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Country Mushroom Soup Recipe

Country Mushroom Soup Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 1127835 217318
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6353988 16598
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

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

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 13574
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

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

itsmitherapy User ID: 5530236 12658
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1991802 9489
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1442442 37248
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2190603 28896
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

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

LaFrenierM User ID: 5629873 201361
Reviewed 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 User ID: 100338 12308
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"Absolutely delicious! Will double the recipe next time!"

canadianmama6 User ID: 4999607 28876
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"whole family loved it!"

lilgrannymac User ID: 3243163 5604
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"this is by far the best fresh mushroom soup recipe i have made. YUMMY!!"

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