Cream Soup Substitute

READY IN: 15mins

This is a great one to have on hand. It has a lot of uses.You can use different broths, like vegetable broth. You can add sautéed chopped celery, celery seed, or sautéed chopped mushrooms.

Top Review by Julie F

Fantastic! I subbed vegetable broth for chicken broth to make it vegetarian. I used it over a baked spaghetti and it worked perfectly. I was wondering if it would hold up on its own, not being mixed into a casserole. Not to worry! I got compliments from both daughters! This made my day when I disovered I didn't have the cream soup I needed for dinner. Thanks so much!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Stir in flour, keep stirring until smooth and bubbly.
  3. Remove from heat and add the chicken broth and milk, a little at a time, stirring to keep smooth.
  4. Return to heat. Bring sauce to a gentle boil; cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens.
  5. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed to taste.

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