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    Condensed Cream of Soup Substitute

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    10 mins

    5 mins

    5 mins

    amievv821's Note:

    I use this recipe as a substitute for the canned cream of soups in recipes. I almost never keep that stuff on hand, because its full of sodium, and just yucky. The recipe calls for chicken broth. I use chicken broth for the cream of chicken soup substitute. To make a heartier soup, like the cream of mushroom, I use beef broth. Sometimes I like to add in a little shredded chicken, sliced mushrooms, celery, etc. Use your imagination. I've never tried this soup by itself, I only use it in recipes, and its a great substitute!!! The recipe always tastes better than when I use the canned stuff. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 3-4



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    1. 1
      Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
    2. 2
      Stir in flour; keep stirring until smooth and bubbly.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat and add the chicken broth and milk, a little at a time, stirring to keep smooth.
    4. 4
      Return to heat. Bring sauce to a gentle boil; cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens.
    5. 5
      Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.
    6. 6
      Use in casseroles in place of condensed cream soups.
    7. 7
      Can be varied by using vegetable broth, sauteéd chopped celery, celery seed, or sauteéd chopped mushrooms.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2008


      killer. except i had to increase the butter content to at least 3-4 tablespoons - adding as i stirred the flour because the roux kept looking like pizza dough. i sauteed mushrooms with a little scallion and garlic scape. used vege stock instead of chicken. for a pork chop sauce, i added another 1/2 cup of milk and the water from the sauteed mushrooms and man, was the sauce good. my husband loved the dish. i loved finding a killer soup base recipe! i'm trying to think of what else i can "cream" to add in this.

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    • on March 01, 2013


      I used this recipe a few days ago to make hamburger gravy. Instead of actually following the recipe's instructions, I just added the flour and margarine to the crumbled ground beef, followed by the liquids and let it thicken all together. I ended up adding a little extra bouillon granules to the finished product to get it tasting like my mom's. Once I was done tweaking the hamburger gravy with salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder, it tasted almost exactly like the version my mom makes with canned mushroom soup. Now, I doubt I'll ever have to buy cream of mushroom soup again! Thank you so much!

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    • on July 07, 2011


      I sauteed about a 1/2 cup of finely chopped mushrooms in about 3 tbsp butter, and I followed the rest of the recipe from there. I added a couple dashes of ground thyme since that's prominent in many mushroom soups and it came out great! Thanks for the easy recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Condensed Cream of Soup Substitute

    Serving Size: 1 (69 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 84.7
    Calories from Fat 40
    Total Fat 4.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    Cholesterol 12.2 mg
    Sodium 63.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 2.9 g

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