It’s been rain, rain, rain in the whole state of California for weeks–definitely soup weather.

Laurel, who’s away at college, requested I send her more soup packets to make in her dorm room.
Last year I made her some Kale and Chickpea Soup Packets, which she and her friends loved.

So I thought I’d stir up some hearty potato soup, starting with potato flakes. I chose Bob’s Red Mill brand since the only ingredient was dehydrated potatoes.

I love these freeze dried vegetables. When you reconstitute them in soup they provide a nice chewy texture.

This is my favorite brand of Nutritional Yeast. You can buy it at most natural food stores.

Add simple seasonings: powdered vegetable or chicken bouillon, nutritional yeast, and sea salt to taste.

Portion single size servings into little ziplock bags or plastic baggies closed with twistee ties.

Last year I packaged each soup packet into pretty paper bags, but this year I simply threw several into larger ziplock bags and wrote the directions on the front of the ziplock bags.

I did put everything into a neat wooden carrier though, with paper cups, plastic spoons, napkins, and some EPIC beef jerky/nut packets that would be easy for her to make and grab on her way to class.

(She does have a ceramic mug and metal spoon to use when she’s in her dorm room, and not on the go.)

And, I included a tiny bottle of Tabasco sauce, just in case she wanted to add a tiny bit of spicy!

Instant Potato Veggie Soup Packets
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Serves: 1
  • ⅓ c. heaping, potato flakes
  • 1 T. heaping, freeze dried vegetables (like corn, peas, carrots, bell peppers)
  • 1 tsp. powdered vegetable or chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp. nutritional yeast
  • ⅛ tsp. sea salt (or to taste)
  1. Place ingredients into a small ziplock bag or a small plastic bag closed tight with a twistee tie.
  2. To prepare soup, place contents of the bag into a 9 oz. or larger cup. Add 6-8 oz boiling water. Stir and let sit for at least 5 minutes before eating.