Need a recipe for a cream of soup substitute? Try our homemade version and ditch the can!
There are so many soups and other recipes that call for a can of cream-of-something, but when you look at the nutrition facts and the ingredients list, it’s enough to make you want to turn the other way.
Even the “healthier” cans have a ridiculous amount of sodium and a list of unidentifiable ingredients!
Surely, there has to be a better way of making your favorite recipes without the canned stuff! A healthier way, made with real ingredients. That is where we come in.
At MOMables, we have figured out how to make a substitute so that you can ditch that can! Laura, the Chief MOM, has been using it for years, and it’s also in our homemade staples guide for our meal plan members.
Each week, members download a complete lunch menu. In addition, Laura shares the things she’s been cooking up for dinner and snacks for her family. The homemade resource guide is also priceless; you can totally ditch the processed items in your entire diet!
The absolute best thing about this substitute is that you can make it with items you most likely already have in your fridge! Milk and cream cheese? Is it really that simple? The answer is YES.
And you can make any of the variations you need using our substitute recipe. If you need cream of broccoli, you add real broccoli. If you need cream of mushroom, you add real mushrooms. No modified foods here. Only Real Food. You can also add your own seasonings that you prefer, and can omit the astronomical amount of sodium that the cans have.
I’ll be honest. Sometimes I’ve avoided a recipe that I wanted to try just because I didn’t want to buy the cream of soup can. Now I don’t need to avoid those recipes at all! Are you ready to ditch the can?
- 1 cup milk
- 4 ounces light cream cheese
- Mix the milk and cream cheese well before putting it into a casserole. If you're adding it to a slow cooker, add it in during the final 30 minutes of cooking time.
For slow cooker meals: Add softened cream cheese and milk in the final 30 minutes and mix well.
For casseroles: Mix and bake as you would with canned soup.
For cream of chicken: Add 1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon paste.