Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cream of **** Soup Mix: Quick, Easy & Healthy!

Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the back of a can of soup?  Don't.  Well, actually, do, but it might frighten you.  The number of things we can't pronounce and don't grow naturally are, well, scary.

To that end, there is less and less processed food finding it's way into our kitchen.  I say "less and less" - I am not the canned food police - I used what I need to.  But I am trying to make more informed choices.  That means NO cream of blah-blah soup.  Period.  That one I can control and replace with a super easy mix.

I did a bit of searching and found several recipes.  I tried some out and made up something that works for me.  Take a gander and then get yourself some powdered milk and give it a try!

Cream of  *** Soup Mix

1 cup powdered milk
1 tbsp dried onion
1/8 cup chicken bouillon granules
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 tsp Italian Seasonings
1/4 tsp pepper

  1. Pour all ingredients in a bowl and still with a whisk to combine thoroughly. 
  2. Store in a glass jar or other marked container.
To use:

For one can of cream soup, combine in a saucepan, 1/3 cup of mixture and 1 1/4 cups of water and cook over medium heat.  Stir continuously until thick.  You are ready to go!

NOTE: This is NOT thick and gooey... but works well mixed in with other things.

Want cream of mushroom?  Slice, dice & saute several fresh mushrooms in olive oil.  Add to above mixture.  How about cream of celery?  Chop a stalk of celery and saute in olive oil  Add to cream mixture.

Get the idea?  What a delicious, simple way to cut out some of the additives and such in your diet!

Any more ideas?  Let me know.

Have a great day,


  1. This is awesome, Carrie. I don't buy that canned soup any longer, either, but you know sometimes you want that creaminess . . . this is so easy and so quick that I can't wait to add some to my pantry!

  2. Have you tried this with a vegetarian bouillon and does that work?

  3. Thanks, Amy - nice to have you stop by!
    No, Ruth - if you do try it, let me know how it goes.
    Thanks! Love sharing your ideas, too!

  4. I am going to bookmark this post and try it sometime. My only concern is that bouillon has an awful lot of chemical additives (MSG) that I try to avoid. SO, I will see if I can make it with something else. I have used a product called Better than Bouillon, but it is not crystallized and I am afraid it could cause the whole mix to be a big mess. Maybe add later or something... Thanks for the heads up. I never really tried to make anything like this before, although I am certainly not opposed to making mixes!

  5. I actually didn't use the bullion and it still seemed fine. All in what you prefer. Thanks for stopping by!