Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup
I never order soup in a restaurant.. Just not really a soup kind of gal, but I never realized how popular soup was until I opened a restaurant. I could count on 2 hands the different soups I made before opening TaylorMade Market. Now I have lost count. Daily phone calls: What is the Soup of the Day? was a HIGH demand item.. So we always had 2-3 choices everyday. Something for the vegetarians & vegans as well.
It didn’t matter that we lived in Florida and it was 110* degrees outside, people still wanted soup.
We made hot soups, chilled soups, pureed soups, chunky soup, soups you have never heard of because we made them up. Roasted Brussels Sprout & Brie Soup, Caramelized Cauliflower Coconut curry, Peanut Thai Veg, Sweet Potato Stew, BBQ Corn Chili, etc.
This is THE BEST Cream of Mushroom soup I have ever tasted. We made this soup just for the Green Bean Casserole. I had an argument with a friend regarding the cost effectiveness and my wasted time (as she put it) of using this homemade soup in my recipe instead of the normal can of campbells mushroom soup. She said “You can’t even taste the difference”. I asked, How do you know? You haven’t even tried mine! It’s really hard to argue a point with someone that has reached a verdict before testing both sides. So I helped her to make a REAL decision. I showed up at her house with two green bean casseroles. One with my homemade soup and one with the can. Guess which one was the winner? HANDS DOWN – Not even a question. She humbly asked if I would leave the rest of the winning pan with her. Besides the fresh green beans from the farmers market, The homemade mushroom soup was the only secret to my green bean casserole.
I would like to put a disclaimer that this soup is DELICIOUS but not figure friendly.
Butter, Cream – you know where I am going with this. Just have a salad with the soup, it will cancel out the calories.. haha
I personally like both textures (and look) of mushrooms in the soup. I slice half the mushrooms and chop the other half. but feel free to use the mushroom however you would like.
My kids LOVE this soup, everyone does. Well, almost. I’ve only met one person who didn’t like this soup. I won’t mention names, but out of the hundreds of compliments I received on this recipe.. Why do I remember your one complaint? I guess it goes to show that you can be the most beautiful, fresh picked, best tasting peach in the world, but there is someone out there that doesn’t like peaches.
So what if you are not a fan of mushroom soup?
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