White button mushrooms are one of my favorite things to eat on a cold, rainy day. They’re rich in flavor and have a creamy texture. White button mushrooms have a mild flavor that pairs well with most savory recipes. They’re also rich in vitamin B, fiber and minerals. You can use them in a lot of different recipes, including this white button mushroom soup recipe. Here’s how to make the best white button mushroom soup recipe.
Get The Best White Button Mushroom
White button mushrooms are one of the most popular types of mushrooms. They’re also known as portobello mushrooms in the United States. The white button mushroom is more expensive than other types of mushrooms and can be quite difficult to find at times. You can use any type of mushroom in this white button mushroom soup. Just make sure it’s a mushroom with a sweet, mild flavor like white button mushrooms.
Prepare the White Button Mushroom Topping
Prepare the white button mushroom topping first so that it has time to soak. Take a handful of your white button mushrooms. Wash them and then cut them in half. Place the mushrooms in a skillet and cover the skillet with a lid. If you don’t have a lid for the skillet, use a paper towel to cover the skillet. Let the mushrooms sit and soak in the pan for 15 minutes. This will help to flavor the mushrooms. While the mushrooms are soaking, prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Make the Rich and Creamy White Button Mushroom Soup
After the mushrooms have soaked, drain the mushrooms. Transfer the mushrooms to a large pot. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir to combine. Heat the soup on medium to medium-high heat. When the soup is heated, reduce heat to low to keep a gentle simmer. Cover the pot with a small layer of paper towel. This will help to absorb some of the moisture from the soup. Continue to simmer the soup for about 15 minutes. Remove the lid for the soup for the last few minutes of cooking time to allow the flavors to blend. Stir the soup continuously during this time to help to prevent the soup from getting stuck to the bottom of the pot.
Serve the Rich and Creamy White Button Mushroom Soup
Serve the soup immediately after it’s finished cooking. Garnish the soup with fresh parsley if desired. Don’t over think it! The creaminess of the soup comes from the heavy cream and a dash of white pepper. If you want to garnish the soup with a bit of parsley instead, you can do so. Sprinkle some parmesan if desired. This soup can be enjoyed right away. Or, if you want to refrigerate it for later, you can do so. If you refrigerate it, let the soup sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before enjoying. And since the soup has been refrigerated, you can heat it back up to room temperature before serving. Enjoy this simple, creamy and delicious soup!