Warm up winter with TV chef Jo Pratt's Hearty Potato Soup recipe

Published Tuesday, Oct 15 2013, 20:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It's definitely getting colder outside so warm yourself up with this creamy soup that is simple to make and has a gorgeous taste.

Created by TV cook Jo Pratt, the recipe mixes a comforting blend of potatoes, garlic, onion and bay leaves. Make up a big batch and it will keep you going throughout the week, being used as either a yummy lunch or light supper.

Jo Platt's Potato soup

© Potato Council


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 20g butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 450g Maris Piper potatoes, peeled
  • 850ml hot vegetable stock
  • 150ml milk
  • Chopped chives, to serve


1 Heat the olive oil and butter in a large saucepan. Once the butter has melted, add the onion and bay leaves. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the onion has softened, but not coloured.

2 Meanwhile cut the potatoes into rough 2cm pieces, then add to the pan along with the garlic. Stir to coat in the butter then cover with a lid. Cook over a low-medium heat for about 8 minutes stirring once or twice to prevent the potato sticking to the base of the pan.

3 Stir in the mustard and pour in the stock, then bring to a simmer and cook with the lid off for 12 minutes until the potatoes are completely cooked through.

4 Remove from the heat and take out the bay leaves. Cool slightly before adding the milk and then blend well in a food processor or liquidizer until completely smooth.

5 Season to taste and serve hot, garnished with chopped chives and a twist of black pepper.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Nutrition Information

Feeds 4

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