Cream Soup Base + Soup Recipes

by Susan on November 24, 2010 · 2 comments

in Frugal Cooking, Recipes, Soup Recipes

Frugal Recipes
Love cream soup?   This recipe will serve as a base for all your favorites from Chicken to Mushroom and everything in between.   It’s another favorite from Grandma Eileen’s kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Directions

1. In medium sauce pan, saute onions and celery in the margarine until tender

2. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. cook 1 minute, stirring constantly until smooth and bubbly

3. Gradually stir in chicken broth and milk. Cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. (DO NOT BOIL)

This base can be used to make many different soups.   It can also be frozen for future use.

Recipes

Broccoli Cream soup

  • 2 cups frozen broccoli
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 recipe of soup base (above)

Stir Broccoli, lemon juice and garlic powder into the soup base. Heat gently, do not boil.

Cauliflower Cream Soup

  • 2 cups frozen Cauliflower
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 recipe of cream soup base (above)

Stir Cauliflower and dill weed into soup base.   Heat gently, do not boil

Craving more?   Browse the recipe index to find more frugal, quick, and kid-friendly recipes!

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1 Barbara M November 24, 2010 at 7:34 AM

Thanks a bunch – been looking for something like this!

2 Beth November 24, 2010 at 2:16 PM

No problem, Barbara!

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