Make sure to check our full list of recipes, ideas and tips on how to use Soup-or-Sauce (SOS) Mix!
It is time to share a series of recipes to provide help in the kitchen, meal planning, recipe building all while helping your budget too!
You see, we don’t buy canned soups for cooking unless they go really cheap! We also don’t buy a lot of pre-made soups, gravies, sauces or casserole/recipe bases unless they happen to go down to a rock bottom price, which usually isn’t low enough or often enough to keep up with normal consumption. With that in mind, we wanted to share a universal dry mix that you can make as the recipe replacement for those soups, sauces and gravies. It is the miracle mix called SOS mix. It stands for Soup or Sauce Mix as that is literally what it is!
Not only is it frugal, but it is quick and easy to use and fat free as well!
What we are going to do is first share the base mix recipes today and then we will share recipes on how to use the SOS mix to give you ideas from casseroles, soups and side dishes.
We have talked about this recipe in our money-saving classes and how it is a good idea to have this as a pantry staple!
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|SOS Mix (Soup or Sauce Mix as a Frugal Replacement To Canned Creamed Soups)||
- 2 Cups of powdered non-fat dry milk
- ¾ cup of cornstarch
- ¼ cup of instant chicken bouillon
- 2 TBS. dried onion flakes
- 2 tsp. of Italian Seasoning or a combination of dried Parsley, Oregano and Basil
- 1 tsp. of black pepper
- Combine all of the above dry ingredients and stir until blended.
- Store in a ziploc, glass or plastic jar or even a can to use when needed. It can be stored on the shelf! No need to refrigerate.
- Combine ⅓ cup of dry mix with 1¼ cups of cold water.
- Cook and stir on the stove top or in the microwave until thickened.
- Add thickened mixture to the casseroles/recipes just as you would a can of soup.
- Check out http://thethriftycouple.com/sos for more recipe ideas using this mix!
We haven’t really run into anyone or known anyone who uses an SOS mix, but it’s a brilliant idea. The idea and recipe originated from the Utah State University Extension although I have modified the spices slightly to fit more of our taste-bud preferences. Their agents have come to speak at our ladies groups at church events concerning food preservation and shortcuts in the kitchen, many of which I have adopted because they are frugal as well! I have been using this recipe ever since and have been using the SOS mix multiple times a week for the past few years – truly a life-saver and even more importantly a budget-saver!