Potato Soup in a Mug
Almost a mini-version of the "soup in a jar" recipes you see everywhere. However, this is for individual servings that just take a few minutes in the microwave instead of an hour on the stove! I made these for Christmas for everyone (including myself). I keep them in my drawer at work to warm up when I don't have time for lunch. They're also great for students in a dorm with nothing but a microwave, dieters trying to limit portion sizes, or quick and easy things for kids to make themselves. Just put them into ziploc bags and seal. You can make as many or as few as you want. I find it easist to set out 8-10 ziplocs and just add each ingredient to the individual bags instead of making them one at a time.
- Ready In:
- 1⁄3 cup instant potato flakes
- 1⁄4 cup powdered coffee creamer
- 2 teaspoons parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon chicken gravy
- 3⁄4 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning mix (or other salt-free seasoning)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon Butter Buds (optional)
- pepper (to taste)
- 1 cup water
- Mix all dry ingredients in a ziploc bag.
- If giving them away stop after the first step and attach the instructions provided below. If making for yourself, follow the instructions below.
- TO MAKE: Empty mixture into a microwaveable mug or small bowl.
- Add one scant cup of water. Mix well.
- Microwave on high for 1 and 1/2 minutes.
- Stir. Cover. Let stand 3 minutes.
- OPTIONS: Add 1/8 tsp bacon bits or a sprinkle of cheddar cheese if it suits your taste.
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I tried this out on my husband so I could see if this would work for Christmas gifts. After trying to get the consistency right, I think I'll have a go at it! I used the optional Butter buds & added some dried minced onion. I also used nonfat powdered milk for the creamer, since that was what I had. Hope everyone enjoys them as gifts; it was quite easy to make!Reply
OK, this is a definite keeper. My twin daughters are going to college next year, so I thought this would be a great dorm recipe. I tried it out on one of them tonight. She loved it, and was slightly perturbed that I had only mixed up 1 serving. I assured her that I would make up lots of zip lock bags of it. She said it was a great comfort food. Thanks for a great recipe.Reply