Thick, Creamy & Healthy Mushroom Soup

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Thick & Creamy Mushroom Soup in a pot with ladle filled with earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

Now this is a bowl of love.  Creamy, delicious, and healthy looooveee, AKA, my Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup.  This soup is filled with earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful herby oregano, and bright chives.  And it’s made without cream or flour, so it’s lighter and gluten free.  But oh so thick and creamy and scrumptious.  Definitely a bowl of love.

Mushrooms Are Heavenly & Healing!

Mushrooms are a weakness for me.  I can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The aroma of sauteed or roasted mushrooms brings a smile to my face.  The earthy and savory flavors are absolutely everything.

So, the fact that mushrooms are also good for me is just icing on the mushroom!  Mushrooms are have so many benefits that are linked to risk reduction of health conditions, such as cancer and heart disease.  Click here to read more about this. 

Mushrooms are a great source of antioxidants, which work to get rid of free radicals, a type of chemical that can harm a person’s body cells, potentially leading to cancer.   They also contain fiber, potassium and vitamin C, which help with heart health. 

Mushrooms also contain Selenium, which is a mineral not found in most fruits and vegetables.  Selenium helps with liver enzyme function and can also improve immune response to infection by stimulating the production of T-cells.

Why wouldn’t you eat mushrooms??  So, here are some more recipes to try!

Thick & Creamy Mushroom Soup in a bowl with spoon filled with earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

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EQUIPMENT

For this recipe, you need a food processor and a large soup pot or dutch oven. I lived in NYC for many years and now live in Hoboken, so kitchen space has always been limited. So I’ve always used a mini food processor and will chop food in batches if necessary. For this recipe, the mini had me chop mushrooms in 3 batches, but using a regular size food processor, you can finely chop all the mushrooms at once.

For this recipe and other soups and stews I absolutely LOVE My Le Creuset Dutch Oven.  It was my Mom’s and now it’s mine and I feel like she’s with me in the kitchen when I cook with it.  Not to mention, it’s just a gorgeous piece of cookware.  Cuisinart also makes a great option that is much more affordable. Of course, you can use any other soup pot or dutch oven. 

PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR HEALTHY MUSHROOM SOUP

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

 There are seriously so few steps to this soup that I recommend making the entire soup ahead.  However, if you still want to split up the prep to do ahead, you can prep the onions and the mushrooms.

For the onions, simply dice them into small pieces.  Then go to work on the mushrooms.  I use white button mushrooms in this recipe because they are nice and hearty and economical.  However, you could certainly use cremini or a mix of button, cremini, and shitaki.  The easiest way to prep these is in a food processor.  You can use a regular size processor or a mini food processor in batches.

Break up with hands or rough chop the mushrooms. Then add to a food processor. Pulse to get the mushrooms chopped into various sizes…tiny, small, and medium pieces for various textures in the soup, but mostly you want tiny and small. 

Mushrooms blending in processor for Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup. The soup has earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

Pureed Mushrooms for Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup. The soup has earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

Store separately in the fridge or move on to cooking.

COOK YOUR HEALTHY MUSHROOM SOUP 

Preheat a soup pot. Add olive oil and then the diced onion. Stir and reduce heat to medium so the onions don’t burn.Onions in pot with spoon for Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup. The soup has earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

To the onions in the pot, add the processed mushrooms and sauté them about 6-8 minutes.

Pureed Mushrooms in pot with spoon for Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup. The soup has earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

Add the salt and pepper and the Vegetable broth.

In a separate bowl, add 1 cup milk and whisk in the 1/4 cup cornstarch until dissolved, creating a slurry.

Whisk the cornstarch and milk slurry into the soup. Bring up to a simmer stirring constantly until it starts to thicken. Continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.

Cornstarch Slurry in bowl with spoon for Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup. The soup has earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

Whisk stirring Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup in a pot filled with earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup boiling in a pot filled with earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

Scoop into a bowl and garnish with chives.

