Great and simple recipe! I've always loved cream of mushroom soup. Most people just use the canned version as an addition to other recipes, but I've always liked to eat it as-is. That is, until I tried this recipe. It was simple and easy enough that I could see me making this on any given day.<br/><br/>I stuck strictly to the recipe as it is printed here (because I always do that with a new recipe when making it for the first time). I thought the ingredients/proportions were spot on. The recipe truly only makes about 4 servings. My 'tweaks' were as follows: I chopped the mushrooms up so they were more dispersed throughout the soup; I added just a bit of the chicken broth to the mushrooms/garlic/onions to give the mushrooms more liquid to imbue their flavor to, then I put a lid on it and let it cook for awhile to get the mushroom flavor fully embedded in the juice. I recommend starting the roux separately while the mushrooms are simmering. I melted 2 Tbsp. butter with 2 Tbsp. flour and stirred that continuously until it was slightly golden. I gradually added the rest of the chicken broth. Adding it very slowly keeps the mixture smooth, lump-free and thick. After about 10-15 minutes simmering the mushrooms, I poured that mixture into the roux and stirred that all together. <br/><br/>Following the directions, I mixed the 1 Tbsp. of flour with just a small amount of the light cream (to keep the flour from lumping up). Then added the rest of the cream and the seasonings; then put that all into the soup mixture. I let it heat for another 5 minutes. It was awesome! I put leftovers into the refrigerator and it was even better the next day! I could definitely see me using this in recipes that call for cream of mushroom soup. I imagine it will take any other recipe up a notch or two and will impress the heck out of my friends and family at the next potluck dinner.
I made this today with sliced mushrooms I needed to use up and oh my goodness! This was the most delicious cream of mushroom soup I've ever had. I will never buy canned cream of mushroom soup again. I didn't change a thing while making this and it was perfect! It was so creamy and flavorful. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe. I will definitely be making this again.
This was an awesome recipe for the base of the soup. I altered it by making the following changes: 16 ounces of mushrooms, most chopped in large slices with some minced. 2 1/2 tablespoons onions chopped. 2 garlic cloves. 3 tablespoons butter. 3 - 4 tablespoons flour (separated). 2 2/3 cups chicken broth. 1 12oz can evaporated milk. About a teaspoon salt, about 3/4 teaspoon pepper, about 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (seasoned to taste). Added a teaspoon of corn starch. Added a pinch of Spanish saffron. Added a dash of parsley. Added about an hour of heating on low low heat to blend the flavors with regular stirring.
Great soup - As a vegetarian I substituted the chicken broth for vegetable stock as well as added a handful of fresh chopped parsley. I gave some to my mum who loved it so much she wanted the recipe to serve international guests. Dad said that he thought it was the parsley that took it to the next level!
I made this recipe in about 10 minutes with frozen mushrooms. Sauteed onion, garlic and shrooms in very small amount of white truffle oil. Used canned milk and powdered chicken base. Did not add salt but extra fresh ground pepper. Absolutely PERFECT flavor. Like the captain asked a few months ago "Do you remember when canned mushroom soup used to have mushrooms in it?" Will never buy canned again when this is so quick, simple and 10 times better and actually has mushrooms in it!!! Thanks for a perfect base soup recipe.
Most reviews essentially say "Great! (But I did it this way)", and then go on about all the differences. I made the recipe exactly as written. It was GREAT! I wouldn't change a thing.
Easy, efficient, and excellent! We go to the Farm Show in Hershey, PA every year mostly for their wonderful portabella soup. This recipe tasted just as good which amazed my husband and me. I did add extra garlic and sprinkled a little feta cheese on top. I will make a double batch next time as this recipe made less than a quart. I will serve this to guests in the future and am sure to get raves from those who like mushrooms.
It was the best mushroom soup I ever had. It is so easy to make. Can't wait to make it again.
A mushroom soup that allows the flavor of the ingredients shine. No spices to overpower the wonderful taste of mushrooms and cream. Perfect, thank you!
The stock from these ingredients was fabulous. I used 2 cloves of garlic and half and half cream. I did cook the soup longer than time given to bring out more of the mushroom taste and to blend flavors. The nutmeg addition was a wonderful idea and complemented the mushroom flavor. The only problem I had with the recipe was the quantity given is 6. The two of us used this as a main dish with dinner rolls and it was just enough for the two of us. However, that could be because we are piggies! I will definitely make this again, but will add more mushrooms, since we are mushroom freaks. I also may heat the butter/flour roux in a small saucepan, then stir in the chicken broth until lumps go away before adding it to the sauteed mushroom mixture. This may reduce lumping and whisking time. However, this a very good recipe as written and I will definitely make it again.