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Simple Soup Base

Dinner, Lunch

Ingredients

Based on 4 servings per recipe.

  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon each parsley, basil or any other herbs

Preparation

  1. Mix flour and margarine or butter in a 2 cup glass measuring cup.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and microwave for another 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in milk and spices and microwave for 1 minute, and stir again.
  4. Microwave for another 1 minute and if it’s not thickened, microwave again for another minute.
  5. Use in place of creamed soups.
  6. For cream of mushroom, add sauteed mushrooms.
  7. For cream of celery, add sauteed celery.
  8. For cream of chicken, add cooked, diced chicken.

About This Recipe

Creamed soup in a recipe adds a lot of salt for the convenience. Make your own soups base and substitute 1/2 cup of the recipe.