Easy Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup – flavorful and hearty
Simple, earthy, hearty, flavorful and fulfilling this homemade cream of mushroom soup is so easy to make with just a few simple ingredients you definitely have on hand.
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Nothing beats homemade, right? My kids never ate mushrooms as kids. I guess the earthy flavors were too strong as kids but one of the things they always loved was cream of mushroom soup. Weird hunh? I personally think the soup has a stronger mushroom flavor as compared to when put in a stir fry or veggie stuff. But; they would fish out all the mushrooms from their plate in what ever they ate and yet!! they loved cream of mushroom soup.
Oh Did you know ? Mushrooms are not just earthy they are also healthy for you. For one they are extremely low calorie and if you trying to go off red meat you can easily substitute mushrooms to get the same nutrition. In one health journal I read it said mushrooms help boost your immune system too . I was so surprised to read that there are over a 1000 varieties of mushrooms? Well, we eat only a few and there a many that are poisonous. That is why it is very important to buy mushrooms from a trusted source. Unless you know what you doing; never pick a wild mushroom without being a 100 percent sure.
Secret to the Cream of mushroom soup?
Now, the secret to getting your mushrooms to blend to a smooth creamy consistency is actually to cook them slow and longer so they not just cook but get soft and tender. Only will you get a nice creamy soup or else the mushrooms blend to a grainy consistency. The slow cooking softness them so they become mush while the quick cooking keeps them kind al dante.. (for lack of a better word lol) But I think you get my point? Right?
Recipe – Cream of Mushroom Soup (Easy and homemade – nothing like it)
Things you will need
Video Recipe – Easy Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup
and finally the recipe – Cream of Mushroom Soup
500 grams Mushrooms (white or mixed variety)
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
and 1 small onion diced
plus 1 small garlic diced
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup cream
2 cup stock – chicken or vegetable (or water works too)
3 bay leaves
Saute the onion, garlic and bay leaves in the butter/oil
Add the mushrooms and salt. Saute for 5 minutes so the mushrooms will release water.
Next add flour and cook on low for a minute or two.
Pour stock and let the mixture simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes on low.
Save a few mushrooms slices for garnish then
Blend the mushroom to a smooth creamy consistency.
add the cream and the honey.
Check seasoning – add salt and pepper as needed.
then check consistency – if too thick add a little milk or water if too thin simmer for a little longer until thick.
Garnish with a few slices of mushrooms (I prompted to take out before blending)
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- 500 grams Mushrooms (white or mixed variety)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- and 1 small onion diced
- plus 1 small garlic diced
- 1 tbsp flour
- ½ cup cream
- 2 cup stock - chicken or vegetable (or water works too)
- 3 bay leaves
- Saute the onion, garlic and bay leaves in the butter/oil
- Add the mushrooms and salt. Saute for 5 minutes so the mushrooms will release water.
- Next add flour and cook on low for a minute or two.
- Pour stock and let the mixture simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes on low.
- Save a few mushrooms slices for garnish then
- Blend the mushroom to a smooth creamy consistency.
- add the cream and the honey.
- Check seasoning - add salt and pepper as needed.
- then check consistency - if too thick add a little milk or water if too thin simmer for a little longer until thick.
- Garnish with a few slices of mushrooms
Look at that…. so fulfilling! T know you wanna try it… Don’t you? I thin you will love it.
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