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Cream of Mushroom Soup

This comforting Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe is loaded with fresh mushrooms, a hint of thyme and a splash of sherry for extra flavor.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 483.31kcal
Author Dina


  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 medium carrots diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 medium shallots diced (about 1 1/2 cup)
  • 24 oz baby Bella mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry sherry
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb puff pastry optional
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp water for egg wash


  • In a heavy-bottomed pot, melt 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter and saute 2 diced shallots and 2 minced garlic over medium heat until the shallots become translucent.
  • Add in 2 diced carrots and stir for about 2 minutes. Add 24 ounces of sliced mushrooms and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. Then stir in 1/2 tsp dried thyme and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low and add 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp flour and cook for 2-3 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.
  • Bring the heat to high and slowly pour 1 cup of dry sherry and keep stirring until the wine has evaporated. (About 3-4 minutes).
  • Pour in 6 cups of chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Now add in 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream and 2 tsp salt and cook for another 3 minutes to bring all the flavors out.
  • If you want to make this soup a little fancier, you can roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry cut a circular piece of thawed puff pastry and place it on top of an oven-safe soup bowl. Pinch the sides of the puff pastry around the soup bowl. Tip: place the oven-safe soup bowls upside down on top of the puff pastry as a guide before cutting it out.
  • Combine 1 egg and 2 tsp water and brush the tops and sides of the puff pastry. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.



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Calories: 483.31kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.7g | Protein: 8.44g | Fat: 31.67g | Saturated Fat: 13.02g | Cholesterol: 58.88mg | Sodium: 1122.79mg | Potassium: 553.35mg | Fiber: 1.99g | Sugar: 2.8g | Vitamin A: 2534.2IU | Vitamin C: 11.28mg | Calcium: 52.67mg | Iron: 2.7mg