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merideth3 Sep 13, 2012 06:50 AM

When a receipe calls for cream of mushroom soup what can I substitute for it?

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  1. Niki in Dayton RE: merideth3 Sep 13, 2012 07:01 AM

    You could saute mushrooms in butter, then add some flour, cook it a bit to lose the raw taste, then add cream. That's what I do for making my version of the green beans and mushroom soup cassarole. If you are not a scratch cook and/or don't like mushrooms and are just looking to sub something else canned, then either cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup might work,

    1. pinehurst RE: merideth3 Sep 13, 2012 07:02 AM

      What's the recipe? Lots of options but it'd help if we knew whatcha cookin. ;-)

      1. Gio RE: merideth3 Sep 13, 2012 07:21 AM

        Make a simple white sauce: butter/flour/broth/milk, Simmer a bit to thicken then add chopped mushrooms and stir to cook through and thicken further. Salt & Pepper to taste. This is for condensed soup. Just add broth to thin it out for 'regular' cream of mushroom soup.

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          pinehurst RE: Gio Sep 13, 2012 07:33 AM

          Yes....I'm wondering if even the cream/dairy could be omitted, depending on the recipe? Dying to know what's cooking!

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            Gio RE: pinehurst Sep 13, 2012 08:11 AM

            Oh sure, the dairy certainly could be omitted. For the CofMS, however the cream or milk would be a nice addition.

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