Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (2024)

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This Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe makes the best cream of mushroom soup from scratch. Use it for casseroles, sauces, and soups! It's so easy to make and so much better than from a can.

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Why This Recipe Works

Comfort food season is upon us and I am so excited for it! Cream casseroles, soups, and sauces will appear in our meal planning. I have the perfect homemade version of a canned classic that most likely is in our pantry. This homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup is a must-try DIY recipe.

I love recipes for pantry staples like cream of soup. They are so much better than the stuff from a can and so much healthier for you since it's made from all-natural ingredients. Use this cream of soup in any recipe you would typically use the canned version.

Why this recipe is the best?

I made sure that this homemade cream of mushroom soup had a ton of flavor so I used 8 ounces of mushrooms ( think the usual size container you can buy in your grocery store ). It is also accidentally gluten-free since I didn't use flour but rather cornstarch. It is my secret ingredient to smooth and silky sauces. Flour can easily clump up and it's quite impossible to get rid of them, even if you try to blend the mixture in your blender. Using cornstarch is so much better and easier.

This is the best substitute for the store-bought, canned cream of mushroom soup.

Ingredients:

  • mushrooms - I used baby Bella mushrooms. White mushrooms can be used as well.
  • garlic and onion - This combo pairs well with mushrooms and adds rich flavor.
  • butter and oil - My favorite combo for sauteing vegetables, especially mushrooms.
  • soy sauce - This is my secret ingredient. It adds a deep, salty flavor to the condensed soup. Use coconut aminos to make the soup gluten-free.
  • cornstarch - Helps thicken the mixture and allows for a smooth texture.
  • half and half - It makes the soup creamy and rich. It's a mix of equal amounts of heavy cream and milk, so if you can't find it in a store, you can easily make your own.
  • stock - Use chicken or vegetable stock or even broth.

How to make homemade cream of mushroom soup?

  • To make a condensed cream of soup, simply saute garlic and onion in a butter and olive oil mixture.
  • Add mushrooms and cook until soft and fragrant.
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  • Add cornstarch and half and half mixture and cook until thick.
  • Cool completely and transfer to a glass jar. Cover and store for up to 1 week.
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How to use it?

You can use it in casseroles, like a family favorite Green Bean Casserole, or turn it into a mushroom sauce to pour over chicken ( it would be perfect for our Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken and it will save you a step! ) or add chicken or vegetable stock and make a creamy mushroom soup.

Common questions:

Can this soup be canned?

If you have experience in canning creamy soups, by all means, go for it. I do not so I can't promise results. Also, from what I have learned, canning soups that contain dairy can be tricky in a home setting.

Can I freeze it?

From my experience, any soup or sauce that is made with milk or cream tends to separate when frozen. This will cause the texture to be grainy.

Can I make it dairy-free?

If you are looking for a lactose-free option, use soy, almond or cashew milk. The last one is the creamiest.

Can I use flour instead of cornstarch?

Yes, feel free to substitute flour for the cornstarch. Use 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour to make the cream of soup.

More homemade sauce recipes:

  • Simple Marinara Sauce Recipe
  • Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce
  • Homemade Pizza Sauce
  • Mushroom Sauce (fail-proof recipe)
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Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

Author: Anna

This Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe makes the best cream of mushroom soup from scratch. Use it for casseroles, sauces, and soups! It's so easy to make and so much better than from a can.

5 from 5 votes

Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 25 minutes mins

Course Main Dish

Cuisine American

Servings 1 servings

Calories 560 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz. mushrooms baby bella or white , cleaned and sliced
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup half and half see note
  • ½ cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, heat up oil and butter.

    1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • Add garlic and onion and saute until onion is almost translucent.

    2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 small onion

  • Add sliced mushrooms and cook until soft and fragrant, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir often.

    8 oz. mushrooms

  • Add soy sauce and stir well.

    1 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • In a measuring cup, whisk together cornstarch, half and half and stock. Add to mushrooms. Cook over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens.

    2 Tablespoons cornstarch, ½ cup half and half, ½ cup vegetable or chicken stock

  • Season mixture with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and cool completely.

    ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • Transfer into a glass jar or a container with lid. Store in fridge for up to 1 week. Stir before using.

