Dehydrator Potato Soup

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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