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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