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Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe
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After looking at a lot of different methods for making healthy, homemade cream of mushroom soup, I finally landed on a method that works really well. This recipe yeilds a concentrate equal to one can of cream of mushroom. The make-ahead part is the frozen mushroom cubes, which blend together with the thickened milk quickly when you need it. Yields: one dozen mushroom cubes = 1 dozen cans of cream of mushroom soup. If you're into trim & healthy eating, these cubes only contain a half t. of fat each, so they're a great fuel pull option to add to any dish!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 12
  • 2T butter
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped fine
  • 2 t. lemon juice (fresh or from the bottle)
  • 1 t. worcestershire sauce
  • 2 T. minced shallots or onion
  • 1 T. chopped fresh thyme or 1 t. dry thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 t. salt
  • ½ t. pepper
  1. Melt butter in a large frying pan.
  2. Stir in mushrooms, lemon juice, Worcestershire, shallots, and spices.
  3. Sauté over medium heat until liquid is evaporated and mushrooms are fragrant. Divide into 12 parts or spoon into an ice cube tray and freeze.
  4. Store frozen cubes in an airtight container or freezer bag; label with recipe for using.
To Use Cubes as Cream of Mushroom Concentrate:
  1. One T. butter
  2. ¼ c. flour
  3. One c. milk (or ½ c. broth and ½ c. milk)Melt 2 T. butter and stir in ¼ c. flour. Add a frozen cube of mushrooms, and 1 c. of milk. Stir and heat through until thickened. This process can be done in the pan with the rest of the recipe.
Trim & Healthy Cream of Mushroom Concentrate:
  1. One half to 1 t. glucomannan thickener
  2. One soup cube
  3. Half c. unsweetened almond milk (FP version for E or FP dishes); or use half & half or heavy cream (S version)
  4. Half c. ff chicken brothMelt mushroom cube in small saucepan. Add the one cup of liquids of your choice, and warm to a low simmer. Carefully and lightly sprinkle the glucomannan over the surface of the liquid while whisking to prevent clumps. When thickened, add to your dish, or dilute with an additional 1 cup of broth or liquid of your choice to make a yummy cream of mushroom soup.
Recipe by Gwen's Nest at https://gwens-nest.com/cream-of-mushroom-soup-recipe/