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Country Mushroom Soup

The big fresh-mushroom flavor of this soup sets it apart from other recipes I've tried. After preparing this family favorite for guests, I frequently get recipe requests. -Elsie Cathrea, Elmira, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 to 5 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (about 1 pound)
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream or milk


  • In a 2-qt. saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in broth until smooth. Add salt, pepper and bay leaves. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, in another saucepan, saute the celery and onion in oil until tender. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Add to broth mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cream; heat through. Discard bay leaves.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 305 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 916mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Aula
    Jan 9, 2015

    This soup is soooo good!!! Perfect with whole wheat rolls, from TOH, and a salad on a snowy night. Thank you, Elsie Cathrea.

  • zippee-0415
    Oct 27, 2014

    Very good, I've been making this since 2004. One recipe usually serves three adults.

  • NevadaRose
    Feb 23, 2013

    Nice, creamy soup that was easy make. Definitely a keeper.

  • itsmitherapy
    Mar 21, 2012

    The best mushroom soup I have ever had and all I had to do was reduced the salt for my diet requrments.

  • neeseb
    Mar 13, 2012

    Very nice and simple. I usually don't mess with the recipe the first time, but I used skim milk, added garlic and reduced the oil to lower the calories. Nice flavor

  • 282778
    Dec 23, 2011

    I did not have celery but followed the recipe otherwise. I did double it and it served 4 adults with no leftovers. I have made this twice and both times it was fantastic. This soup was perfect on a cold snowy Colorado night!

  • stevennicole
    Dec 18, 2011

    very good! I didn't have celery so I used bok choy and added a little jalapeno.

  • angelasandoval
    Nov 10, 2011

    No comment left

  • LaFrenierM
    Feb 1, 2011

    It was fantastic!! I doubled the recipe ~mushrooms and all. My children thought it was "mushroom overload" so next time I'll double everything but the mushrooms. :)

  • jpopik
    Dec 2, 2010

    Absolutely delicious! Will double the recipe next time!