This cream soup substitute is from One Orange Giraffe and makes a great staple for your pantry. It can be adapted to your tastes and what you have on hand. 1/3 cup mix plus 1-1/3 cups water cooked together over medium heat until thick equals 1 can cream soup. This mix should be substituted for cream soups in recipes but is not meant to eat plain as a soup.
Cream of Something Soup Mix
Note: Choose the bouillon flavor based on the type of soup mix you would like to make and add dehydrated ingredients whenever available to complement the bouillon flavor. For example, to make Cream of Mushroom Soup mix, use vegetable bouillon and add chopped dehydrated mushrooms. To make Cream of Chicken Soup mix, use chicken bouillon and, if available, add pieces of dehydrated chicken. You may adjust the seasonings according to your preference, creating many varieties of soup mix.
- 1 cup non-fat dried milk
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup bouillon granules
- 4 Tbsp freeze dried minced onions
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp pepper
To make the equivalent of one can of condensed cream soup, mix 1/3 cup Cream of Something Soup Mix with 1 1/4 cup water and cook over medium heat until thick.