Monday, August 20, 2012

Cream of something Soup Mix

Have you ever wondered if there was some sort of substitute for cream of something soup when you were whipping up a recipe?  Well, I have.  I know that all those condensed creamy soups are packed with sodium, so it got me wondering.  And wouldn't you know, pinterest supplied me with a solution!  The pin where I found my recipe has since been removed, but I managed to make up my first batch before it disappeared. Yay!


The person who originally put this recipe up on their blog named it S.O.S mix.  I have no idea what that stands for, but this mix came in super handy when I went to reach for a can of cream of mushroom soup and realized I was out.  SOS mix to the rescue!  So here is my recipe:

Cream of Something Soup Mix

2c powdered non-fat dry milk
3/4c corn starch
1/4c instant chicken boullion
2T dried onion flakes

Mix all the dry ingredients together.  When ready to use, add 1/3c mix to 1c water and slowly bring to a boil.  I'm told that eventually the soup will thicken.  It can be used to add to recipes that call for condensed cream soups, or it can be eaten just as a soup.  I'm too impatient to wait for it to thicken, since I just add it to other recipes (blush!).  I've been really impressed with how well it works.  And if you wanted to make it taste more like cream of mushroom or celery soup, take either mushrooms or celery and sauté them before adding them to your soup.

I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine!

3 comments:

  1. Yes! I've been wanting to find a good substitute! A number of my favorite slow cooker recipes call for cream of ... Perfect timing for fall!

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  2. I tried this and it works great! The boullin I used is way salty so I use more water. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing:)

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    1. You're welcome! So glad you like it!

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