Mushrooms are the politics are food. Everyone has an opinion about mushrooms. You love them, you don’t like them, you can only eat them raw or you can only eat them cooked.
So many opinions.
My opinion? I love them. I can eat them raw in salads or cooked on pizzas. When I saw this recipe on Cafe Delite’s page, I knew I would love this.
I’ve never had homemade cream of mushroom soup. I’ve always consumed it via Campbell’s canned soup containers. So, I was very excited to take on this soup.
Two things I would encourage you with before making this recipe:
- Slice your mushrooms. Yes, it takes more time but, I think, most precut mushrooms are cut just a little too thick.
- Don’t be intimidated by the Marsala wine. I happened to have some to use but if you don’t have any, no big deal.
I fully recommend having some crusty bread with this soup. It’s definitely necessary.
Note: This could be made Keto by using a Keto-Friendly flour substitute.
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
What You Will Need:
- 4 Tablespoons of Butter
- 1 Tablespoon of Oil (I used olive oil.)
- 2 Medium-sized Onions, diced
- 1 1/2 pounds of Baby Bella or Brown Mushrooms, sliced
- 4 Teaspoons of Dried Thyme
- 1 Teaspoon of Dried Parsley
- 1/2 cup of Marsala Wine (I used red but you can also use white.)
- 6 Tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour (You could use a Keto-Friendly flour to make it Keto.)
- 4 cups of Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 2 Teaspoons of Salt
- 1 Teaspoon of Pepper
- 2 Beef Boullion Cubes or Beef Stock Packets
- 1 Cup of Heavy Cream
- Heat butter and oil in a large pot or dutch oven. Add onion to the pot and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, cook garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Then, cook the mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons of the dried thyme as well.
- Next, pour the Marsala wine into the pot and cook for about 3 minutes.
- Gradually add the flour to the mixture until you can no longer see any flour. Allow mixture to cook for 2 additional minutes to help rid the taste of flour.
- Then, add the stock and let it come to a boil. Turn the heat to low-medium heat and add the salt, pepper, and the beef bouillon cubes.
- *Important* Make sure to cover your pot while also keeping your soup at a nice simmer. Meaning, it’s not a full boil but smaller bubbles happening. If the heat is too high, the soup will not thicken. Allow for the soup to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the soup has begun thickening. Be sure to stir occasionally.
- Reduce the heat to low and add in the heavy cream and return to a gentle simmer for a few minutes.
- Add in the parsley and stir.
- Serve with bread and/or Parmesan if you so choose. Dobrou Chut’!
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