4/3/10

Condensed Cream of Celery Soup Substitute - Regular and Reduced-Fat Versions

Although very convenient, commercially prepared condensed soups are expensive and may contain additives and ingredients you'd prefer to skip. You can use these condensed soup substitutes in dishes instead of commercially prepared condensed soups. These homemade substitutes are very easy and quick to make! They taste much better, too. I have almost stopped purchasing the canned versions.
Using heart-healthy butter spreads, low-fat or fat-free milk, and low-sodium broth allows you to make these recipes more healthful.
You can customize with these simple recipes by adding other seasonings such as garlic powder, celery salt, onion powder, etc.

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Condensed Cream of Celery Soup Substitute

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
½ cup finely chopped celery
salt and pepper, to taste

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add celery and saute until tender.
Add flour and whisk until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat; gradually add milk, whisking to keep smooth. Return to heat and bring to a gentle boil, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in chopped mushrooms. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Reduced-Fat Version - Condensed Cream of Celery Soup Substitute

1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free milk
½ cup finely chopped celery
salt and pepper, to taste

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add celery and a bit of water. Saute until celery is tender.
Add flour and a bit of the milk; whisk until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat; gradually add remaining milk, whisking to keep smooth. Return to heat and bring to a gentle boil, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in chopped mushrooms. Add salt and pepper to taste.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this recipe!! I made it last night (using equal parts chicken broth and milk), and I loved it!! So long Campbell's, I know how to make my own cream of celery now! :) Here's a post where I blogged about your recipe: http://michellesnewrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/04/condensed-cream-of-celery-soup.html

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