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  • 4 potatoes – peeled and cubed
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup potato flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


In a large pot over high heat, combine the potatoes, celery and onion with the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Drain the water, reserving 2 cups of water in the pot. Add the milk, butter and potato flakes. Stir all together well until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.