MAKE YOUR OWN CONDENSED CREAMED SOUPS FOR RECIPES

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Make Your Own Condensed Creamed Soups

There are so many recipes that call for condensed creamed soups.  Today, a lot of people don’t like these recipes because of all the additives in the creamed soups we buy in the supermarket.  It is so easy to make your own with just a few ingredients at home.  You can make more or less of this recipe to suit your needs.  It keeps well in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days. You can freeze it in individual packets to add to future recipes.  It is easy, better and healthier for you and your family.

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe:

2 to 3 tablespoons butter

1 to 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1/4 cup onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, finely chopped

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth

1/2 cup milk, evaporated milk or cream

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Melt the butter in a skillet on top of the stove and saute’ garlic, onion and mushrooms. Cook until onions are soft and mushrooms are cooked, about 3 to 4 minutes.  Sprinkle in the flour and stir to cover mushrooms and onions.  Add chicken broth, milk, salt and pepper and simmer while stirring until mixture thickens, about six to eight minutes. Makes about 1 1/2 cups soup to use in place of 1 can called for in recipes.

Note:  You can make cream of chicken, cream of celery, cream of asparagus or whatever soup you need by just substituting one of these ingredients for the mushrooms in the above recipe. You can also add other spices if you want.  It is always fun to experiment with this kind of recipe and make it to your own taste.

Enjoy!

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10 Comments

  1. Wonder how it would work with cornstarch, can’t have flour now.

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe! This would also make a quick hot soup for lunch by simply adding another cup of milk to the recipe. Chop up broccoli with the mushrooms and serve topped with grated cheese! This is a wonderful little recipe full of so many possibilites! Your recipes are such an inspiration for me.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you Sondra for such a kind comment. I am so pleased you are enjoying the recipes. Have a wonderful week!

  3. judy murdock says:

    can use freeze this in zip locks?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I have not tried freezing it Judy, but I think it should work. Maybe, try one and see. If you do, let me know how it works. Thank you.

  4. Oh YAY!!!!

  5. Thank you for sharing this recipe because you cannot buy these types of soup here in Ukraine.

  6. Pat Williams says:

    Excellent!

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