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make your own cream soup base

Recipe by
Krista Havens
Newark, DE

This replaces canned cream of chicken soup. Ingredients can be switched up to make it vegetarian by using vegetable broth/stock.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For make your own cream soup base

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    low sodium chicken broth (or sub vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 c
    low-fat or fat free milk
  • to taste
    salt and pepper

How To Make make your own cream soup base

  • 1
    Melt butter in saucepan over medium low heat
  • 2
    Stir in flour; keep stirring until smooth and bubbly to remove flour taste. Add broth and milk a little at a time, stirring the whole time to keep a smooth consistency. Bring to a slow boil. Cook, stirring consistently until thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3
    Use 1 recipe per can of soup needed in your recipe. Can be varied by using vegetable broth for a vegetarian option. Sauteed celery and celery seed can be added for cream of celery soup base. Mushrooms can be added for cream of mushroom soup. Customize to your liking with any herbs or seasonings you desire. Very versatile.