Homemade Condensed Soup Mix

  • Author: Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x


Homemade Condensed Soup Mix keeps in the pantry for up to a year and each batch makes the equivalent of 9 cans of condensed soup. Perfect for crock pot cooking.



For the Dry Mix:

  • 2 cups instant non-fat dry milk
  • 3/4 cups cornstarch
  • 1/8 cup dried minced onions
  • 1/8 cup dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Added to the crock pot recipe individually:

  • 11/2 tsp chicken, beef, mushroom, garlic, OR vegetable bouillon [See Notes 1,2]


  1. Prepare the dry mix: Mix all dry mix ingredients together and store in an airtight (mason) jar or lock and lock sealed plastic container.
  2. To reconstitute (equal to one 10.5-ounce can of condensed cream soup): combine 1/3 cup of the dry mix, 1-1/2 tsps bouillon flavor of choice, and 1 1/2 cups water to your crock pot recipe in place of EACH of the canned soups used in the recipe. If your recipe calls for more than 1 can of condensed soup, you will repeat step 2 for as many cans as the recipe calls for.
  3. Let it boil: Because this mix uses cornstarch, it must come to a boil to active the starch as a thickener. My crock pot gets extremely hot even on low and boils but you may do a test run to make sure your crock pot heats high enough to thicken the gravy mix. If not, you can also transfer it to the stove and bring it to a boil to thinken.


  1. I use the brand Better than Bouillon which has many flavors to choose from including garlic but it is a paste rather than a granule. Because of this, I leave the bouillon out of my base mixture and add it to the crock pot individually (using it per the package instructions) sinceĀ  the brand I use is a paste.
  2. As a mushroom soup replacement, I also chop up about 8 baby bella or button mushrooms and add them tothe crock stock. If you cannot find mushroom bouillon, you can replace it with vegetable bouillon.
  3. This recipe is easily doubled.
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

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