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Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

Homemade cream of mushroom soup recipe you can use to make green bean casserole or add to anything else. Made from scratch in your Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or on the stovetop. If you loved our air fryer mushrooms you can add some of those too for a heartier version.

Homemade Cream of Mushroom

Not feeling canned condensed soups? You can make homemade cream of mushroom pretty easily with just a few ingredients in your Instant Pot. You can use your pressure cooker on saute, or make it in a pot on the stove. Either way will turn out great. Then you’re ready to use it in some of your favorite dishes! (affiliate links present)

Simple Mushroom Soup Recipe

There are many people who veer away from canned soups because of the high sodium content. I get it. My husband has high blood pressure too and it’s always best to know exactly what’s in your food. If you make it from scratch you can adjust spices to your liking.

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With that said, when I am in a hurry I will use the Campbell’s variety.  I have a stack of cream of mushroom as well as cream of chicken ready when I don’t have milk or heavy cream on hand.

easy mushroom soup recipe

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup

You’re going to melt butter to begin with. For either method you need to set to saute on your pressure cooker, Ninja Foodi or low medium heat on your stove. This is the only function you’ll need to prepare this, no actual pressure cooking will be needed.

  • Of course you’ll need a nice looking container of fresh mushrooms too. 
  • The variety is up to you but personally I get store bought baby bellas for every recipe I create. They have a bit of a firmer texture to them and a bit more flavor. The choice is yours though really.

Ninja Foodi Cream of Mushroom Soup

You’re going to render your mushrooms and onion down like you see here. Adding diced onions is of course optional but I add them to just about everything I make so they’re a given at this house.

  • Season to taste as you wish with garlic powder, salt and pepper etc.
  • Add flour to create a thickening agent, then add your chicken broth or chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add heavy cream or milk, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for a few minutes. 
  • If you want your homemade condensed soup to be thicker add 1/4 cup more heavy cream.

Alternatively you could skip the calories and fat in the heavier cream and instead use 2 tbsp of cornstarch. Whisk that with some of your liquid and then add, bubble, and thicken that way.

how to make cream of mushroom

How do you thicken cream of mushroom soup?

That is where the flour and roux mixture comes into play. If you needed a gluten free option you could use arrowroot flour.

  1. You’re going to mix in a flour paste of sorts. Flour is used in many commercially packed soups to thicken creamy or thin broth soups. You add a bit to the butter, mushroom mix to create a sort of roux.
  2. Then when you add the heavy cream or other dairy product it will become creamy and thicker. Cream in of itself is a thickening agent. If your soup becomes a bit too thick, add a bit of milk instead to thin it out.
  3. Cornstarch mixed with a bit of cold water can be a thickening agent as well but won’t add flavor.
  4. Some may sprinkle in breadcrumbs but I don’t like the texture that creates for this recipe in particular.

What can I add to mushroom soup?

I mean think of the flavors you appreciate and go from there.

  1. Garlic — fresh garlic is best but you can use minced if that’s all you have on hand.
  2. Onions — don’t be shy about loading it up!
  3. Wine — dry red or white wines are perfect to add into this, especially if you need something to thin it out
  4. Bay leaf – some add this while simmering for added flavor
  5. Sprinkle 1/2 cup crispy onions to the top when done and served!

Want to add larger chunks and more of them into your mix? Make Instant Pot mushrooms beforehand and fold together at the end.

instant pot cream of mushroom

Make your own cream of mushroom

As I said, you can use a saucepan or make Instant Pot cream of mushroom soup. You can enjoy it as is just like that or make another recipe with it entirely. Thick and creamy it adds a lot of moisture to meats if cooked inside of it.

Our most favorite choice to use this with would be Chicken and Cream of Mushroom Soup. I mean so delicious as it is submerged and warmed all day in your slow cooker this way.

  1. Butter
  2. Mushrooms
  3. Onion
  4. Flour
  5. Heavy cream or milk
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. Minced garlic
  8. Broth

Either chicken or vegetable broth could be used depending on your preference really. I have made this dairy free with almond milk or coconut. With that I use a bit of a thickener like cornstarch to get the right consistency.

ninja foodi cream of mushroom

What can you eat with cream of mushroom soup?

I typically don’t make this as a main entree, but rather an ingredient to make another recipe. If you were though, this pull apart bread would make it a complete meal in my house. If you’re serving this for a crowd you could make a large batch and transfer to your slow cooker. Keep on warm so people can enjoy throughout the day.

Recipes using cream of mushroom soup

Beef stroganoff casserole made in the oven is amazing using this with chuck roast or really any cut you have on hand sliced into strips.

This just brings a soft and creaminess to really any dish.

homemade green bean casserole

How long can I keep homemade cream of mushroom soup in the fridge?

To keep canned, packaged , or homemade cream of mushroom soup the freshest after opening refrigerate in covered glass or plastic container. If it has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 3 to 4 days.

  • I normally make as much as I need for a particular recipe, like loaded baked potato soup, and have really never had leftovers. If you do though, here is the info.

Can I freeze homemade cream of mushroom soup?

Yes you can! This is great if you want to make a LARGE batch and divide it up to use later. Just freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy duty freezer bags. To prevent cream-based soups from curdling stir well when reheating frozen soup. Foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

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Homemade Cream of Mushroom

Homemade cream of mushroom soup recipe you can use to make green bean casserole or add to anything else. Made from scratch is always best and tastes amazing.
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cream, homemade, mushroom, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 64kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • On a stovetop: Put butter into a pan over medium heat. In a pressure cooker: Set to saute and add butter.
  • Add diced onions and mushrooms. Saute until mushrooms have started to brown and release a bit of liquid. Add garlic now and cook for additional minute.
  • Stir in the flour so it absorbs the liquid and melted butter in the pot. This will create a sort of roux to thicken the soup.
  • Once absorbed and lightly browned in color, add your broth. Whisk this together so there are no lumps (other than the mushroom pieces). Add your milk and seasonings now.
  • Allow this mixture to simmer continuously on low/medium heat or saute function until it thickens to the consistency you want. Usually 3-5 minutes does it.


Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cream of Mushroom
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 401mg17%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Saturday 24th of September 2022

How many "cups" of the cream of mushroom soup does this recipe make? 8 servings, but I am still unsure how that translates into cups. I want to have the same amount that would come in a Campbell's can (10 3/4 oz) to add to recipes. That said, will this recipe be the same as adding in a can of condensed soup for recipes, or is it already thinned out to eat as soup?

monica johnson

Saturday 8th of February 2020

can i 'can' this for use at a later date?

The Typical Mom

Sunday 9th of February 2020

I do not can myself so I don't have instructions for that but if you did I would assume you could. Unsure


Saturday 23rd of November 2019

It looks wonderful but you didn't include IP instructions. I assume you're just using the sauté function and times would remain the same.

The Typical Mom

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

In the recipe card I mention that in an IP yes you just use the saute function the whole time.

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