Jiffy Cheesy Potato Soup (A Pantry Recipe)

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 7 mins

I am publishing a series of recipes that use items from your pantry. These recipes are good for emergency survival, camping, job loss and other situations where surviving off staples may be needed. Most of these are also good as a quick dinner when you dont feel like cooking. Since these recipes require canned or packaged goods they may not be as good as if you use fresh - but feel free to substitute fresh for packaged.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cheddar cheese soup
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans potatoes, drained cut into quarters
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • French-fried onions


  1. Mix soup, potatoes and milk together and heat through.
  2. Serve topped with French-fried onions.
Most Helpful

I made this for lunch today. It was really easy to put together and it was good. I love recipes that I can just throw a can of this and a can of that into and have a great tasting meal. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn't top with the french-fried onions.

bmcnichol February 09, 2008

Not bad at all for a pantry recipe! I made this for the Make it Healthier game. I substituted cream of broccoli soup for the cream of chicken (lower in fat and sodium, and besides I'm a vegetarian:D, used 1 1/4 pounds real potatoes (which I boiled first), and instead of evaporated milk I used 12 ounces 0% Greek yogurt. I couldn't find a non-fat evaporated milk that was unsweetened. The yogurt gave it a nice tangy taste! The calories were reduced to 242 and sodium to 603 miligrams. The fat went from 16.5 grams to 6.1 grams. I topped with 2 tablespoons of imported crispy onions and chives, which gave this recipe a more elegant touch. The onions were 40 calories, 3 grams fat and negligible sodium. Thanks!

Kumquat the Cat's friend January 28, 2008