SOUP Creamy Mushroom

Yield 1 1/2 quarts

Use any mushrooms you like to add a huge depth of flavor to this simple, yet delicious, soup.

The best part is adding a sprinkling of fresh thyme to the soup before serving.  The thyme adds a nice bright bite of flavor and also helps break up the smoothness of the soup, helping to make each spoonful new and adventurous.


1 yellow onion, roughly chopped

4 cloves garlic, sliced in half

2 Tbsp olive oil or butter, unsalted *See Notes Section

1/2 cup flour, unbleached and all-purpose or equal parts gluten free thickener (cornstarch, tapioca or arrowroot)

1 1/2 quarts water or vegetable broth

1 pkg mushrooms, cleaned and left whole

2 sprigs thyme, left whole, plus a bit more for garnish

1 tsp salt and pepper, to taste

2 cups whole milk or cream, optional *See Notes



Because this soup's ingredients can be adjusted so easily to suit all dietary needs, make sure to leave out the dairy if Vegan, sub in a gluten free thickening agent instead of flour, and know that leaving out the milk or cream at the end still makes for an incredible final product!

Recipe by Vie at