Recipes for real Czech potato soup with and without mushrooms. Get inspired!

Potatoes, marjoram, mushrooms.

That it doesn’t mean anything to you? Mushrooms!

A soup that is so grateful that it takes so little to make it perfect.

Enjoy the 6 best recipes for Czech-style potato pancakes.

And watch out! We also have variants without mushrooms.

Classic potato with mushrooms

Thanks to the potatoes, they are quite satiating. The mushrooms then add a balanced taste that simply belongs to the potato.


  • 750 g of potatoes
  • 20 g of dried mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1.5 liters of water (including the water from the potatoes)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ground black pepper
  • marjoram
  • salt
  • caraway seeds


  • Peel and dice the potatoes and boil them in salted water until soft.
  • Soak the mushrooms in water for at least half an hour beforehand.
  • Then we fry them in butter, sprinkle them with cumin and let them simmer for a while.
  • After 5 minutes, cover the mushrooms with flour, sauté for a while, and then cover with a cup of water.
  • Mix everything well so that no lumps form and add the potatoes and water.
  • Add marjoram, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes and season with pressed garlic.
Recipe for potato soup with dried mushrooms.

Are you a mushroom connoisseur? You can also enjoy mushroom soups .

Honest homemade potatoes without mushrooms

Grandma’s recipe for potato chips is not difficult. On the contrary, this soup is very simple to prepare.


  • 4 potatoes
  • ¾ of a smaller head of celery
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 parsley
  • water
  • 5 tablespoons plain flour
  • 5 tablespoons of butter
  • crushed cumin
  • marjoram
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Dice celery, potatoes, parsley and carrots.
  • Melt the butter, sprinkle with flour and make a light batter.
  • Then gradually pour water into the roux.
  • Mix everything thoroughly so that no lumps form.
  • Add salt, pepper, cumin, marjoram, potatoes, parsley, celery and carrots.
  • Boil everything until soft.
  • Before the end, add pressed cloves of garlic and cook briefly.
Potato soup without mushrooms with vegetables.

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Potatoes with smoked meat

Do you have to have at least a piece of meat in every soup? Why not? For inspiration, we offer this potato soup with smoked meat.


  • 250 g of smoked meat
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 parsley
  • ¼ celery
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • a spoonful of marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chives, parsley to taste


  • Cut potatoes, carrots, celery and parsley into cubes
  • Fry everything in butter, then pour in a liter and a half of water.
  • Add diced smoked meat, marjoram, salt and pepper.
  • We make a broth from butter and flour, to which we slowly add a little water from the soup.
  • Stir to avoid lumps, then add the mixture to the soup.
    Cook everything until soft.
  • At the end, add crushed garlic.
  • We can also add parsley and chives to taste.
Honest potato soup with smoked meat and vegetables.

If you are a lover of rather proper meaty soups, be inspired by recipes for poultry stew .

Šumava potatoes made from fresh mushrooms

Šumava is a beautiful place with lots of mushrooms. This recipe for potato chips also belongs to this.


  • 300 g of potatoes
  • 200 g of fresh mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon lard
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 5 cups of water
  • crushed cumin
  • marjoram
  • sprig of parsley
  • ground sweet pepper
  • grinded pepper
  • salt


  • Cut the onion into cubes and fry in lard.
  • Clean the mushrooms and cut them into slices.
  • We also add mushrooms, cumin and simmer.
  • Then dust everything with flour and fry.
  • Add paprika, let it boil for a while, then cover with water, add pepper, salt and marjoram.
  • Then add the peeled and cubed potatoes to the hot water.
  • Cook until soft and add flavor if necessary.
  • Serve with fresh parsley.
Potato soup made from fresh mushrooms from Šumava.

Would you like to make more potato soups? Try, for example , kulajda with dill .

Creamy soup with sour potatoes

Someone likes it sour. And not only during pregnancy. The combination of potatoes and mild acidity goes well together.


  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 325 ml of sweet cream
  • 1 liter of broth (vegetable)
  • 700 ml of water
  • salt
  • 3 balls of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • oil
  • Bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour


  • Finely chop the onion.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes.
  • Fry the onion in oil, then add the potatoes and fry for a while longer.
  • We also add black pepper, bay leaf and cover with hot broth and water.
  • Add salt and cook until the potatoes are soft.
  • Then thicken the soup with cream mixed with flour.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes and finally season with vinegar.
Recipe for sour potato soup.

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Potato soup with hail

Potato soup with grits is such a retro delicacy. But beware! Thanks to the hailstones, it is very nutritious, as they contain quite a few minerals.


  • 5 large potatoes
  • ¾ cup of fine grits
  • 1 onion
  • marjoram
  • ground sweet pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • crushed cumin
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Fry diced onion in oil.
  • We add hailstones, crushed cumin, paprika and continue to stir-fry.
  • Then cover with water, salt and cook until soft.
  • Then add diced potatoes, marjoram and cook until soft again.
  • Finally, season with crushed garlic.
Soup with potatoes and grits.

A typical combination is potatoes, mushrooms and marjoram. Cumin and garlic are also added for a more pronounced taste.

Other ingredients for potato chips have more of a regional or family tradition.

Sometimes, for example, a handful of cooked groats or small groats, some peas or beans, browned bacon or a few spoons of cream are added, as well as spices such as bay leaf or allspice.

There are many recipes for potato pancakes, but most of them use roux to thicken. This makes the soup even thicker.

However, the diet version may omit this procedure.

We hope that the potato soups will be successful and tasty for you.

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