After following the ongoing debate over canned soups- I realized that I couldn't comment because I have never made any casserole type dishes involving cream of mushroom soup because they are all dairy and for religious reasons, we don't mix meat and milk. So I created this substitute, which is really authentic... I will weigh in on the debate after tonight's dinner!
- Melt 1 tbsp margarine and sauté vegetables lightly.
- Remove from pan.
- Melt 3 tbsp margarine.
- Whisk in 3 tbsp flour and seasonings.
- Cook for about one minute, stirring frequently.
- Slowly add hot soy milk, stirring with a whisk to prevent lumps.
- Add vegetables back in.
- Cook until thick, stirring constantly.
Excellent! I used this as a vegan cream of mushroom soup for green bean casserole, and let me tell ya, this is da' bomb! Very delicious indeed, and was so perfect in all ways. I used *Silk* organic unsweetened milk. Thickened perfectly, and was so delicious, people were hoping I made extra soup. No. Sad faces abounded. Thank you! Made for Thanksgiving 2009
My son is allergic to dairy and soy - what a great recipe this is! I used shortening instead of margarine because it's hard to find a completely dairy-free one in my area. Rice milk worked well, although I used some corn starch in place of one of the T of flour, because I thought that might thicken the thin rice milk better. It did thicken it - no idea if it would have been OK anyway. I doubled the mushrooms and onions and added a very finely minced spicy pepper. It was so good we were tempted to just eat it straight, but I did forge ahead and put it in the tuna casserole. It was actually the best tuna casserole ever. I think we'll keep using this even if he outgrows his allergy!
Fantastic! Used it for a chicken and stuffing casserole. I used about 1/4 cup more milk though so I'd have enough and it still came out tasting great!