Wholesome Cream of Mushroom Soup


Isn’t that the way cream of mushroom soup should be?  Wholesome, nutritious, with no MSG and other chemicals.  Well the good news is when you make it from scratch not only is it wholesome but its simple.

Wholesome Cream of Mushroom Soup

6 good-sized mushrooms

1 onion

1 1/2 C. homemade chicken stock

1 1/2 C. half and half



red pepper

2 TBSP. Olive Oil

3 TBS. butter

That’s it!  That’s all you need and about 30 minutes or so………

First I get 2 cast iron pans ready on the stove (I prefer to cook with my cast iron pans when possible)

I chop up the onion and place it with some 2 TBSP. olive oil 1 TBSP. of butter in the one pan.

Then I chop up the mushrooms and place it with 2 TBSP. butter in the other pan and cook up a few minutes after the onions since the onions need to cook longer.

Once the onions have begun to carmelize I add 1 1/2 Cups of homemade chicken stock.

And then I add 1 1/2 Cups of half and half.

The next step is I salt and pepper to taste and then I add the red pepper to taste for that special flavor.

Lastly you put the sautéed mushrooms in with the onions, milk, broth and seasonings and stir it all in.  This is not a thick soup but it’s extremely flavorful and comforting.  It was a perfect meal on a cold night like we had here in North Carolina tonight.  We paired it with my husband “The Viking In My Life’s” amazing hot roast beef sandwiches on kaiser roll’s in the oven.

This would be a very easy dinner to make on a weeknight and pair with rolls, sandwich, or a salad.

Have a great week everyone!



Linked up to the following blog hops:

Homestead Barn Hop #49

Sunday Night Soup Night

Friday Food Flicks

Simple Live Thursday

Full Plate Thursday

About Lil' Suburban Homestead

We love to garden, raise chickens, cook, read and all in all run my lil' suburban homestead. We have a passion for living sustainably with the earth which can be challenging at times. We recycle, hang our clothes out on the line and raise some of our own food!
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18 Responses to Wholesome Cream of Mushroom Soup

  1. Sheryl says:

    Hi Karen,
    Im enjoying your blog so much i have awarded you the Versatile Blog Award. I know you have already been awarded but i think you derserve this award and you are one of my favorites. I enjoy all your recipes and interesting posts. Keep up the good work. You can find my link to this award and the rules here: http://www.cypresshillfarm.blogspot.com/2012/02/ive-been-awarded.html I have noticed alot of bloggers switching to the Linky connect for following, does that apply to blogspot bloggers as well ? Thanks for all your sharing…….Sheryl

  2. Bobbi says:

    Yummy! I made some the other week and it was good! I love homemade soups for dinner, so easy and much better for you than the store bought. 🙂

  3. Amanda Rose says:

    Mmm. This looks great! (And who doesn’t love cream of mushroom?) I’d be honored if you’d share this post on our new weekly link up — Friday Food Flicks — Amanda

  4. OMG! That sounds amazing. I love mushrooms. I think I could blend that soup after all to make it cream-like. I’m not a big fan of soups that are not cream-like. I’m just weird like that 😉
    Your recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Delish! My recent experiment with cream of mushroom didn’t turn out so well (how did I stuff that one up??) but this looks EASY, I think I’ll take your approach next time 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!

  6. Mark says:

    Looks amazing

  7. I would suggest using more mushrooms!! They are high in vitamin D and good for you.

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Karen Lynn,
    Your soup looks delicious, just perfect for a cold winters day! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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