Homemade Cream Soup Substitute

If you love the creaminess of canned cream soups – but not the additives – this homemade cream of chicken soup is going to be a game changer!

This homemade cream of chicken soup will sub in for any cream soup you may be out of!
Homemade Cream Soup

Homemade Cream Soup is so easy to make!  How many times have you been making a casserole or a slow cooker recipe that called for a can of cream of this, or cream of that, and you realize suddenly that you never restocked?  It's so frustrating!  I was so thrilled when I realized I could make my own cream soup at home with minimal effort and ingredients that I always have on hand anyway.   Happy day!

Although this recipe is flavored with chicken broth –  you can substitute it for any cream soup in your recipes.  (And honestly, I think it makes the casseroles creamier than the canned stuff.)

Bonus points?  This homemade version is a cheaper, healthier option too!  This recipe makes 2 cans of soup. (I usually double it)  You can store it in the fridge for up to 7 days – or freeze it for the next time!

What You Need for Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup :

  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic salt or reg salt
  • 1 tsp parsley

How to Make Cream Soup Substitute:

  1. Combine chicken broth and 1/2 cup of milk in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to medium low.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk flour and seasonings together. Pour in the remaining 1 cup of milk. Whisk until smooth and no lumps remain.
  3. Pour milk/flour/seasoning mixture into saucepan with broth mixture. Whisk and stir constantly as mixture simmers. Continue to let simmer until mixture is smooth and thick – about 10 minutes.
  4.  Freeze or refrigerate (up to a week) or use immediately

You can use this substitute for cream soup in any of these recipes here:

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Tex Mex Chicken Casserole

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup

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  1. How long can this be frozen for?

  2. Amy Johnson says

    How would you freeze it?

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