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This is a recipe that we started in my Crock Pot Moms group.
Hey Mamas! I know that this is not a crock pot recipe however, a TON of recipes for the crock pot call for cream of soups. Carolyn found this recipe and I made it the other day for a casserole and I have to tell ya it was wonderful. I was a little worried b/c a lot of recipes ask for undiluted soup, I didn't think it was going to be thick enough, but I was pleasantly surprised! It was thick, if your using it as a "soup meal" you'd need more liquid in it.
There are a couple of things that I'm loving about this recipe that I wanted to share with you~
1. I just started WW and per serving with this is only 2 points for 1 cup. I looked up canned cream of mushroom soup and for only 1 cup it's 4 points! That alone I'm loving it lol.
2. Carolyn and I figured out the cost of making this recipe. I could only get a box of 10 envelopes of the dry milk (whole milk) which when all is said and done it makes 5 batches of the dry mix, making a total of 45 cans of soup, costing only $0.27 a CAN! That's with paying about $8.00 for the powdered milk and then I added $4.00 more for what you need to reconstitute the soup. I didn't figure in the veggies b/c you always have them on hand.
How I made my mix ~ I put everything in except the bouillon. I didn't have the granules all I have on hand are the cubes so, I took out what I needed to make one can and then in a baggie I smashed one chicken cube and then added it. I was going to buy the instant bouillon next shopping trip but, I like adding it when needed b/c then I could put either beef or chicken when needed. Also, I always use milk instead of water for soups so what I did was I used 1/2 cup of half & half and then 3/4 cup 2% milk. It turned out GREAT! Let us know what you think when & if you try it!
Feb. 10, 2008 at 12:54 PM by chuckletushy
posted to Casserole Moms
Make your own Cream of Whatever Soup Mix.
2 cups powdered milk
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup instant chicken bouillon
2 tbsp dried onion flakes
1 tsp basil leaves
1 tsp thyme leaves
Combine ingredients, stirring till evenly distributed.
To substitute for 1 can of condensed cream of whatever soup, combine 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1-1/4 cups of cold water. (This is when to add the "flavor" for whichever soup you need). Heat and stir until it thickens. Use as you would the canned product.
The dry mix makes the equivalent of 9 cans of soup, at a cost of pennies per recipe.
To make specific flavors add the following when you are heating the mix and the water.
"FLAVOR" LIST (these amounts are per "can")
Mushroom: add ½ cup finely chopped mushrooms.
Celery: add ½ cup minced sauteed celery.
Potato: add 1 cup cooked diced potatoes.
Chicken: add ½ cup cooked chicken.
Vegetable: add 3/4 cup cooked vegetables.
Broccoli: add 1 cup cooked chopped broccoli
this is one i found online for only a one can replacement.
In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter.