Potato Soup in a Jar

There are times when mom needs to make a quick, “just add water” meal for the bustling family.

This hearty potato soup is delicious, filling and so easy to mix up for those busy days.

Another plus to making this potato soup mix is that it’s a great emergency “just add water” meal that you can have ready for times when the electricity.

Potato Soup in a Jar

Makes 2 quart size jars

  • 4 cups instant mashed potatoes 
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable bouillon granules
  • 4 tsps dried onion flakes 
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1-2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp season salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together and store in a closed container for up to 12 months.

To make 1 serving of soup:

  1. Place 1/2 cup of soup mix in a bowl and add 1 cup boiling water and stir to smooth.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with bacon bits.

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Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

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Originally published March 20th, 2013
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  • could I oven can this and prolong its shelf life?

  • Michael

    make sure to use minced onion the smaller the pieces are good and a little less in the recipe otherwise it has a overpowering onion taste and chunks of onion in it

  • FrancesA

    How long do you think that this is OK to store in just a canning jar (without pressure cooking or hot water bath)?

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