"cream of Whatever" Soup

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by thedixongang

A healthy, budget-friendly substitute for canned cream soup. Takes just minutes to whip up--perfect to use in casseroles or as a base for homemade soups, stews, etc. It's so versatile; use as is, or add celery seed for cream of celery, a jar of mushrooms for cream of mushroom, or chicken bouillon for cream of chicken. Enjoy!

Top Review by Kim R.

Great substitute for the canned stuff. Fast and easy, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add minced garlic and saute 1 minute. Add flour and stir quickly, forming a paste and mixing well (making a roux). SLOWLY add milk a little at a time, while stirring constantly to avoid scalding.
  2. Once milk is added and mixed well, reduce heat to medium-low and add herbs. Add salt/pepper to your liking. Turn off the heat and let the soup simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally. Use as a soup base or pour into your casserole (soup will thicken a bit more as the casserole bakes).

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a