Use this healthier Cream of Anything Soup Mix recipe in place of the canned variety for all of the flavor without the extra sodium, calories, and fat. This is a base dry mix recipe that you can then cook to make a can of soup to eat plain or use in a recipe. You can use this cream of anything soup mix recipe 'as is' or add one of several options listed below to make a specific cream of something soup.
Measure all ingredients and place in a bowl. Stir well. You can use a bullet style blender or a food processor to grind into a fine powder if you want. Store in a container with a lid until ready to use.
When you need a can of soup, heat one cup of water on the stove. Add ⅓ cup dry mix. Cook over low heat until thick, stirring occasionally. I find that a whisk helps it mix better than using a spoon.
If you want a specific kind of cream of something soup, add one of the following:--½ cup diced mushrooms--½ cup chopped broccoli--½ cup diced celery--½ cup shredded cheddar cheese--½ cup cooked, shredded or cubed chicken--½ cup diced tomatoes
If I’m making something that needs to cook and needs one of the added optional ingredients, then I usually just add it to the recipe instead of to the soup. You can do it however it is easier for you.