what can I use when a recipe calls for canned soup?

Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 5:45am
melissa's picture
Joined: 07/05/2004 - 09:00

I have 2 great crock pot cookbooks and can usually adapt the recipes for Justin who is allergic to pn, tn and egg. But a lot of them call for a can of cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup. I'm not very comfortable w/ Campbell's and did a search here on soups w/out much success...has anyone tackled this hurdle, either w/ a "safe" soup or a replacement?

Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 6:23am
BaileyB's picture
Joined: 07/13/2004 - 09:00

Cream Soup Base
Melt 3 Tbs butter in saucepan.
Blend in 3 Tbs flour and 1/4 tsp salt.
Cook and stir until bubbly.
Using wire whisk, stir in 1 cup of milk, stock or combination.
Cook just until smooth and thick.
Makes approx. equivalent to can of undiluted condensed soup.
Cream of chicken: Use chicken broth as half the liquid. Add 1/4 tsp poutry seasoning and some diced chicken, if desired.
Cream of mushroom: Saute 1/4 cup chopped mushrooms and 1 Tbs finely chopped onion in butter before adding flour.
Cream of celery: Saute 1/4 cup chopped celery and 1 Tbs finely chopped onion in butter before adding flour.
Cheese sauce: Add 1/2 cup grade cheese and 1/4 tsp dry mustard.

Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 11:19am
mommysamuels's picture
Joined: 11/21/2004 - 09:00

melissa if you don't mind my asking, what is it about campbell's that makes you uneasy? My son has PA and he's been extremely itchy 2 nights in a row after eating the mushroom soup. I was wondering if there is a hidden ingredient that I didn't know could cause a reaction.

Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 9:11pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Thanks BaileyB!
I'll add these to my recipe stash! I definitely prefer your list of 4 or 5 ingredients over the Campbell's long list of soup ingredients.

Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 9:46pm
melissa's picture
Joined: 07/05/2004 - 09:00

Yes thanks BaileyB...that is great!
MommySamuels...I've never given Justin any soups (he's not 2 yet...don't think he'd like it) but most of Campbells noodle soups have egg in them; just my weird hang up about cross contamination I think. If I knew that others had used Campbells mushroom or cream of chicken safely (and also had egg allergy) I would probably give it a try.
Hope this helps,

Posted on: Mon, 12/13/2004 - 3:25am
2BusyBoys's picture
Joined: 09/03/2004 - 09:00

BaileyB thanks for the recipes! I made
cream of mushroom with milk-free margarine, half stock and half rice milk. It was terrific!

Posted on: Wed, 12/15/2004 - 3:45am
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

That is great to know. We cant have the cream of soups because of milk allergies and it really cut out several recipes that I used to make when in a hurry.
James 3yrs NKA
Ben 21 months PA,MA,SA

Posted on: Fri, 12/17/2004 - 7:57am
Darkmage's picture
Joined: 10/01/2004 - 09:00

I'm eager to try this too! It sure is a pain to have DA and a lot of recipes that call for cream soups. Our whole dinner rotation changed. Thanks!
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Posted on: Tue, 12/21/2004 - 12:40pm
lisa from Australia's picture
Joined: 04/02/2002 - 09:00

In relation to Campbells soups, in Australia 2-3 of their soups contain pn - which is clearly stated on the label. If I remember rightly they were Cream of Chicken and Chicken and corn, so I won't buy any of their soups now just in case.

Posted on: Fri, 03/18/2005 - 9:02am
Darkmage's picture
Joined: 10/01/2004 - 09:00

Just to let everyone know, I have used the above cream soup base recipe several times and it is great!
I use Earth Balance milk-free buttery spread and Chicken broth for the liquid.
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Posted on: Fri, 03/18/2005 - 12:31pm
ppnutfree's picture
Joined: 02/09/2005 - 09:00

If you have a Whole Foods in your area - check out their soups. Their labeling is getting so good that it not only has a clear allergen statement but (when applicable) it states: ...this facility does not process peanuts or tree nuts. Good Luck!!


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