11 Reviews

One of the best soups we've ever had - creamy, zesty, and totally memorable. Did I mention easy, too? I made this exactly as written and only wish I'd doubled the recipe as we slurped this up PDQ! The spice was great, the mushroom flavor was pronounced, and actually, a little does go a long way, as this is a rich, delicious, superb soup. Thanks for a winner, Michelle! Lovely.

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Lizzie-Babette March 21, 2003

Excellent! A quick, easy to make creamy mushroom soup accented with tarragon, cayenne pepper and white wine. The wine accents the flavor of the mushrooms and onions to give balance to the cayenne and tarragon. I used small Crimini mushrooms and substituted heavy cream for the half and half because I needed to use it up. DH loves mushrooms and now DH loves Michelle !

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Lorac February 21, 2003

I also used 2%fat evaporated milk instead of half and half and it turned out velvety,vreamy and de- licious.Also well appreciated by those sharing our meal.Thanks Michelle

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mozarth622 December 02, 2003

We really enjoyed this recipe. To make it lower in fat I used evaporated fat-free milk and the result was still delicious. I also didn't have any tarragon and used bay leaf to season. Good flavor! Also very easy to make.

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Tracy Mile March 31, 2003

Fabulous flavor! I added a little bit more mushrooms than listed..... just to use them up. I loved the tarragon flavor. The consistency was perfect. Thanx for an excellent mushroom soup!

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*Parsley* January 15, 2010

Very good! I tripled this recipe and I also sauteed 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic with onion and mushrooms, I used 1 teaspoon crueshed chili flakes in place of cayenne, the dried tarragon was a wonderful addition to this soup, my DH enjoyed this thanks for sharing Michelle!

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Kittencal@recipezazz March 09, 2008

I doubled the recipe as I hate to dirty a pot for one day's soup! I only had whipping cream so I used it half and half with 1% milk. I didn't have the wine so left that out. The results were wonderful and so easy to make. For years I thought making soup was a huge production. This was so easy. We loved the tarragon taste. This recipe will be a keeper!

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Patric January 19, 2008

This is a delicious soup. We like to plan ahead so I quadrupled the batch. And for two of us, we didn't have much leftover! The only thing I'd say would be to cut the heavy half-and-half to milk at least. We like thick soup, but this was too rich for my hubby and my waistline. The tarragon and cayenne was the clincher for me - the best combo for mushrooms!

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Kirstie Like Thirsty October 15, 2007

Loved it. Great tasting and easy to make. The exact recipe was great. I also made it and tweaked it a bit in light of the earlier reviews by adding only pinch of cayenne and adding a little paprika. I also mixed in a little fat free half and half to cut the calories slightly. Thank you very much.

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suijuris03 March 31, 2007

Nicely flavored, easily put together soup. Thank you.

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Salesgirl October 15, 2006
Zesty Mushroom Soup