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.
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
“This is a good way to spice up plain instant potatoes. I prepare these when I'm running out of time to get dinner on the table but want something that still tastes homemade.” Carolyn Coop - Stuarts Draft, Virginia