Mutti's Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

homemade cream of mushroom soup

Want homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup, aka Pilzcremesuppe or Champignonsuppe, without all the fuss? This recipe is so easy and quick to make. It's a recipe for mushroom soup you'll use over and over. From scratch? No. But it certainly tastes like it. It's one of those quick and easy dinner recipes that uses items you probably already have in your pantry.

In fact, once you try my Mutti's mushroom soup, you'll make sure you always have canned condensed mushroom soup and canned mushrooms on your shelf!

Mutti's Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup


  • 1 can condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 can mushroom pieces, well drained
  • 1 can milk (use the soup can as a measure)
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Empty can of soup into pot. Add can of milk. Stir well. Heat over medium, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, fry well-drained mushroom pieces in butter until slightly browned.
  • Add browned mushrooms to soup. Stir. Add freshly ground pepper. Makes 2 servings. Enjoy!


  • Add cream instead of milk, or part cream and part milk.
  • For a still mushroomier taste, use the liquid that you drained from the canned mushrooms (if it's not salty) to replace some of the milk. Then use cream instead of milk to make up the difference.
  • Add some chopped onion to the mushrooms when browning.
  • Sprinkle with parsley.
  • If you just happen to have fresh mushrooms, then slice them and brown them in butter instead. Add these to the soup and get an extra flavor boost!
  • If you want a slightly thicker soup, thicken with a teaspoon of cornstarch dissolved in a little cold water.

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Now back to this homemade cream of mushroom soup recipe. That's right - it says canned soup. But wait, it doesn't taste like canned soup when you are finished. It's the 'mushroomiest', 'creamiest', and 'easiest' cream of mushroom soup you will ever make!

How do I know that?

Well, my Mutti was about the best German cook there was. She made everything from scratch (or so I thought!).

That very last time I visited her, she served a mushroom soup that I just loved. I was very touched that she would go through all that work just for me (she hadn't been feeling well). And then she shared her secret for her favourite among her quick soup recipes and here it was: canned soup and "fried" canned mushroom pieces! WOW!

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