Recipe Calls For Can Of Cheddar Soup

I saw a recipe recently that used a can of cheddar soup. It's the only ingredient I need that I don't have and don't want to make a large pot of it to get the equivalent of one can of soup. Any suggestions?

Ms. Carmen from Visalia, CA

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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

Try a little velvetta cheese.

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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

I have used any can of cream of anything soup and added cheddar cheese. Also sometimes made cream sauce with cheese = cheese sauce. 1 to 2 cups will do. An easy way to do this is to put ingredients in a blender. Then heat cook in sauce pan. You may have to adjust the liquid added to your main recipe.

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful

Campbells makes this soup in the smaller cans. You can also get Fiesta Cheddar for a real nice kick!

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When the recipe calls for a can of soup it means to open the can, & put it in undiluted.

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful

Campbells makes Cheddar Cheese soup and it;s available in most supermarkets. When recipes mention a can of cheddar cheese soup, they often have Campbells in mind. Make sure the recipe calls for condensed soup. If not, you'll need to dilute the soup with a can of milk (or water).

Alternatively, you can use the cheddar cheese powder from an easily-available box of Macaroni and Cheese. Just dilute as necessary.

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October 16, 20080 found this helpful

Recipezaar has a recipe for Homemade Cream Style Soup Mix Substitute # 184827 which is great for can soup substitute. It makes 3 cups of dry mix and can be used for chicken, mushroom, and celery. Just add cheese for cheese soup, maybe a 1/2 cup. " For 1/2 a can, divide measurements in half." Good for smaller recipes. I keep this in my pantry all the time. My preference, but I like it better than the canned.

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October 16, 20080 found this helpful

No cheddar cheese soup in your pantry ? Me either.

Make a white sauce, with milk and flour, then add a combination of Velveeta cheese, and mild cheddar cheese. A dash of salt, a little pepper. Stir until all the cheese is melted, and sauce is smooth.

I believe that a can of condensed soup is a bit over 10 oz. Then you add milk or water to the soup, to prepare it. ( dilute it ) The amount you add is another 10 oz. So that's about 20 oz of the soup/liquid mixture.

Maybe if you made 2 cups ( 16 oz) of the white sauce, with the added cheese, the recipe would come close to the taste the recipe intended.

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October 16, 20080 found this helpful

Campbell's makes a great cheese soup. I use it instead of velveeta for nachos. They also make a nacho cheese soup that is great. Cheaper and works just as good.

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October 17, 20080 found this helpful

Many thanks for all the info. I never had this kind of soup from a can but didn't want to run to the store for one item. I ended up using the "cream of anything" mix I had in the pantry and adding both Velveeta and some sharp cheddar to equal one can of soup. The recipe turned out great. ms. carmen

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