October 31, 2013

Cream Soup Substitute

I use cream soup in almost all of my casserole recipes.Many Waters Cream Soup Substitute Storage  I came across this substitute recipe ages ago, tried it and the rest is history.  I haven’t gone back to buying the canned soup since.  I’m not sure what site I found it on since I make it from memory now.  


2 cups non fat powdered milk

3/4 cup corn starch (I think arrowroot starch will work too)

1/4 cup powdered chicken bouillon

2 Tbsp minced onion (I like minced onion and use more, most often 4 Tbsp.  You might think that’s too much)

1 Tbsp Greek Seasoning (optional)


1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

2. Store in an airtight container. Some people use a zip lock bag, I prefer to store it in glass so I store it in a quart size Mason jar. 

To use:

Mix 1/3 cup of the dry mixture with 1 1/4 cups of water.  Heat until thickened to desired thickness. Easy peasy!

I heat the water first and then add the mix.  I use a whisk to completely incorporate the dry mixture.  I usually do 2/3 dry mix to 2 1/2 cups of water when I’m adding it to casseroles.  If I have mushrooms, I’ll finely chop them and add them in.  I’ve done the same with celery.  I’ve also added Greek seasoning to it for a little more flavor.  Many Waters making cream soup substitute

I like this because it’s easy and CHEAP.  It’s much more cost effective to make this than spend 75 cents a can (the cheapest I can find the canned cream soup.)  I also feel like it’s healthier as I have a better idea of the ingredients that are in it.  Who really knows what in that canned stuff?  


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  1. Oh how I wish you has posted this yesterday as I already have dinner in the crockpot with a cream soup. lol jk Next time though!! This looks so good!

  2. I've tried a few different homemade cream soup recipes- but never a dry one like this. I really love that you can premix and store this one;great idea! Thanks so much!

    Yellow Birch Hobby Farm

    (visiting from the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!)

  3. Such a good idea! So simple and easy to keep on hand. I'll be making this and keeping it on the shelf for future use.

  4. Such a good idea! So simple and easy to keep on hand. I'll be making this and keeping it on the shelf for future use.

  5. OOO! This is such a great find! Thanks so much for sharing this idea! I will share it for sure! :)

  6. What a great idea! Much better than cracking open a can of cream-of-who-knows-what. :) Thanks for linking up with the Clever Chicks, I hope you'll join us again this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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