Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Enjoy the warm goodness of this homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup, it’s the perfect feel good meal that will warm you up and tastes amazing.

You can never go wrong with a warm bowl of soup on a cold day and this beef and barley soup, mashed potato soup, and slow cooker creamy sausage and potato soup will sure hit the spot!

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Homemade cream of mushroom soup

Soup has the amazing ability to make us feel happy, hence the reason we often refer to it as a comfort food.  This cream of mushroom soup is one of our family favorites and I know it will be yours too.

It all begins with the creamy, bold flavors of marsala wine, minced garlic, fresh thyme, and onions that have been sautéed in warm melted butter.  These flavors along with other seasonings bring burst of flavor to the mushrooms and creamy sensation bite after bite.

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Ingredients for homemade cream of mushroom soup

  • butter
  • olive oil
  • medium onion, chopped
  • garlic, minced
  • mushrooms, sliced
  • dried thyme
  • marsala or white cooking wine
  • cornstarch or flour
  • chicken broth
  • garlic salt
  • beef bouillon
  • heavy cream
  • fresh thyme

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Creamy soup just has something a little extra in the taste and texture and that is why I love to make them.  This crock pot cheesy ham and potato soup is another creamy sensational recipe that is sure to become a family favorite.

How to make cream of mushroom soup

  1. Melt butter and oil in a large stock pot and add diced onions and minced garlic.  Sauté for 2 minutes or until tender.  Add in sliced mushrooms and dried thyme and cook another 3-5 minutes.A white background with a large stockpot showing chopped onions and garlic in melted butter, and another images showing the mushrooms and thyme being added, by The Food Cafe.
  2. Sprinkle cornstarch (or flour) over the mushroom mixture and mix until evenly coated.  Cook for 1 minute. Add in wine, garlic salt, and bouillon.  Simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.  Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer 10 minutes.  Add in cream, mix to combine and let simmer until ready to serve. Instructions on how to make homemade cream of mushroom soup in a stockpot with mushrooms, marsala wine, chicken broth, and heavy cream, by The Food Cafe.

Can you freeze cream of mushroom soup?

Yes.  Make sure to allow it to cool completely, then store it in an air tight container in your freezer for up to 1 month.

What can I use instead of cream of mushroom soup?

  • Fresh sliced mushrooms, sautéed in butter
  • Heavy whipping cream or half and half
  • Cream cheese
  • Whole milk

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How do you thicken cream of mushroom soup?

Thickening this cream of mushroom soup recipe is very simple.  Just add cornstarch or flour to the stockpot with the mushrooms in it and mix to combine.  Cook for 1 minute and then add your liquid.  Allow for most of the liquid to evaporate then add in your broth and bring to a boil.  The soup will turn out creamy and delicious.

Homemade cream of mushroom soup is super versatile and can be used in combination with other dishes as well, such as chicken and pork chops.  Quick and easy from start to finish this homemade recipe will not disappoint.A black spoon scooping out some homemade cream of mushroom soup from a large white stock pot by The Food Cafe.

Looking for more mushroom recipes? Try these!

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homemade cream of mushroom soup by The Food Cafe

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Servings: 6 People
Enjoy the warm goodness of this homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup, it's the perfect feel good meal that will warm you up and tastes amazing.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 24 oz container mushrooms sliced
  • 3 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ cup marsala wine or white cooking wine
  • ½ cup cornstarch or flour
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes crushed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh thyme for garnish
  • Salt/pepper to taste optional

Instructions

  • Melt butter and oil in a large stock pot and add diced onions and minced garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes or until tender. Add in sliced mushrooms and dried thyme and cook another 3-5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle cornstarch (or flour) over the mushroom mixture and mix until evenly coated. Cook for 1 minute. Add in wine, garlic salt, and bouillon. Simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer 10 minutes. Add in cream, mix to combine and let simmer until ready to serve.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream of mushroom soup, mushroom soup, homemade cream of mushroom soup

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Sodium: 1352mg, Potassium: 562mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 835IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 2mg

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