Homemade Cream of Something Soup Mix

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Cream of Something Soup

Cream soups are an ingredient in so many recipes. However, I have been purchasing fewer processed items as of late because of some dietary changes. Even without that, I like to control as much of the nutritional content as possible, so making my own makes sense which is why a homemade version of cream of something soup was born!

This soup mix is really simple to make yourself, and much tastier. This is the base for cream of something soups and we have included several flavor variations. This recipe will make the equivalent of 6 cans of soup.

To store, purchase canisters at the Dollar Tree that are BPA free. You can also reuse an old mason jar or an old glass spaghetti jar.

Cream of Something Soup Mix

  • 2 cups, Powdered Milk
  • 3/4 cup, Cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp, Chicken Bouillon Powder
  • 1 tsp, Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp, Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp, Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp, Basil
  • 1/2 tsp, Black Pepper

Cream of Something Soup Mix

  1. Measure ingredients and place directly into container that you are going to store the mix in. Shake well to combine.
  2. Store in a cool dark place, in an airtight container for up to 3 months, or in freezer for up to a year.

To use the mix, add 1/3 cup to every 1/4 cups of water used in a recipe. If preparing in a saucepan, heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.

A can of cream of soup costs around $1.50 at the grocery. This homemade version runs about $0.75 a serving. If you shop sales and use your coupons, you can reduce the cost for the ingredients even more.

Cream of Something Soup Substitutions

  • Cream of Chicken: Substitute equal amount of chicken broth for water.
  • Cream of Celery: Add 1/4 cup finely diced celery.
  • Cream of Mushroom: Add 1/2 cup finely diced fresh mushrooms.
  • Cream of Broccoli: Add 1/2 cup broccoli diced and cooked.
  • Cream of Cheddar: Add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on February 11, 2014

1 Comment

  • Alison - February 24, 2014 @ 9:38 am

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I use a ridiculous amount of cream soups in my cooking and I’m always wishing I knew how to make them myself to cut back on our grocery bill and the amount of sodium they add to our diet. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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