Condensed Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

This condensed homemade cream of mushroom soup is easy to make homemade, and it's perfect for soups, casseroles and more. Plus, it's made with all natural ingredients that are easy to customize for different diets.

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Alright, I couldn’t post about how to make homemade condensed cream of chicken soup without featuring its famous counterpart as well — condensed homemade cream of mushroom soup.

I have to be honest though.  As a kid, I detested mushrooms.  Like, absolutely hated them.  My mom loved them and occasionally tried to sneak some cream of mushroom soup into casseroles, but I would hunt down those pesky little fungi and push my plate away in protest.  Me and mushrooms did not mix.

But then one day in my early twenties, a good friend capitalized on my love of Mexican food and convinced me to try her portabello fajitas.  And lo and behold, my anti-mushroom soapbox crumbled.  And I’ve been eating and absolutely loving mushrooms ever since.

Thus, in front of the whole world wide webosphere, I have to confess:

Mom, you were right.

So for all of those years I turned up my nose at cream of mushroom soup, I offer this homemade version to make up for it.  And I have to say, it’s pretty darn good.  :)

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As with the recipe earlier this week for condensed cream of chicken soup, this condensed homemade cream of mushroom soup is SUPER easy to make.  And as opposed to the famous stuff in the can, it’s preservative-free and made with normal, natural ingredients that you can actually pronounce and feel better about enjoying.

But it still tastes and works in recipes just like the original stuff!  (Or if you ask me, it tastes even better!)  So bring on the soups, casseroles, scalloped potatoes, or whatever other recipes you like with the canned stuff.

Here’s how to make it:

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We begin with the most important ingredient — fresh mushrooms!!

Really, you can use just about any kind of mushrooms in this recipe.  I went with a mix of baby bella and white button mushrooms this time, and they worked perfectly.

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Bring some vegetable stock to a boil in a saucepan.  (You can go homemade or store-bought.)  Then whisk together some flour and milk in a separate bowl, and then add it to the boiling broth and stir to combine.  The soup should thicken up pretty quickly.

*Feel free to use your favorite kind of milk in this recipe, by the way.  And gluten-free flour blends also work well.

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Add in some finely chopped mushrooms and seasonings, and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes to cook the mushrooms and the flour.  Just be sure to stir it constantly so that the bottom of the pan does not burn.

And then you’re done!

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Yep, it really is that easy.  You can either use the condensed soup right away in a recipe, or pop it in a jar or airtight container to store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.  Sorry, I don’t recommend this recipe for canning or freezing — it is meant to be used fairly quickly and not stored.

Also please note that this is a condensed soup and is not meant to be eaten plain.  But adding it to a green bean casserole?  Or some scalloped potatoes?  Or even whisking it with equal parts milk to make a simple soup?  Bring it on.

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Trust me, after you try this, you will happily bid farewell to those processed canned versions at the grocery store.  Cheers to homemade!

Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup | gimmesomeoven.com

Condensed Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Condensed cream of mushroom soup is easy to make homemade, and you can feel better knowing what actually goes into it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup vegetable stock
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely-chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. celery seed (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. dried thyme

Directions:

Add vegetable stock to a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.

In a separate bowl, whisk together milk and flour until the flour is dissolved.

Slowly pour the milk mixture into the boiling vegetable stock, whisking to combine. Whisk in the mushrooms and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to medium, and bring the mixture back to a very low boil, stirring constantly so that the bottom of the pan does not burn. Let the mixture boil for about 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove pan from heat.

Either use the condensed soup in a recipe immediately, or transfer it to airtight containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

*This recipe is NOT meant to be consumed as-is. It is a concentrated soup, which means that it either needs to be diluted to be eaten as a soup, or mixed into a recipe that calls for condensed soup. :)

*I also made a double batch for the photos.

