I love this time of year, in between Christmas and New years when the leftovers are plentiful and time seems to stand still. If you’re like us and you are lucky enough to have a fridge full of Christmas dinner leftovers then I’m sure you’ll appreciate a recipe to mix it up. Literally. Plates of leftovers can only be consumed for so long before becoming boring, right? This easy to make potato soup will take care of your mashed potato leftovers and will still go well with leftover pumpkin pie. 😉 Promise.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this hearty, aromatic, creamy deliciousness.
1 white onion
1 tbs of EVOO
salt to taste
6 cups of mashed potato
5 cups of water
2 tbs of Vegeta seasoning
1 tsp of basil
1 tsp of thyme
1 tsp of paprika
1 tbs of dill
2 mini red pepper finely chopped (or half of red pepper)
5 Italian roma tomato peeled from can
Finely chop and brown one medium sized white onion in 1 tbs of EVOO, add salt to taste. Once your onion is brown and fragrant add your water and spices to your pot. Heat on high until your broth is bubbling and hot. Add finely chopped red pepper and tomato from can (approximately half of can) roughly chop your tomato with the end of a wooden spoon. Once your soup base is hot and your red pepper is slightly softened add in your mashed potato. Mix well and simmer on medium heat until heated through.
NOTE: Our mashed potato leftovers were slightly chunky so our soup did end up with some nice texture. If your leftovers are smoother and you want to create texture I would simply add a peeled and chopped potato to your soup when you are simmering your broth.
Chunky or not, there is no mistaking that this recipe is one of the best ways to enjoy your mashed potato leftovers.
This creamy potato soup is so good there’s no doubt you and yours will be asking for second helpings! Guaranteeing absolutely no leftovers, just requests for another batch. 😊
Now when you mix up mashed potatoes for your next big dinner, you’ll be making a bit extra to guarantee this delicious soup the next day. Without a doubt this recipe will be a welcome addition to your holiday recipe boards.
How do you guys use up your holiday leftovers?? Have a go to recipe your family loves? I’d love to hear!