Creamy Garlic Mushroom Soup

Creamy smooth, with the rustic flavor of mushroom, this creamy garlic mushroom soup is my go-to soup for days when I crave a warm bowl of soup. I like to drizzle a tiny amount of cilantro oil for that refreshing flavor and of course some heavy cream too.


We are in the middle of the Spring, and I was getting all ready for light meal, but the sudden change in weather and all the unpredictable rainy days got me craving for soup and bread.

The recipe doesn’t call for all different varieties of assorted mushroom, just a mix of white button mushroom and brown mushroom. You can definitely add your choice of other mushrooms too and make it more flavorful and exotic.

Mushroom soup doesn’t have the most appealing color or texture, but if you enjoy the flavor of mushroom, you are sure to enjoy this rustic creamy soup.

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Soup

Ingredients for the Creamy Garlic Mushroom Soup

Mushroom – Your choice of mushroom. I keep it simple with either a mix of white and brown mushroom or just brown mushroom. The brown mushroom definitely has more rustic flavor and is always my first choice.

Garlic – I can never have enough garlic in this mushroom soup. You can choose to add less, but it does enhance the taste of the soup.

Onion – I do prefer using either yellow or white onion while making this soup, but someday all I have in red onion, and so I use that instead.

Chicken/Vegetable Stock, Chicken/Vegetable Bullion Powder – Using the stock or the powder adds a bunch load of flavor instantly. You definitely need to check if the stock or the powder already has salt in it and season the soup separately accordingly.

Garlic Mushroom Soup

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Creamy smooth, with the rustic flavor of mushroom, this creamy garlic mushroom soup is my go-to soup for days when I crave a warm bowl of soup. I like to drizzle a tiny amount of cilantro oil for that refreshing flavor and of course some heavy cream too.

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How to prepare the Garlic Mushroom Soup ? 

The Creamy Mushroom soup is my favorite, mainly because it is so easy and quick to prepare.

I keep a few thinly sliced mushroom and garlic separately to add as garnish and the rest of the garlic, onion and mushroom is roughly chopped.

Start by cooking the sliced garlic and mushroom that you had kept aside in butter until it golden brown. Take it off and keep aside.

Then sauce the rest of the garlic with a bit more butter and oil. Add the onion and sauté for a few minutes. Don’t brown the onion. Add the chopped mushroom and stir it around for a couple of minutes.

Add the flour, chicken bullion powder and stir around for a while. Pour water and let it coil in medium heat for 10 minutes.

Then blend to creamy texture. Add heavy cream and mix again.

Enjoy warm with the cilantro oil, sliced mushroom and garlic garnished on top and tiny drizzle of heavy cream.

Garlic Mushroom Soup

The soup can be made in advanced and stored in the fridge. It is easy to just warm and serve. It’s so creamy with subtle flavor of garlic. With a few slices of garlic bread or your choice of bread, it’s a meal I can go for any day. One of my absolute favorite soup.

Garlic Mushroom Soup

Garlic Mushroom Soup

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Creamy smooth, with the rustic flavor of mushroom, this creamy garlic mushroom soup is my go-to soup for days when I crave a warm bowl of soup. I like to drizzle a tiny amount of cilantro oil for that refreshing flavor and of course some heavy cream too.

Ingredients

for the herb oil

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro/ parsley
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt

for the soup

  • 1.5 lb mushroom
  • 1 small white onion or red onion
  • 7 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bullion powder
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. For the herb oil
  2. The typical herb oil takes a lot of time, as you need to allow it to infuse for at least a night. I just went with a very shortcut method of blending oil with the herb and salt and allowed it to stand until I was ready to drizzle.

For the soup

  1. Thinly slice a few mushrooms and garlic to sauté separately for garnish. Roughly chop the rest of the garlic, onion and mushroom.
  2. In a deep saucepan, add butter and oil. Once it starts to melt, bring the heat to medium and sauté the sliced garlic and mushroom until golden brown. Take it off the pan and keep aside to be used for garnish.
  3. To the same pan add a little more butter if needed and drop the garlic slices. Sauté for a few seconds, then drop the onion and sauté for a minute. Drop the rest of the mushroom in the saucepan and give it a stir.
  4. Then, add the all-purpose flour and chicken bullion powder. Cook for a few seconds.
  5. Pour the water into the saucepan and give it a stir. Crank up the heat to high. Once it starts to boil, bring the heat down to medium and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Once the mushroom softens, switch off the heat and blend the soup to a creamy consistency. Check for salt and add any, if required.
  7. Add heavy cream and mix it to the soup.
  8. Enjoy the soup warm, garnish the soup with a few slices of mushroom, garlic, drizzle cilantro oil and heavy cream.
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10 Comments

  • angiesrecipes
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    angiesrecipes
    January 16, 2017 at 9:32 PM

    Now I want to rush to the supermarket and get some mushrooms to make this delicious and tempting soup!

  • Rosa
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    Rosa
    January 17, 2017 at 2:21 AM

    A lovely soup. Flavourful and comforting. I love garlic and mushrooms…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Shibi@FlavzCorner
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    January 17, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    Good to see you back with a beautiful and comforting soup! The pictures are great even when taken with fabric background :).

  • appu
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    appu
    January 18, 2017 at 3:43 AM

    Hey there ! Long time. Been missing your posts. All the best. Hope the shift brings you great happiness!

    Whereabouts in cali?

    love appu

  • Edlyn
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    Edlyn
    January 18, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    You’ve done a fabulous job with this dish. Insincerely think you can do no wrong with photos. You are so talented and you can make simple things look so stunning. I love this.

  • El Caldero de Nimue
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    El Caldero de Nimue
    January 18, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    ¡Absolutely delicious! And absolutely gorgeous pictures

  • Spandana
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    Spandana
    January 19, 2017 at 2:04 AM

    Such gorgeous pictures, Soup looks so delicious!

  • Newborn Photography
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    Newborn Photography
    January 20, 2017 at 3:56 AM

    Great, these foods are looking so delicious and yummy. stunning photos you shared of these foods.

  • Anindya Sundar Basu
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    Anindya Sundar Basu
    January 21, 2017 at 10:29 PM

    Welcome back. Glad to see your post once again. With a toddler shifting and settling down in another city is really a hectic task. Looking forward to more regular posts now

  • Bhumika
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    Bhumika
    January 31, 2017 at 1:16 AM

    It’s not easy to move places and start from scratch. Kudos to you for doing such a fabulous job! Will definitely try this soup.

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