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Cream-Style Soup Mix Recipe
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Cream-Style Soup Mix Recipe

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“This easy soup mix is a wonderful substitute for canned cream soup in a recipe,” writes DeAnn Alleva of Worthington, Ohio. “It’s great to have on hand for those nights when you need to whip up supper in a hurry.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried celery flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Nutritional Facts

3 tablespoons mix equals 87 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 715 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Use as a substitute for half of a 10-3/4-oz. can of condensed cream of chicken, mushroom or celery soup.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk 2/3 cup water and 3 tablespoons soup mix. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, whisking occasionally.
  3. For mushroom soup, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup sauteed sliced mushrooms. For celery soup, add 1/8 teaspoon celery salt or one sauteed sliced or chopped celery rib.
  4. Homemade Cream-Style Soup Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes: Grilled Chicken with Cream Sauce and Seafood Thermidor. Yield: 3 cups (16 batches).
Originally published as Homemade Cream-Style Soup Mix in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p17

Nutritional Facts

3 tablespoons mix equals 87 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 715 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

Good. Can tweak seasonings and salt as desired. Thickens very well. I quit buying the canned stuff.

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

Very nice. It thickened well and tasted good. Next time I will use reduced sodium boullion.

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

I love to keep this on hand. I have opening a can of soup just to use half; this makes life much easier.

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

This recipe is just what I have been looking for. It starts out thin but thickens up nicely. For a can of soup mix, I use 1 1/3 cup of water to 1/3 cup of mix. Such a useful recipe. Makes your dishes so much tastier and fresher.

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

I liked this. I didn't find it confusing to use at all. Use 2/3 cup water and 3 Tbsp. of this mix to equal about 1/2 a can of canned soup. If you need more soup make a doubled amount. Make as much as you want as long as you use the same water to mix ratio.

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