Simple Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
301 Calories
23g Fat
19g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 301
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 991mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 7g
Calcium 177mg 14%
*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.)

This easy cream of mushroom soup is a combination of fresh sliced mushrooms, bouillon, and seasonings. The mushrooms are simmered in the broth for 20 minutes, and then a roux is added along with milk or cream.

For extra mushroom flavor, soak some dried mushrooms in boiling water and add them along with the fresh mushrooms.


  • 8 ounces mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes (or equivalent base or granules)
  • 2 tablespoons onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk (or half-and-half)
  • Optional: salt (to taste)
  • Optional: black pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan, combine mushrooms, boiling water, chicken bouillon, and onion. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. Melt butter in another saucepan; blend in flour. Gradually add milk; cook, stirring constantly until thickened.

  3. Add sauce to the mushroom mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. If desired, blend some or all of the soup.