Recipe: Warm and hearty cream of mushroom soup | Food

Warm, creamy and satisfying, this soup is easy to make and is filling enough for a meal. It’s made with an abundance of delicious mushrooms – stick to tried-and-true button mushrooms, or mix it up with more exotic varieties like portobello, cremini or even shiitake. Serve this heart soup with crusty French bread.

Ingredients

5 1/2 cups sliced ​​mushrooms

1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1 chopped onion

1 tsp fresh thyme or 1/8 tsp dried thyme

3 tbsp butter

3 tbsp flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground pepper

1 cup half-and-half

Instructions

– In a large pot, cook the mushrooms, broth, onion and thyme until tender, 10-15 minutes.

– Puree the mixture in the pot with a handheld mixer, or in a blender. Set aside.

– Meanwhile, heat the saucepan again and add the butter and flour, then whisk until smooth. Let cook 1 minute. Add salt, ground pepper, half-and-half and the mushroom mixture, and simmer until thickened.

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