Potato Soup Mix

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Potato Soup Mix Recipe

This potato soup mix is handy to keep in the pantry for a quick meal, and makes a great gift. Just add hot water to make a cup, bowl or pot of potato soup in minutes. The reconstitution instructions are included on the printable tags.

One jar of mix makes six cups, or four (1-1/2 cup) bowls of soup. It contains instant potato flakes, dry milk, plus all the herbs and seasonings you need to make a delicious and nutritious potato soup – with absolutely no peeling or chopping required. Be selective when choosing your ingredients, and skip all the unnecessary sodium and preservatives.

My oldest daughter is a sophomore in college, and I developed this recipe with her in mind. I wanted to provide her with some healthy, shelf-stable meal options that she could whip up in a flash. This just-add-water potato soup mix definitely fits the bill. You don’t even have to have a stove to make it. Just heat up some water in a microwave or coffee maker, and you’re in business.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy gift idea, this potato soup mix is it. Give it to college kids, singles, busy families, seniors and camping enthusiasts. It’s a no-clutter gift that’s guaranteed to make someone else’s life easier.

Bowl of Potato Soup

Potato Soup Mix Recipe

This soup mix has been sized to fit in a quart jar. It contains enough servings to make six cups, or four (1-1/2 cup) bowls of potato soup.


To keep the junk out of your potato soup mix, choose instant potato flakes, where potato is the only listed ingredient, and opt for a no or low-sodium, no-msg bouillon. I used Bob’s Red Mill Potato Flakes Instant Mashed Potatoes in my mix.

What You Do:

Potato Soup Mix in a Mixing Bowl

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Then, transfer to a quart jar.

Free Printable Potato Soup Mix Tags

Printable Potato Soup Mix Labels

Print Potato Soup Mix Labels

Here are free, printable tags that you can use to gift this potato soup mix. Just cut them out; punch a hole in the top; and tie one around each jar.

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Pot of Potato Soup

How to Use Potato Soup Mix

Making potato soup from this mix is a cinch. Just decide how much you want to make. Then, follow the instructions below:

To Make 1 Cup: Combine 2/3 cup mix + 1 cup boiling water

To Make 1 Bowl: Combine 1 cup mix + 1-1/2 cups boiling water

To Make 1 Pot: Combine 1 jar of mix + 6 cups boiling water

Stir the soup mix into the water with a fork or whisk (to prevent lumps). Allow the soup to thicken for a few minutes. Then, add any toppings you’d like (shredded cheese, bacon, chives), and enjoy!

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Potato Soup Mix Recipe

Potato Soup Mix

This potato soup mix makes a quick meal. Stock your pantry, or give it as a gift.

  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dry quart 1x


  • 2 cups instant potato flakes
  • 2 cups non-fat dry milk
  • 1 Tbsp chicken or vegetable bouillon powder (or 3 bouillon cubes)
  • 2 tsp dried chopped onions
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


To Make Potato Soup Mix:

Mix ingredients together. Store in a quart jar.

Makes 6 cups, or 4 (1-1/2 cup) bowls of soup.

To Make Potato Soup:

1 Cup: 2/3 cup mix + 1 cup boiling water

1 Bowl: 1 cup mix + 1-1/2 cups boiling water

1 Pot: 1 jar of mix + 6 cups boiling water

Stir mix into water with a fork or whisk (to break up any lumps). Allow soup to thicken for a few minutes. Then, add any toppings you want (cheese, bacon, green onions, etc.), and serve.




  • Use low or no-sodium bouillon for a nutritious meal.

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