Condensed “Cream of Anything” Soup is the homemade replacement for any Condensed Cream of Soup recipes. This recipe makes the equivalent of one (10.75 oz) can.

Condensed Cream of Anything Soup recipe from

Get excited people, because this recipe is awesome!  The next time you come across a recipe that calls for condensed cream of  _________ (fill in the blank), and you don’t have some on hand, make this super EASY homemade version! It works for any type of cream of soups including cream of chicken, cream of broccoli, and cream of mushroom, and the best part is that you probably already have all of these ingredients.

Condensed Cream of Anything Soup recipe from

You can make small adjustments to cater to each specific soup, but the base recipe makes an awesome substitution for any of them! The homemade version, not surprisingly tastes way better than the canned stuff too. Because that’s what happens when you cook from scratch 😉


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Condensed Cream of Anything Soup recipe from
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Total 10 mins
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  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon dried parsley flakes


  • In a small saucepan whisk together milk and cornstarch. Add butter, bouillon, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and parsley.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Once boiling, simmer for 30 more seconds to thicken.
  • Use in recipes to replace one (10.75 oz) can of cream of (anything) soup.

For Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

  • Stir in one (4 oz) can of mushroom pieces to the finished recipe.

For Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

  • Use recipe as is. Optional*, stir in ¼ cup cooked, diced chicken pieces to the finished recipe.

For Condensed Cream of Celery Soup

  • Stir in ½ cup sautéd, chopped celery to the finished recipe.


Calories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 8gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1897mgPotassium: 322mgSugar: 13gVitamin A: 920IUCalcium: 276mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you! i have often skipped recipes once I see “cream of” as an ingredient. But this? OH MY! and I go all in and add chicken bouillion AND mushrooms, AND celery!

  2. I love all of your recipes Lauren. I especially like the homemade noodles. My family love it wnen I make these for the recipes. Thanks again for sharing.

  3. I made it for the first time I usually use powder cream of delicious just need to know what’s the lifeline on her in the fridge

  4. Thank you for this low sodium and gluten free cream of anything soup! My husband has celiac and heart issues so this recipe will be great for our family!

  5. This is fantastic! The flavor is great, and it is easy to make! I need to find chicken bouillon that has less sodium, but other than that yum, yum!

  6. I used this “anything..” recipe for my Christmas dressing last year and now I am hooked!! I didn’t even prepare any the year before because I couldn’t find the plant based alternatives.I have not been able to find any plant based condensed soups in my area. This is The best and healthiest alternative to all that sodium and preservatives from the traditional canned condensed soups. My Family thanks you 😄Blessings to You!!!

  7. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I never buy condensed soups because even though I know they make some recipes much simpler they’re full of sodium and just not good for you. This is the simplest and tastiest alternative I’ve seen by far! I will absolutely be using this again and again.

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