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Thick & Creamy Mushroom Soup in a bowl with spoon filled with earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup

This Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup is filled with earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful herby oregano, and bright chives.  And it's made without cream or flour, so it's lighter and gluten free.  But oh so thick and creamy and scrumptious.  Definitely a bowl of love. #mushroomsoup #mushroomrecipes #soup #easydinner #comfortfoods #fallrecipes

Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy food, healthy lunch, healthy recipes, Mushroom soup, mushrooms, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 10 oz White button mushrooms
  • 1 Small Yellow onion
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 5 cups Vegetable broth
  • 1 cup 1% Lowfat milk any fat content will do
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • Chives for garnish

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Dice onion.

  2. Break up with hands or rough chop the mushrooms. Then add to a food processor. Pulse to get the mushrooms chopped into various sizes…tiny, small, and medium pieces for various textures in the soup, but mostly you want tiny and small.  NOTE, if you are using a mini food processor, do this in 2-3 batches.

  3. If you are doing these steps a day or more ahead, store the onions and mushrooms separately in the fridge. Otherwise, move on to cook.

Cook

  1. Preheat a soup pot. Add olive oil and then the diced onion. Stir and reduce heat to medium so the onions don’t burn.

  2. To the onions in the pot, add the processed mushrooms and sauté them about 6-8 minutes.

  3. Add the salt and pepper and the Vegetable broth.

  4. In a separate bowl, add 1 cup milk and whisk in the 1/4 cup cornstarch until dissolved, creating a slurry.  

  5. Whisk the cornstarch and milk slurry into the soup. Bring up to a simmer stirring constantly until it starts to thicken.  Continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.

  6. Scoop into a bowl and garnish with chives.

Chilled Golden Corn Soup

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Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a pot with a ladle scooping soup up. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Chilled Golden Corn Soup is thick, creamy, silky and filled with fresh corn flavor and a warm golden turmeric backdrop.   The incredible flavor in each spoonful immediately hits your tongue with cool creamy sweetness from the fresh sweet corn.  Then it finishes with a silky, warm spice from the turmeric.  The entire family will love this corn soup!  Oh, it’s also a stovetop quickie, so of course that makes me happy!

While I love this Corn Soup chilled, you can certainly eat it warm or hot too 🙂  If you’re into chilled soups, you can also try my fantastic Roasted Red Pepper Gazpacho!

 

Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with turmeric spice in a bowl on the side. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Why add Turmeric to this soup?

When you think of turmeric, you might think of that beautiful yellow color of curry.  Or you might think of tea.  Yes, turmeric does give a bright color, but it also brings flavor and most important, wonderful health benefits.  

Turmeric has Curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory benefits and is a strong antioxidant.  Scientists believe that low-level inflammation can contribute to many diseases, including heart disease and cancer.  So reducing inflammation is extremely important!  

There are many other proven benefits to high doses of curcumin when you take it by supplement.  You likely couldn’t consume these high doses from the small amount of turmeric you add to foods, but you can still benefit.  

After you try this delicious Corn Soup, try these other recipes with Turmeric!

Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with a spoon in it. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR GOLDEN CORN SOUP

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

For this recipe, you can prepare the corn in advance and cook it later, but I recommend that you eat this soup chilled, so you probably will want to cook it ahead as well. 

Clean the corn on the cob by removing the husks and any remaining corn silk. Then rinse the corn and gently cut off the kernels using a sharp knife.Knife cutting corn kernels off cob for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Knife cutting corn kernels off cob for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

After the kernels have been removed, use the back of the knife to press and scrape down the ear to remove any of the remaining kernels and the ‘cream’ that is left behind. Yes, that’s right, corn cobs hold a sweet creamy texture when you really scrape it out.  NOTE: do not throw away the corn cobs yet, as these will be used in the soup to get all of the flavors out.Back of Knife scraping the 'cream' from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Back of Knife scraping the 'cream' from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Kernels cut from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Kernels cut from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Finely slice the scallions separating and saving some of the greens to use as garnish on the soup.

Sliced scallions for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Either store the corn kernels, cobs, and scallions separately in the fridge or move on to cooking.

COOK YOUR GOLDEN CORN SOUP 

Preheat a dutch oven or large soup pot using a high heat setting.  I love my Le Creuset Dutch Oven for this, but any large soup pot will be fine!

