Creamy Soup Base

    15 min

    Use this base for any creamy soup recipe. Add steamed broccoli and processed cheese; chunks of baked potato with processed cheese, bacon and chives; pureed tomatoes for a bisque; chopped and steamed leeks; cooked asparagus - the list is endless.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 110g butter
    • 6 tablespoons plain flour
    • 500ml milk
    • 2 cubes chicken stock
    • ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add flour and make a paste. Add milk and stock cubes. Cook over low heat until thickened. Add pepper to taste. Add more milk when adding the other soup ingredients, depending on the thickness you desire.

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    this soup was delicious and easy. it came out a little thick and salty so i added two more cups of milk and a cup of water. i also added potatoes, celery, and onions into it. but you should boil the veges first before putting them in. i didn't know so i just stuck in raw veges so i had to constantly stir while it softened up. i will definitely make it again.  -  22 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great for when you don't have that can of soup on hand. Plus I feel like I'm not getting all those artificial ingredients, preservatives, etc. in the can.  -  23 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this for a group event and it was loved by all. I added the baked potatoes and bacon. I found I needed a lot more milk for a less thick soup. I used 1% milk and everyone still thought it was made with cream.  -  24 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)