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.
|Ingredients||Serves 6||Serves 12||Serves 24||Serves 48|
|Hash Brown Potatoes-Country Style (cubed)||1 bag||2 bags||4 bags||8 bags|
|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.
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.
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.
Add the gravy to the soup mixture. Heat thoroughly (time varies based on the size of your soup).
And there you are! This filling and delicious soup.
I tried adding some cheese and green onions which were quite tasty. It will definitely warm your belly during these cold winter days!