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Favorite Marvelous Mushroom Soup

Meet the Cook: Soup is tops on the list of things I love to cook. I've used this one as the beginning course to a meal...and as a Sunday supper with hot rolls and butter. When we had a small restaurant in Arizona, I made my mushroom soup every day. We never had any left over. It got raves at a deli I worked at, too. I never cooked very much until my husband and I were married, 48 years ago. We're the parents of three grown sons and the grandparents of 12. -Beverly Rafferty, Winston, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute the mushrooms, onion, garlic, tarragon and nutmeg in butter until vegetables are tender. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add broth; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; slowly add sour cream. Cook and stir until smooth. Stir in cream and milk. Add lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Heat through but do not boil.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 229 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 358mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • bicktasw
    Jan 22, 2018

    I just made this soup for dinner last night and it was a huge success! I used 2 pounds of mushrooms (1 pound white button and 1 pound baby bella) since we are such huge mushroom fans! I also used only 1 can of beef broth (instead of 2) and used half and half for the rest of the liquids (2nd can of beef broth and evaporated milk) called for in the recipe plus and extra 1/2 cup. To thicken, I used 1/3 cup flour instead of 1/4 cup. Lastly, instead of salt, I used 1 envelope of beef boullion. The sour cream, freshly grated nutmeg and dried tarragon took the finished soup to the "next level". I'm thinking this soup should be re-named "Rich and Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff Chowder"!! 5 stars for sure! TRULY A MUSHROOM LOVERS DREAM!!

  • Heather
    Feb 19, 2017

    This soup was easy to make and tastes incredible! Another new favourite!

  • ahmom
    Aug 10, 2016

    This was excellent!

  • mamoonis
    Jan 6, 2013

    Doubled the mushrooms, used 1 cup total 1/2 & 1/2 instead of evaporated milk and added beef flavoring. Wouldn't use more spices than called for. Yummy! Definitely making again.

  • tlgilmore
    Aug 27, 2012

    My husband and I really enjoyed this tonight. Only modifications I made were: extra mushrooms, a little extra garlic and I used fresh tarragon. Served it with crusty bread. Yummy!

  • laceysellers
    Mar 23, 2011

    I agree that it needs more mushrooms, but this soup was absolutely delicious! My whole family enjoyed.

  • melodious88
    Dec 29, 2010

    I would also add more mushrooms next time, but the flavor is great! Definitely a keeper!

  • twodots
    Jan 19, 2010

    This soup is wonderful The only change I made was to add more mushrooms. Yum-yum.