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Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Cream of" Soup Recipe

I happened upon a really good deal for stocking up on Cream of Chicken and Cream of Mushroom soup today (thanks, Happy Money Saver).

I, of course, headed on over to Fred Meyer to pick up a stockpile.  :)

But...also of interest, was a comment by one of her readers.  She left a recipe for homemade (gluten free) "cream of" soups...which is said to be super cheap to make. 

I'm always interested in cheap....I thought you might be too.  So...here you go.

Homemade "Cream of" Soup (gluten free)
1 cup cold milk
2 TBSP corn starch  
1 1/2 TBSP butter
1/2 tsp salt
dash of pepper

Place cold milk to a small sauce pan.  Add cornstarch and whisk until well blended.  Stir in butter, salt and pepper.  Heat to boil (on low I would imagine), stirring frequently.  Simmer on low for an additional minute (or until it reaches desired consistency).

To make "cream of mushroom" add 4 oz can of mushroom pieces, drained, "Cream of chicken" add 1/2 cup diced chicken,  "Cream of celery" add 1/2 cup chopped and sauteed celery, etc....

Recipe is equivalent to one regular sized can "Cream of" soup.

(Thank Lora---whoever you may be)


  1. I've never made homemade cream soup soup before, but I hear it's much better. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  2. I Am Not SuperwomanNovember 4, 2011 at 7:03 AM

    I love using cream of ...soups for dinners. They always turn out yummy. If you go to the Campbells site they have tons of recipes.

  3. I am very curious about this and want to make it!! Thanks Mel


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