All-Purpose Cream Sauce Mix

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

Tired of paying the high price for condensed soup? Keep this on hand and you will rake in the savings. What could be simpler?


  1. In a storage container with tight-fitting lid, combine all ingredients; mix well.
  2. Seal tightly and store in a cool,dry place.
  3. Stir or shake before each use.
  4. Uses: Substitute for condensed cream soup: Combine 1 1/4 cups of water and 1/2 cup of the above sauce mix in a small saucepan; blend well.
  5. Cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture boils, stirring constantly.
  6. Reduce heat; simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  7. This equals 1 (10 3/4 oz) can of condensed cream soup.
  8. Substitute for a medium white sauce: Combine 1 cup water and 1/4 cup of sauce mix in small saucepan; blend well.
  9. Cook over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture boils, stirring constantly.
  10. Reduce heat; simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  11. How about sausage gravy?
  12. Use the medium white sauce and add crumbled,cooked and drained sausage.


Most Helpful

I think this is a great money-saver as you say, Crabbycakes. I tested it out with a small addition of dried mushroom flakes - delicious!

Nelly February 02, 2003

I converted this recipe to regular milk with no problem. Here are the conversions I used in order to make one substitution for cream of chicken soup: 1 1/4 cup of milk, 1 T. bouillon granules, 2 T. cornstarch, 1/2 t. onion, pinch of pepper. Delicious!

Simple but Delicious January 24, 2010

This sauce is so easy, and really tastes fantastic! I put it over a mix of pasta topped with cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, and carrots. My kids ate it all and had seconds! These are kids who won't eat any vegetables! Thanks so much!

PickiNicki December 20, 2005

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