Friday, January 22, 2010

Condensed Cream Soup Substitute

Some people don't like to cook with canned condensed soups. Here's an alternative equal to two 10oz cans:

2 TBSP butter
2 TBSP olive oil
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt or more to taste
2 cups milk (less for a thicker soup)
12 fresh mushrooms, chopped - for mushroom soup

Heat butter and oil in skillet, then add flour and salt - stirring to make a roux. If doing mushroom, add them and cook about a minute, just to soften, add milk and stir until thickened.

To make this cream of chicken: omit the mushrooms, add 1 tsp chicken base or bouillon and substitute half the milk with chicken broth.

*I will be honest, I've never gone to the trouble of making this myself. It's too easy to use the cans of soup from the store, but I thought it would be good to post this for future reference or for somebody that might need it due to an allergy to MSG. It's certainly a more healthy alternative.


  1. Thank you for this great idea. I will try it the next time I need condensed soup.

  2. You're welcome, and thank YOU for your BBQ Sauce recipe! We used it on our BBQ crockpot chicken tonight and it was amazing!