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Potato Soup with Shrimp

From Paula Deen & Friends
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Paula Deen


  • 1/8 cup 1/4 stick butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 medium russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 chicken bouillion cubes dissolved in 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound medium shrimp
  • For garnish:
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Grated cheddar cheese


  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, melt the butter and saute the onion and carrots until both are slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add the potatoes, milk, and dissolved bouillon cubes. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, until the potatoes are very soft and some of them have begun to become very mushy. Add the half-and-half, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups lightly salted water to a boil. Add the shrimp all at once and stir well. Watch the shrimp, when they start to turn pink, drain them. Once cooled, peel and add to potato soup and stir. Serve in bowls, then top with bacon and cheese and enjoy!