Are you ever disappointed with a product after you read the ingredient list? Yeah, me too! Even when I am lucky enough to find a product without wheat, I am often dismayed by some of the other ingredients like high fructose corn syrup or modified food starch. Fortunately, I have found that creating substitutions from scratch allows me to have complete control over the ingredients, costs quite a bit less, and does not take that much time to do.
When we went gluten-free, I realized we could no longer use canned condensed tomato soup, or most other canned tomato soups because they use flour to thicken the soup.
How to Make a Substitute for Condensed Tomato Soup
I have created a tomato soup substitution recipe that makes the equivalent of one can of condensed tomato soup. You can use it if you are gluten-free or if you are avoiding some of the other ingredients in canned tomato soup. I use organic tomato sauce and non-gmo cornstarch.
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 1 - 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- ½ tsp salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl.
- Use a whisk to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
You can also use this recipe in Tomato Soup Cake, which is surprisingly delicious and tastes like a spice cake.
Do you have foods that you have to avoid for health reasons? Do you avoid some just based on principle? Have you found healthier substitutions for convenience foods so that you can avoid these items?