Heidi Strawn
November 13, 2010

Homemade Cream Soup from Hobby Farms

It’s easy to make a cream soup base, to which you can add whatever vegetables or meat you have on hand. A cream soup is a great way to use up leftovers. To substitute a homemade cream soup in recipes that call for a can of cream soup (such as chicken or celery), use 1⅓ cups of the homemade blend.


  • 1 T. minced onion
  • 2 T. butter or bacon drippings
  • 1½ T. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • 1 cup milk or light cream
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup cooked vegetables or 1/2 cup cooked vegetables and 1/2 cup chopped, cooked meat

Sauté onion in butter until soft. Blend in flour, salt and paprika. Add 1/4 cup milk and whisk until blended. Slowly add remaining milk, whisking constantly. Then add stock, vegetables and meat. Simmer over medium heat until mixture is suitably thick.

Serves 4 to 6.

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