There is no comparison in taste between homemade soup of any flavor verses store bought. Canned soup is convienent but not very healthy. Have you ever looked at the ingredients that are in a can of cream soup? I like knowing what is going into my food, and many things listed on the ingredients list are things that I've never heard of. The good news is that cream of celery soup is really easy to make!
I was throwing together some green bean casserole the other night for supper, and thought that I might as well go totally homemade with the dish. I cannot even begin to tell you how delicious the homemade soup is in this casserole. I'll share more on that tomorrow, though.
While I had a can of Campbell's Cream of Celery soup on the shelf, I also had all the ingredients to make my own....and you probably do, too!
So, here is what you'll need to do to make this delicious soup that can be used in any recipe or eaten on its own.....
CREAM of CELERY SOUP
1 Tablespoon butter
2/3 cup finely chopped celery
About 1/3 of a small onion, finely chopped
Small clove of garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon flour
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup milk (or heavy cream)
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of sugar
Melt the butter in a pan and then add the celery, onions, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the ingredients are soft and translucent.
Add the flour and cook one more minute.
Pour in the chicken broth and milk and stir the mixture until it is smooth. Bring the soup to a simmer. Then, reduce the heat and add the salt, pepper and sugar. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring it occasionally. The soup with thicken as it simmers on the stove.
One batch of this soup makes the equivalent of one can of cream of celery soup. It can be stored in the refrigerator for three to four days if you are not ready to use it right away.
This recipe can be used to make any cream vegetable soup. Just substitute mushrooms, asparagus, or whatever you'd like in place of the celery. While it takes a bit more time than popping open a can, it is totally worth it for the taste.
In my next post, I'll be sharing my secrets to making a delicious green bean casserole. With just a few minor adjustments to the typical recipe, you can make a yummy side dish that anyone will love.
See you back here tomorrow!
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