Dehydrated Vegetable Stew

Source: Kristina McFeeters
Prep time: 5 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesTotal time: 25 minutes


Dehydrating vegetables is very easy and a good way to store produce without taking a lot of space. But what can you do with those vegetables once they are dried? Here's one really simple way to get your fresh vegetables in the winter time, using dried garden produce!


8 c
4 c
dehydrated vegetables (Choose your favorites! Tomatoes, zucchini, corn, potatoes, greenbeans, onions, carrots, or peas, etc.)
1 T
Country Style Seasoning (OR 1 T. onion powder and 1 ½ t. salt)
1 c
uncooked pasta or couscous (opt.)
2 T
dried parsley
2 T
dried basil


BRING water, dried vegetables, and Country Style Seasoning to a boil.

ADD pasta (if using) and herbs.

SIMMER for 2-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

SHUT OFF and let sit covered for another 10 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Should be a thick stew—vegetables and pasta absorb most of the water.

SERVE immediately with crackers or zwieback. Wonderful for fast winter meals, or picnic meals on a camp stove.