EZ Potato Soup

EZ Potato Soup

Soups and winter go hand in hand. I love this easy potato soup. It freezes well and can be easily made to feed a large crowd.  It is a lunch staple around my house. I just grab a container out of the freezer and throw it in my lunchbox with some crackers and voila! A warm and satisfying lunch.

My practical mother-in-law, Itzie, made a chart to reference when gathering ingredients. I will be making the “Serves 12” size.

EZ Potato Soup

Ingredients Serves 6 Serves 12 Serves 24 Serves 48
Hash Brown Potatoes-Country Style (cubed) 1 bag 2 bags 4 bags 8 bags
Onion 1 2 4 8
Chicken Broth 1 box + 1 can 2 boxes + 2 cans 4 boxes+4 cans 8 boxes + 8 cans
Pioneer Fat Free Gravy Mix 1 pkg 2 pkg 4 pkg 8 pkg
Butter 2 tbsp. 4 tbsp. 8 tbsp. 16 tbsp.
Salt/pepper To taste To taste To taste To taste

Saute the onions in butter.

EZ Potato Soup

Mix all ingredients except the gravy mix.  Warm gently.  (I use non-salted chicken stock instead of broth to reduce sodium). It’s best if the potatoes are thawed, but I’ve made it with frozen ones and just warmed it a bit longer. It turned out fine.

EZ Potato Soup

Meanwhile, mix the gravy according to the directions on the packet. I boil my water in the microwave in a glass bowl because I find it to be faster.

EZ Potato Soup

1. Blend Country Gravy Mix with 1/2 cup cool water. Mix or whisk until lump free. Set Gravy Mix blend aside.
2. Bring 1-1/2 cups water to a full rolling boil.
3. Pour the Gravy Mix Blend into the boiling water. Stir vigorously with a fork or whisk until thickened. Remove from heat.

EZ Potato Soup

Add the gravy to the soup mixture. Heat thoroughly (time varies based on the size of your soup).

EZ Potato Soup

And there you are! This filling and delicious soup.

EZ Potato Soup

I tried adding some cheese and green onions which were quite tasty. It will definitely warm your belly during these cold winter days!


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