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Quick Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe
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Quick Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

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MY daughter-in-law, a gourmet cook, served this soup as the first course for Thanksgiving dinner. She'd gotten the recipe from her mom and graciously shared it with me. Now I'm happy to pass it along to Reminisce readers. -Anne Kulick, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 131 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 538 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. 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.
Originally published as Cream of Mushroom Soup in Reminisce March/April 2000, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 131 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 538 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"I think this was a great starter recipe. Really, I don't like to read reviews that have altered the original. But...I needed to use portabella mushrooms and tarragon so I'm completely guilty of tweaking. The results were wonderful and I can still hear some scraping of bowls. Thank-you."

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"I was looking for a cream soup to use in casseroles and stumbled upon this. I just made it an it's quick and delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, except I only had canned mushrooms in the house, and yes, I used those. It's still really good and beats the heck out of canned soups with canola oil and GMO's in them. I blended it with my immersion blender at the end to make the mushrooms smaller. I did this for use in casseroles and the consistency is great. Next time I might add another tablespoon or 2 of flour to make it thicker, or reduce the liquid. Make sure you wisk the flour into the stock really well before adding it to pot, and boil for a full 2-3 minutes to cook out the flour taste. I will definitely be using this recipe in the future, and next time I will get fresh mushrooms. Looks like enough for 3 casseroles, so I will freeze the rest. Thanks!"

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"Loved the receipe. I used plain mushrooms and yellow onion and it was great."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"Loved this recipe."

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"This was very good and easy. I did add a bit of Sherry, thyme and a bit of tarragon - just because I love tarragon. I had some heavy cream I needed to use so did substitute that for the half and half. Hubby loved the soup and I will definitely make it again. I'm sure the soup will be excellent without the heavy cream and following the recipe as submitted. Thanks for an easy, quick recipe."

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