Cheddar Fondue Soup recipe) but I thought this trick needed its own post for clarification.
My secret for thickening soups (and we like most of our soups thick around here!)...
is Instant Mashed Potatoes!
I buy a big box of these Honest Earth* natural instant mashed potato packets at Costco, and use about 1/4-1/2 of a packet for each batch of soup, depending on how much there is or how thick we want it.
Some soups, like Split Pea & Ham, turn out nice and thick the second day when you reheat them, but sometimes not so thick the first day.
To solve this problem, I sprinkle in a bit of instant mashed potatoes and instantly we've got perfect soup!
*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Honest Earth doesn't know anything about me... I just love their product because #1: it is natural - potatoes, butter and salt, nothing more... and #2: I can buy it at Costco!