Two Peas and Their Pod

Potato Rosemary Soup

Happy 2012! I think it will take me awhile to get used to saying 2012, but I like it. I am excited for the New Year. We recently asked on our Facebook page what recipes you would like to see in 2012. Several people asked for soup more soup recipes. We love making soup and we are always happy to meet our readers requests, so today we are sharing one of our favorite soup recipes-Potato Rosemary Soup.

When we brought Caleb home from the hospital, life was a little crazy. We were lacking sleep and still adjusting to having a baby in the house. Cooking dinner was not on our to do list. We were eating a lot of sandwiches, freezer meals we had previously made, and cereal. One night we got a call from our good friend, Janette, who told us she was coming over to cook us dinner. It was music to our ears. She is a fabulous cook and knows her way around the kitchen-especially our kitchen. She is a designer for Peppertree and helped us with our kitchen remodel. She is the best!

She made us Potato Rosemary Soup, salad, bread, and pumpkin cupcakes for dessert. We were spoiled! Everything was delicious, especially the soup. Luckily, she shared the recipe. We have been making the soup ever since. It has become a staple in our house. It is so easy to make and very comforting and filling. The potato soup is hearty and thick with a hint of rosemary. It also has feta cheese which adds a nice creamy texture. We like to make a big pot so we can enjoy leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day.

Warm up with a bowl of comforting Potato Rosemary Soup. It is the perfect meal for a cold winter’s day.

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Potato Rosemary Soup

Yield: Serves 8

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Easy potato soup made with fresh rosemary and feta cheese. This thick and creamy soup is perfect for a cold winter's day.


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
5 large Russet potatoes, washed and cubed (we leave the peels on, but you can peel the potatoes if you wish)
2 (15 ounce) cans vegetable broth
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk (we use skim)
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
Salt and black pepper, to taste


1. In a large stock pot, heat olive oil and sauté onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add potatoes,vegetable broth, and water to the pot. Bring to boil and reduce to medium heat. Let potatoes cook until tender, about 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove 2 cups of the potatoes. Set aside. Puree the remaining potatoes with an immersion blender or put potatoes in a blender or food processor.

2. In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, bring to a boil and simmer until thickened. Slowly stir mixture into large stock pot with the pureed potatoes. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a low simmer. Stir the 2 cups of potatoes back into the soup.

3. Stir in feta cheese and fresh rosemary. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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86 Responses to “Potato Rosemary Soup”

  1. Rosa — January 2, 2012 @ 4:49 am

    A delicious looking and sounding soup!

    Happy New Year!



  2. My husband would adore this soup. I need to try it :)

  3. The Hungry Housewife — January 2, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Looks comforting and delicious Maria! Isn’t it wonderful when friends share their yummy recipes?!!! Happy New year to you

  4. Erica — January 2, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    This sounds just amazing. How good is rosemary with potatoes? Perfection. So Josh (my Josh ;)) isn’t a feta fan. Can you taste that its feta? Another recommended cheese? He doesn’t like goat either. Mozzarella? I’m soup obsessed right now- we’re doing chili tonight

    • Two Peas replied: — January 2nd, 2012 @ 9:52 am

      Cheddar, potato, and rosemary would be good! We are loving soup right now too!

  5. bellini — January 2, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Potato soup is definitely my favourite. I could linger over a comforting noel of this soup any day of the week.

  6. Dana — January 2, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    This looks amazing! Do you have any idea if it freezes well? I’m never sure when it comes to dairy products and freezing. Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 2nd, 2012 @ 9:53 am

      Hi Dana! I haven’t tried freezing this soup yet, but I am sure it would be fine. Enjoy!

  7. kale @ tastes good to me! — January 2, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    This looks and sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for January! Love the addition of feta, too!

  8. lori @ RecipeGirl — January 2, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    We have a huge HEDGE of Rosemary in our backyard. Here in California it grows like weeds all year long :) Needless to say, we use a lot of rosemary in our dishes. Looks awesome!

