Cream of whatever Soup Mix (makes Equivalent of 9 Cans)

Cream of whatever Soup Mix (makes Equivalent of 9 Cans)


  • 2 c powdered nonfat milk
  • 3/4 c cornstarch
  • 1/4 c instant chicken bouillon
  • 2 tb dried onion flakes
  • 1 ts basil leaves
  • 1 ts thyme leaves
  • 1/2 ts pepper


To use in place of canned cream soups in casseroles or as a base for your own soups. Much lower in fat and salt than the canned versions. The trick is to have it made up ready to use! Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. To substitute for one can of condensed soup: Combine 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1 1/4 cups of cold water in a saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened. Add to casseroles as you would the canned product. Makes equivalent of 9 cans of soup.

Your Recently Viewed Recipes

Leave a Comment


Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

I am so happy that I ran across this recipe. Until now, I have always attempted to keep a couple of cream of soup cans in the house and have them when needed. Cream of anything soup is not the healthiest option but having this prepared as fresh as fresh can be is a good option for me. Thanks for this recipe.

I have three cans of cream of "whatever" soup that I like to have at the spur of the moment. Cream of "whatever" soup is not one of the healthiest items to prepare a meal with, but it sure makes it taste better. Glad to find this alternative. Never again will a buy another can of cream soup.

This is fantastic! So many recipes call for a can of cream soup, but they are expensive and have so much sodium! I like to make everything from scratch as much as I can, and this is also much healthier and easy to have on hand. I'm guessing you could add any spices, herbs or flavouring to suit whatever taste you're looking for! I'm going to make this right away and share this recipe with all my friends and co-workers!

These soup mixes are good. I need gluten free and it is hard to find gluten free condensed soups that are in the amount I need. Plus, this way it is a lot less expensive. If you want to have mushrooms, or chicken or celery just add some canned mushrooms or chicken or celery flakes.

A very easy & cost affected way to saved.

instead of water could light or heavy cream be used instead?


This is the best recipe to use in place of canned soups. My husband has high blood pressure so this works great. I made scalloped potatoes and ham with this recipe and everyone raved about it. It also saves money!

To make crm of celery I use dried celery flakes (and celery seed if I want a stronger flavor). I grind celery seed in a small grinder (coffee grinder) I use for herbs etc. I have no idea how much, I'm an intuitive cook. For crm of mushroom I use dried mushrooms, the type of mushrooms depends on your preference. For crm of chicken I just throw in more chicken bullion granuals (low sodium). Just use your imagination... yes, I reconstitute any dried ingredients before adding to mix . You can even use dried onion, potato, carrots..... be creative and enjoy your time in the kitchen, most of all..... trust your instincts & HAVE FUN!! Hope this helps :) Elle

so.. if you want cream of celery, how much celery do you add. cream of mushroom, how much mushroom do you add. cream of chicken.. how much chicken????


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Join our community of 5 million cooks!

Thank You for Signing Up!
There was an issue signing you up. Please check your email address, and try again.

More from "Dry Mixes"

Close Window