Total Time
1hr 3mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 28 mins

This is a simple but warming soup which tastes so good you will never want tinned again! I learned it at school and have cooked it for years, including at sea for 15 hungry sailors who loved it! This soup is hard to get wrong. Don't skimp on the flour and add a little extra milk if it's too thick. Make sure the flour is all incorporated before adding liquid. Use closed cup, button, chestnut, oyster or mixed mushrooms. Using dark gilled or flat mushrooms will make a darker soup.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces mixed mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 pint chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 14 pint whole milk
  • fresh ground salt & pepper


  1. dice onion small.
  2. clean and halve mushrooms.
  3. fry onion in the butter and oil for 2 minutes.
  4. add mushrooms for a further 4 minutes.
  5. sprinkle flour into pan and stir well to remove lumps.
  6. add half of the stock.
  7. stir and scrape cooked flour off bottom until thickening.
  8. add half the milk stirring all the time.
  9. continue to add stock and milk in turn until all added.
  10. adjust seasoning and add plenty of pepper.
  11. simmer very gently for 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

This was the best mushroom soup that I've ever made/had. I was tempted to add some herbs but decided to stick to the original recipe. I am glad I did. Thank you.

Katanashrp January 14, 2010

Simple and delicious!

Aldous E. October 05, 2015

This was delightful! I had fresh thyme and sage left over from Thanksgiving, so I added a bit for a new flavor. Next time I might try the dry sherry another contributor suggested. Also note that this is a recipe for 2 people, so definitely double or triple it. It's that yummy and easy!

Gretchen W. December 09, 2014

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