  9. Bev Weidner — January 2, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    Holy crap yes. I love this soup!

  10. I love this! Rosemary is such a delicious flavor with potatoes and I love it because it’s the only plant that stays alive on my front steps throughout the winter 😉

  11. Laurie {Simply Scratch} — January 2, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Oh my goooooodness! I bet this smells just a amazing as it tastes!

  12. Cookbook Queen — January 2, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    This sounds so so good. What a sweet friend to come over and do that for you guys!! Happy 2012!!

  13. Brian @ A Thought For Food — January 2, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I’m always looking for more soup recipes. Thanks for sharing this! A very happy new year to you!

  14. Cassie — January 2, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Love, love, love this. I haven’t made or eaten potato soup in so long. I love the addition of rosemary, just perfect!

  15. JulieD — January 2, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    I love potato soups and love that you combined rosemary!

  16. tina @ mylifeasamrs — January 2, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    YUM!!! This looks incredible!!!!

  17. This potato soup looks delicious. And, the pictures are just beautiful, too.

  18. Deborah — January 2, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    I love potato soup, and I especially love the unexpected additions to this – like the feta!

  19. FramedCooks — January 2, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    This soup is the perfect way to kick off my healthy eating intentions for the new year…so gorgeous and creamy, but without the cream! And rosemary! I can practically smell the scrumptious herb aroma from here. Thank you!

  20. Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 2, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    the more soup the better lately…this sounds so delicious!

  21. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — January 2, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    this sounds fantastic!

  22. Katie@Cozydelicious — January 2, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    Ooooh, this soup looks wonderful! I love the feta – so much flavor. And it is perfect soup weather. Happy New Year!

  23. Ann P. — January 2, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    I love the combo of potatoes and rosemary! The ingredients sound heavenly together :)

  24. This soup looks thick and delicious! I love rosemary with potatoes, this has to be amazing! What a great friend you have.

  25. Joanne — January 2, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    I love that this soup has feta in it! What a great twist on potato soup…never seen that before!

  26. Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine — January 2, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    This sounds so comforting! Already forwarded to friends :)

  27. Sarah @ See Sarah Bake — January 2, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    This looks fantastic. I have a baked potato soup recipe that mixes pureed cauliflower with potatoes (to lower the carbs/starch). I’ll have to add rosemary and feta like this next time! :)

  28. Karen — January 2, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    Rosemary and potatoes go together like…..peas in a pod! Looks beautiful and nourishing.
    Cheers to you – Karen

  29. I love a nice cozy bowl of soup for dinner and potato rosemary sounds wonderful together.

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  31. Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry — January 2, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    Oh I absolutely love rosemary and potato together. I will have to make this recipe and use GF flour. The pictures look gorgeous!

  32. What a warm and comforting soup! I need a bowl of this tonight, this would definitely warm me up! :)

  33. Mi Vida en un Dulce — January 2, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    This is the time when I hate to live in the south side of the world, I cannot think on soup right now because we are in summer, and this soup looks so perfect…!!!

  34. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — January 2, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    This looks SO comforting! And I love the idea of adding feta!! :)

  35. Living The Sweet Life — January 2, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    This sounds like the answer to any winter nights meal ~ delicious :)

  36. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 2, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    Maria!! I have a little tear in my eye–that sounds just like my mom’s potato soup (minus the feta.) I will most definitely give it a go!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 3rd, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

      I hope it lives up to your mom’s soup:)

  37. Michelle — January 2, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    Had this for dinner tonight… I used red skinned white potatoes and we all loved it!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 3rd, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

      Glad you liked the soup! Thanks for letting us know.

  38. AmyRuth — January 2, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    Ironically, I have a friend who is about to deliver and have been thinking on a meal I could cook for them soon after. What a lovely idea that your friend shared not only her culinary skills but her company as well. Sometimes its a really nice diversion from the 360 your world makes with a new little one in the family. I’m so glad you shared this recipe. I love soup in Winter.

  39. Krissy @ Krissy's Creations — January 2, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    Soup is one of my favorite things to make {and eat!}. I love the combination of potato and rosemary, and the feta seems like it would be a great addition. It’s definitely going on my list of things to make :). Happy New Year!

  40. Let Me Eat Cake — January 2, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    love potato soup! so satsifying!

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