Condensed Cream Of Soup Substitute Recipe

Ditch the high sodium, fatty, canned soups and give these easy to make Condensed Cream of Soup Substitute Recipes a whirl!

Cream soups in 1/2 pint jars on a round wooden platter with fresh mushrooms and celery.

Ditch the high sodium, fatty, canned soups and give these easy to make Condensed Cream of Soup Substitute Recipes a whirl! #healthy #glutenfree #vegetarian #soup #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com

Ditch the high sodium, fatty, canned soups and give these easy to make Condensed Cream of Soup Substitute Recipes a whirl! #healthy #glutenfree #vegetarian #soup #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com
Y'all, you will not believe how long I have been wanting to post this recipe!

You know that my story goes back to my Mom, and her lack of cooking ability as well as the fact that it was the time when TV dinners we uber popular, boxed meals, and the dreaded condensed cream of _________ soup that appeared in every casserole known to mankind.

But, as a kid, I LOVED them. I would make a can of the cream of mushroom soup, with crackers, and that was a meal.

My Mom even put a can of cream of mushroom soup in our mac and cheese (blue box of course) 😖 Now that idea just makes me shudder!

Cream soups in 1/2 pint jars on a round wooden platter with fresh mushrooms and celery.

But, what are you supposed to do when a recipe you love calls for a can of it?

Nobody wants to take a bunch more time working on a scratch made sauce right?

I mean that is why we are using a can to begin with. We want tasty, but don't have a ton of time to spend over the stove.

Plus, the soup also adds a creaminess and thickens up the gravy or sauce that you need for those recipes.

And, if we are trying to cut out processed foods, and/or sodium, canned soups just end up gathering dust in our pantry.

So that means those favorite recipes are filed away under things we used to make.

Or so we thought.

Cream soups in 1/2 pint jars on a round wooden platter with fresh mushrooms and celery.

Through the years of this "cleaned up" eating journey of mine I have tried to figure out how to create the perfect condensed soup substitute.

One that you, or I, could just dump and go like the original version, and I can tell you that I have come up with sauces that tasted good but didn't fit the bill of really being exactly like the can of soup those recipes call for.

The main example I was working with?

The holiday classic, Green Bean Casserole.

My grandmother would dump a can of green beans and a can of cream of mushroom soup together, top with french fried onion rings, and TADA - casserole!

That was the dish that I tested.

Cream soups in 1/2 pint jars on a round wooden platter with fresh mushrooms and celery.

So, when I finally nailed it down, you know I did the happy foodie dance all over my kitchen!

Hawk joined in.

It was a mushroom soup dance party!!



Cream soups in 1/2 pint jars on a round wooden platter with fresh mushrooms and celery.

I am pretty damn excited to share this recipe with you!!

I have variations for cream of chicken, and cream of celery too.

But you could do a cream of onion by adding some sauteed onions, or cream of garlic, the skies the limit.

A HUGE plus to the whole dealio?

Regular cream of mushroom soup contains;

  • 259 calories
  • 17.96 grams of fat
  • 4.91 grams of protein
  • and a whopping 1967 mgs of sodium 😮


This version contains;

  • 238 calories
  • 13.1 grams of fat
  • 9.8 grams of protein
  • and only 235.2 mgs of sodium


So get into the kitchen, whip up some healthy cream O' whatever soup.

Then do the happy foodie dance.

If you need a dance partner, Hawk follows really well!! 😂

Cream soups in 1/2 pint jars on a round wooden platter with fresh mushrooms and celery.


Yield: 1 pint
Cream soups in 1/2 pint jars on a round wooden platter with fresh mushrooms and celery.

Basic Condensed Cream Of Soup Substitute Recipe

Ditch the high sodium, fatty, canned soups and give these easy to make Condensed Cream of Soup Substitute Recipes a whirl!
prep time: cook time: 5 MINStotal time: 5 mins

Ingredients:


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • 1/2 cup stock (chicken or vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
For Cream of Mushroom
  • 2 medium brown (cremini) mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
For Cream of Celery
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
For Cream of Chicken
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup cooked chicken, finely diced

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then whisk in the stock and milk until well blended.
  2. Continue stirring constantly until sauce thickens and begins to bubble.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove from heat. 

For Cream of Mushroom
  1. Add the mushrooms with the butter and saute until the mushrooms soften, about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the Worcestershire sauce and continue with the recipe.

For Cream of Celery
  1. Add the celery and onion with the butter and saute until soft, then continue with the recipe.

For Cream of Chicken
  1. Add the 1/4 cup finely diced cooked chicken with the butter (if using).
  2. Add 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning with the salt and pepper.

notes

Use in place of a can of condensed soup in recipes. Can store soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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18 comments:

  1. You always give us amazing recipe, thanks a lot

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    1. WOW thanks so much I am so glad you enjoy them!

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  2. Oh yum, I've never tried to make my own cream soups. I really should, I'm sure they taste SO much better.

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    1. Yes! They are super easy, taste better, and are SO much better for you!!

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  3. This looks great never thought of making own but sure does save when it comes to buying it in stores. Great to know how make this.

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  4. I've never tried to make my own cream soups. This sounds like very easy to make. I will definitely try this soon.

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  5. I love this! I never thought of making my own, I absolutely dislike the packaged ones.

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  6. We always buy the powder, ugh. It will be so nice to try this recipe, a healthier and yummier version!

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  7. This is so lovely and definitely a great idea! It's awesome especially since it makes cooking easier for all of us. I really appreciate the recipe as well.

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  8. These look great and I bet they so delicious. I will try out you recipes. Great job.

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  9. Whoa! Thats my kinda thing. It looks so yummy and healthier. Will try it out.

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  10. I would definitely love to try out these recipes. I love anything that is soup or tastes like soup. My daughter and I would have fun making it.

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  11. This looks super cool! I love "soupy" things and soup itself. I have to try this, thanks for sharing.

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  12. I like the idea of making your own condensed soup! I would love to try making a vegan version of condensed cream of mushroom using this DIY method.

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    1. Yes, you could use vegetable stock and possibly a rice milk? You could even use all vegetable stock, it just wouldn't be as creamy.

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  13. Oh I have to check this out. It sounds yummy.

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