All-Purpose Cream-Style Soup Base

Recipe by Wildflour

I make a LOT of homemade soups in the winter, we get TONS of lake-effect snow here, and get snowed in a lot. Soup always hits the spot on a cold, wintery day!

Top Review by lauralie41

I was so worried about making this soup base recipe. Thought I would mess it up terribly but it was really quite easy. After adding the flour mixture I did use canned asparagus cut into small chunks to make cream of asparagus soup. We enjoyed the soup and will be making this base recipe often with other vegetables.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute over low heat, herbs and spices, onions, carrot and celery til very, very soft in butter.
  2. Mash well or puree in blender or food chopper/processor.
  3. Stir in flour, cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes. Do not brown.
  4. In large pot, bring chicken broth and milk to a boil.
  5. Drop flour mixture in by spoonfulls, stirring, low-boil til thickened, stirring.
  6. *At this point, you can add whatever cooked ingredients your heart desires! Any cooked meats, sea food, vegetables, rice, etc.!
  7. Stir in cream, salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream.

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