Home > Recipes > Soup > Cream of Mushroom soup Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 pkg mushrooms (16 oz size), sliced or chopped 1tbsp margarine 2 tsp roasted garlic paste or grated garlic to taste 2 tbs flour 3 c low salt broth ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp thyme 4 tsp fresh chives, diagonal cut 2 tbsp whipping cream or cashew nut cream (opt) ½ cup plain croutons Instructions Heat oil on medium and sauté mushrooms; set aside in bowl. In same pot, melt margarine and cook onion until soft, then add garlic. Sprinkle flour into onions and stir to form a paste. Gradually add broth and then simmer until soup begins to thicken. Add half the mushrooms and juices. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 min. Using a hand held blender, puree soup until smooth. Stir in remaining mushrooms, salt, thyme, and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in cream if using, and garnish with chives, and top with croutons.