Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix

Dry soup mixes are a great addition to the hiker’s pantry, for making backpacker recipes quickly. Cream of Mushroom dry soup is quite hard to find commercially, but is very easy to make a large batch at home. Store in a glass mason jar to keep fresh for your trips.

Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix


1 cup dry milk
6 Tbsp cornstarch
¼ cup dried shiitake mushrooms, crumbled
2 Tbsp veggie broth mix
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried onion powder
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp fine sea salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper


Mix dry ingredients together.

Makes about 20 Tablespoons, or 4 batches worth. Store in an airtight container, such as a mason jar, shake before using.

To make soup, add 5 Tablespoons mix to 1 cup water, heat over a low flame till thickened, whisking preferably, constantly.