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cream of mushroom soup in black sauce pan.

Substitute for Cream of Mushroom Soup

This substitute for cream of mushroom soup is a simple and healthier way to make your favorite casserole! Just stir it in any recipe that calls for canned cream soup. This recipe makes the equivalent of one can of soup.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 473kcal


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • ½ cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the butter to a saucepan over medium heat and melt. Stir in the mushrooms and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and stir well, cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add the broth and milk to the pan and whisk over medium heat until thickened, about 4-5 minutes. The mixture should be quite thick, similar to the consistency of condensed cream soup. It will thicken more as it cools.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes before using as a replacement for canned cream of mushroom soup in casseroles and other recipes.


To enjoy this as a soup, add more milk or broth to the soup after it has thickened to reach the consistency that you prefer. Season to taste.
This recipe makes the equivalent of one 10 ounce can of cream of mushroom soup. Use in any casserole calling for canned cream soup.
We prefer fresh mushrooms, but jarred mushrooms also work fine.


Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1497IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1mg