Homemade Cream of "Anything" Soup Mix in a jar gift idea & convenience mix recipe for everyday

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  • Cream of Anything Soup Mix

    Create your own Cream of "Anything" soup mix to have on hand for quick, easy casserole style dishes, cream sauces for vegetables, breakfasts and much more! This versatile recipe can easily be adapted to fit any recipe requiring a can of "cream of ____" soup. . .

    A couple of notes BEFORE you Begin- there are a number of different kinds of bouillon and flavorings. If you are concerned about your sodium intake choose lower sodium bouillon granules. If you're concerned about MSG or similar flavorings, simply choose a different brand of bouillon that does not contain MSG.


    4 c. powdered milk
    1 1/2 c. cornstarch
    1/2 c. instant chicken bouillon granules or Beef, or Vegetable (Depending on the type of base you want to make!)
    4 tsp. dried onion flakes
    2 tsp. dried thyme
    2 tsp basil - crushed dried
    1 tsp. freshly grated black or tellicherry pepper

    Measure all ingredients into a Ziploc Bag. Shake well, transfer to vacuum seal bag, seal and store up to a year. This makes the equivalent of 18 cans of Cream of "Something" soup.

    To Use:
    1/3 C mix
    1 C water
    1 Tbs Butter (optional)

    Combine mix, butter (optional) and cold water in a medium saucepan, whisking gently, Cook over low/med heat until thickened.

    Variations: add 1/2 c. minced or chopped *_________*

    *Choose One or More*
    Onions, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Broccoli, Celery, Cooked Chicken, Diced Potatoes, Tomato, Cooked Shrimp, etc.

    Use as you would in any Cream of "Anything"
    Recipe .

    Please Note, Some Brands of Chicken Bouillon are Saltier than others. We recommend a Lower sodium product

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    Comments 41 Comments
    1. bleedingace's Avatar
      bleedingace -
      I used this in my chicken & dumplings. work great!!! no left over. lol
    1. Urallee's Avatar
      Urallee -
      Been using this for years. Didn't realize it came from here. I love it.
    1. missybeck37's Avatar
      missybeck37 -
      I've been looking for this recipe for a long time. I will have to give it a try.
    1. keri65's Avatar
      keri65 -
      Thank you and it's even gluten free!!!
    1. MagnoliaEmy's Avatar
      MagnoliaEmy -
      Tons better than the canned variety, and No Sodium! I can add my own salt to taste and use a lot less.
    1. Wrinkley's Avatar
      Wrinkley -
      Wonderful mix for every occasion!
    1. Xenaxahid's Avatar
      Xenaxahid -
      Hi. I cannot find onion flakes or any kind of dried onion in the stores. Any advise on how to make these at home? Thanks
    1. Melindark's Avatar
      Melindark -
      Quote Originally Posted by Xenaxahid View Post
      Hi. I cannot find onion flakes or any kind of dried onion in the stores. Any advise on how to make these at home? Thanks
      If you have a dehydrator, slide onions and dry them in it. When they are dry, crumble and keep in a jar with a lid.
    1. BethJ's Avatar
      BethJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melindark View Post
      If you have a dehydrator, slide onions and dry them in it. When they are dry, crumble and keep in a jar with a lid.
      Not sure what country you're shopping in...but I usually find dried flaked and powdered onion near the spices and seasonings, but it's usually on the bottom shelf, rather than right up with all the other spices. Near the garlic powder. Some stores here only carry a small shaker container of it...others carry a larger size.

      It's also available on Amazon, but I haven't compared price there.
    1. mary2molly's Avatar
      mary2molly -
      This sounds easy to make and use. I don't like the "cream of ? soups) but have used them many times because did know another option. Thanks I will try this.
    1. NanaNinja's Avatar
      NanaNinja -
      I use this often if I am going to use it in the crock I mix it
      and place in the micro for a min then dump it in the crock for whatever
      I like controlling the chemicals and the salt that goes into our food.
    1. Loreena's Avatar
      Loreena -
      I get most of my spices at the dollar store for less than half the price anywhere else.

      Thanks for posting this recipe! I think its going to save me money AND storage space. Right now a whole pantry shelf is stocked with cans of cream soup just for casseroles.

      doing happy dance!
    1. armymom12's Avatar
      armymom12 -
      Can't wait to try this! I have been trying to find a decent recipe to use and I love that I can always have this on hand!
    1. mazyhi's Avatar
      mazyhi -
      Love this one been using for years. I get the sodium free soup base.
    1. Moondragon007's Avatar
      Moondragon007 -
      Can you do this in cheese flavor?

      This will be great for me, seeing as it's gluten-free. They don't sell gluten-free cream soup concentrate in cans.
    1. sherry53's Avatar
      sherry53 -
      Love this...can't wait to try it! thanks!!!
    1. Gramshel's Avatar
      Gramshel -
      OH MY GOSH! THANK YOU ! I grew up using Cream of --------Soups in many stand by family recipes and since there are several gluten -free members of the family it has meant fixing something else for them. NOT ANYMORE! I will be sharing this with other family members....both for $ savings and because of the health restrictions. My first 15 minutes of finding this site and I am so happy!
    1. weezie's Avatar
      weezie -
      can this be stored in mason jars?
    1. Redneckvixen's Avatar
      Redneckvixen -
      I cannot wait to use this. This exactly what I have been needing!
    1. Melindark's Avatar
      Melindark -
      Quote Originally Posted by weezie View Post
      can this be stored in mason jars?
      Are you wanting to "can/preserve" it?
      If so, that is a good question! If you try, please post your results!!
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