Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This soup is creamy and thick and the flavor actually improves if allowed to stand a few hours before serving. Very the herbs as your supply or inclinations allow. Small pieces of dried jerky or bacon bits are very good added to it, too. With a salad, it makes a pleasing simple lunch or supper, particularly on a chilly day. The recipe doubles nicely too. Adapted from the "Mary Bell's Complete Dehydrator Cookbook". Prep time does NOT include dehydrator drying time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a soup kettle, combine the dried potato slices, bouillon, and 5 cups water. Let sit about 5 minutes to absorb some of the liquid. Add the dried tomatoes, carrots, green beans, peppers, mushrooms, onions, and all the seasonings. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Remove the kettle from the heat, cover, and let sit for at least 15 minutes to rehydrate.
  2. Return the kettle to the heat, bring the soup to a boil, and let it simmer slowly, stirring occasionally, for at least 1 hour until the vegetables are soft, adding water if necessary.
  3. In a pitcher, stir together the 2 cups cold water and the dry milk. Bring the soup to a boil and stir in the milk. Reduce the heat to low and gradually stir in the potato flakes. Stir constantly, to prevent the soup from scorching, for about 5 minutes. Top with Parmesan cheese before serving.
  4. Homemade Potato Flakes: Spread cooked mashed potatoes on lightly oiled leather sheets, place in the dehydrator, and dry. Break the sheets into chunks, put in the blender, and pulse until ground into flakes.