Saturday, August 27, 2011

Homemade Cream Soup Mix

This is another recipe that I usually make a big batch of and store in a sealed container in my pantry.  If you use this as a recipe ingredient, just add the dry mix instead of cooking it with the water first.  Usually you don't even have to add the water to the recipe, but sometimes you might.

Cream Soup Mix

2 cups powdered milk
¾ cups cornstarch
¼ cups chicken, beef or vegetable bouillon granules (regular use – chicken)
2 tablespoons minced onion or 1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon basil or marjoram
½ teaspoon black pepper

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container
Recipe makes 3 cups and = 9 cans of soup.

To substitute for one can of soup:
In a 1-quart saucepan, combine 1/3 cup mix and 1 ¼ cups water. Bring to boil stirring occasionally.

Can also be used as a fat free gravy. Thin to consistency you prefer.

Instead of thyme & basil – sub 1 tsp dry mustard & 1 tsp dill weed
Can add up to ¼ tsp garlic powder
Can add a couple of tablespoons dried vegetable flakes
Asparagus Soup – add 1 cup cooked, chopped asparagus
Broccoli Soup – add 1 cup cooked, chopped broccoli
Carrot Soup – add 1 cup cooked, chopped carrots
Celery Soup – add ½ cup sautéed, minced celery
Chicken Soup – add ½ to 1 cup cooked, finely diced chicken
Chicken Herb Soup – add ½ to 1 cup finely diced chicken plus additional herbs to taste – parsley, oregano or marjoram
Creamier Cream Soup – add 1 tbsp butter to any variation
Low Sodium – sub equivalent amt of low sodium bouillon
Mushroom Soup – add ½ cup sautéed, finely chopped mushrooms
Mushroom & Roasted Garlic Soup – add ½ cup finely chopped mushrooms & 1 or 2 roasted garlic cloves
Onion Soup – add ½ cup sautéed, chopped onions
Roasted Garlic Soup – add 2 or 3 roasted garlic cloves
Tomato Potato Soup – add ½ cup diced cooked potato plus ½ cup finely diced, seeded tomato
Tomato Soup – add ½ to 1 cup finely chopped, seeded tomato
Potato Soup – add 1 or 2 tbsp instant mashed potatoes or ½ cup mashed potatoes or cooked diced potatoes
Vegetable Soup – add ¾ cup cooked mixed vegetables

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