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    • Cream of Anything Soup Mix

      School Lunches-b101-cream-anything-sm.jpg 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.


      You'll Need:
      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 37 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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