This easy recipe turns commonplace ingredients into a wonderfully tasty soup to feed a crowd.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and mushroom in hot butter until onion is tender, about 3 minutes. Stir flour, pepper, and salt into the onion mixture. Gradually stream milk and chicken broth into mixture while stirring to incorporate.

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  • Bring the liquid to a boil; cook at a boil until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir parsley and nutmeg into the soup. Ladle soup into bowls and top each with a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 8.7g 17% DV; carbohydrates 16.5g 5% DV; fat 15g 23% DV; cholesterol 41.5mg 14% DV; sodium 314.8mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (61)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2014
I am obsessed with this soup! I made it at my restaurant and people went nutso for it! Simple ingredients turned into something magnificent. Unless you are feeding a hungry restaurant crowd, I would suggest scaling the recipe back because it makes a large quanirity as written. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2015
I scaled down to four servings. I added a small clove of crushed garlic to the onions and mushroom mixture. I used a rich skim milk (that always thickens nicely in sausage gravy) but the soup really didn't thicken up even after adding about 2 tablespoons more flour even after using the immersion blender. Tasting immediately after it was cooked I decided to sauté about 4 more ounces of sliced mushrooms to have a few whole pieces in the soup. Although this soup was decent we prefer the Golden State Mushroom soup on AR. Read More
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75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2014
I am obsessed with this soup! I made it at my restaurant and people went nutso for it! Simple ingredients turned into something magnificent. Unless you are feeding a hungry restaurant crowd, I would suggest scaling the recipe back because it makes a large quanirity as written. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2014
Used AR's "change servings" feature and scaled this down to 4 servings. Was a little shy on the milk, so I added a bit of heavy cream (maybe 1/4 cup) I had left in the fridge. Used baby bella mushrooms (1 lb), and added a little more flour to reach the mushroom soup consistency I like. I gave the soup a pretty good grind of fresh nutmeg. Although it's a subtle background flavor, I think it's essential and sets this recipe apart from others. This soup is mellow but still rich and has that earthiness that I so love in a good mushroom soup. Not only is this easy to prepare, it's DELICIOUS, and I wouldn't change a thing. Going into my Favorites folder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2015
Good job Joe! This was great stuff that Hubs and I thoroughly enjoyed! I added minced garlic to the mushroom onion mix tho’ I’m not sure I’d say it was a critical addition. Only because the milk I used was reduced-fat, I compensated by using equal parts half-and-half and milk to give it a little more richness. Loved the hint of nutmeg– it was a distinct but subtle touch. Mainly because I had them to use, I threw in some fresh chives along with the parsley – I liked the little bite of flavor they added. Had I not added the chives or the garlic, however, I doubt I would have enjoyed this any less. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2014
My first thought on tasting this was that it was lacking something but we enjoyed it. The next day it tasted even better. We scaled this down to 4 servings. The soup takes about a half hour or so to cook rather than the ten minutes it states on the recipe. The next time I fix this I will simmer the onions in the butter for 3 - 5 minutes until tender then add the mushrooms and simmer for another 10 and go on from there. This will be my go to recipe for mushroom soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2014
Amazing...really amazing. We used a mixture of morels and oyster mushrooms we picked plus some baby bells and Italian browns from the store. Followed the recipe exactly. Just amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2016
I've made this soup a couple of times and it's always been completely delicious. I served it at thanksgiving this year and it was a rave. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2015
Worth way more than 5 stars. I'm the only one in my house who eats mushrooms (I married a heathen!) but I make up for the lack by liking them A LOT and this recipe satisfies my cravings. When I'm eating a mushroom soup I want mushroom flavor not 11 herbs and spices and this recipe delivers. I scaled it down to 1 pound of mushrooms because it was just me eating it and finished the entire pot in 2 meals. The recipe is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2017
This soup is fantastic! I scaled it down to 4 servings and I wish I had made more. I followed the recipe as best I could but I made at the last minute and did not have fresh parsley so I used dried parsley. I added the dried parsley with the broth and added 1/4 cup of dry white wine. Other that that I made no other changes. My husband loved it and he is not a mushroom soup lover. We both agree that this soup will be on our monthly rotation. Thank you so much for this great recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2015
This was a very good recipe and I will be making it again. It was especially easy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2015
I scaled down to four servings. I added a small clove of crushed garlic to the onions and mushroom mixture. I used a rich skim milk (that always thickens nicely in sausage gravy) but the soup really didn't thicken up even after adding about 2 tablespoons more flour even after using the immersion blender. Tasting immediately after it was cooked I decided to sauté about 4 more ounces of sliced mushrooms to have a few whole pieces in the soup. Although this soup was decent we prefer the Golden State Mushroom soup on AR. Read More
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