Cream of Purple Potato Soup

by | Updated: November 16th, 2018 | Read time: 2 minutes

Kids aren’t the only ones who get excited about interestingly-colored foods. Even adults are drawn to “pretty” dishes – like this purple potato soup. The good news is that, unlike green ketchup, purple potato recipes like this one can actually be good for you! Great for kids big and small, this dish really pops thanks to the vibrant purple color. Dress it up or down with toppings like crème fraiche, hazelnuts and greens.

Cream of Purple Potato Soup in White Bowl with Cream |

Serves 3-5



5-6 medium purple potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
3 Tbsp. Gustus Vitae Garlic Pepper Rub
1 cup diced celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cups chopped white onion
2 cans (15 oz.) low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour or Wondra flour
2-1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sour cream

Optional toppings

Crème fraîche
Extra virgin olive oil
Pinch baby greens
Hazelnuts, roasted and chopped


1. In large stockpot, combine potatoes, celery, onion, garlic pepper rub and broth. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes until potatoes are soft and crumble.

2. In saucepan, combine butter and flour. Increase heat to medium while whisking quickly to combine thoroughly. Meanwhile, stream in the milk. (Note: Whisk constantly while adding milk to avoid lumps forming.) Sauce is thick enough when you can wipe a straight line off the back of a spoon and it’s a uniform consistency with no chunky bits.

3. Add sour cream to stockpot, along with butter/flour/milk mixture and mix well to combine.

4. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. If necessary, use immersion blender to get creamier consistency.

5. Ladle soup into bowl and, if desired, top with drizzle of olive oil, a dollop of crème fraiche, chopped hazelnuts and greens.

Gustus Vitae

Gustus Vitae's mission is to share the magic of cooking. Since our start at the Venice Beach Farmer's Market, we've stayed true to our roots, crafting Non-GMO Project Verified artisan finishing sea salts and gourmet spice blends in small batches, using primarily locally sourced and always sustainable ingredients. We don't irradiate or use ETO gas, and our products are free of nuts, wheat, artificial colors & flavors, gluten, soy, MSG and fillers of any kind. After mixing, our blends are sealed for freshness and hand-packed in our unique magnetic tins, wrapped with recycled paper labels. We believe in Quality Above All.