Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tried & True Tuesday ~ Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

This week's Tried & True is a delicious one!  
The perfect meal for a cold winter's day...

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup!

Cream of Mushroom Soup

(Inspired/Adapted from Food.com)

10 ounces Fresh Mushrooms - washed and sliced
3 Tablespoons Onions, chopped (I used Yellow Onion)
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons Butter

2 Cups Chicken Broth
1/4 Cup White Wine
1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
1 Cup of Heavy Cream  (or 1 Cup of Light Cream or Half & Half)
3 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour (separated)
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg  
Salt to taste
Fresh Cracked Pepper to taste

In a large skillet, melt butter.  Add mushroom, onions and garlic.  Saute on medium to medium-high heat until onions are soft/translucent.  Next add white wine and lemon juice to deglaze pan, using a spatula.  Stir well for 2 minutes. Next add nutmeg and 2 Tablespoons of flour, coating the mushrooms and onions.  Stir the mushrooms, onions and flour well, cooking them long enough to eliminate the raw flour flavor, about 2-3 minutes.   Next, slowly add chicken broth, stirring with a whisk as you add.  Once it begins to boil, reduce heat to a simmer.  Continue to stir until soup begins to slightly thicken.  Next, add 1 Tablespoon of flour to the heavy cream, whisk well.  Slowly add cream to soup, stirring as you go.  Simmer for approximately 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until soup thickens.  Serve hot.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy with your favorite bread, rolls or crackers. 

*If you don't want to use white wine, head over to Food.com for a yummy Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe!  Click here

Helpful Soup Tips:

TheKitchn.com shows us 7 ways to make any soup creamier!
I used this broth for my Cream of Mushroom soup...so good!

Thanks for stopping by!


Marissa said...

Wow love mushrooms, so I'm sure ill love this one thanks for sharing.

Marissa said...

Love it

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Wonder if I could just substitute chicken for the shrooms, I'm not a fan! But Cream of chicken sounds yummy! And this looks so delish even as hot as it is here in FL.

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

Droooooling Mary! Seriously if I pay for you to fly over, will you be my personal chef?

This looks amazing and I love the instant and canned mushroom soup so this would be a thousand times nicer....


Maureen said...

I've been wanting to try making my own mushroom soup and this recipe looks like the one for me! Pinning.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh this one hits me right in the heart Mary (or maybe the tummy)! I love cream of Mushroom soup...such a great comfort food! And....I so love that cute little bowl with the bluebird on it!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Oh wow. That's gotta be so much better than the canned stuff. Mmmmm. So yummy!

Mary said...

Thanks so much for the visit, Marissa! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Mary said...

Thank you!

Mary said...

Hi Lisa!

I think chicken would taste great, especially with the white wine! I plan on making another batch of soup this weekend...maybe I'll add some chicken! Thanks for the visit! Always fun to see you!

Mary said...

I'd love to cook for you, Nat!!!

I plan on making a "lighter" version this weekend. I'll keep you posted on how it turns out!


Mary said...

Hi Maureen!

I love cream soups! This is so much better than canned!

Thanks for the visit and pin! I hope you have a great weekend!

Mary said...

:) Yay, you noticed the bluebird on the bowl!

I love cream soups too, Danni. I am going to try to lighter version this weekend. I'm sure if I kick up the spices, I won't notice! we shall see!

Hope you are having a great Friday!!!

Mary said...

Hey Heather,

This is so much better than canned!

Have a great weekend! Thanks for the visit!

Anonymous said...

Your soup looks divine! My husband and I will love it! But where did you get your beautiful bowl? Looking for something just like this!