Friday, March 4, 2011

Mmmm Soup!

I'm not a big soup person but I do really like mushrooms and when it was served to me at a wedding I felt like I had to at least try it to not look weird and turns out, I loved it. I made my own based on a general recipe and now I have it at home all the time!

Cream of Mushroom  Soup
(Printable recipe)

  • 5 c. sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 c. + 1 c. chicken stock
  • 1/2 c chopped onion
  • pinch dried thyme
  • 3 TBS. butter
  • 3 TBS. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 c. half and half*
  • 1/4 c. Marsala wine
  • 1Tbsp Sherry

1) In a large sauce pan, cook mushrooms and onion in 2 c. of chicken stock with thyme until tender, approx 10-15 mins.
No the onions are not in here as they should be.
2) Let mixture cool slightly then puree in a blender or food processor (I used my Magic Bullet**) until smooth.
3) In a small bowl,  melt the butter in microwave and stir/mix/whisk in flour until smooth.
4) Scrape into sauce pan, and add all the other ingredients (1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper, 1 c. half and half, 1/4 c. Marsala wine, 1Tbsp Sherry).
5) Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and cook until thickened.
6) Add more salt/pepper to taste, then add marsala wine.

Mmmm Soup!

*I had heavy cream already so I used 1/2 c. cream and 1/2 c. whole milk. I think that's what half and half is anyway...?
** DO NOT use the Magic Bullet blender attachment. I tried this once and just got scalded because there is no actual way to seal the top. Not cool Magic Bullet! Also be careful if using a blender, I once did that and it was too full so it came out the top of that too.


  1. I would make this soup, but the Soup Nazi said "No soup for you!" and since then I just haven't been craving soup.

  2. The first thing I thought after reading the title was Mmm noodle soup! And then I scroll down and I see a strip of screenshots :) Looks yummy!

  3. Haha it was the first TV scene I could think of that had soup in it. [Not sure how I didn't think of the soup nazi]


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