Cream of Mushroom Soup is easy to make and a lot healthier than canned pre-made soup! No extra preservatives, just good seasonings!
There are a lot of recipes that call for cream of mushroom. It’s a great creamy base that binds all the goodies in a casserole perfectly, so keep this Homemade Mushroom Soup handy!
There is going to be a time when you start to put a casserole dish together, and just when you are about finished combining the ingredients, you’ll go to your pantry for a can of condensed soup, and realize that you forgot to replenish your stock!
Unless you have a very new driver in the house, no one will want to go to the grocery store for that one item. Trust me!
Healthy Mushroom Soup
My food pantry is tight, so shelf real estate is prime, making it necessary to quit replacing pre-made soups. As long as I have milk and a few stocked spices, I make my own!
I get that we are used to the convenience of opening a can of ready made soup. It’s easy.
Although, this homemade version is also super simple too! Even if you have plenty of food storage space, homemade everything always tastes better!
It’s much healthier too because A, it’s super fresh!
And B, we don’t add any unnecessary ingredients to the meal like monosodium glutamate, dextrose or corn syrup, which are additives some manufacturers include in their soups.
Soup Cooking Star
Plus, having this useful culinary knowledge in your cooking repertoire boosts you to a whole new foodie level. Am I right?!!
More importantly, you’re going to feel like a cooking star when your milk quickly turns into a thick soup!
Bask in that thought for a moment 🙂
Gather The Ingredients:
- all-purpose flour – see below for a Keto substitution
- chicken broth
- onion, diced
- mushrooms, diced
- garlic powder
- salt & pepper
- poultry seasoning
- parsley, dried
What Type Of Mushrooms Should Be used?
The white button mushrooms that can be found at all grocery stores provide great results in this soup recipe.
For additional flavor, feel free to add a combination of mushrooms like portobellos, cremini also known as baby portobellos, and shiitake mushrooms, which are also easy to find in most grocery stores.
Can This Soup Be Adapted For Keto and Low Carb Diets?
Yes! This recipe can be slightly modified to meet Keto and low carb followers macronutrients.
Keep in mind that this recipe is made with only 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, which is about 23 carbs for the 5 cups of soup.
To thicken this recipe without the flour, replace the flour with cream cheese. An additional thickener that will work is psyllium husk (start with 2 tablespoons and adjust to your preference).
Recipes Using Creamy Mushroom Soup
- Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole – Easy comfort food made in a skillet.
- Tuna Casserole with Egg Noodles – Family favorite casserole dish with albacore tuna, cheese and topped with bread crumbs.
- Green Bean Casserole – Make this casserole in advance for a time saving side dish.
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup onion, diced
- 1/3 cup mushrooms, diced
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon parsley, dried
Homemade poultry seasoning recipe can be found here).
Recipe makes 2 1/2 cups.
Serving Size:1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 115mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 1g
Recipe adapted from Food.com