Mushroom Soup – Made Entirely in Your Microwave !

++ UPDATE — I changed the amount of butter back to the original 1/4 cup (from 2 Tbs.) because I realized 1/4 cup of butter is necessary to make a roux so the soup thickens properly.)

Mushroom Soup - Made Entirely in Your Microwave - My Yellow Farmhouse.comI love this mushroom soup – it’s easy to make and delicious!   I brought some of this soup to a friend’s home recently and a very, very fussy man really, really liked it!    ‘Nough said – here’s the recipe!

Ingredients & Method         

Makes 7 cups  –  enough for 4 people

  • 12 ounces fresh mushrooms – sliced thin (about 4 – 4 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups water  (Or chicken broth… if using chicken broth you don’t need bouillon cubes.)
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes  – I like Knorr – they’re bigger and pack more flavor
  • 1/2 tsp. salt   –  or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper  –  or to taste
  • 1 cup Half & Half   
  • 2 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped

Place sliced mushrooms, 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1/4 cup butter in a 3 quart microwavable bowl.

Mushroom Soup - Made Entirely in Your Microwave

Cover with a microwavable lid – or waxed paper. Microwave on high for 4 minutes – STIRRING ONCE – just until mushrooms release their liquid.

Stir in 1/2 cup flour to make a smooth past.

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Gradually stir in 4 cups water (or chicken broth…. no bullion cubes needed). Continue to stir until well-blended and no lumps remain.

Add 1 cup Half & Half, 2 chicken bouillon cubes, 1/2 tsp. salt & 1/4 tsp. pepper. (Remember – no bouillon cubes needed if you’re using broth.)

Microwave – UNCOVERED – on high for 9 – 10 minutes – until soup is bubbling and slightly thickened. Stir several times – especially during the last few minutes !

Remove bowl with pot holders ’cause it’ll be HOT !!  Sprinkle on 2 tsp. fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Mushroom Soup - Made Entirely in Your Microwave - My Yellow Farmhouse.com

11 thoughts on “Mushroom Soup – Made Entirely in Your Microwave !

  1. Hi Liz – I found this recipe in the 1980s, when people were cooking much more with their microwaves. I think you’ll like it. I also have a recipe for a version of ‘a sort-of’ Chicken Cordon Bleu which is cooked in the microwave and served with a Swiss cheese sauce – it’s is really delicious. (Who would’ve ‘thunk’ it!!) I should post that recipe!!

  2. I didn’t know I could make mushroom soup in the microwave, wow! this is something I gotta try very soon. I hope it tastes as good as it looks. Thanks for giving me a new insight. Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Glad you like the recipe John! About ‘the can opener’… I just spoke to one of my sons on the phone… he asked (kidding), “Why is mushroom soup ‘blog-able’ – you just open a can?” Between my two sons and my dear neighbor Frank, it’s a wonder I have any ego left at all. They all LOVE to tease me!! (But I’ll always have you, my sweet friend.)

  4. Aren’t mushroom soups great, Cecile? I love ’em. This one, made in a microwave, takes the cake! If you’ve got the ingredients on-hand, you can have a warming bowl of soup on the table in minutes — and no can opener required. You can’t beat that. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks Karen – I think I found this recipe about 20 years ago. People seemed to be a bit more interested in using their microwaves for cooking at that time. In the upcoming months, I plan to post two really excellent recipes which both feature chicken – and they’re cooked in the microwave. The chicken turns out really great – who would’ve ‘thunk it’ !!

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