Spain on a Fork > All Recipes > Main Dishes > The HUMBLE Spanish Potato Soup | Sopa de Patatas Extremeña Recipe
All Recipes, Main Dishes / November 14, 2022

The HUMBLE Spanish Potato Soup | Sopa de Patatas Extremeña Recipe

This Spanish Potato Soup, known as Sopa de Patatas Extremeña, is what simple and humble food is all about. It´s packed with flavors, easy to make, where there´s there’s no tricky techniques or special equipment needed and it´s all done in just 40 minutes.

Spanish Potato Soup
This recipe dates back to the renaissance era and hails from the region of Extremadura. Where most of the explorers that traveled to the new world where from. Serve this soup next to a bottle of Spanish red wine for a taste of Spanish history.

Spanish Potato Soup
What really flavors this soup is the Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika (10% OFF Your Order with Code ¨ONAFORK¨). You can add other spices and herbs if you like, but by keeping it simple, is what makes this soup so special.

Spanish Potato Soup

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used new potatoes in this recipe. You want to use potatoes that are a bit more waxy than starchy here. As they hold their shape better and won´t break apart. You can also use yukon gold, golden delight or even red potatoes.

Spanish Potato Soup

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

If you´re not already subscribed to my youtube channel, become a subscriber and click on the bell icon to be notified everytime I release a new video.

Support Spain on a Fork. Get your Spain on a Fork T-shirt and other awesome Merchandise here.
Spain on a Fork T-Shirt
Your SUPPORT Helps Spain on a Fork Keep Going

Join Me on Patreon!
Spain on a Fork Patreon

Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Spanish Potato Soup

Spanish Potato Soup
4.25 from 4 votes

The HUMBLE Spanish Potato Soup | Sopa de Patatas Extremeña

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 632 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 120 ml
  • 1 onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 1/4 lbs potatoes 1 kilogram
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 4.50 grams
  • 1 liter water 4 1/4 cups
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 baguette
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • handful fresh parsley


  1. Heat a stock pot with a medium heat and add in 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, roughly chop the garlic and thinly slice the garlic, add into the stock pot with the hot olive oil, mix together

  3. Meanwhile, cut the potatoes (peeled) into half rounds that are 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick and cut the bell peppers into bite sized pieces

  4. After 5 to 6 minutes and the onion and garlic are lightly sauteed, add in the potatoes and bell peppers, mix together and cook for 5 minutes, then add in the paprika and season generously with sea salt and black pepper, quickly mix together, then add in the water, enough to cover the ingredients and the bay leaves, turn up to a high heat

  5. Once the water comes to a boil, place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat

  6. While the soup is simmering, heat a fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  7. Cut the baguette into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick slices, add the slices into the pan with the hot olive oil, all in a single layer, fry for 3 minutes per side or until golden, then set aside

  8. After simmering the soup for 15 minutes and the potatoes are fully cooked through (it can take up to 20 minutes), remove the pan from the heat

  9. Add the fried slices of baguette into shallow bowls, in a single layer, top off with the potato soup and garnish with fresh parsley, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika I used in this Recipe (10% Off Your Order with Coupon Code ONAFORK)

Nutrition Facts
The HUMBLE Spanish Potato Soup | Sopa de Patatas Extremeña
Amount Per Serving
Calories 632 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Sodium 419mg18%
Potassium 1356mg39%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 2365IU47%
Vitamin C 130mg158%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclosure: At Spain on a Fork, we offer affiliate links to help you find what you need to re-create our recipes. If you like what we do, you can support us through our chosen links, which earn us a commission, but you still pay the same price. Learn more here.


  1. Craig Stidham

    We made this and it was fantastic. We used Hungarian paprika (as this what we had) feeling slightly ashamed but used chicken stock instead of water.

    26 . Apr . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Much love 🙂

      27 . Apr . 2023
  2. Matt and Laura

    5 stars
    We’ve made this recipe over ten times since learning about this recipe about 2 months ago. It’s become a staple in our house. We have slowly increased the amount of garlic, lately using as many as 15 cloves. We find this really adds to the creaminess of the broth and since it’s sauteed well with the onion, doesn’t taste too strong.

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    31 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      01 . Feb . 2023
  3. Cindy

    I made this for lunch today, for my husband and I. It was so simple and fast and so very, very delicious!! I LOVE your recipes! Thank you!!

    12 . Dec . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      13 . Dec . 2022
  4. Patricia

    2 stars
    Hi. As you say, humble soup! Made exactly as told but found it very lacking in flavour. Yes, I could taste the peppers but that was really all.
    Having said this, love getting your recipes and always look forward to receiving them

    23 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Did you use sweet smoked Spanish paprika? that is the big flavor punch in this SIMPLE soup. Much love 🙂

      24 . Nov . 2022
  5. Fi

    5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious, easy and quick I only had long sweet red peppers, so roasted and skinned these. I also used chicken stock (cube) instead of water.

    22 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Much love 🙂

      23 . Nov . 2022
  6. Mike Tryon

    love your recipes

    21 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you! Much love 🙂

      22 . Nov . 2022
  7. Susan

    5 stars
    Watched it. Made it. LOVED IT!
    And perfect timing! Just received my sweet smoked Spanish paprika too!

    Your videos and detailed instructions are most helpful!
    Thank you!

    15 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment Susan 🙂 Much love

      15 . Nov . 2022
  8. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i skip red bell peppers as am not a big fan of red bell peppers i never had spanish potato soup before perfect for raining days in Singapore and after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    14 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      15 . Nov . 2022

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating