Is There an Alternative to Canned Cream Soups?

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Q: I'm looking for an alternative to "canned cream of whatever" soup to use in slow cooker recipes. I saw a recipe recently for a chicken and wild rice dish (not soup) made in the slow cooker. However, this recipe called for a can of condensed soup to make the gravy.

Can you recommend an alternative ingredient for the canned soup?

Sent by CarrieEditor: Carrie, absolutely! In fact, it's very easy to make your own substitute to canned, condensed, cream soups. A condensed soup of this sort is basically just broth thickened with a roux of flour, butter, and milk. To make the equivalent of a can of condensed cream of chicken soup you simply cook a little flour and butter until it forms a paste, then whisk in some milk and chicken broth. Here's a precise recipe:

DIY Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup

Any other advice for Carrie?

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