Notes

  • I made sure that this sauce had a ton of flavor so I used 8 oz. of mushrooms ( think the usual size container you can buy in your grocery store ). It is also accidentally gluten-free since I didn't use flour but rather cornstarch. It is my secret ingredient to smooth and silky sauces.
  • You can use it in casseroles, like a family favorite Green Bean Casserole, or turn it into a mushroom sauce to pour over chicken ( it would be perfect for our Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken and it will save you a step! ) or add chicken or vegetable stock and make a creamy mushroom soup.
  • To make a sauce, use half of the mixture and add enough stock to get the desired consistency. Heat up and serve.
  • Half and half is a mixture of light cream and whole milk. You can find it in the dairy section of your grocery store, near coffee creamers.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1654mg | Potassium: 1039mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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  1. Jacquie says

    Could you pressure can this recipe? Thank

    Reply

    • Anna says

      Hi Jacquie! I did not try to pressure can this recipe but if someone does, I am sure they will share their method.

      Reply

  2. Krista B says

    This recipe saved my day!! I ran out of cream of mushroom soup and use it A LOT. Found your recipe and wanted to make a quick beef stroganoff. I substituted the chicken stock for beef. Oh my yummy. Awesome and a must try!!

    Reply

  3. kimberly says

    Has anyone froze this?

    Reply

  4. Regina says

    Hi, Anna! Great recipe. I intend to freeze some to see if it will hold flavor and texture. It should not be home canned, as creamy foods can't be safely canned using home equipment. Also, most celiac patients are aware that soy sauce contains wheat. Coconut aminos can be purchased at Walmart and, minus the belly ache, tastes virtually the same.

    Reply

    • Viola says

      How did it taste after being frozen?

      Reply

  5. MaryAnn Coy says

    Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (14)
    I use a butter/Ghee, & whole wheat flour roux. Organic Soy Milk is thickened with the browned butter/WW Flour roux to a Cream
    Sauce, using my microwave. Cooked into roux it won't lump much. But strain if you like. It's much easier to find Non-GMO flour than to find Non-GMO cornstarch. I have a couple of Creamy Mushroom Soup recipes but neither is simple. Been making LS broth gravy to sub for the canned soups for awhile now. Has any
    body tried freezing or canning this yet?

    Reply

    • Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet says

      Hi MaryAnn! Thank you for sharing your substitutions. I know it will be helpful to others. I don't have experience with canning so it's hard for me to say if it will work. Sorry!

      Reply

  6. Gabriella says

    I made it tonight for my dinner.Delicious !! I added more broth to make it a soup. I tried other recipes like this but not one had soy sauce. Anyway it was quick and delicious. By the way I avoid Campbell 's canned stuff , it's awful.

    Reply

  7. Micheal Ronel says

    Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (15)
    Wow, looks great. Lovely mushroom soup. Can't wait to try at my home. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

    • Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet says

      You are welcome!

      Reply

  8. Luanne King says

    Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (16)
    Can you put this in seal a meal bags and freeze it?

    Reply

  9. Tiffany says

    Awesome recipe! I hate canned soup because of all the nasty additives.
    Would it make a difference if I used flour instead of corn starch?

    Reply

    • Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet says

      Hi Tiffany! Flour works great too! I just prefer cornstarch. Thank you so much for the comment! I hope you love it!

      Reply

  10. Robyn says

    This recipe looks delicious. Can’t something be substituted for the half n half. Because of a dairy allergy?

    Reply

    • Tiffany says

      I would use whatever lactose free milk you usually drink. But cashew milk is the creamiest of the not milks, and would probably substitute the best.
      Hope this helps.

      Reply

    • Betsie says

      I always keep cashew milk in my freezer. I just blend cashews with a bit of milk and use it to add to creamy mash potatoes or any recipe asking for milk, half and half or heavy cream. I even sneak it into my husbands creamy chicken and he doesn’t notice.

      Reply

  11. Lori says

    Looks wonderful! How many ounces are in the finished product? 16?
    Thanks!

    Reply

  12. Janna says

    Can you put this in the freezer?

    Reply

  13. Julie says

    Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (17)
    This is perfect! I hate the canned stuff and always wanted to be able to make cream of mushroom soup from scratch. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Reply

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