Healthy Cream Soup Mix - Cream of Mushroom, Celery, Etc.
This recipe has been a staple in our home for over 30 years. No more canned cream soups full of sodium and who knows what. Easy to make.
2 cups nonfat dry milk
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup instant chicken bouillon granules
2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes
1 tsp. dried basil, crushed (optional)
1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed (optional)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. black pepper
Mix well in a large bowl. Measure 1/3 cup of mix into 8-9 Tupperware snack cups or baggies. Store baggies in a Tupperware container ready to use. I usually make a double batch when I do this.
When ready to use, combine the 1/3 cup mix with 1 1/4 cups water in a saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened. You may add diced mushrooms, sauted celery, sauted onion, chicken, broccoli, or nothing at all.
Healthy sauce = 710 mg sodium, 1/5 gr. fat, 95 calories.
Regular cream of mushroom soup in 1995 =2370 mg. sodium, 23.8 gr.fat, 330 calories.