Mary Ellen’s Cream of Mushroom Soup

Warning: This soup is lick the bowl scrumptious!

Mary Ellen’s Cream of Mushroom Soup

Serves 6


4 T butter

1 T olive oil

2 medium onions, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 ½ lbs fresh white or brown mushrooms, sliced

2 tsp fresh chopped thyme

1 T fresh chopped parsley

½ cup Marsala wine (I prefer Cribari)

6 T all-purpose flour

4 cups low sodium chicken stock

1-2 tsp salt, adjust to taste

½-1 tsp black cracked pepper, adjust to taste

2 beef bouillon cubes, crumbled (I prefer Herb-ox)

1 cup half and half

1 bay leaf

Extra fresh parsley for garnish


Heat butter and oil in large pot over medium-high heat until melted. Sauté onion for 2 to 3 minutes until softened. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add mushrooms with thyme and parsley. Cook for 5 minutes. Pour in wine and cook for 3 minutes.

Sprinkle mushrooms with flour, mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Add stock, mix again and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low-medium heat. Add salt, pepper, bay leaf and crumbled bouillon cubes.

Partially cover and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes, while occasionally stirring, until thickened.

Reduce heat to low, stir in half and half. Allow to gently simmer – do NOT boil. If needed, adjust salt and pepper to your taste.

Serve warm garnished with a little fresh parsley.