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Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Sauce, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream of mushroom soup, cream of mushroom, homemade cream of mushroom


  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, melt the butter and the stir into the flour to make a paste.
  • Quickly stir in the milk and whisk whisk whisk whisk, so that no clumps form.
  • Heat over medium high heat and bring to bubbling.
  • Once bubbling, stir in the chopped mushrooms and any other seasonings (see notes below.)
  • Turn down the heat and let simmer for low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until thickened to your preference. Will thicken slightly more as it cools.
  • Use the homemade cream of mushroom soup in place of 1 can + the milk in any recipe.


You could add 1-2 tsp of other mild spices like garlic powder, minced dried onion, or Italian seasoning - depending on the flavor or recipe that you're using with this meal.