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Homemade Instant Soup Mix

Potato Soup

Enjoying a nice hot bowl of chili or soup is a great way to warm up from the inside on the cold days and nights that seem to be lingering with us. And there’s nothing like the aroma of a big kettle of soup or chili simmering on the stove. But if the big 
batch idea isn’t working for you, an
alternative is to put together your own homemade instant soup mix.

Having a homemade soup mix on hand is convenient and also gives you the flexibility of preparing the exact number of servings you need at the moment. It is also easily portable. A collection of recipes for mixes in a jar is available from the NDSU Extension Service website at www.ag.ndsu.edu/food/food-preparation, when you click on the “Master Mixes” tab.

One of my favorites is potato soup. It’s nice to know it is nutritious as well as delicious because potatoes are rich in vitamin C and potassium. Let me know how it turns out for you!

Potato Soup Mix in a Jar

2 c. instant potato flakes

1 3/4 c. nonfat dry milk

2 Tbsp. instant chicken bouillon granules (or substitute vegetable bouillon)

2 tsp. dried onion flakes

1 tsp. dried parsley

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. white pepper

1 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt

Optional toppings include bacon crumbles, sliced green onion, and shredded cheddar cheese.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and place in a 1-quart glass jar. To prepare, shake jar to mix contents, then place 1/2 cup of the soup mix in a soup bowl and add 1 cup of boiling water. Mix well. If desired, top with additional topping.

This recipe makes enough for eight servings. Made with regular bouillon, each serving has 150 calories, 0 gram (g) of fat, 11 g of protein, 25 g of carbohydrate, 1 g of fiber and 770 milligrams (mg) of sodium. Using low-sodium bouillon instead of regular bouillon will cut the sodium to 420 mg per serving.

As always, please call the Sargent county Extension office if you or your friends, family, co-workers or employees have a topic you would like to learn more about through a presentation, lesson, program, activity or workshop. NDSU Extension has a lot to offer, and we are here to serve you!

Adapted from: Prairie Fare: Food Preparation Evolves as the Family Nest Empties

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