Ask DJ Lyons: How to make Cream of Mushroom Soup taste like its homemade

Cream of Mushroom Soup that tastes like homemade

Cream of Mushroom Soup that tastes like homemade
Cream of Mushroom Soup that tastes like homemade | Source

Cream of Mushroom Soup that tastes like homemade

This is a well-tested recipe that will demonstrate how you can turn canned Cream of Mushroom soup into a meal that tastes homemade. Not only that, if you are anything like my husband and me, this will be a recipe you will look forward to consuming every time it is made.

Ingredients - You need three 10.5 ounces cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup

You need three 10.5 ounces cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
You need three 10.5 ounces cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup | Source

Ingredients - You need three 10.5 ounces cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup

You need three cans of Cream of Mushroom soup. The cans should be approximately 10.5 ounces each. You can use any brand of soup. My husband and I love the Food Club version of this flavor soup best that you can buy at Food City. It is usually more economical than brand name soups plus it does not taste as salty as many brand name soups.

Ingredients - You need 1 ten-ounce can of Chunk White Chicken in Water

Ingredients - You need 1 ten-ounce can of Chunk White Chicken in Water
Ingredients - You need 1 ten-ounce can of Chunk White Chicken in Water | Source

Ingredients - You need 1 ten-ounce can of Chunk White Chicken in Water

If you have any leftover turkey or chicken from a meal, by all means, use that in this recipe. However, if you do not and are in a hurry, one 10-ounce can of Chunk meat Chicken works great.

Ingredients - You need 1 cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms

Ingredients - You need 1 cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms
Ingredients - You need 1 cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms | Source

Ingredients - You need 1 cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms

This is something new I decided to try since I had a bunch of leftover mushrooms from another recipe that I recently made: Vegetable Quiche. The soup will still taste delicious without this ingredient; however, I found that it really added a nice touch to the recipe. Additionally, it made me feel extra good knowing that I was making it extra nourishing and nutritious by using these Baby Bella mushrooms.

Ingredients - You need Corn Starch

Ingredients - You need Corn Starch
Ingredients - You need Corn Starch | Source

Ingredients - You need Corn Starch

To thicken the soup, you will need Corn Starch. You can also use flour instead.

Ingredients - You need some type of milk

Ingredients - You need some type of milk
Ingredients - You need some type of milk | Source

Ingredients - You need some type of milk

You will need milk. I don't believe Skim Milk would work very well; however 1% Milk, 2% Milk, and Whole Milk all work great.

Personally, I use 1% Milk to cut down on the calories.

Equipment - You need a large pot minus the cover

Equipment - You need a large pot minus the cover
Equipment - You need a large pot minus the cover | Source

Equipment - You need a large pot minus the cover

You will need a large pot and a large spoon. You will not need to cover the soup; therefore, you can put the pot lid away.

Step 1 - Pour the chicken and its juice in pot

Step 1 - Pour the chicken and its juice in pot
Step 1 - Pour the chicken and its juice in pot | Source

Step 1 - Pour the chicken and its juice in pot

Pour the chicken and its juice in the pot. It is best to use the kind of canned chicken stored in water rather than oil. If there is oil in the can, drain that off.

Do not turn the stove on yet.

Step 2- Get a potato masher and mash up chicken chunks

Step 2- Get a potato masher and mash up chicken chunks
Step 2- Get a potato masher and mash up chicken chunks | Source

Step 2- Get a potato masher and mash up chicken chunks

Use a potato masher to mash up the chicken into small pieces.

Do not turn the stove on yet.

Step 3 - Open up 3 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup

Step 3 - Open up 3 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
Step 3 - Open up 3 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup | Source

Step 3 - Open up 3 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup

Open up all three cans of Cream of Mushroom soup.

Step 4 - Pour all 3 cans of soup into pot

Step 4 - Pour all 3 cans of soup into pot
Step 4 - Pour all 3 cans of soup into pot | Source

Step 4 - Pour all 3 cans of soup into pot

Pour the contents of those 3 cans into the pot. Do not turn the stove on yet.

Step 5 - Add 1 tbsp of Corn Starch into 2 of the cans

Step 5 - Add 1 tbsp of Corn Starch into 2 of the cans
Step 5 - Add 1 tbsp of Corn Starch into 2 of the cans | Source

Step 5 - Add 1 tbsp of Corn Starch into 2 of the cans

Add about 1 tablespoon of Corn Starch to one can. Do that with a second can.

