Cream of Mushroom Soup

This recipe will knock your socks off, literally. It is creamy, full of flavor, and ridiculously easy to make. Start to finish, making this Cream of Mushroom Soup takes under ten minutes. As as it is concentrated, you can use it in recipes or add more water and serve as a soup. Skip buying canned soup, make your own, and impress anyone you serve this to! As a result, our dinner for the night was French Onion Beef Casserole with homemade cream of mushroom soup as a sauce base, at it was amazing.

Elliana in unicorn headband by stove with cream of mushroom soup ingredietns
Princess Unicorn was helping me make soup today!

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Published November 10, 2021
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Cost to make this recipe

Most recipes I make cost WAY less than buying it from a restaurant or a grocery store pre-made. This recipe, however, does not cost less than buying it from a store. But what you pay for increased price you will be paid back for in a way better flavor and result. Myself, I cannot stand the taste of canned cream of mushroom soup anymore. Just like homemade alfredo sauce, once you make it from scratch, you will never want to go back to canned. Making delicious meals from scratch and also finding recipes that replace canned or premade foods is the best and worst. For example, it is the best because foods taste amazing again and are so much cheaper, and the worst because you then have to make all of the food.

Butter $0.12
Mushrooms $1.99
Minced Onion $0.05
Minced Garlic $0.25
Chicken Broth $0.10
Milk $0.07
Flour $0.01

To make one batch of this soup, the cost is $2.59.
I doubled the recipe, so my cost was $5.18 for three cups of cream of mushroom soup concentrate for a total of 38-ounces. Compared to canned, I made basically the cost of three cans of soup for the cost of $1.71 each.
One can of cream of mushroom soup at ALDI is $0.59. At any other store, a name brand can of soup costs $1.69 for 10-ounces.
An alternative to white cap mushrooms would be to use portabella mushrooms instead. To use these instead of white cap mushrooms, make sure to remove the stems as they can get tough and not cook down the same. Also, if the ribs on the underside of portabella mushrooms are large, use a teaspoon and scrape them off as they can cause the soup to turn a dark brown color.

Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

Ingredients

1 Tbsp butter
8-oz white mushrooms
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup milk

ingredients to make cream of mushroom soup
All your ingredients.

Directions

1. Wipe any residue off of the mushrooms and dice so the mushrooms are tiny pieces. Typically, I dice them, but to save time I tried using my Cuisinart Food Processor, however this worked amazingly well and had 2-pints of mushrooms cut up tiny in half a minute.

2. Firstly, in a large saucepan, melt 1 Tablespoon butter on medium-high heat.

butter melting in large saucepan on stove
Melt butter.

3. Secondly, add mushrooms to the pan and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until the mushrooms release most of their liquid. The liquid will be evaporated when you slide a spatula through them and no liquids run in the path.

4. Thirdly, add both onion and garlic powders to the mushrooms when the liquid is released. Typically I use powdered seasoning, but today used 2 garlic cloves that were minced and 1 tsp minced onion. Whichever you choose, stir to combine and then blend into the mushrooms.
If you choose to use minced garlic, leave it cooking in the center of the pan until fragrant before stirring.

5. Fourthly, add chicken, beef or vegetable broth to the mushrooms and bring to a simmer. My new favorite stock is L.B. Jamison’s soup base, and with just 2 tsp per cup of water, you can make stock, gravy, soup, alfredo and more. This step is where you can choose to then use vegetable stock to make a vegetarian version of this cream of mushroom soup.

6. Then ,in a medium bowl, whisk together the 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 cup milk until smooth.

7. Finally, pour the milk and flour mixture into the mushrooms on medium heat and whisk until combined. Cook until thickened, whisking until it is all completely blended.

add milk and flour mixture to cream of mushroom soup in large saucepan and whisk together

That is it! Just seven quick steps to make your own cream of mushroom soup. Once you make this recipe, you will not want to buy canned soup again as this has so much more flavor.
Use it as you would with canned cream of mushroom soup, as this recipe is concentrated just like store-bought. Just tastier. Tonight for dinner, we are having French Onion Beef Casserole, using cream of mushroom soup as the sauce base. By adding Greek yogurt and more milk or water, the soup becomes an incredibly creamy and flavorful sauce. Click the link below for my recipe for French Onion Beef Casserole.
Enjoy!
~Monica

Recipe for Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Ingredients

1 Tbsp butter
8-oz white mushrooms
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup milk

Directions for Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

1. Wipe any residue off of the mushrooms and then mince or dice into tiny pieces. For example, today I used my Cuisinart Food Processor with the blade attachment.
2. Firstly, in a large saucepan, melt 1 Tablespoon butter on medium-high heat.
3. Secondly, add mushrooms to the pan and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until the mushrooms release most of their liquid.
4. Thirdly, add both onion and garlic powders to the mushrooms when the liquid is released.
5. Fourthly, add chicken, beef or vegetable broth to the mushrooms and bring to a simmer.
6. Then in a medium bowl, whisk together the 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 cup milk until smooth.
7. Finally, pour the milk and flour mixture into the mushrooms on medium heat and whisk until combined. Cook until thickened, whisking until it is all completely blended.

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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