S.O.S. Mix (Soup or Sauce)

After going through so many cans of cream of soups and not knowing what is in them or how they are processed and spending more money over and over again, I was inspired by Pinterest to make my own in a powder form. Saves money and time! Win!

This batch makes 27, yes TWENTY-SEVEN, 10.5 oz cans of cream of soup! Now, let’s do the math. A can of 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup is $1.50 per can. That’s $40.50 for 27 cans! All the ingredients needed to make your own S.O.S. Mix would be 21.49! (and several of those ingredients would last long enough to make a few batches… Saving you more money!) That’s a total of $19.01 in savings when you make your own. Woo Hoo! Who wouldn’t want to save that kind of money!



6 cups powdered non-fat instant dry milk
2 cup corn starch
2 Tbsp onion powder
2 Tbsp garlic powder
4 tsp Italian seasoning (optional)
a large container or zip-lock bag



Combine all ingredients in a bowl a mix well. Place in an air-tight jar/container or zip-lock plastic bag. It does NOT need to be refrigerated.  Equal to 27 (10.75 oz) cans of cream soup.


 To substitute for 1 can of cream soup

Combine 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1 1/4 cups of cold water. Whisk until well blended. Cook and stir on stove top or in microwave until thickened. Add thickened mixture to casseroles as you would a can of soup.

I did not add any chicken bouillon to mine like I have seen others do because I want to have one batch that I can make cream of mushroom, chicken, and celery when needed.  So, to this mixture I would do the following:

For Cream-of Chicken Soup: use 1 ¼ cups chicken broth instead of water or 1/4 cup instant chicken bouillon

For Cream-of Mushroom Soup:  use water; add ¼ cup diced, cooked mushrooms to soup after it thickens

For Cream-of Celery Soup: use water, add ¼ cup diced, cooked celery to the soup after it thickens or add a dash of celery seed to the mixture while it’s cooking.

(They even have a cream of shrimp that you could substitute too. I’m sure taking some cooked shrimp and chopping them and adding it to the S.O.S. Mix would work just fine.)

I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and saving a few bucks with me!

Edit:: I will begin to use half the Italian seasoning this recipe calls for. Some recipes it tends to be a bit too strong.

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