Please note: Last time I made this, I added one tablespoon of Corn Starch each to all three cans. My husband thought that I had made the soup too thick. Therefore, this time, I only used two tablespoons total rather than three.

Step 6 - Half fill all 3 cans with milk and blend

Step 6 - Half fill all 3 cans with milk and blend
Step 6 - Half fill all 3 cans with milk and blend | Source

Step 6 - Half fill all 3 cans with milk and blend

Only half fill each can with milk. That way, you have room to blend and stir without the milk spilling over the edges of the cans.

Blend the milk and corn starch together until there are no lumps. Also, scrape the inside edges of the soup cans to get all the soup residue mixed into the milk as well.

Step 7 - Then fill up the cans with milk the rest of the way

Step 7 - Then fill up the cans with milk the rest of the way
Step 7 - Then fill up the cans with milk the rest of the way | Source

Step 7 - Then fill up the cans with milk the rest of the way

Now that the contents of each can is well blended, fill up the cans the rest of the way with milk.

Step 8 - Pour milk into pot

Step 8 - Pour milk into pot
Step 8 - Pour milk into pot | Source

Step 8 - Pour milk into pot

Pour the contents of all three cans into the pot.

Do not turn the stove on yet.

Step 9 - Wash 1 cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms

Step 9 - Wash 1 cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms
Step 9 - Wash 1 cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms | Source

Step 9 - Wash 1 cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms

Wash 1 cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms. You can certainly use less than one cup or more. You can also use any type of mushrooms. This is the type that my husband and I love best.

Step 10 - Chop up mushrooms into small pieces

Step 10 - Chop up mushrooms into small pieces
Step 10 - Chop up mushrooms into small pieces | Source

Step 10 - Chop up mushrooms into small pieces

Chop up the mushrooms into small pieces.

Step 11 - Add chopped-up mushrooms to pot

Step 11 - Add chopped-up mushrooms to pot
Step 11 - Add chopped-up mushrooms to pot | Source

Step 11 - Add chopped-up mushrooms to pot

Add those chopped-up mushrooms to the pot.

Step 12 - Turn on heat to high

Step 12 - Turn on heat to high
Step 12 - Turn on heat to high | Source

Step 12 - Turn on heat to high

It is now time to turn the stove on. Turn the heat to high initially so that you can bring the soup to a boil.

Step 13 - Stir frequently

Step 13 - Stir frequently
Step 13 - Stir frequently | Source

Step 13 - Stir frequently

Stir frequently to mix all the ingredients and also to keep any soup from sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Step 14 - Bring soup to a boil to thicken

Step 14 - Bring soup to a boil to thicken
Step 14 - Bring soup to a boil to thicken | Source

Step 14 - Bring soup to a boil to thicken

To get your soup thick, bring it to a boil.

After taking this step, if you decide it is not thick enough to suit you, scoop out a small amount and mix it with some more corn starch in a separate container. Then pour that back into the pot. Bring the soup to a boil again while stirring almost constantly. This will thicken up your soup even more.

Once the soup has reached a boil, then turn it down to simmer. Stir a bit more. At that point, the soup is done and ready to be served.

Step 15 - Dish out the hot soup and enjoy

Step 15 - Dish out the hot soup and enjoy
Step 15 - Dish out the hot soup and enjoy | Source

Step 15 - Dish out the hot soup and enjoy

Then scoop out the soup into bowls, serve, and enjoy.

FYI - You can watch the video I made below. You will notice that the soup is a good deal thicker. That was because I used three tablespoons of corn starch instead of two.

By the way, if you have leftovers, you will notice that after regrigerating, it will have gotten a good deal thicker. If it is too thick, add some milk to the leftovers, stir, and then microwave.

Bowl of Cream of Mushroom Soup

Bowl of Cream of Mushroom Soup
Bowl of Cream of Mushroom Soup | Source

Video - How to Make Chicken Mushroom Soup that Tastes Homemade

Do you want to cook delicious chicken mushroom soup that tastes homemade but only takes about ten minutes to make? It is also economical and easy to make. You and your loved ones will savor this tasty treat.

Click CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP to watch the video on Associated Content.com.

The only two difference between this soup and the recipe shown above is that the recipe shown above has extra mushrooms added.

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The-BestMouseTrap 4 years ago from The heartland, USA

I just saw a homemade cream of mushroom soup recipe with three types of mushrooms, but now that I saw this one...now I have to make decision! This looks scrumptious. Thanks for sharing


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 4 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Thanks, Best Mouse Trap! This is one of my most favorite soups. The other one you mentioned sounds like it could be yummy as well.


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