Thursday, May 3, 2012

Homemade cream soup mix


2 cups powdered nonfat milk

3/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup (or less) instant chicken(or Vegetable if you prefer) Boullion

2 tablespoons dried onion flakes

1 teaspoon basil leaves

1 teaspoon thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

To use in place of canned cream soups in casseroles or as a base for your own soups. Much lower in fat and salt than the canned versions. The trick is to have it made up ready to use! Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. To sustitute for one can of condensed soup: Combine 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1 1/4 cups of cold water in saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened. Add to casserole as you would the canned product.
Variations: Mushroom Soup: Add 1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms
Celery Soup: Add 1/2 cup minced celery
Potato Soup: Add 1 cup diced potatoes, cooked
Chicken Soup: Add 1/2 cup diced chicken, cooked
Vegetable Soup: Add 3/4 cup mixed vegetables, cooked
Broccoli Soup: Add 1 cup chopped broccoli, cooked
Asparagus Soup: Add 1 cup chopped asparagus, cooked
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