*Recipe very slightly adapted from Tammy's Recipes and Pinch of Yum.
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  1. Brittany — November 25, 2015 @ 1:34 pm (#)

    Thank you!! I successfully made this recipe dairy free and gluten free!! I used almond milk (unsweetened, original) and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 baking flour. I used the exact measurements, except I doubled them. It was thick and creamy and full of flavor! And so beyond easy!!
    I found your blog a few times on different recipes on pinterest and love the photos, recipes, and writing. This is the first thing I’ve made and YUM! I have FODMAP intolerances and I am still nursing my baby that has a severe milk protein allergy. I have eaten a paleo diet for a few years now, but will occasionally use gluten free flour mixes instead of almond flour because of my FODMAP issue. This year for thanksgiving dinner my husband requested green bean casserole like his mom used to make instead of my usual green bean cranberry almond balsamic dish. I thought, there is no way I am making that processed junk unless I can make it all natural and flavorful. Being raised on condensed processed food my hubby has been slow to come around to all natural cooking, because it’s not like his moms. Today I made the condensed cream of mushroom and my biggest critic actually liked it! He is really excited that I am making his favorite dish and can’t wait for tomorrow!
    Thank you again, I look forward to making more of your recipes. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 29th, 2015 @ 9:50 am

      Yay, that’s awesome Brittany! Thanks so much for sharing with us – we’re especially happy to hear this was a hit with your husband! :) We hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Magda Flechner — December 8, 2015 @ 9:32 pm (#)

    I love your recepies.  They are very easy to make and absolutely delicious.  Thank you very much for sharing.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 9th, 2015 @ 9:19 am

      Thanks Magda, that’s so very sweet of you — we’re happy you’re a fan! :)

  3. Karie — December 28, 2015 @ 9:35 pm (#)

    I have made large batches of this recipe and frozen in quart size bags (about 2 cans worth)…very handy for casseroles, pastas, etc! yum!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 30th, 2015 @ 11:49 am

      Awesome Karie, we’re so happy you like the recipe! :)

  4. Amber — December 30, 2015 @ 5:28 pm (#)

    I found this recipe right before thanksgiving and it gave me SO much to be grateful for!  My son and I are lactose intollerant (him more than me) so I was scrambling on how I could still let him enjoy green bean casserole.  I found this recipe and just substituted lactose free milk and tada! And it was a hit with the ENTIRE family! I’m making it tonight to smother pork chops. I can not tell you how much I LOVE this recipe!  Thank you! Also I did simmer half of the mushrooms in the broth to kind of bring out the flavor more. Either way its amazing. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 30th, 2015 @ 8:40 pm

      Thanks for sharing Amber, we’re so happy this was a hit with your family! :D

  5. Traci Flatt — March 18, 2016 @ 1:38 pm (#)

    After cooled, can this be sealed in jar as in canning? Would love to make a large batch if I can.
    Thank you. Love your pins!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 19th, 2016 @ 10:42 pm

      Hi Traci! Hmmm, we’re not sure, as we haven’t tried that. However, this should last for about a week or so in the fridge, and you can also freeze it (should be good for about two months). We hope you enjoy!

  6. Ludavia @ Nifty Betty — March 18, 2016 @ 7:40 pm (#)

    This was so easy and delicious. I forgot the cream of mushroom soup for my casserole. Looked up a DIY recipe. Found yours. Had everything for it. And Voila! Way better than the can! Of course! Everything is better homemade!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 20th, 2016 @ 8:47 am

      Thanks, we’re so glad you enjoyed this! And yes, we totally agree, homemade is better! :)

  7. Anna Hach — March 20, 2016 @ 10:23 pm (#)

    I made this tonight for my husband, it’s one of his favorite soups. He is on a strict low sodium diet and can soups are way too much. ..I just left the salt out and add 2tbls of unsalted butter and wolaa. ..he loves it. Thanks so much…I bookmarked the page so I can make it over and over.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 21st, 2016 @ 11:35 am

      We’re so glad to hear he enjoyed this Anna! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

  8. Tracy — April 21, 2016 @ 5:11 pm (#)

    Awesome! This turned out great, even my anti-mushroom hubby liked it! Thanks for a great (and easy) home made recipe! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 22nd, 2016 @ 8:17 am

      Thanks Tracy — we’re so glad you and your husband enjoyed it! :)

  9. mary — April 30, 2016 @ 2:31 pm (#)

    How to use this in a receipe. Some ideals would be great

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — May 1st, 2016 @ 11:59 am

      Hi Mary — we love using it in casseroles!

  10. Rachel — May 26, 2016 @ 12:27 pm (#)

    Do you think that you could be canned? 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — May 27th, 2016 @ 3:28 pm

      Hi Rachel! We haven’t tried canning this ourselves, so we’re not 100% sure, but we do know you can freeze it! We hope you enjoy!

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