Cream of Mushroom Soup

Before I had to go dairy-free, I used cream of soups in a good deal of my cooking; cream of mushroom was my go to cream of soup.  I knew that I would need to re-create a non-dairy version to use.  This is the end result and it is so delicious!!

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1/4 cup “butter” (Earth Balance [EB], Melt, coconut oil – use your preferred choice, I used EB).

3-6 cloves garlic, minced (I used 6; I like a lot of garlic…)

1 1/2 pounds mushrooms, chopped (I used button mushrooms; I plan on trying a mixture next time)

1 onion, diced

salt & pepper, to taste

1 cup beef broth (I used @ 1.5 teaspoon bouillon dissolved in 8oz water)*

4 cups chicken broth (I used gelled pan juices from a roasted chicken [@ 1-2 tbsp] to 4 c hot water])*

1 cup cashew milk (or your preferred non-dairy milk)

1/2 teaspoon thyme

2 tablespoon corn starch

 

(Picture steps below)

Melt butter; add garlic & mushrooms.  Cook 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add salt and pepper and onion & cook 2-3 minutes.  Add beef broth & bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced, about 5 minutes.  Remove 1 cup of mushrooms & set aside.  Add chicken broth & thyme.  Blend in blender until smooth (or use immersion blender), return to pan.  Whisk in milk; adjust salt and pepper, to taste.  Add cornstarch to 1/4 c water; add a bit of hot soup to temper & return to soup; stir until thickening – 1-2 minutes.  Add in mushrooms & heat through.  Serve hot or refrigerate for another use.

Ingredients

chop garlic

Chop mushrooms

Gelled Chicken Pan drippings

Gelled Chicken Pan drippings

dissolve gelled pan drippings in 4 cups hot water
dissolve gelled pan drippings in 4 cups hot water

melt Earth Balance (butter substitute)

Add garlic to melted butter

add chopped mushrooms to butter & garlic

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(sorry, I missed getting a picture blending the soup)
(oops, I missed getting a picture blending the soup)

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*for vegetarian/vegan – use all vegetable broth.

 

Are there any recipes you’d use this for?  What type of mushrooms would you use?  Comment & let me know.

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