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Substitute for Canned Cream Soup

I need a recipe for a substitute for canned cream soup.

Nancy from Lancaster, PA


Substitute for Canned Cream Soup

Cream soup,- I try not to use canned cream soups anymore. So I cook up approximately l cup of veggies in 1 cup of broth, chicken, beef, etc. Then I make a "cream" out of corn starch and/or flour adding a tbsp or so to a cup of liquid. Whichever "tickles" your fancy. I choose corn starch as it cooks up clear. I also do this to thicken the soups that I make from scratch. This is similar to gravy. No salt needed if broth is used. (10/21/2005)


By Eloise G.

Substitute for Canned Cream Soup

Homemade Cream of Soup Mix

  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 3/4 cups cornstarch
  • 1/4 cups chicken, beef, vegetable bouillon granules
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes or 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or marjoram, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black or white pepper

Combine all ingredients and blend until mixed. Store in an airtight
container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. This recipe makes 3
cups and is enough for 9 cans of soup.

To substitute for one can of condensed cream soup:
In a 1-quart saucepan or microwave safe bowl, combine 1/3 cup of soup
mix and 1 1/4 cup water.
Bring to a boil or microwave on high for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, stirring
occasionally. This can also be used as a quick fat free gravy, thin to the


consistency you prefer.

Variations of Homemade Cream of Soup
BY: Leslie Sausage

The variations are endless, use your imagination and experiment with
different ingredients. For example, instead of thyme and basil, substitute 1 teaspoon dry
mustard and 1 teaspoon dill weed. You might like to add up to 1/4-teaspoon garlic powder to the dry
soup mix.

For another option: add a couple of tablespoons of any dried vegetable flakes to the dry soup mix.

  • Asparagus Soup--add 1 cup cooked chopped asparagus
  • Broccoli Soup--add 1 cup of cooked, chopped broccoli
  • Carrot Soup--add 1 cup of cooked, chopped carrots
  • Celery Soup--add 1/2 cup sauted, minced celery
  • Chicken Soup--add 1/2 to 1 cup cooked, finely diced chicken
  • Chicken Herb Soup--add 1/2 to 1-cup finely diced chicken plus
    additional herbs to your taste, parsley, oregano or marjoram

Creamier Cream Soup--add 1 tablespoon of butter to any of the

  • Low Sodium--substitute equivalent amount of low sodium instant
  • Mushroom Soup--add 1/2 cup sauted, finely chopped mushrooms
  • Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Soup--add 1/2-cup finely chopped
    mushrooms plus 1 or 2 roasted garlic cloves
  • Onion Soup--add 1/2 cup of sauted, chopped onions
  • Roasted Garlic Soup--add 2 or 3 roasted garlic cloves
  • Tomato Potato Soup--add 1/2 cup diced cooked potato plus 1/2 cup
    finely diced and seeded tomato
  • Tomato Soup--add 1/2 to 1 cup finely chopped and seeded tomato
  • Potato Soup--add 1 or two tablespoons instant mashed potatoes, 1/2
    cup mashed potatoes or cooked diced potatoes
  • Vegetable Soup--add 3/4 cup cooked mixed vegetables
Copyright - 1999 by Leslie Sausage (10/22/2005)


By Christi

Substitute for Canned Cream Soup

I don't really care for the substitute recipes using dried milk. Here's mine that I made up. Just to warn you, it's not a make-ahead, throw-dinner-together recipe, but it is pretty fast.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Whisk eggs until thoroughly beaten. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well to avoid flour lumps.
Stir constantly while cooking with whisk to avoid curdling. Heat to boiling; then reduce heat to med-low and cook until thick like canned soup. Use in your favorite recipes. (01/21/2009)

By Rose

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