- 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.
Reviews for Quick Cream of Mushroom Soup
"Definitely add some thyme to the onion./ mushroom while sauteing, stir in a bit of sherry, and then the flour before the broth.. (no flour needed if blending all in a food processor), ...no salt if using salted butter and salted chicken broth"
"This was a fast and easy recipe. My grandson who hates mushrooms loves it. He is 14 years old. He just pushed aside the mushrooms and ate the soup. The base must be it. I made it exactly how they said and it turned out great. Very pleased."
"Great recipe. I Almost ate the whole thing myself."
"I'm sorry, the one star is all about the flour. I am actually mad at myself as I should have known better making this recipe. The flour should have been added with the onions and mushrooms and COOKED. All I could taste in the final product was 6 T of raw flour. It ruined the soup for me and I had to dump it as did one of the other reviewers. I am surprised that your daughter in law who is a gourmet cook didn't know this but maybe something got lost in translation. I am posting this, not to be mean but to suggest that this will be a good soup if you cook that flour.Jane"
"Delicious I make and let is sit in refrigerator over night. Husband brought home mushrooms and asked for this soup"
"Amazingly fast, and amazingly delicious! Loved-loved this soup!"
"This soup is so easy to make, but the taste seems like you have spent hours on it!! My husband and children love this soup."
"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."
"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!"
"Loved the receipe. I used plain mushrooms and yellow onion and it was great."