Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Easy Creamy Potato Soup from Instant Mashed Potatoes

Delicious Creamy Potato Soup Made from Instant Mashed Potatoes

Did you know you don't have to spend time peeling and cutting potatoes to enjoy a delicious hot bowl of creamy potato soup? You can easily and quickly make a pot of soup for your family using very few ingredients (pictured below).

Instant Mashed Potato Soup Recipe
2 tbsp. green onions chopped
2 tbsp. chopped celery
2 tbsp. margarine or butter
4 c. milk*
4 servings worth of dry instant mashed potatoes
1 1/2 tsp. chicken and tomato boullion
Salt to taste
Garlic powder to taste

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.
As always, use whatever you have in your pantry. I have green onions growing in my backyard, so that's what I use. You can use regular onions if you prefer. You can also substitute salt and pepper for the boullion. We love garlic so I usually add an extra sprinkle of garlic powder.
I use the boullion pictured above in a lot of my cooking. It's great in so many hot and cold dishes and it's also very inexpensive (just $1.34). This particular boullion is available in the Latin food section of most grocery stores.
*You can also reduce the cost and calories by substituting 2 cups of water for 2 cups of the milk. I promise you that you won't even taste the difference.


  1. I made this tonight for my family and it was a hit. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I'm so glad you and your family liked it Dasha! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment :)

  2. How do u get the potatoes yo blend. Mine was very gritty. I added more milk but didn't help. It tasted great though

    1. Heating to a boil has always worked for me. I've never had a problem with grittiness. I'm glad it tasted great, though :)

  3. How much is 4 servings worth of dry instant mashed potatoes?
    Thank you very much for the hint about the heating to a boil to reduce grittiness.
    Cheers, David

    1. I'm SO sorry for the super late response. Not sure if it's worth the wait, but I honestly think the amount would depend upon how thick you like your soup. My suggestion would be to add a little at a time to gauge thickness and the amount necessary.

      Thanks so much for your question :)