Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Homemade Organic Cream of Mushroom Soup

Here is a recipe for homemade organic cream of mushroom soup that is way better than the canned variety you buy in the store.  You can also make it without using organic ingredients, if you so desire.
Ingredients for organic Cream of Mushroom soup.
The chicken broth pictured in the glass bowl is also homemade using organic chickens.  Misty usually makes a batch every week or so when we roast two 3lb chickens for dinner.  She then takes all of  the bones and slow cooks them overnight with some other vegetables and herbs to make the broth.  Usually, it ends up being more like jello, which means it is very good chicken broth.

Maybe I can show that recipe in a future post.

As for the cream of mushroom soup, here are the ingredients which are all organic, but do not have to be:
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups chicken broth
1 glove garlic
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz mushrooms
1 small onion chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

First thing is to chop up your mushrooms and onions.  We like them chopped small, but you can chop them medium or however you like.
Chopping up the mushrooms and onions.

Next you will want to melt the butter in a pot large enough to hold it all.  We used a 5 quart pot which was more than big enough.
Melting the butter.

Next add in your mushrooms and onions and saute until the onions are soft.

Sauteing mushrooms and onions until the onions are soft.

After about six or seven minutes it should look like the below picture, depending on how high your heat is and how small you chopped the mushrooms and onions.
What your mushrooms and onions should look like after sauteing for six or seven minutes.

Next add in your flour and stir it in throughly.
Adding flour.

You can now add in the chicken broth. 
Adding in chicken broth.

While keeping it on the heat, stir in the chicken broth until it thickens a good bit.
Thickening the soup after the chicken broth is added.

Next comes the heavy cream and the rest of the seasonings.
Adding in the heavy cream.
 
Adding in the last of the heavy cream.

Now stir it all together and let it thicken a little more until it is at the consistency you like.  Serve and enjoy!
Finished Organic Cream of Mushroom Soup.

This is a very easy and quick recipe for this soup.   We will make two or three batches and then freeze it in ZipLock bags to use later on.

No store bought soup can compare and this is so much healthier.  The main reason for this blog is to share with you how easy it is to make your own. 

So next time you crave a nice bowl of Cream of Mushroom soup or have a recipe that calls for it, try this recipe and let us know whether it measures up.

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Until next time, may God bless you and keep you safe.

Thanks!
Don, Misty, and Kids...

 



14 comments:

  1. Love that you posted this! I never even thought about making my own. I see recipes often that call for cream of mushroom, but I don't like the processed, metallic taste from the canned version. This would be perfect! And just when I was thinking, "I wonder if you can freeze it?" you answered that question too. Great post; thanks for sharing!

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    1. Your welcome! We are happy that someone is going to try it. We bet that you will not be disappointed. It would be hard for us to eat it out of a can now.

      Thanks!
      Don & Misty

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  2. After reading an article this morning on the dangers of canned food and Thanksgiving less than a week away, I am so glad to have found this!! I have most of the ingredients already, can't wait to try!

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    1. After you make it please let us know what you think.

      We feel you will be very satisfied with the results.

      Thanks!
      Don

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  3. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you, thank you for sharing.

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    1. We are happy you like it.

      Your Welcome!
      Don

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  4. This was amazing!! My SUPER picky eater who claims she doesnt like mushrooms, ate two bowls of this all by itself! I was wondering if this would work for a base for other types of cream of.. soups? for example if were to replace the mushrooms with broccoli?? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Shannon,

      Yes, you can use this as a base for other type of 'cream of' soups like broccoli and chicken. You may have to play around with it some to get it to taste the way you like, but it will work fine.

      We are glad you like it.

      Thanks!
      Don

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  5. My husband is lactose intolerant. What can I use instead of cream? How would soy milk or almond milk taste in it?

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    1. We could not answer that since we have not tried anything other than heavy cream. You could try using Tofu and Soy milk by blending then together until smooth. Not sure of the proportions,so you would have to play with it.

      We would be interested to know whether it works or not so other would also know.

      Thanks!
      Don and Misty Lively

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  6. Mushrooms are so delicious, and anything with double mushrooms must be doubly so. And you've managed to photograph mushroom soup in a way that doesn't make it look like mud -- now that takes skill!

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    1. I do not know about skill, but I'm happy you enjoyed the blog. We enjoy this soup very much and never buy it in cans anymore.

      Thanks!
      Don

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  7. Made this tonight, it was perfect. I did add a few pinches of nutmeg for a bit more flavor. Thanks for the quick yummy recipe!

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