Homemade Cream of “Something” Soup Mix

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A lot of the recipes I been making lately have called for a can of cream of chicken soup, mushroom soup or celery soup. But, I’ve noticed lately that those soups are pretty expensive in the store. The last time I bought a can of cream of mushroom soup at Walmart, I had to pay a $1. To me, that’s expensive, especially since I’d only be getting one meal from that can.

Lately, I’ve been stocking my pantry with homemade baking mixes, breakfast mixes and spice mixes. So why not add to my homemade dry soup mix list? I came across this recipe for homemade cream of “something” soup mix and thought since I have all of the ingredients on hand in the pantry, I’ll give it a try. I adjusted the seasonings to my family’s preference and of course you can do the same. I used an empty See’s candy container I had and the recipe filled half the container. Because I have other mixes I want to make, I decided this amount will do for now.

Cream of Something Soup Mix

Homemade Cream of “Something” Soup Mix

Makes: the equivalent of one can of condensed cream soup


  • 1 cup non-fat dry milk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup bouillon (I used the powdered chicken flavor bouillon I had in the pantry, but you can use whatever you like…beef, vegetable.)
  • 1 teaspoon dried sweet basil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried celery flakes (cream of celery)
  • 2 teaspoons dried mushrooms, chopped (cream of mushroom)

Cream of Something Soup Mix Inside


  1. Mix 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 1/4 cup water. Cook until thick.

You can make some wonderful frugal weeknight dishes for your family like this Tater Tot Casserole with this soup mix.


What soup mixes have you made for your family’s pantry?

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  1. nice work and good way of mentioning all details of food.Thanks a lot.Nice work and keep it up.

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