I certainly watched DH with apprehension when I served this to him for a trial run. I was looking for things that he can prepare for himself with a minimal amount of effort, be nutritious and shelf stable. We are normally not fans of 'instant mashed potatoes'...in fact, I only keep the stuff in the house for bread making, but I figured when Di suggested it, why not?! We were very pleasantly surprised. All of the flavors tend to over-come the 'instant' taste of the instant potatoes...yippee. DH wanted me to send enough for at least three servings (pre-measured for him) for this 5-day stretch out. None of my family has ever cared for seasoning salt (the brand name product anyway), so I substituted Soul Seasoning for that. Otherwise, I followed directions exactly as stated. Thank you for another winner in my house Di!!! Do you happen to have any more 'instant soups'? ;-)
I used the instant mashed potatoes from Gordon's Food and the soup was much too thick with 1/2 cup mix to 1 cup of boiling water. I used 1/4 cup of the mix and it was much better. I also tried one batch using creamora instead of dried milk and it was very creamy tasting. We are using it when we go camping. It is very good. Glenda P.
Like Cindy Lynn, we're leary of instant mashed potatoes so I made up a test batch first to make sure we would even like it and hubby immediately ate 2 bowls and wanted more. I tried it myself and it was pretty good considering it was a dry soup mix. Although next time I cook some up I'll use a little less water to make it thicker. I made up 3 quarts of the soup mix for my husband to take to work. He gets tired of cold lunches every day and needs something warm in his belly. Great idea Di! Thanks for sharing!
To this recipe I added 4 cups total of Potato Buds, 3 cubes total of 'Garden Veggie' bouillon cubes , 2 tsp dried shallot powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, an extra tsp of black pepper and no seasoning salt. I put it in the food processor till smooth and then into an air tight jar. 1/4 cup of mix to 3/4 cups hot water was a good consistency for soup and use less water for mashed potatoes with a touch of butter.
I made a trial batch, had a bowl, and made two more batches with half the seasoning salt. Smooth consistency, neither too thin nor too thick. Will keep some on hand at all times for midnight snacking. Thanks!
Definitely a bit too salty as written.. even my salt-loving grandmother said it was too salty for her tastes. But I'll probably make it again some time with less salt, or with low-sodium chicken bouillon.
Very good and easy to make. I made these as gifts for Christmas this year and they turned out well. They were a little salty IMHO so I would decrease the seasoning salt to 1 tsp or use reduced sodium chicken bouillon.
This soup was good! Not great but definitely good! I made a batch and gave it to my daughter with her Christmas gifts last year! Something easy she can grab and take to work for an easy lunch or anytime when you need to warm up! Can be easily tweaked! I threw a handful of cheddar cheese in mine!
This is really good. My older kids seem to like it. I will be making this for gifts for our family and friends. I like that fact that is something that the kids can fix for themselves if they need a snack or quick meal. My husband finally tried and loves it. I now keep a gallon jar of it on hand.
I had to do alot of tweaking to make this taste ok. I think the main thing was I didn't like the thyme in there. Not sure if I will make again.