SOS Mix (Soup or Sauce Mix as a Frugal Replacement To Canned Creamed Soups)
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This frugal make ahead and store recipe can be used as a replacement for creamed soups in any recipe, as well as the base for other sauces, gravies, soups and much more! It is also fat free.
Recipe type: Sauces, Gravies, Soups and Mixes
Serves: Equal to 9 cans of cream soup
  • 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
Make Your Mix:
  1. Combine all of the above dry ingredients and stir until blended.
  2. 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.
Instructions to substitute for 1-10.75 can of creamed soup:
  1. Combine ⅓ cup of dry mix with 1¼ cups of cold water.
  2. Cook and stir on the stove top or in the microwave until thickened.
  3. Add thickened mixture to the casseroles/recipes just as you would a can of soup.
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Yield: This amount is equal to using (9) 10.75 cans of creamed soups.
Recipe by The Thrifty Couple at