Quick Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add mushrooms and saute until tender. Combine flour and broth until smooth; stir into the mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in the cream, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring often. Yield: 4-6 servings.
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I added 4 strips of chopped bacon to the onions and used heavy whipping cream since I like my soup real thick. I also use 3 different types of Thai mushrooms that I don't even know the names of due to their wonderful flavor. Because I used the bacon I didn't add any salt. Came out great and will use this recipe for the rest of my life.
I am trying to let the soup finish cooking, but can't help stealing spoonfuls while it is on the stove. I think ingredient types are key here to get the flavor right. The mushrooms can't be plain white mushrooms. Their flavor is half the taste. I used Crimean but would have loved to use portabella/baby bellas. I also used sweet onions. (Peruvian) I cannot imagine using white or yellow with this. admittedly I fudged and used a whole onion since this is going to be a base for my green bean casserole, and it has plenty of onion flavor in it. Also, at the suggestion of a friend, I added a roux. Accidently made it very dark, but the toasted flavor was perfect. my chicken stock was from a rotisserie chicken and so I omitted salt and pepper. Simply amazing.
This soup was delicious! I used baby Bella mushrooms sliced very thin. Because others said it tasted like flour, I only used 5 tbsp of flour. Instead of mixing the flour with the broth I added an extra tablespoon of butter to the mushrooms when they were about finished. Then I mixed the flour in with the onion mushroom mix before adding the broth. I also used a little bit more salt.
I was in the mood for cream of mushroom soup and found this recipe and decided to make it. I only had one package of button mushrooms, 1/2 red onion, and sautéed them in the butter. I only had a 32 oz carton of organic low sodium vegetable broth, and I used the 6 tablespoons of flour in it. Did not notice the flour taste, I did let it cook for a while. I did not have any cream only skim milk, and it came out really good for my taste, it had a nice creamy texture, cream may be too heavy for me. I also had a cooked chicken breast and cut that up and put in as well. I also used Mrs Dash Onion in it for a little kick. I think this recipe is very easy, quick, and I will definitely make again, and get more creative with it. Use more different types of mushrooms, puree some and leave the rest chunky, add some wine. It was so fast to make! Yum! :-) I think I will use this recipe with broccoli as well, might be fun!
I love this!! It was a little thin, next time I will add a little more flour. I did make a roux with the flour first to cook it off and used baby bella mushrooms. Will definitely make this again. I did not taste any flour as some have.