This recipe is a very good low-fat substitute for cream soup. I have used it as a base for tuna fish casserole. Thanks for sharing. SharonP.
Yaaaaay, Di! Thank you a billion for posting this. I don't like buying canned soups because a) I like to know what's in my food (and how to pronounce everything that's in it) and b) they just don't seem economical to me and c) I just don't have room to store tons of cans in my tiny kitchen. This is a godsend. I cut the recipe way down to only make 2 cans-worth of soup and have only used one so far, for Chicken Enchiladas #24041, which it worked quite well for. Oh- I forgot- I don't keep boullion granules on-hand so I just added some better-than-boullion with the water. This didn't get quite as thick as canned cream-of-crap soup is, but maybe I didn't cook it long enough, or maybe if I let it cool longer? In any case, it worked perfectly in the recipe which is what really matters. It definitely does not taste low fat even though it is! The thyme and basil add a very nice flavor. I look forward to using this often and I can't thank you enough for posting!
Very good. I made little shrimp pot pies with this, which I haven't made in years because I don't like to make recipes that include canned soup. I left out the chicken bouillon granules and just put in a bit of Better Than Bouillon when I mixed up my pie filling. Worked like a charm. This has opened up a whole bunch of possibilities to me that weren't doable before. Thanks a mil.
I made this tonight to use in another recipe. Worked like a charm! I think I added an extra cup of water (I made a double batch - needed 2 cans) so it didn't thicken as much as I expected. Still worked great in the recipe I needed it for! Next time I will try to measure without distractions to see if that was the cause, or if I just didn't simmer long enough. Thanks for posting this!
EXCELLENT! I substitute soymilk powder and McKay's vegetarian chicken-style seasoning and it works beautifully. I always use this in casseroles that call for cream soup...I do not cook it to thicken it first because it thickens in the oven. So much healthier (and cheaper!) than canned soups.
This is a great cream base. I used it for a scalloped sausage dinner tonight. Fast and easy to prepare and nice flavor. Thanks for the recipe
I used this in potpies and it made them perfect. Thank you for posting this recipe!