Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Old-school green bean casserole requires condensed mushroom soup as the sauce for the green beans. While the classic flavor of canned soup works, you can easily make a simple mushroom sauce that is just as flavorful, not too expensive, and with just a few ingredients: cremini mushrooms, butter, flour, milk, and chicken stock. Use this as the base of a green bean casserole, or enjoy on its own!

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2 tbsp butter
6 oz cremini mushrooms, diced
¼ cup diced Spanish onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp flour
½ cup chicken stock
½ cup whole milk
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Add butter to a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.


2. Add mushrooms and onions. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.


3. Add garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes.


4. Stir in flour. Cook for 2 more minutes until flour becomes toasted and fragrant.


5. Add chicken stock while whisking vigorously to avoid any lumps. Stir in milk. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Boil for 30 seconds.


6. Remove from heat and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Cool completely and store in fridge until ready to use.