It only takes a few minutes to whip up this easy homemade cream of anything soup mix. Use simple ingredients from your pantry to make your own version of the popular cans of soup you purchase at the grocery store.
This will store for 6 months to a year in a cool dry place. Make ahead and store in an airtight container and have on the shelf for whenever you need it.
Say goodbye to those canned condensed soups in your casseroles and go for this easy-to-whip-up mix. Plus, it’s a lifesaver on shelf space since it doesn’t need your fridge or freezer. Trust me, it’s the secret sauce to elevating your favorite dishes.
Why Make Your Own Soup Mix?
So many recipes use a can or two of creamed soup. We live out in the country and if we forget to stock up on cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, or cream of celery soup, we don’t have the option of popping down to the local grocery store.
However, when you have this dry mix in your recipe box, it is great to use in place of the canned soup. We make this often and it has become a favorite recipe.
Gift in a Jar
This makes a lovely food gift in a jar. This is a great recipe to make ahead and store on the pantry shelf. But it also makes a welcomed gift for teachers, friends, and gift baskets throughout the year.
Just print up a label with the ingredients and the directions for how to make a batch of cream of soup.
- 1/3 Cup Mix
- 1 ¼ Cup Water
Cook over medium heat whisking regularly until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
Why We Love This Cream of Anything Soup Mix Recipe
This simple and budget friendly cream soup base mix replaces those sodium-laden, calorie-heavy canned soups. Plus, it’s incredibly versatile! Whether you’re whipping up casseroles, hearty soups, or savory pies, this mix has got you covered.
It’s Quick. Whip up this cream of chicken soup substitute in just 10 minutes—faster than a trip to the grocery store!
Healthy. You’re in control of every ingredient, using fresh pantry staples and nothing artificial. Plus, it’s a sodium superhero compared to the canned stuff.
Delicious. This homemade cream of chicken soup is a taste sensation! It’s creamy, bursting with flavor, and takes any dish that calls for canned cream of chicken soup to a whole new level of deliciousness. You won’t believe the difference.
Budget-Friendly Recipe. One batch replaces a whopping 6 cans of store-bought soup. So, it is a cost-effective mix to have in your pantry.
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Easy Homemade Cream of Anything Soup Mix Recipe
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- This recipe makes a quart size mason jar. In a medium size bowl, add the dry milk powder, corn starch, dried onion flakes, dried basil, dried thyme, black pepper, and parsley if you desire.2 Cups Dry Milk Powder, 1 ½ Cup Cornstarch, ¼ Cup Chicken Bouillon Granules, 6 Tablespoons Dried Minced Onion Flakes, 2 Teaspoons Dried Basil, 2 Teaspoons Dried Thyme, 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, 2 Teaspoons Dried Parsley
- Mix until well combined.
- Add all dry ingredients into a quart size mason jar using a funnel for easy filling, or any container of your choice.
Your Own Private Notes
StorageStore in the pantry until ready to use. This will stay fresh 6 months up to a year.
Make this Dairy-FreeSwap out the nonfat dry milk powder for coconut milk powder, cashew powder, almond milk powder, or oat milk powder.
Customize This Basic Recipe for Soup MixCustomize your soup by adding optional ingredients like sautéed mushrooms, celery, or diced chicken. Swap out the water for beef broth, Vegetable broth, or chicken stock.
Dried Soup Mix Storage
Store in the pantry until ready to use. This will stay fresh 6 months up to a year.
Make this Dairy-Free
Swap out the nonfat dry milk powder for coconut milk powder, cashew powder, almond milk powder, or oat milk powder.
Customize This Basic Recipe for Soup Mix
Customize your soup by adding optional ingredients like sautéed mushrooms, celery, or diced chicken.
Swap out the water for beef broth, Vegetable broth, or chicken stock.
Make a Batch of Cream of Soup
To make up the equivalent of a tin of cream soup:
In a small saucepan, add 1/3 cup of mix to 1 ¼ cups of cold water.
Cook over medium heat until the mixture boils, whisking regularly until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
Once it is thick you are ready to add it to any recipe.
What Recipes Use Cream of Anything Soup Mix?
Cans of cream of soup, especially cream of chicken or cream of mushroom, are versatile ingredients and can be used in various recipes. It’s a great way to add creaminess and flavor. Here are some common types of recipes that often call for a can of cream of soup.
Casseroles. This is a staple in many casserole recipes, providing a creamy base that binds ingredients together. Cans of cream soup are good for more than green bean casseroles. Popular casseroles include chicken and rice, broccoli casserole, or tuna casserole.
Sauces. This mix can be used as a quick and easy base for sauces in dishes like pasta, chicken, or vegetables.
Pot Pies. Create a rich and savory filling for pot pies, whether it’s chicken, turkey, or vegetable pot pie.
Baked Chicken. It’s a convenient way to add flavor and moisture to baked chicken dishes. Simply coat chicken breasts or thighs with the soup before baking.
Dips. It’s an essential ingredient in creamy dips, such as spinach and artichoke dip or buffalo chicken dip.
Slow Cooker Recipes. Frequently used in slow cooker recipes to create hearty and flavorful stews, soups, or creamy chicken dishes.
Stuffing/Dressing. Add into stuffing or dressing recipes, adding a rich and savory element.
Vegetable Side Dishes. It can be used to elevate the flavor of vegetable side dishes, such as green bean casserole or cheesy broccoli.
These are just a few examples, and the possibilities are endless. Using cream of soup can be a convenient shortcut to add creaminess and flavor to a wide range of dishes.
We have many other delicious recipes for you to try.