Homemade Substitute For Condensed Cream Of Broccoli Soup

I am eliminating processed foods from our home.  I try to avoid the canned food aisle at the grocery store.  I am still buying canned tomatoes on occasion, I hope to start canning this summer so I will no longer need them.  One thing I have been adamant about is not buying canned condensed soup.  They are typically high in sodium and fat.  This eliminated some of my families favorite recipes but I wasn’t about to give in a buy a can of condensed soup.  I realized that I needed to tackle a homemade and healthier version of the condensed soups that my recipes called for.  Challenge accepted!  I was on a mission to make a homemade substitute for condensed cream of broccoli soup.

Homemade Condensed Cream of Broccoli Sou

You may be asking why I am against canned condensed soups

  • Well, here are a few reasons:  Most soups come in cans, and most cans contain BPA. BPA is an endocrine disrupter that has been tested in lab animals.
  • MSG can cause migraines, headaches, abdominal cramps and other symptoms in people who are sensitive to it but I can’t help but think it is unhealthy for anyone.
  • Unless it is an organic can of consensed soup it contains gmo’s.  Especially if they are made with corn, soy, sugar or other additives that come from GMO plants.
  • Much of the produce used is also treated with pesticides and herbicides.
  • Ingredients in Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Broccoli soup:  water, broccoli, wheat flour, vegetables oil (corn oil, cottonseed oil, canola oil, and/or soybeans oil)  onions, cream, contains less than 22% of salt, food starch modified, sugar, whey dried, soy protein concentrate, spices, spices extract, zinc chloride.  GROSS!

SO, those are a few of the reasons I am no longer purchasing and feeding canned condensed soups (as well as many other packaged foods) to my family.  When my kids asked me to make broccoli cheese quinoa casserole I hit the kitchen to make a homemade version of condensed cream of broccoli soup.

Here is the recipe that will help you make those yummy casseroles without all of the nasty ingredients…

Homemade Substitute For Condensed Cream Of Broccoli Soup
Recipe type: soup
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Serves: 10
 
Make your own homemade condensed cream of broccoli soup to use in your favorite casseroles while eliminating the many chemicals and gmo's in canned condensed soups.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (you can replace the butter with oil if you desire, I have used coconut oil and it works great!)
  • ¼ cup of whole wheat flour (if you want it to be white in color like the store-bought kind, use a white flour, I now use gluten-free flour due to my daughters allergy)
  • ½ cup chicken or veggie stock
  • ½ cup milk (almond milk works)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped broccoli (I stick mine in the food processor so it is finely chopped)
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter is a saucepan then sautee the broccoli until it is tender over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low then stir in the flour. It will get really really thick.
  3. Add the chicken, or veggie, stock and stir or whisk to get rid of the lumps.
  4. Bring to a boil of medium high heat and stir until it gets thick
  5. Add milk, salt, and pepper. Continue to stir until it gets thick.
  6. This will substitute great in a recipe calling for a 14.5 ounce can of condensed cream of broccoli soup.

 

Enjoy!

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  3. How would you store the cream of broccoli soup if you wanted to make more than for one sitting? and how long do you think it would keep for?

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  5. This worked so well, thank you!! I was completely out of options for dinner and then realized I had all the makings for a tuna noodle casserole, except the condensed soup. But I had everything for this! and it turned out awesome.

  6. Thank you for the useful page. The unhealthy part of canned condensed soup isn’t the fat though, as long as it’s not hydrogenated (fat is necessary for our health – the low-fat diet fad of the 1990s failed miserably).

    Yes it is the high sodium – but the other unhealthy part of those cans is the artificial ingredients – the chemicals on the ingredients label that you can’t pronounce. If the fat doesn’t say hydrogenated, it isn’t the problem.

    Look up book(s) by Gary Taubes, or another book by Matthew Bayan for the science behind why we need fat in our diet.

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