Cream of Mushroom Soup #CarnationSoups

What’s better to prepare on a cool Fall day than some warm, creamy and delicious soup?!
This time, I selected some Cream of Mushroom soup and here is how it all began…
Cream of Mushroom Soup

The recipe that I used calls for Carnation® Evaporated Milk. Did you know that Carnation Evaporated Milk is just milk with about half of the water removed? Less water makes the milk richer and creamier in taste and is a perfect (and easy) addition when cooking for the family.

In fact, because you can add water (1:1) to Carnation Evaporated Milk to make it like regular milk, it is an excellent item to have on hand in your pantry for those inconvenient moments when you run out of milk and you cannot get to the store.

I keep a couple of cans of Carnation Evaporated Milk on my pantry shelves because I have quite a few delicious baking recipes that have it as a key ingredient. One of my favourites is for Apple Pie and another is a fudge recipe. Carnation Evaporated Milk is easy to use and stores well in the fridge for a few days if your recipe doesn’t require the whole can. It is available in three different varieties: Regular, 2% or Fat Free.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Who likes a good bowl or cup of Cream of Mushroom Soup on a cool day?

This recipe that I made is very simple to make and can be whipped up quite quickly
for a last minute, healthy meal.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup
Recipe Type: soup
Author: Carnation Evaporated Milk and Multi-Testing Mommy
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10-12 servings
This rich and creamy soup is surprisingly very healthy and extremely tasty.
  • 1 Tbsp Crisco® Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme or (1 tsp/5 mL dried)
  • 2 lbs sliced button or cremini mushrooms
  • 4 cups chicken stock, vegetable stock or water
  • 1 can Carnation Evaporated Milk®
  • salt to taste
  1. Heat oil on medium heat in a large ( 4L/16 cup) pot.
  2. Cook garlic and thyme for 5 minutes, until wilted.
  3. Add mushrooms, cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until mushrooms have cooked down.
  4. Add stock, bring to a boil, cover, lower heat and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Puree in blender.
  6. Return to pot.
  7. Stir in can of Carnation® and heat soup.
  8. Taste and adjust salt if necessary.

TIP 1: Put your own spin on the classic by adding 3 chopped leeks. Don’t forget to chop off the dark green tops on the leeks as they can have a very bitter taste.

TIP 2: If your household isn’t a huge fan of mushrooms, you can very easily turn this recipe into Cream of Leek soup by removing the mushrooms and adding a couple of potatoes to the pot!

If your household isn’t a huge fan of mushrooms, you can very easily turn this recipe into Cream of Leek soup by removing the mushrooms and adding a couple of potatoes to the pot!

What is your favourite recipe that calls for milk?
I encourage you to try it out next time with Carnation Evaporated Milk!

You will LOVE the creamy difference that it makes.

See how easy it is to make Cream of Mushroom Soup with Carnation Evaporated Milk here:


Visit the Carnation Evaporated Milk website to find even more everyday dinner ideas and to watch step by step recipe videos!
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. and they sent me free product samples, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect Smucker Foods of Canada Corp

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42 Responses to Cream of Mushroom Soup #CarnationSoups

  1. DARLENE W says:

    Soup, I love soup. When I was a child my grandmother would make soup every day for us. It was wonderful

  2. kathy downey says:

    I love soup this time of year,it getting cool fast

  3. Laurie P says:

    Sounds like a great recipe to try this weekend….maybe Cream of broccoli as well!

  4. Treen Goodwin says:

    this sound so yummy a great recipe , and i will def be trying it out , i know it will be a great hit in our home thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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  6. Cheryl says:

    I would love a bowl of this mushroom soup now!

  7. elizamatt says:

    I had no idea that evaporated milk just had about 50% of the water removed – I thought it was milk that had been treated in some way. You live and learn!

  8. Holly says:

    Yum! I could go for some cream of mushroom soup right now!

  9. fossie55 says:

    Love soups. Looks delicious. I use Carnation milk for many recipes.

  10. loriag says:

    This looks delicious and sounds like a great comfort food to make.

  11. Jaimee says:

    Ive never thought about making my own cream of mushroom. looks good!

  12. Lynda Cook says:

    I went and bought myself everything to make this, and since my hubby is on call this weekend (tow truck driver) this will be a nice warm treat for him!!

  13. Soozle says:

    Yum 🙂 Nothing beats a hot bowl of soup on a cool day.. I haven’t really thought to use condensed milk in soups before, but it sounds great

  14. Judy Cowan says:

    Sounds like a yummy soup. Nothing like soup once the weather starts to cool down. I need to remember to pick up some Carnation Milk next time I am shopping.

  15. maya says:

    Looks so delicious. I love how simple it is to make. Right up my ally. Thanks for sharing your tips too.

  16. Lisa says:

    I adore soup, especially during the colder months. I hadn’t ever thought of using evaporated milk this way, so will definitely give it a try next time I’m making homemade soup. Love the cream of leek idea, too…delicious!

  17. MrDPrize says:

    That looks yummy

  18. kristen visser says:

    yummmmmy that looks delicious!! my husband hates mushrooms which is kinda good because MORE FOR ME 🙂 perfect weather for it right now

  19. Darlene Schuller says:

    This sounds yummy!! I love mushrooms, however I’m the only one in the house that does, and coconut.. I think something is terribly wrong with the rest of them!. I’ve saved this, thank you so much.

  20. Elva Roberts says:

    My husband loves Cream of Mushroom Soup and I serve it fairly often. I always keep evaporated milk on hand because it has so many uses in cooking and baking.

  21. Amy says:

    That looks so so yummy! And looks fairly easy to make. Thanks for sharing and I have saved it to make sometime soon.

  22. Patricia W says:

    LOVE cream of mushroom soup! Will need to try this out

  23. kathy downey says:

    Ya its time to get the soup on the go,calling for snow tonight.Nothing like a good cup of soup on a cold day

  24. Cheryl says:

    This is so awesome. I just love soup. I have to try this.

  25. salexis says:

    Excellent simple recipe! Looks warm and inviting and I love your presentation!

  26. Christine O'Connor says:

    love this recipe, and I did not know about the carnation milk fact.

  27. kathy downey says:

    Thanks,my grandkids enjoy having this when they visit

  28. kathy downey says:

    Thanks,my grandkids enjoy having this when they visit

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