Last Updated on July 16, 2023
If you are a fan of hearty soups, then you must try Rafferty’s Potato Soup. It is a creamy, comforting soup that is loaded with healthy herbs and spices. This simple yet flavorful soup will definitely be a hit among all your family and friends. Indeed, it is one of the best potato soups ever!
When you will have this food, you will feel like you are eating a hug in a bowl of comfort. This soup has the perfect blend of delicious flavors that is accentuated by the hint of garlic. The best part about this recipe is that it takes only an hour to make and can easily be prepared ahead of time.
If you want to learn about this amazing potato soup, keep reading.
What Is Rafferty’s potato soup?
Rafferty’s Potato Soup is a simple, creamy, and delicious potato soup that takes only an hour to make. It is full of essential herbs and other ingredients, giving it a unique flavor. The soup has a blend of cream of mushroom and celery soups, which add the perfect amount of tastiness to this comfort food. It is topped off with shredded cheddar, bacon bits, and chives for a delicious finish.
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Where Did I First Try Rafferty’s potato soup recipe?
With my friend, I visited Rafferty’s Potato Soup in one of Rafferty’s outlets in Louisville, Kentucky. I was amazed to see the variety of potato soups they had on their menu. It was my first time and I wanted to try something that would be both flavorful and comforting.
I chose Rafferty’s Potato Soup as it seemed like a hearty and delicious option for me. As soon as we took the first bite, we were pleasantly surprised by the intense and creamy flavor of this soup. The potatoes were cooked to perfection, as they had a pleasant texture that was neither too soft nor too hard.
The garlic powder gave it a unique aroma while the cream cheese added an additional layer of richness to this hearty soup. We also appreciated the fact that there were no artificial flavors or colors in the soup, making it even healthier for us.
The bacon bits and chives added a crunchy texture to this delicious soup, that we had never tasted before. It was undoubtedly one of the best potato soups we have ever tried. Plus, it was so easy to make and didn’t require too many ingredients. This is why whenever we have a craving for potato soup, we make sure to prepare this recipe.
You can also try this delicious and comforting potato soup at home with the help of my simple recipe below. Make sure to follow the steps carefully and you will be sure to get an amazing result!
- Yellow potatoes: To start off, you will need potatoes. It will add the perfect texture to this creamy soup.
- Onion: You will also need one large onion that will bring a subtle flavor and aroma to the soup.
- Cream of mushroom and celery soups: These two canned soups are essential ingredients as they add a unique flavor to this potato soup.
- Garlic powder: Lastly, you will need garlic powder to add a delicious aroma to the soup.
- Milk: To make your soup creamy, you will also need some milk.
- Cream cheese: This ingredient is optional but it adds a nice richness to this comfort food.
- Butter: To finish off, you will need melted butter that will bring all the flavors together.
- Salt and pepper: Don’t forget to season your soup with a bit of salt and pepper. For the topping, you can add some shredded cheddar, bacon bits, and chives.
Cut your potatoes, onion, and celery into small cubes. Place the potatoes and onion in a large pot and cover with water.
Add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and salt to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat to low, cover slightly, and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Drain off the excess liquid, and return the vegetables to the pot.
Add one can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 can of celery soup, and 1 ½ cups of milk to the pot. Stir gently to combine all ingredients.
Cut the cream cheese into cubes and add to the pot. Stir gently over low heat until the cream cheese is melted and has combined with all other ingredients.
Add butter to this mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Allow soup to cook for an additional 10 minutes on low heat.
Serve topped with shredded cheddar, bacon bits, and chives as desired.
• You can also use vegetable or chicken broth instead of water for more flavor to add to the soup.
• If you want to add some greens to your soup, you can add a few handfuls of spinach at the end. It will cook quickly and give a nice color to your soup.
• To make this soup vegan, you can replace the cream cheese with vegan cream cheese, or skip it altogether.
What Ingredients Can I Replace or Substitute While Making It?
If you don’t have any cream of mushroom or celery soups, you can replace it with a can of condensed tomato soup. To make the soup more flavorful and richer in texture, you can also add some white wine. Another option is to use vegetable broth instead of water for extra flavor.
You could also try adding some herbs such as thyme or rosemary to the soup. If you don’t have any cream cheese, you can use a thick Greek yogurt instead. Lastly, if you want to make this soup vegan, you can substitute the butter with olive oil and skip the cheese and bacon bits.
- A large pot with a lid
- measurement cup
- 6-7 large yellow potatoes
- 1 large onion
- 1 can Cream Of Mushroom
- 1 can Celery Soup
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1½ cup milk
- 8 oz cream cheese
- ½ stick butter melted
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Shredded cheddar, bacon bits, and chives for topping
- Cut your potatoes, onion, and celery into small cubes. Place the potatoes and onion in a large pot and cover with water.
- Add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and salt to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat to low, cover slightly, and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Drain off the excess liquid, and return the vegetables to the pot.
- Add one can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 can of celery soup, and 1 ½ cups of milk to the pot. Stir gently to combine all ingredients.
- Cut the cream cheese into cubes and add to the pot. Stir gently over low heat until the cream cheese is melted and has combined with all other ingredients.
- Add butter to this mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Allow soup to cook for an additional 10 minutes on low heat.
- Serve topped with shredded cheddar, bacon bits, and chives as desired.
- You can also use vegetable or chicken broth instead of water for more flavor to add to the soup.
- If you want to add some greens to your soup, you can add a few handfuls of spinach at the end. It will cook quickly and give a nice color to your soup.
- To make this soup vegan, you can replace the cream cheese with vegan cream cheese, or skip it altogether.
A single serving of Rafferty’s Potato Soup contains approximately
- 300 calories
- 17 grams of fat.
- Fiber, protein, carbohydrates, and
- Vitamins A, C, E, and B6.
How to Store Leftover Rafferty’s potato soup?
If you have any leftover Rafferty’s Potato Soup, it can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Alternatively, you can also freeze it in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months. Make sure to leave some room at the top of the container or bag as the soup will expand as it freezes. When ready to use, simply defrost the soup in the refrigerator overnight and reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Yes, pregnant women can eat this soup as long as the ingredients are cooked thoroughly and all food safety precautions are taken.
Can I make it ahead of time?
Yes, you can easily make Rafferty’s Potato Soup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator or freezer for later use. Just make sure to reheat it thoroughly before serving.
Is Rafferty’s Potato Soup healthy?
Yes, this soup is a healthy and nutritious option as it contains various vitamins and minerals from potatoes, vegetables, and dairy products. Additionally, there are no artificial colors or flavors used in this recipe, making it a healthier choice.
For sure this dish is full of flavor and deliciousness! It’s easy to make and doesn’t require many ingredients, making it perfect for those busy days or when you need a quick meal. Plus, the addition of the bacon bits and chives add an extra layer of texture that makes this potato soup even more enjoyable.
We hope you found the recipe helpful and enjoyable! Kindly share this recipe with your family and friends so they can try this delicious potato soup too! Enjoy!
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Rebecca Novak is a trained chef with over 10 years of experience in the food industry. She has worked in both fine dining and casual Hungarian restaurants and specializes in creating dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. She also loves exploring different cuisines worldwide, which allows her to bring unique flavors and ideas to the recipes she creates for Hungarianchef.com. Read more