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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: 152 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 557mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0g fiber), 10g 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


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Dianne_Oregon User ID: 8544674 233107
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2015

"Excellent, made a chicken veggie soup with turnips, carrots, onions, peppers, seasoned with basil, white wine, salt, pepper and dill."

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mpowell User ID: 2802473 465
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"This is excellent! Makes an excellent soup and does not need any salt at all. I made a happy mistake and added to much onion powder. I will moderate it some next time - but what a delicious mistake. The only problem is the onion powder over powers anything else I try to add so I will follow the recipe better next time - but great cream of onion ;). Great consistency and really just delicious."

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dwinokur User ID: 887938 464
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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aicenhour User ID: 4627743 1514
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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mrsmomrackham User ID: 798455 2427
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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gogrannygo2 User ID: 6640556 2412
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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kkrausern User ID: 1146370 198375
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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Donalee2 User ID: 1654265 1723
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"MY HUSBAND NEEDS VERY LOW SALT SO I TRIED THIS. IT SEEMS TO BE OK IF YOU ARE GOING TO EAT IT ALL AT THE SAME TIME BUT I FOUND THAT FOR LEFT OVERS IT THINNED OUT AND DIDN'T HAVE A VERY SOUP LIKE CONSISTENCY. THE TASTE IS GOOD. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY IT SHOULD DO THIS. DONALEE2"

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peggypark User ID: 3744504 1026
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"my husband needs a gluten free diet, so now I finally have a substitute for canned soup can't wait to use this in all my old receipes .Thank you."

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kathrynb User ID: 1022442 463
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"This is terrific! I have celiac disease and cannot tolerate wheat gluten. This opens up all my grandma's old recipes to me again! Super convenient with kids. THANKS!"

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