Creamy Mushroom Soup

 It’s been a long time since I’ve made mushroom soup! I used to make it frequently when I was a student – I would use a dried packet mushroom soup mix and throw in some fresh sliced mushrooms. I thought it was really tasty! But back then I’d never heard of real stock, and wasn’t aware that the packet stuff probably contained all sorts of nasties like MSG.

I hand’t thought about mushroom soup in the longest time, but after seeing a few mushroom soup posts on Sunday Night Soup Night, I was inspired to try making my own mushroom soup again, but from scratch! I based my recipe on Wholesome Cream of Mushroom Soup by Lil’ Suburban Homestead because it looked so simple! I tweaked a few things to make it my own, but it was simple, and it was delicious!

Creamy Mushroom Soup

1 medium onion, finely diced
3 tablespoons butter
1 pound mushrooms (I used ½ white button, ½ cremini), sliced
½ teaspoon dried Thyme
¼ teaspoon dried Sage
¾ teaspoon (approx) sea salt
Pepper – couple shakes
2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
1 cup cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice (I used a Meyer lemon which tend to be a bit sweeter)
1 tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch mixed in a small amount of water (optional, and omit for GAPS)
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

1. Heat butter in a large pot. Add the onions and sauté for 5 minutes or so.
2. Add the sliced mushrooms and saute for a further 10 minutes.
3. Sprinkle the thyme, sage, salt and pepper over the mushrooms, then add the stock and the cream.
4. Gently simmer for 10-15 minutes.
5. Turn the heat to low and stir in the arrowroot/water mixture. This will thicken the soup slightly. Use more arrowroot if you want a thicker soup.
6. Add lemon juice to taste.
7. Serve garnished with fresh parsley

Linking to: Sunday Night Soup Night!Monday Mania @ Healthy Home Economist, Homestead Barnhop @ The Prairie HomesteadMake Your Own MondaysReal Food 101 @ Ruth’s Real FoodFat Tuesday @ Real Food ForagerTraditional Tuesdays @ Cooking Traditional FoodsReal Food Wednesdays @ Kelly the Kitchen KopHealthy 2day Wednesdays @ day2dayjoysWhole Food Wednesday @ Beyond the PeelFull Plate Thursdays @ Miz Helen’sSimple Lives Thursday @ GNOWFGLINSFight Back Friday @ Food Renegade, Freaky Friday @ Real Food FreaksFriday Food Flicks @ Traditional Foods

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6 Comment

  1. Thank you for the recipe! Since kicking the can habit, I really miss mushroom soup.

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Hi Laura, to my delight I discovered how easy it is to make healthy, tasty, homemade mushroom soup. I definitely recommend giving it a go!

  2. Debbie says: Reply

    I love mushrooms soup!! I can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe. 🙂

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Thanks Debbie! (from one Debbie to another 🙂

  3. Hi Debbie,
    It is a cold rainy day here and your Creamy Mushroom Soup looks delicious. I am so spoiled to homemade soup, it is the only kind I really like. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

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