[a trick] for thickening soups...

I've mentioned this before (in my 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!  

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