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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Learn how to make this substitute for cream of mushroom soup from scratch without all of the preservatives, and tastier than the canned version!

Cream of Mushroom Soup

I have added cream of mushroom soup to so many recipes that called for it that I’ve run out at times.

I personally am not a fan of the canned version and prefer making it myself with fresh mushrooms.

Not only do you get bigger pieces of mushrooms, but the flavor is tremendous and you get to decide what you want to be added to it.

Think of this as a basic version that you can make your own version of.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

For instance, if you are doing a low-sodium diet you do not have to add the salt. Instead, add flavor by adding in 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder or onion powder.

Cream of Mushroom Soup Ingredients

  • White Capped Mushrooms
  • All-Purpose Flour or Carbquik for Keto
  • Butter
  • Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth or Vegetable Broth for Vegetarian
  • Half & Half
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
Cooking in a pan

Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup

If you do not want all-purpose flour, substitute it for Carbquik as a keto or low-carb alternative, or another type of flour that you incorporate into your diet.

Vegetarian Cream of Mushroom Soup

To make it a vegetarian, nix the chicken broth and replace it with vegetable broth.

Cream of mushroom soup can be eaten on its own, but it is meant to be very thick like a gravy.

It can be put on top of everything – mashed potatoes, pork chops, layered in your casseroles, you name it!

Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Yield: 2 1/2 Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Learn how to make cream of mushroom soup from scratch without all of the preservatives, and tastier than the canned version!



  1. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large pan. Add mushrooms and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add flour and coat mushrooms. Slowly pour in half & half cream to blend. Add chicken broth and seasonings and bring to a simmer for about 2 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and allow to thicken.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 411Total Fat 31.4gSaturated Fat 19.6gCholesterol 91mgSodium 1638mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 2.3gSugar 0.5gProtein 12.2g

Nutrition is not always accurate and products used in the recipe may differ from local ingredients available to you.

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