Sunday, November 11, 2012

CREAM OF ____ SOUP MIX

I am so excited to share a "discovery" I found on the Utah State University web site. Maybe you already knew about this one, but I sure didn't.

It is a recipe for a simple dry mix that can be used in place of any "cream of ... soup"  in most recipes. 

How many times have you wanted to make a quick inexpensive casserole for your family, but the recipe takes $3+ worth of cream of chicken soup ?!? Problem solved!!

BASIC SOUP or SAUCE MIX
2 cups powdered non-fat milk
3/4 cups cornstarch
1/4 cup instant chicken bullion
2 tablespoons dry onion flakes
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (optional)

Mix ingredients and store in an airtight container.  The above jar is equal to NINE (10½ ounce) cans of "cream of .... soup"!! No need to refrigerate the dry mix.

For any recipe that calls for a creamed soup, mix 1¼ cups of water with 1/3 cup of the above dry mix. Whisk together until smooth and cook (or microwave) until thick.  That's it!!   Add it to any casserole like you would a can of soup!!

The USU web site has a lot of recipes using this mix (they call it the Soup or Sauce mix). Here is the web address: SOUP OR SAUCE MIX

I'm thinking I will make another batch using beef bullion and some dehydrated mushrooms for mushroom soup!!  With the holidays coming up, I usually buy mass amounts of creamed soups, but not this year!!

The USU recipe link posted this cream of tomato soup recipe:
1/3 cup soup or sauce mix
1¼ cups cold water
Cook until thick, then stir in:
2 cups tomato sauce
Heat back up...serves 3

What could be easier? I threw in a pinch of red pepper flakes  for a little zip and a pinch of sugar.  The possibilities are endless!!

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