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Dutch Oven Cream of Mushroom Soup – Lightened Up!

  • Author: Kevin Smiley
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x


2 T. unsalted butter

2 small yellow onions, finely chopped

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

12 cloves garlic, minced

16 oz. Portobello mushrooms, sliced

2 t. dried rosemary (or 2 T. fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped)

2 T. fresh thyme (or t. dried)

½ c. Marsala wine

2 c. chicken or vegetable broth, preferably organic

1 c. heavy cream, room temperature

3 T. all-purpose flour


Melt butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Once hot, add chopped onions and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are soft and translucent, approximately 4-5 minutes.

Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for another 1-2 minutes.

Add mushrooms, rosemary, and thyme. Season with additional salt and black pepper, as desired, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally until the mushrooms are nicely browned and start to release their liquids, approximately 5 minutes.

Add the Marsala wine and gently scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the Dutch oven with a spatula. Cook 1-2 minutes or until the wine is reduced by one half and the strong aroma dissipates.

Add the chicken or vegetable broth and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and temper the heavy cream by adding a couple of tablespoons of the hot soup to it before stirring it into the soup.

Create a slurry by adding 3 tablespoons of the hot liquid from the soup to the flour in a medium bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined and no lumps remain. Stir the slurry into the soup to thicken. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, before serving. Enjoy!

Keywords: soup, dutch oven, instant pot, slow cooker