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Country Mushroom Soup

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.


4 servings

The big fresh-mushroom flavor of this soup sets it apart from other recipes I've tried. After preparing this family favorite for guests, I frequently get recipe requests. -Elsie Cathrea, Elmira, Ontario


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 to 5 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (about 1 pound)
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream or milk


  1. In a 2-qt. saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in broth until smooth. Add salt, pepper and bay leaves. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, saute the celery and onion in oil until tender. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Add to broth mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cream; heat through. Discard bay leaves.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 305 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 916mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Aula
    Jan 9, 2015

    This soup is soooo good!!! Perfect with whole wheat rolls, from TOH, and a salad on a snowy night. Thank you, Elsie Cathrea.

  • zippee-0415
    Oct 27, 2014

    Very good, I've been making this since 2004. One recipe usually serves three adults.

  • NevadaRose
    Feb 23, 2013

    Nice, creamy soup that was easy make. Definitely a keeper.

  • itsmitherapy
    Mar 21, 2012

    The best mushroom soup I have ever had and all I had to do was reduced the salt for my diet requrments.

  • neeseb
    Mar 13, 2012

    Very nice and simple. I usually don't mess with the recipe the first time, but I used skim milk, added garlic and reduced the oil to lower the calories. Nice flavor

  • 282778
    Dec 23, 2011

    I did not have celery but followed the recipe otherwise. I did double it and it served 4 adults with no leftovers. I have made this twice and both times it was fantastic. This soup was perfect on a cold snowy Colorado night!

  • stevennicole
    Dec 18, 2011

    very good! I didn't have celery so I used bok choy and added a little jalapeno.

  • angelasandoval
    Nov 10, 2011

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  • LaFrenierM
    Feb 1, 2011

    It was fantastic!! I doubled the recipe ~mushrooms and all. My children thought it was "mushroom overload" so next time I'll double everything but the mushrooms. :)

  • jpopik
    Dec 2, 2010

    Absolutely delicious! Will double the recipe next time!