Rating: 4.06 stars
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3

Potato soup in a jar is made with potato flakes and dry milk seasoned with turmeric and thyme.

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prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine potato flakes, dry milk, bouillon granules, onion, parsley, pepper, thyme, turmeric and seasoning salt in a bowl and stir to mix. Pour into a 1 quart jar.

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  • Attach the following instructions: To serve, place 1/2 cup soup mix in bowl. Stir in 1 cup boiling water until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 12.1g; carbohydrates 27.7g; fat 0.3g; cholesterol 6mg; sodium 437.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (63)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2005
We used this as a teacher's gift this year but made a few revisions. I omitted the seasoned salt turmeric and thyme. Instead I added 3 tablespoons of Bacos (dried bacon bits) and 2 tablespoons of freeze dried chives. It is excellent! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2010
I made these into gifts for co-workers. The soup is thinner than I expected but am not familiar in cooking with instant potatoes. It isn't something I would typically cook for myself or my family. I think it would be better if you added some solid ingredients. This is something I would probably drink in place of chicken noodle soup/broth when I am feeling under the weather. Although I really like the fact it is quick and just need to add water if you were in a rush. Perfect for those times at work when I can't get away and have just a few minutes to get something in my tummy. Read More
(20)
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
We used this as a teacher's gift this year but made a few revisions. I omitted the seasoned salt turmeric and thyme. Instead I added 3 tablespoons of Bacos (dried bacon bits) and 2 tablespoons of freeze dried chives. It is excellent! Read More
(122)
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2004
Made a great gift!! Mixes up easily & quickly!Ended up making some for myself as well. I found that 1 1/2 tsp. of seasoning salt was a bit too much so I cut it back to 1 tsp and it still tasted really good. Next time I will probably cut it back to 1/2 tsp. For Weight Watcher's it works out to 3 points/serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
I made this as a gift for my relatives this year and they all loved it! After some experimenting, I found that a few changes helped a lot. I cut waaaay back on the buillion- about 2-3 tsp per batch. I also cut down the seasoning salt- I'd rather let the recipient salt to taste. My biggest tip- once the mix is made, run it through a blender or food processor until it makes a nice even powder. This makes a MUCH smoother soup- less like mashed potatoes, more like soup. It cuts the volume exactly in half, so be sure to change the directions from 1/2 cup mix to 1/4 cup. It fit perfectly in pint jars. I'll use this method again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2004
I found the seasoning a bit different but it was very good! A great lunch at work. Just add a crusty roll and an apple and you're set for the rest of the work day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2007
I left out the thyme turmeric and seasonsing salt but added celery flakes garlic powder and sea salt. I also tried a variation by adding two tablespoons of cheddar cheese powdered sauce mix....good soup! I made it for a hostess gift and look forward to her trying it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2003
Not too bad. A great idea for a gift and I even take it to work with me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2006
I made this soup mix for my MIL who can't tolerate any milk products with powdered soy milk. I tested a cupful and discovered that the soy milk is just fine but the sodium is too high... very salty. Also when using a half cup of the mix as the directions call for when it cools even slightly it is like eating mashed potatoes not soup. Don't know for a fact but am guessing that the soy milk wouldn't cause that problem... so i suggest cutting WAY back on the seasoned salt and starting out with 1/4 cup mix to make it more like soup. Other than the salt it has very nice flavor. To solve the sodium problem I just made a second batch left out the seasoned salt althogether and mixed the two together. Thanks for a nice recipe that I can send to my widowed MIL who lives alone and doesn't like to cook much... this will give her many nice little meals! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2010
I made these into gifts for co-workers. The soup is thinner than I expected but am not familiar in cooking with instant potatoes. It isn't something I would typically cook for myself or my family. I think it would be better if you added some solid ingredients. This is something I would probably drink in place of chicken noodle soup/broth when I am feeling under the weather. Although I really like the fact it is quick and just need to add water if you were in a rush. Perfect for those times at work when I can't get away and have just a few minutes to get something in my tummy. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
Very easy to make in large quantities and very well received as a gift. I made extra and keep it at work also great flavor and a surprising kick to it. Agree with the other reviewer that some may prefer less seasoning salt. Read More
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