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Try This Easy Substitue for Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Cream of mushroom soup, you either love it or hate it. But, there is no question that cream of mushroom soup has become a staple at Thanksgiving meals thanks to the coveted green bean casserole. But what if you need to come up with a substitute for cream of mushroom soup?

Maybe someone in your family has a dairy allergy? Or a soy allergy? Or a wheat allergy? Popular brands of cream of mushroom soup may not be suitable choices at your meal.

There are so many great recipes that may call for cream of mushroom soup. Green bean casserole, chicken n’ dumplings, stroganoff, swedish meatballs, pot roast, and chicken tetrazzini are a few that come to mind. What is a good substitute for cream of mushroom soup?


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Are there Milk Products in Cream of Mushroom Soup?

Yes, cream of mushroom soup contains cream. Cream is the fatty part of milk. Popular brands of soup often also list modified milk ingredients on the label as well.

Is there Soy in Cream of Mushroom Soup?

Possibly. Popular brands of cream of mushroom soup often list soy protein isolate as an ingredient which means that the product contains soy.

Is there Wheat or Gluten in Cream of Mushroom Soup?

Oftentimes, yes. A common brand of cream of mushroom soup lists wheat flour as an ingredient.

What are Some Substitutes for Cream of Mushroom Soup?

If you are looking for mushroom soup that is dairy free consider making your own cream of mushroom soup from scratch.

Making a dairy free, wheat free, soy free cream of mushroom soup is fairly easy. You’ll need oil, mushrooms (white, canned, or cremini), a wheat free flour, and a milk alternative as a base. Simply add seasoning and onion if desired.

I’ve included links to two of my favorite recipes:

  1.  This cream of mushroom recipe from the Kids with Food Allergies is wonderful and worth a look.
  2.  Go Dairy Free, a wonderful site for all things dairy free, also posts a cream of mushroom recipe that is dairy free, wheat free, and soy free.

In Conclusion

This article is short and sweet and to the point. Know that you can easily make a diary free, wheat free, soy free cream of mushroom soup. Thanksgiving green bean casserole connoisseurs can rejoice knowing that this dish can be made for loved ones with food allergies.

Leave me a comment. Be sure to check out some of my other blog posts about substitutions.

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