Add olive oil and the scallions. Stir so they don’t burn and let cook for 2 minutes.  Add the 6 cups of broth and the corn cobs left over (you will add 4, even though the pic below only shows 3). Bring this all to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes.  Then remove the corn cobs and discard. Turn off the heat.

Sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Pouring broth over sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Corn cobs in broth with sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Add the corn kernels and the corn ‘cream’. Stir to combine, then bring to a soft boil and let cook for 5 minutes.

Adding corn kernels to scallions and broth in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

While the corn cooks, in a separate bowl, mix the half and half with the cornstarch. Whisk together until the cornstart is dissolved and you have a smooth slurry. Then whisk the slurry into the soup and add the Turmeric and the Ground Pepper.  Turn the heat back on, and bring back up to a simmer to thicken; about 4-5 minutes. Be sure to stir so that it doesn’t clump and thickens smoothly.

1/4 cup cornstarch being added to half and half to make slurry for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Cornstarch and half & half slurry for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Adding Cornstarch slurry to corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Whisking turmeric and half and half into corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Then using an immersion blender, blend the corn soup in the pot until it is smooth and the desired consistency.  I like some texture, so I stop when it is smooth, but I can still see pieces of corn.  You can also use a food processor or blender for this, but I love an immersion blender because it’s easier.  You don’t have to transfer the soup to a blender, you simply place the immersion blender into the pot.  It’s small too, so it makes for easy drawer storage and easy clean up.    

Immersion blender blending corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Remove from the heat and when the corn soup is cooled down, move it to the fridge to chill.  Again, you can definitely eat this soup warm, it tastes amazing either way!

Garnish with reserved scallion greens and serve your scrumptious Golden Corn!

😍 Carrie

Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a pot with a wooden spoon on side and turmeric on counter. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with a spoon in it. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Chilled Golden Corn Soup

Chilled Golden Corn Soup is thick, creamy, silky and filled with fresh corn flavor with a warm golden turmeric backdrop.   The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword chilled soups, corn, summer food, turmeric
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 287 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 4 ears Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 Scallions (Green Onions)
  • 6 cups Vegetable broth You can substitute Chicken Broth as well
  • 1 cup Half and Half You can substitute milk
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Instructions

  1. Clean the corn on the cob by removing the husks and any remaining corn silk. Then rinse the corn and gently cut off the kernels using a sharp knife.

    Knife cutting corn kernels off cob for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  2. After the kernels have been removed, use the back of the knife to press and scrape down the ear to remove any of the remaining kernel and the 'cream' that is left behind. NOTE: do not throw away the corn cobs yet, as these will be used in the soup to get all of the flavors out.

    Back of Knife scraping the 'cream' from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  3. Finely slice the scallions separating and saving some of the greens to use as garnish on the soup.

    Sliced scallions for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Cook your Corn Soup!

  1. Preheat a dutch oven or large soup pot using a high heat setting.

  2. Add a tbsp olive oil and the scallions. Stir so they don't burn.

    Sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  3. Add the 6 cups of broth and the 4 cobs left over. Bring this all to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes. Then remove the corn cobs and discard.

    Corn cobs in broth with sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  4. Add the corn kernels and the corn 'cream'. Stir to combine, then bring to a soft boil and let cook for 5 minutes.

    Adding corn kernels to scallions and broth in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  5. While the corn cooks, in a separate bowl, mix the half and half with the cornstarch. Whisk together until the cornstart is dissolved and you have a smooth slurry. Then whisk the slurry into the soup and add the Turmeric and the Ground Pepper.  Turn the heat back on, and bring back up to a simmer to thicken; about 4-5 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently so that it doesn't clump and thickens smoothly.

    Cornstarch slurry for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  6. Turn off the heat. Then using an immersion blender, blend the soup in the pot until it is smooth and the desired consistency. I like some texture, so I stop when it is smooth, but I can still see pieces of corn.

    Immersion blender blending corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  7. Remove from the heat and when cooled down, move it to the fridge to chill. Again, you can definitely eat this soup warm, it tastes amazing either way! Then garnish with reserved scallion greens and serve and enjoy!

    Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with turmeric spice in a bowl on the side. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides