Powdered Hike Potato Soup

A homemade zip top bag of potato soup sitting on a board with a camp mug, spoon, and kettle.

Pre-make this powdered hike potato soup before you head out on your next adventure. All you need to do is add some boiling water and mix to make a warm snack. This is a great option for a quick snack or warm drink on cold and rainy days or nights.

Although it is made from a simple set of ingredients, you can adjust the flavor with slight tweaks. You can play around with the amount of powdered Parmesan cheese or the mix to water ratio. Try adding additional dried herbs or spices or even dried bacon bits.

As this soup mix is very light and has a long shelf life, it can be stored away as a backup food for any outdoor adventure. It is particularly enjoyed on long, cold, and wet days when you need an easy pick-me-up before cooking the main meal. Everyone can carry an individual serving in their packs for an emergency ration.

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A close up shot of a blue camp mug filled with the potato soup and garnished with dried onions.
You may use dried onions as a garnish for the potato soup.
A zip top bag of powdered potato soup mix pouring into a blue camping mug.
You can adjust the amount of powdered potato soup mix used depending on the size of your cup and preferred strength of the flavor.
A blue camp cup with powdered hike potato soup in it with a green camping spoon above with a spoonful of the soup.
If you like your potato soup thick you can adjust the amount of dehydrated potatoes added to the mix or the amount of water used to make the soup.
A blue camp enamel mug filled with the potato soup, behind it is a Trangia light-weight camp kettle.
Simply add boiling water to the pre-made mixture and you have potato soup.
A homemade zip top bag of potato soup sitting on a board with a camp mug, spoon, and kettle.
The pre-made soup mix can easily and lightly be carried while hiking, ready for when you need a pick-me-up on a cold day.

Powdered Hike Potato Soup Recipe

A homemade zip top bag of potato soup sitting on a board with a camp mug, spoon, and kettle.
Pre-make this powdered hike potato soup before you head out, then all you need to do is add boiled water for a warm snack.
Preparation 5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Ready in 10 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
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  • 5 tablespoons instant potato
  • 2 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock powder
  • 1 teaspoon powdered Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dried onion to garnish , optional


  • kettle for boiling water


  • Add the instant potatoes, powdered milk, chicken stock, Parmesan cheese, salt, and garlic in a waterproof zip top bag, then shake to mix well.

To Rehydrate

  • Add 2 tablespoons of mix to a normal size cup.
  • Add boiling water and stir then let sit for 5 minutes to rehydrate and cool enough to drink.
    Tip You may adjust the mix to water ratio depending on your cup and how strong you like it.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 987mgPotassium: 214mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 38IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg

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