Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

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Looking for a cream of mushroom soup recipe that is quick and easy? Here, you'll find one way of how to cook mushrooms that makes a soup that is so delicious. It's made from scratch but really is easy. Dress it up with a swirl of cream, some raw mushroom slices and chopped parsley. Or, you could slightly fry some sliced mushrooms, if you prefer, and garnish with them.

Below, check Oma says to find a link to a soup that uses both fresh mushrooms and canned soup?!? It's my Mutti's creation of one of her best quick and easy soup recipes. Absolutely delicious and nutritious as well. But first, take a look at my cream of mushroom soup recipe and see how easy it is.

Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe


  • 12 oz button mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 3 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg
  • parsley to garnish


  • Clean mushrooms. Remove 2 nice ones to keep for garnish. Finely chop the remaining mushrooms.
  • In a large saucepan, sauté the onion an mushrooms in the butter for about 4 - 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour and stir well. Cook for another minute.
  • Remove saucepan from heat. Add the stock and the milk, stirring well.
  • Return to heat and cook over medium heat until soup thickens, stirring constantly.
  • Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, slice reserved mushrooms
  • Serve, garnished with parsley and sliced mushrooms.
  • Makes 4 servings

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  • Add a swirl of whipping cream (heavy cream) to each bowl.
  • Cooking mushrooms this way by chopping them finely and simmering them is great for those who don't like the 'mushroom feel' in their mouth, but like the flavour.
  • Vegetarian? Use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
  • Use a good quality chicken stock or, if you go vegetarian, use a vegetable stock. Don't have that available, then use water and bouillon cubes. Works great as well.

Looking for a cream of mushroom soup that's even quicker and easier?

Check out this homemade mushroom soup that I learned from my Mutti.

Some Mushroom Facts

Did you know that mushrooms are a great source of B vitamins, such as riboflavin and niacin.

What a great way to include these nutrients in your soup.

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