Simple Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup
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Ratings (10)
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
301 Calories
23g Fat
19g Carbs
7g Protein
(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.