Cream of Mushroom Soup with Cheddar Recipe

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Cream of Mushroom Soup with Cheddar Recipe. © 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to, Inc.
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1146 Calories
58g Fat
127g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1146
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58g 74%
Saturated Fat 33g 167%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 1680mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 127g 46%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Protein 30g
Calcium 624mg 48%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cheddar cheese gives an added richness and tang to homemade cream of mushroom soup. This is quite filling on its own, but if you want to make it a meal, add some diced cooked chicken or turkey and steamed .


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound mixed (portabella, oyster, shiitake, cremini, enoki, etc.), sliced thick
  • 1/2 medium sweet onions, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cream, half-and-half, or milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup finely grated Cheddar cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. In a heavy saucepan, gently saute mushrooms, sweet onions, garlic, and salt in the butter until mushrooms have released their liquid and onions are soft.

  2. Sprinkle with the flour and stir for 1 minute.

  3. Add chicken broth while stirring.

  4. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Stir in cream and nutmeg, and return to a simmer.

  6. Add Cheddar cheese and stir until melted.

  7. Season with freshly ground pepper to taste.

  8. Remove from heat and serve.