Mushroom Soup Recipe – Crunchy Creamy Sweet

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This tasty Mushroom Soup uses simple ingredients but has exceptional flavor. Made from scratch, served creamy or clear, this soup is satisfying and delicious! 

If you enjoy mushrooms as I do, you may also like my Mushroom Sauce or the popular Creamy Mushroom Chicken. Both are quick and easy to make!

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Tasty Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms sauteing in butter will always be my favorite smell in the kitchen. Add onion and garlic and you know you are in for a real treat! This Mushroom Soup starts with just that: sauteing vegetables to bring out their flavor. Treat this recipe as a base and adjust it to your preferences. The flavor is deep and rich, whether you serve this soup clear or creamy. To take the soup to the next level, I blended half of it in a blender which increased the flavor even more and fried a few slices of mushrooms in butter until golden brown. They make for a pretty fancy topping! I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients:

  • mushrooms: I used cremini kind, but white mushrooms work great too
  • butter: the best for sauteing veggies
  • onion
  • garlic
  • thyme: I used fresh but dried works too; just use half of the amount
  • vegetable stock: use low-sodium
  • half and half or sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • cornstarch, optional for thickening soup

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What mushrooms are the best for soup?

The two most popular and common kinds of mushrooms you will find in the grocery store are baby Bella aka cremini mushrooms (they are brown) and white button mushrooms. Both work great in this recipe. Cremini mushrooms have a deeper flavor and I use them in most of my dishes. If you can, use both!

How to make Mushroom Soup?

  • Start by melting butter in a large soup pot. I used a Dutch oven.
  • Saute onions until translucent.
  • Add garlic and mushrooms. Saute until mushrooms release most of the liquid. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes.

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  • Add thyme, salt, and pepper and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add stock and simmer the soup for 10 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch mixed with half and half. Stir well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

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  • For a creamier soup: blend half of the soup in a blender.
  • For a fancy topping: fry a few sliced mushrooms in butter.

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Variations:

  • for a smooth soup, blend it in a blender; remember that the soup is hot so don’t fill the blender, rather do it in batches with lid vent open
  • add chicken or beans for protein
  • skip half and half and serve it with sour cream
  • Hungarian version: add sweet Hungarian paprika and use sour cream

Storing leftovers:

I recommend storing leftovers of this soup in a container with a lid, in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can freeze it without the half and half or cream.

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Mushroom Soup

his tasty Mushroom Soup uses simple ingredients but has exceptional flavor. Made from scratch, served creamy or clear, this soup is satisfying and delicious! 

Course:

Soup

Cuisine:

American

Keyword:

mushroom soup

Servings: 5 servings

Calories: 110 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16
    oz
    mushrooms
    crimini or white or both
  • 1
    tablespoon
    unsalted butter
  • ½
    cup
    chopped yellow onion
  • 3
    garlic cloves
    minced
  • ½
    teaspoon
    fresh thyme leaves
  • ½
    teaspoon
    salt
  • ¼
    teaspoon
    black pepper
  • 3
    cups
    low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 2
    cups
    water
  • ¾
    cup
    half and half
  • 1
    tablespoon
    cornstarch
    optional

Instructions

  1. Wash and slice mushrooms. If you plan of making the topping mentioned below, reserve a few slices.

  2. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, melt butter over a medium heat.

  3. Add chopped onion and saute until translucent.

  4. Add garlic and mushrooms. Saute until mushrooms release most of the liquid. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes.

  5. Add thyme, salt, and pepper and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often.

  6. Add vegetable stock and water and simmer the soup for 10 minutes.

  7. Mix cornstarch with half and half and to the soup. Stir well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

  8. For a creamier soup: blend half of the soup in a blender.

  9. Serve with chopped parsley, croutons, etc.

Recipe Notes

  • For a fancy topping: fry a few sliced mushrooms in butter.
  • I recommend storing leftovers of this soup in a container with a lid, in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can freeze it without the half and half or cream.
  • For a smooth soup, blend it in a blender; remember that the soup is hot so don’t fill the blender, rather do it in batches with the lid vent open.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.

Nutrition Facts

Mushroom Soup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 110
Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 4g25%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 2g

Cholesterol 19mg6%

Sodium 822mg36%

Potassium 370mg11%

Carbohydrates 10g3%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 509IU10%

Vitamin C 4mg5%

Calcium 53mg5%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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