NOTE THAT several reviews indicate that less of the Thyme and Basil might be required for taste profile.
Cream of Soup Mix
Cream Soup Mix Recipe
This easy-to-make soup mix is great to keep on hand for those nights you need to whip up a satisfying supper in a hurry. It's a great substitute for canned cream soup in a recipe. Or, add leftover chicken, asparagus or mushrooms, for example, and you'll have a steaming bowl of delicious soup in minutes.—Kay Beard, Vass, North CarolinaTOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.YIELD:9 servings
2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
(NOTE Add 1 tsp Butter I saw this in another recipe and it makes sense)
1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
2. For a condensed cream soup substitute: Whisk 1/3 cup mix and 1-1/4 cups water in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool. Use as a substitute for one 10-3/4-oz.-can condensed cream of chicken, celery or mushroom soup.
3. For 1-1/2 cups soup: Whisk 1/3 cup mix and 1-1/2 cups water in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 3 cups.
1/3 cup mix equals 152 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat-free milk.
Found here: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cream-soup-mix
THIS IS ANOTHER:
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
2 cups non-fat dried milk powder
1 1/2 cups cornstarch
1/2 cup chicken, beef, or veggie bouillon
1/2 cup dried minced onions
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
Mix together in a large bowl.
Pour into lidded container
For the equivalent of one can of condensed cream soup, mix 1/3 cup mix with 1 1/4 cold water.
Cook until thickened.
Add additional ingredients as desired. For cream of mushroom, add 1/4 cup chopped fresh, canned or freeze dried mushrooms. For cream of celery, add 1/4 cup of freeze dried celery.