Sunday, November 11, 2012

Creamy Potato Soup Meatless on Monday #15

I needed a bit of warm soup today since it's a bit chilly here (for Florida anyway).  I used "food storage" items to make this and it was delicious.  What do I mean by food storage?  I feel very strongly that everyone should be prepared.  I won't get into the why but items like instant potatoes and milk, rice and beans, canned food and water are all very important and store for long periods of time if kept in proper conditions.  Not to mention a supply of heirloom seeds but that's for another time and you'll find that info at Back to the Basics!

All that to tell you that I made this deliciously creamy soup today and below is the recipe!

Creamy Potato Soup Recipe 
adapted from DIY Mom 
4 tablespoons onions chopped
4 tablespoons chopped celery
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
4 cups milk*
4 servings worth of dry instant mashed potatoes
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
*1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic, optional*
*Omitted: 1 1/2 teaspoons chicken boullion*

In a saucepan, saute onion in margarine or butter over low heat. Add milk, seasonings and instant potato flakes. Heat to almost boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Garnish with paprika, parsley or grated cheese if desired. Add milk (*or water) if it is too thick.

I always try to just use up what I have in my fridge or pantry.  You can use regular onions or green onions.  You can also substitute herbs, salt and pepper for the boullion.
*You can also reduce the cost and calories by substituting 2 cups of water for 2 cups of the milk.  I don’t keep milk in the house so I used instant non-fat milk and followed the directions to make 4 cups of milk*

18 comments:

  1. I had stayed away from instant mashed potatoes for years and then bought them to try them as a breading which turned out delicious. Last week,I added a little to thicken up a soup and that was also a success so your recipe is a "must try". I love potato soup and I am happy to cut down on a prep time. Thanks for sharing this with My Meatless Mondays.

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    1. It was so easy and CHEAP to make!!! Thanks for hosting a great party!

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  2. I am in Florida too and this "chilly" weather has me making soups too!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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    1. Isn't it funny how we get here in FL? My husband put an extra blanket in the bed last week! I'm just happy that my AC isn't running all day!

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  3. This will be the perfect recipe to serve my teenager that are in my Confirmation class. I'm always looking for budget friendly recipes. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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    1. Thanks Karri! It was so easy to make and very inexpensive!

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  4. Potato soup is my absolute favorite ever! Thanks for the share.

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  5. I LOVE soup. This one looks very good. I will have to try it. I appreciate you sharing on "I Gotta Try That Monday"
    Marcie

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  6. Stopping by from the GFC Blog Hop and I wanted to say hi!

    Misfit Librarian
    http://misfitlibrariansadventures.blogspot.com/

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  7. I'll have that for lunch.... PLEASE!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  8. Yum, looks good! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  9. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  10. Loooove potato soup. Now I am officially craving it....Thanks for sharing at Meatless Monday this week :)

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  11. MmMM - potato soup is one of my favorites. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  12. Hooray for Meatless Monday! I love soup. I would be delighted if you shared this with Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays. It is a great place to get inspiration for other meatless dishes as well. Hope to see you there!

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

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  13. YUM! I've been looking over linky parties from the past at Stringtown Home, and I saw this potato soup, again... It just HAS to be included in my Feature Me Friday post tomorrow - it's too good not to share! Thanks so much for linking it up (almost a year ago.. LOL!).

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