About this recipe: A lovely, creamy mushroom soup without cream! Use a selection of different types of fresh mushrooms for the best flavour.
I used skim milk, so I used 1 cup of milk (instead of 1/2 cup) and 1 cup of water (not 1-1/2 cups). This soup surprised the heck out of me because its “skinny” ingredients (and I even used skim milk) tasted a bit decadent and was filling. I used Wondra® flour and whisked it into the water-milk mixture to be sure I had no lumps in the soup. My cubed potatoes were small size, so they were tender in fewer than 20 minutes. The bacon on its own is a subtle layer of flavor, but this is just a good combination of ingredients. This was lunch today, and my hubby enjoyed it as much as I did. We love mushroom soup, I’ve tried a lot of recipes, and this one ranks right up there with the best where I’ve used heavy cream or half-and-half. And thanks, yajuwen, for quantifying every line item for this soup (well-written), so there’s no guessing involved; this one’s a keeper! ••••• UPDATE 4.18.17 ••••• Had no fresh thyme, so I just used dried which worked fine. Whenever I get a craving for decadent cream of mushroom soup, I head to this recipe. It simply never lets me down, and yet, I can enjoy it guilt free! - 04 Nov 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
It is good, but not much flavor. I did use much more than 1 cup of mushrooms. I also did 1 cup milk 1 cup water and added water as needed. - 14 Nov 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Wow! This is really good and your right, it's very creamy. It's great as it is, it's also good using vegetable broth instead of water. Thank you for sharing. - 08 Jan 2016 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)