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This delicious and rich cream of mushroom soup is easy to make all in one pot and is so hearty and comforting. Perfect for make ahead and freezer meals.

Cream of mushroom soup in a dutch oven.

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Soup season is well and truly here, and this cream of mushroom soup is a tried and tested classic recipe.

Earthy and full of flavor, it’s so easy to make a batch and it’s perfect to serve as an appetizer or as a main with some crusty bread. If you are after a comforting family meal, this has go to you covered!

If you love mushrooms as much as we do, be sure to check out my Creamy Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto and Zucchini Mushroom Chicken.

How to make cream of mushroom soup

  • Prep and cut up your veggies.
The chopped vegetables on a board.
  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and celery and sauté until softened, about 4 minutes.
Onion and celery cooking in a pot.
  • Add mushrooms, thyme, marjoram and stir for about 10-15 minutes, until mushrooms have softened and reduced in volume.
Mushrooms and herbs added to the pot.
The mushrooms cooked down in the pot.
  • Sprinkle four over the mixture and stir for about 2 minutes to allow the flour to cook.
The flour mixture added to the mushrooms.
Mushrooms cooked with he flour mixture.
  • Stir in chicken broth and simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until the mixture has reduced.
The soup simmering in the pot.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in heavy cream.
Pouring the cream into the soup.
  • Allow mixture to simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy.
A wooden spoon in a pot of cream of mushroom soup.

Can you make it vegetarian?

Yes, you can easily make this soup meat-free by swapping the chicken broth for vegetable stock. You can use just water, but it won’t be as well seasoned.

How long does it keep?

Soup is such a great make ahead meal, I love to cook a batch on a Sunday for easy to grab lunches throughout the week. Once you have made it, let it cool to room temperature before transferring to an airtight container. It will keep well in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.

Reheat the soup on a low heat on the stovetop, stirring occasionally to serve.

Can you freeze it?

Yes! Soup is a great freezer meal. You can freeze this cream of mushroom soup in ziplock bags or an airtight container, but I like to freeze it in jumbo ice cube trays, that way I don’t have to defrost all of the recipe each time I want some.

Frozen soup can either be thawed in the fridge overnight to reheat or you can slowly heat it straight from frozen.

Be sure to stir the soup when you reheat it so that the cream doesn’t separate.

The mushroom soup in a large ice cube tray.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Make the soup in a heavy bottomed pan or dutch oven. This will help to distribute the heat more evenly so that the bottom doesn’t get scorched.
  • For a smoother soup, use an immersion blender or standing blender to blend the soup together.
  • Taste the soup before serving and adjust the salt and pepper to suit your tastes.

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Watch this video tutorial and see how I make this soup from start to finish.

Cream of mushroom soup in a dutch oven.
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Cream of Mushroom Soup

This delicious and rich cream of mushroom soup is easy to make all in one pot and is so hearty and comforting. Perfect for make ahead and freezer meals.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy mushroom soup recipe, how to make cream of mushroom soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 307kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 onion chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 celery stalk chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and celery and sauté until softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms, thyme, marjoram and stir for about 10-15 minutes, until mushrooms have softened and reduced in volume. Sprinkle four over the mixture and stir for about 2 minutes to allow the flour to cook.
  • Stir in chicken broth and simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until the mixture has reduced.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in heavy cream. Allow mixture to simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy.

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Notes

  • Make the soup in a heavy bottomed pan or dutch oven. This will help to distribute the heat more evenly so that the bottom doesn’t get scorched.
  • For a smoother soup, use an immersion blender or standing blender to blend the soup together.
  • Taste the soup before serving and adjust the salt and pepper to suit your tastes.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 938IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg
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Carolyn Ogram

Friday 7th of May 2021

It is delicious!! My 8yr old niece and 10yr old nephew were my soux chefs!!! Live in Alaska so I had to choose between mortgage or baby bellas! I went with button mushrooms!! My niece doesn't like Campbell's mushroom soup, but loved this one!! Matt said"bring it on"!!! Thank you for the delicious recipe!!

Tanya

Monday 10th of May 2021

Yay! So glad they liked it. Good sub with with the button mushrooms too.

Philip Kremer

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

Excellent and easy. I subbed almond flour and it was fine.

Bry

Thursday 1st of April 2021

This soup was the bomb. Very tasty, creamy and rich in flavor. First time making it, and will only make yours going forward. My entire family enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya

Thursday 1st of April 2021

Thanks Bry! So glad you like the recipe :)

Grammy Pammy

Sunday 28th of February 2021

I made this and added shredded cheddar cheese. Absolutely delicious !!!!! This is now one of my favorites. On a scale of 1-10, it's a 15 ! ! !

Brian

Sunday 28th of February 2021

Came out delicious even though I subbed beef broth for the chicken. I’m going to enjoy this over rice with pork chops. Thank you.