, I’m bad at math – calculating servings is way beyond me.) So, in addition to all the leftover turkey, we had leftover potatoes. A LOT of leftover potatoes.

You know what they say: When life gives you extra mashed potatoes, just make potato soup. And that’s just what Mom and I did. If you’ve got some extras in your fridge, here’s what to do.

Easy Potato Soup


  • Leftover mashed potatoes
  • Butter
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cheese, if desired


  • In a large sauce pan, chop onions and celery and sautee in butter until tender
  • Add mashed potatoes
  • Pour in milk until the potatoes take on a soupy consistency
  • Warm over medium low heat until heated through
  • Sprinkle in cheese so that it melts
  • Serve with crackers and/or sprinkle a little bacon over the top

How about you? Do you have any good recipes that can help fellow WMAGs use up those holiday leftovers? Do share!

4 thoughts on “Easy Potato Soup

  1. just4ofus says:

    Yeah, I too made A LOT of sweet potato casserole.
    You can’t make soup with that, so Rumke got to eat that.

  2. Yum, that recipe sounds delicious. I’ll have to try it. I’ve been making turkey chili a lot lately. Not with T-day leftovers, just ground turkey. I was kind of bummed we didn’t have T-day at our house this year. We didn’t get any leftovers! I love leftovers.

  3. Mommy Bits says:

    Yummmy. This is the perfect weather for potato soup. Great recipe – we have a ton of left over mashed potatoes as well.

  4. This recipe sounds great! I’ll have to make it soon. I, like Cara, went to T-day at someone else’s house, so no leftover taters for me.

    I would have totally made all five lbs, too.

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