DIY Cream of Something Soup Mix
If you cook like my family, you are ALWAYS looking for those condensed “cream of …” soups in the pantry. Cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, etc etc. Well, now we have a recipe for you which makes the “cream of” part a snap to keep on hand and then you can add whatever ingredient you need to make the cream of ? part.
DIY Cream of Something Soup Mix
- 2 cups Powdered Milk (powdered coffee creamer works too!)
- 3/4 cup Cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons Chicken Bouillon Powder (or crush 4 cubes)
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon Parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon Basil
- 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
- Measure ingredients and place directly into container that you are going to store the mix and shake well to combine.
- Store in a cool dark place, in an airtight container for up to 3 months, or in freezer for up to a year.
How to use:
To use the mix, equal parts of soup mix and water. If preparing in a saucepan, heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. To use as a thickening agent, mix 1/3 mix with 1/4 water and add to recipe
Add one item to mixture and you have a name for the “something” in your soup mix!
Broccoli: Add 1/2 cup steamed broccoli
Celery: Add 2 stalks thinly sliced celery
Cheddar: Add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
Chicken: Replace water with chicken broth
Mushroom: Add 1/2 cup thinly sliced mushrooms (or one small can)
What type of cream of something soup do you like? Let us know below and if we make it, we will share it with everyone!
I made a casserole last night by layering
cooked ground beef (crumbled)
Mix 1/ 2 cup of Cream of Something Soup mix with 1 cup water pour it over the top.
Top this with shredded cheese or American cheese slices
Bake for 30 minutes uncovered
Sounds delicious. We will have to give it a try.
I never thought you could make your own “cream of” soup mix. I hate the canned ones because they always have hydrogenated fat in them. Some bouillon cubes don’t, so I want to try this!
Sherry Compton says
This is a wonderful idea! It gives you a great base that you can use how you need it. Thanks for all the descriptions on what to add.
Linda Manns Linneman says
I love this idea. I will be doing this for my family. Thank you so much for sharing
Trisha McKee says
Oh, thank you! this is amazing and can eliminate so much hassle by just having the recipe on hand and not having to go buy store bought.
Such a neat DIY! Thanks for sharing.
Katherine Riley says
What a great idea to make and keep on hand. There are so many different varieties you could make.
Laura Bowman says
Wow! These look like they would taste way better than what’s in the can as well as easy to make! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Deborah D says
Thank you for this recipe. You made my life a whole lot easier.
EDWARD H, REINHOLTZ says
I love cream of onion and potato . How would you put the Potato or onion Flavoring into these two Cream soups ?
Sherryl Wilson says
Onion powder would work.. or saute onions and diced potatoes in a little butter/oil before adding to the soup
Jennifer Hiles says
This is really cool. I want to make a whole bunch and freeze them. I like to make gift baskets and I think this would be a really neat item to add.
Katrina Weghorn says
Using this tonight in a casserole!
md kennedy says
What an awesome idea! And no unknown, undecipherable crap like you get in the cans!
Dandi D says
This is great to know! I’m always looking for ways to make things myself instead of buying them in a box or can.
Susan Broughton says
This is such a good idea! You can make your own cream of whatever and you know exactly what is in it. I like the idea of doing this thanks for the recipe. I am pinning it to use next time I need this recipe!
The coffee creamer option sounds great because powdered milk is not in my pantry. I like cream of mushroom soup.