Simple Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup
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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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)

How 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.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 301
Total Fat 23 g
Saturated Fat 14 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Sodium 991 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 7 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)