Cream of Anything Soup Mix

If I could have found freeze dried mushrooms this mix would be a combination of cream of chicken, cream of celery and cream of mushroom. The mix is virtually fat free and has less than a fraction of the sodium found in canned soup. It is very convenient to have on hand, especially for me since I adapt most of my recipes for one person. I’m all about not wasting food!

Cream of Anything Soup Mix

6 Servings - Serving Size: 1/3 Cup Dry Mix

If I could have found freeze dried mushrooms this mix would be a combination of cream of chicken, cream of celery and cream of mushroom. The mix is virtually fat free and has less than a fraction of the sodium found in canned soup. It is very convenient to have on hand, especially for me since I adapt most of my recipes for one person. I'm all about not wasting food!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 tablespoons freeze dried minced onions
  • 1+1/2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup non-fat dried milk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Place the bouillon granules in a small bowl and using the bottom of a glass, grind them until fine.
  2. Place the granules in the container that you will be storing the soup mix in, make sure it has a tight fitting lid.
  3. Add the minced onions and spices to the container.
  4. Whisk together the cornstarch and dried milk and add that to the container as well.
  5. Place the lid securely on the container and shake to mix all ingredients well.
  6. Keep mix stored in airtight container and shake before each use.
  7. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1+1/4 cup warm water.
  8. Heat until thickened over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  9. Use as desired, it is equivalent to a 10 ounce can of condensed soup.

Notes

I doubled the recipe and it fit perfectly in a 4 cup canning jar, however, you will need to mix it in a larger container before putting it in the jar.

Recipe adapted from One Orange Giraffe

http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2013/06/19/cream-of-anything-soup-mix-2/

Comments: 7

  1. Jo C April 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm Reply

    Never mind my question…I just saw its here. Sorry. What a great gift this would be.

  2. Jo C April 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm Reply

    Ok, dumb question…how much of the dry mix do you use to make the soup? Measurement ratios.

  3. Daina Wilson August 17, 2015 at 9:03 pm Reply

    What is the shelf life?

    • The Hungry Hoarder May 31, 2016 at 10:59 pm Reply

      Make a note of the expiration date on the dried milk when throwing this together, that usually has the shorter shelf life of all the ingredients. I write it on the lid of the mason jar.

  4. Janet February 15, 2015 at 11:51 am Reply

    This looks so much healthier!! Thank you much!!!

  5. Tierra October 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm Reply

    thanks to much for this. i never have cream of any kind of soup in the house (because i usually eat it before i can find a recipe) so this is beyond convenient to just have stashed in the pantry!

    • The Hungry Hoarder October 9, 2013 at 6:19 am Reply

      You are very welcome, and it is very convenient for me as well. I’m glad you can make use of this recipe and thank you very much for stopping by The Hungry Hoarder.

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