It is great to make your own condensed soup mix since it makes your soups taste better. It also contains 1/3 less calories and sodium than store bought condensed soup. You can make this any flavor you desire. Just add a different flavor of bouillon granules.

Robyn
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Using an air tight container combine dry milk, cornstarch, onion flakes, pepper and chicken bouillon. If desired also add basil and thyme. Mix well and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

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  • When using the mix combine 1/3 cup of the mix with 1 1/4 cups of water in saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

154.3 calories; 10.8 g protein; 25.6 g carbohydrates; 7 mg cholesterol; 1101.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2004
I saw made and copied the recipe for family members in one day! We all really like this. I have priced out the cost of ingredients and not only does it taste good it is CHEAP it make! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2013
I tried this and it was just okay with me. I'm not sure what herb it is that ruined it for me probably the basil but when I used this to make my favorite hash brown casserole the flavor was way off and the casserole virtually ruined. This mix may be okay with some casseroles but is not really a substitute for the canned. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2004
I saw made and copied the recipe for family members in one day! We all really like this. I have priced out the cost of ingredients and not only does it taste good it is CHEAP it make! Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2004
I love this recipe!! This recipe can be made into the condensed form by using 1/2 the amount of liquid required to make a standard batch then frozen. I make this entire recipe up ( into liquid form) and can it in pint sized canning jars. Ready when I need it without the mixing and no defrost time. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
Very awesome alternative when you are out of "cream of" soup. Tastes just the same in a recipe. I prefer it without the basil as it doesn't go in some recipes. Use 1/2 the water if you are using it to replace a canned soup in a recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2008
Great recipe! We mixed all ingredients accept chicken bullion powder then added 5 cups of chicken broth and 1/2 lb of chopped wild Hen-of-the-Woods mushrooms. Once it cooked down to the consistency we wanted we pressure canned it (5 pint-sized jars) at 10 lbs for 25 min. Wonderful flavor!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
I have been using this recipe for at least 15 years from a heart healthy cookbook. I've found it is best to heat the water in the microwave to not quite boiling stir in the mix and then cook on a lower power level til thickens. This is MUCH lower in fat and salt then canned cream soups. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2008
This has helped as I can now make so many of the recipes that call for condensed soup. My daughter has Celiac disease and most of the store soups have wheat in them. Thanks so much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2008
This was a very good soup base. Can't wait to try it with different recipes. Only thing I would change next time is to reduce the thyme to maybe 1/8t. It just seemed to come through a bit stronger than I had wanted. Otherwise a very good mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2009
Loved this!! Now I can make my own up when needed and don't have to worry about so much salt and msg. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2005
I used this in place of onion soup mix to make a roast then thickened to make gravy. My family didn't even leave a drop for the dogs! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2013
I tried this and it was just okay with me. I'm not sure what herb it is that ruined it for me probably the basil but when I used this to make my favorite hash brown casserole the flavor was way off and the casserole virtually ruined. This mix may be okay with some casseroles but is not really a substitute for the canned. Read More
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