Freeze Dried Meals in a Jar: Sausage Potato Soup

Freeze Dried Meals in a Jar provide nutrition, convenience, and long term storage ability to your food storage plan.   Boil a pot of water, dump in the ingredients, and viola!, dinner is served in record time.

Even if that dinner was made a YEAR ago!

DIY Homemade Freeze Dried Meals In a Jar: Sausage Potato Soup Recipe

Why I Love Freeze Dried Meals In A Jar

What makes Freeze Dried Meals in a Jar so fantastic?  Imagine coming home too tired to cook, and the family wanting to eat…..NOW.  You boil water.  Dump in the contents of the jar.  Stir.  Viola.  It’s dinner baby.  It’s way healthier than fast food, AND at about $10.00 a jar for a family of 4, CHEAPER too.

You are learning to use your food storage, saving money, creating shelf stable, long lasting meals for your storage, and making your life easier.   We aim to please, here at Simply Preparing.

Sausage Potato Soup Ingredients (Enough For ONE Jar)


1 C. Freeze Dried Sausage
1 C. Dehydrated Potato Chunks
1/3 C. Freeze Dried Sweet Corn
1/4 C. Freeze Dried Onions
1/3 C. Dehydrated Carrot Dices
1/3 C. Freeze Dried Peas
6 TBSP Chicken Bullion


1 TBSP Parsley
1 TBSP Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
4 TBLS Butter Powder

These are the ingredients you will add to each mason jar.  When making this recipe, you’ll also need to create a roux to thicken the soup.  I’ll teach you how to do this below. (SO easy!)  But you will NOT add the ingredients for the roux to your mason jar.

Layer Each Ingredient Listed Above Into A Mason Jar

Individually layer each ingredient into the mason jar.  The ingredients listed above are enough for ONE jar of soup.  Want to make 12 jars of soup?  Times each ingredient by 12!

After adding the ingredients for your Sausage Potato Soup to the mason jar , you’ll also need to add an oxygen absorber to each jar or vacuum seal each jar.  Personally, I do both.  By keeping the air out, you will get  least a year’s (if not 5!) storage for this recipe.

Bring three quarts of water to a boil.  Add the ingredients of your mason jar to the boiling water.    While these ingredients simmer, make your thickening sauce.

How To Make A Thickening Sauce (Roux)

( The ingredients for the thickening sauce/roux will NOT be part of what you actually put into your jars.  These are items you’ll need to have on hand in your fridge/pantry to complete this meal.)

From your pantry grab:

1/4 Cup flour

1 C  milk or reconstituted Powdered Milk

2 TSPB Butter

Melt butter in a small pan over a low temperature.  Whisk 1/4  C. flour and allow to cook for a minute, whisking constantly.   Pour in 1 C. milk.  Stir until thick and bubbly.

Once Your Roux Is Ready

Next, add a bit of your soup liquid to your thickening sauce to thin it out some.  Then add everything back into your soup and stir.  Allow to simmer for a few minutes before serving with a garnish of  Freeze Dried Parmesan Cheese.  Devour!

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Beans And Rice Are Nice

Beans and rice might keep a body and soul together, but they are not going to be able to do much when food fatigue sets in. It is important to stock a variety of foods, especially ingredients for meals that are tried and true family favorites.  That’s where Freeze Dried Meals in a Jar come into play.

Have you ever created shelf stable freeze dried meals in a jar?   What are your family’s favorites?

About ParkerMama

Tammy is a mom to 6 wonderful kids, including Parker, who came with an extra chromosome! She is passionate about special needs advocacy, living within her means, and preparing for an uncertain future. Tammy's main blog is Praying For Parker. Make sure to visit her there as well!


  1. Just dumping everything into boiling water sure sounds easy and convenient. I could use my own dried herbs, too, which is appealing.

  2. I love the meals in a jar!
    Thanks for sharing at Simple Homestead Hop:)

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