Homemade "Cream of Soup" Mix Recipe - 9 Different Versions (2024)

This Cream of Soup Mix recipe mix is so easy to make and easy to store so you don’t have to make it every time you need a canned “Cream of…” soup. I made up a batch today to add to my Chicken Pot Pie I’m making for supper later.

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Cream of Soup Mix Recipe

When I look at a can of any kind of “Cream of….” soup mix at the store, all I see is MSG, too much sodium, too much dairy, etc. And then I look down and see the price and think, “Do I need this?” and I end up leaving the store without my canned soup and making something different for supper.

Another big issue in many of these canned products is their amount of salt or sodium. If you can make them yourself, you can control this amount.

I know that you can buy canned soup varieties without MSG. But they are so much more expensive, and when you are on a budget, it’s hard to fit that price into your weekly food limit.

This Homemade Cream Soup Base Mix is so simple to put together and is a great replacement for those canned condensed soup products in casseroles and your other favorite dishes. It’s also shelf-stable, so you don’t need to take up precious space in your fridge or freezer. Place it in a quart-size mason jar, seal it with a plastic lid, and label it.

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Cream of Chicken Soup Mix Recipe

What You Need:

  • 2 cups dry Milk Powder
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Broth Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried Onion Flakes or Onion Powder

Chicken Broth Powder can be purchased here or from Azure here or you can make a basic dried broth like this OR use the recipe in my book, Little House Living (highly recommended!). If you use Chicken Bouillon you will not use as much in this recipe.

This recipe is for homemade cream of chicken soup; if you prefer to leave the chicken broth out, there are recipes below for other variations, including one that can be used for all of your cream of recipes.

How to Make the Cream of Chicken Soup Powder

Whisk together all the ingredients well in a large bowl. This dry mix recipe will fit in 3 pint-sized mason jars, or you can cut it in half to fit in a 1-quart jar. Be sure to store it with a lid or in an airtight container in your pantry.

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That’s it! To make up a liquid batch of your own cream of chicken soup substitute, mix 1/2 cup of the mix with 1 1/4 cup water or milk. You should be able to substitute it in any recipe with cream of chicken soup.

Heat the mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat on the stovetop until it comes to a boil or simmer and thickens. You could also add it directly into your meal or casserole without cooking first if you know that it will be able to thicken in the oven.

To use this in place of cream of mushroom, add a few mushrooms to whatever dish you make along with the liquid mix.

You could also try making this Cream of Mushroom Soup or this Cream of Potato Soup Recipe.

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More Homemade Mixes

  • Recipe for Taco Seasoning
  • Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe
  • Homemade Seasoning Mixes
  • Hamburger Helper Mix
  • Homemade Rice Roni Mix
  • Herbed Rice Recipe
  • Frugal Dried Bean Soup Mix
  • Pasta fa*gioli Homemade Soup Mix in a Jar

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Print the recipe for Cream of Soup below

Cream of Soup Mix Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2cupsdry Milk Powder
  • 2 1/2cupsAll-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4cupChicken Broth Powder
  • 2Tablespoonsdried Onion Flakes

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together well in a large bowl. This recipe will fit in 3 pint sized mason jars or you can cut it in half to fit in a 1-quart jar.

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Liquid Cream of Soup Mix Recipe

If you’d rather make a liquid mix instead of the shelf-stable mix above, it’s incredibly simple!

  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Half and Half or Milk

This is a great way to make a cream of soup recipe if you need a dairy-free version because you can replace the milk with a milk alternative.

This combo won’t be as thick as the canned or mix versions, but it works great if you are in a bind or if you don’t want to buy the cans. You can always warm it up and add some starch to thicken it up.

Gluten-Free Cream of Soup Mix Recipe

If you are gluten-free, you can make the above recipe with these ingredientchanges.

  • 2 cups dry Milk Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 cup Cornstarch or Potato Starch
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Broth Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried Onion Flakes

Mix following the instructions on the main recipe above.

Dairy-Free Cream of Soup Mix Recipe

If you are dairy-free, you can make the cream of soup mix with these changes.

  • 2 cups dryCoconut Milk Powder or a Rice Milk Powder
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or the gluten-free/starch combo above)
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Broth Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried Onion Flakes or Onion Powder

Mix together following the instructions on the main recipe above.

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Cream of Soup Mix Without Chicken

If you are unable to find or make a good dried chicken broth, you can still make this mix without it. Here’s how:

  • 2 cups dry Milk Powder
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons dried Onion Flakes
  • ½ teaspoon each of dried thyme, dried basil, dried parsley, and black pepper

When you are ready to make your condensed soupmix 1/2 cup of the mix with:

  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth (for Cream of Chicken Soup)
  • 1 1/2 cups Water or Milk + 1/2 cup diced fresh mushrooms (for Cream of Mushroom Soup)
  • 1 1/2 cups Water or Milk + 1/2 cup finely diced celery (for Cream of Celery Soup)
  • 1 1/2 cups Beef Broth (for Cream of Broth Soup)
  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Broth (for Cream of Vegetable Soup)

Follow the same instructions as the main recipe above to make your condensed soup. This last version might be the easiest or best cream-of-soup mix to keep on hand because it has so many different adaptations and flavors.

Ready to test it out? Find some recipes that use “condensed soup” in this 77 Throw-Together Slow Cooker Recipes post.

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Questions About Cream of Chicken Soup

What can I use instead of cream for soup?

You can use heavy cream, whipping cream, coconut cream, or milk and butter mixed together.

Can I just substitute cream of chicken soup for chicken broth?

Cream of Chicken soup has a different thickness, flavor, and texture than plain chicken broth. I would not use one as a straight substitute for another in a recipe.

Can you eat cream of chicken soup by itself?

You could eat Cream of Chicken soup by itself if you really wanted to, however, I’d recommend adding it to something or adding in additional ingredients if you plan on making it a full, flavorful meal.

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Have you tried any of these cream of soup recipes? How did they work for you?

Homemade "Cream of Soup" Mix Recipe - 9 Different Versions (11)Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to freedom on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from theContact Page.

This Cream of Soup Mix recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in December 2010. It has been updated as of September 2022.

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