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Cream Soup Mix Recipe
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Cream Soup Mix Recipe

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This easy-to-make soup mix is great to keep on hand for those nights you need to whip up a satisfying supper in a hurry. It's a great substitute for canned cream soup in a recipe. Or, add leftover chicken, asparagus or mushrooms, for example, and you'll have a steaming bowl of delicious soup in minutes.—Kay Beard, Vass, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup mix equals 152 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat-free milk.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
  2. For a condensed cream soup substitute: Whisk 1/3 cup mix and 1-1/4 cups water in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool. Use as a substitute for one 10-3/4-oz.-can condensed cream of chicken, celery or mushroom soup.
  3. For 1-1/2 cups soup: Whisk 1/3 cup mix and 1-1/2 cups water in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Cream Soup Mix in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p44

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup mix equals 152 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat-free milk.

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

Donnalee2- I don't know if this applies to your situation, but cornstarch, if heated for prolonged periods of time, loses it's thickening properties. Therefore, a recipe that is thickened with cornstarch will start out thick and then thin out again. Flour, on the other hand, does not loose it's thickening properties with prolonged heat.

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

I keep this dry mix on hand at all times! Condensed soup is so expensive! But also very useful in casseroles and chicken pies. So, I use this mix. I did delete the basil and thyme for my "base mixture". When I am ready for it, I season according to what dish I am using it for. Excellent!

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

This has saved me so much money! I love this recipe! As a bonus, it's low fat/calorie!

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

One of my favorite recipes! This mix is versatile, I use it most often in the crock pot and as a quick gravy. Want a brown gravy, just add a little browning sauce. Read the nutritional analysis, the mix has 10 grams of protein per serving, canned cream soup has 1 gram.

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

i have made this since it was published in the magazine. since then we have not used any canned cream of anything soups. this is so easy to make--i do a double batch and keep it in a quart jar (wide mouth, to make it easier to scoop out.) i can also changem niot up with garlic powder, extra herbs and seasonings when i measure out the 1/4 cup to start the mix. karen

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