Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Chef Frenchflair

My mother makes this soup all without measurements. The first time I tried this soup my knees went weak. Nothing beats the aromatic scent of the fresh thyme which always reminds me of cool nights in the fall when soup is just the right thing to warm your bones. I will try to put in, as accurate as possible measurements, but descriptives will be easier for me.

Top Review by RSL5709

I actually was not a fan of the soy sauce - I tasted the soup both before and after adding it. Other than that, this was quick and simple, and very flavorful. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Slice all the mushrooms and cut up slices into small pieces.
  2. Chop onion.
  3. On medium heat, melt butter (I prefer margarine), saute onion until transparent.
  4. Add mushrooms, saute until soft.
  5. Add in thyme, salt, pepper and cayenne (optional).
  6. Add flour to mushroom mixture to create roue, stir in well, texture should be pasty but not gluey.
  7. Add in chicken broth till covered but enough that it's not watery but still has a thickness to the broth, stir while pouring to give proper consistency.
  8. Add in cream, and for a lighter version substitute with milk. Bring to a quick boil then reduce to simmer until thickened. Adjust seasoning to taste if necessary. Served great with a nice baguette for dunking! Enjoy!
  9. Add in soya sauce, it nicely balances out the colour and flavour.

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