June Alexander of Urbana, Ohio always keeps a box of instant potato flakes on hand. “They’re perfect for sprinkling into potato soup, chili and stew to thicken the mixture without altering the flavor,” she explains.
To lighten up this recipe, I use ground turkey breast and fat-free gravy. This hearty stew is also good served over your favorite pasta, biscuits or leftover mashed potatoes.
Mary Tallman - Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
Chock-full of ham, beans and celery, this hearty soup makes a wonderful meal at any time of year. Freeze the bone from a holiday ham until you're ready to make soup. Plus, once prepared, it freezes well for a great make-ahead supper!
White Stone, Virginia