Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe for Cold Winter Nights

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There is no better winter warming comfort food than homemade soup and this Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe really fits the bill. The creamy flavorful concoction is created combining mushrooms, rosemary, thyme, and cream and is on the table in 45 minutes.

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Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

We all know that cold winter nights can make you feel like staying in bed with a warm blanket and cozy pajamas. But, you need something good to eat right?.

What better way to warm up than with a steaming bowl of homemade cream of mushroom soup? This recipe will have you feeling warmer in no time!





This rich, decadent soup is absolutely delicious on its own, or you can use it to add incredible flavor to your favorite casseroles. One taste and you’ll never go back to the canned variety.


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Sliced Mushrooms in Pan

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.

It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • Fresh ProduceOnions, Garlic, Portobello Mushrooms, Thyme, Rosemary.
  • DairyUnsalted Butter, Heavy Cream (Double Cream).
  • Dried Rosemaryyou can use fresh or dried in this recipe.
  • Dried Thymeyou can use fresh or dried in this recipe.
  • Marsala Wine a cooking wine, you could also use dry sherry or Madeira.
  • Chicken Broth/Stockor vegetable stock if you wish to keep the soup vegetarian.
  • All-Purpose Flour also known as Plain Flour.

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Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

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Recipe Tips

  • You can use either fresh or dried herbs for this recipe, depending on what you have on hand.
  • Fresh rosemary and thyme are both tough enough to stand up to the cooking process, unlike many fresh herbs that are best stirred in once the cook time is complete.
  • If using fresh thyme, be sure to remove any woody stems before serving.

How Do I Make Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

There is no better winter warming comfort food than homemade soup and this Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe really fits the bill.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 small yellow onions, finely chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz/450g Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary (or 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme (or 1½ tsp dried)
  • ½ cup Marsala wine
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream (double cream), room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Once hot, add chopped onions and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook for 4-5 minutes,, stirring occasionally until the onions are soft and translucent.
  2. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for another 1-2 minutes.

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  3. Add the mushrooms, rosemary, and thyme. Season with additional salt and black pepper, as desired, and stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mushrooms are nicely browned, and start to release their liquids.

    Adding Herbs to Mushrooms

    Cooking the Mushrooms
  4. Add the Marsala wine and gently scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the Dutch oven with a spatula. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the wine is reduced by one-half and the strong aroma dissipates.
  5. Add the chicken or vegetable broth and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

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  6. Remove from heat and temper the heavy cream by adding a couple tablespoons of the hot soup to it before stirring it into the soup.

    Adding Tempered Cream to Pan
  7. Create a slurry by adding 3 tablespoons of the hot liquid from soup to the flour in a medium bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined and no lumps remain. Stir the slurry into the soup to thicken.

    Finishing the Soup
  8. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, before serving. Enjoy!

    Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

Notes

You can use either fresh or dried herbs for this recipe, depending on what you have on hand. Fresh rosemary and thyme are both tough enough to stand up to the cooking process, unlike many fresh herbs that are best stirred in once the cook time is complete. If using fresh thyme, be sure to remove any woody stems before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g

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