Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced

1 yellow onion, minced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, plus more for serving

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup flour

2 cups milk

3 cups vegetable broth

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method:

  1. Add olive oil to a large pot set over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and sauté, stirring frequently until brown, about 10 minutes. Add onion, thyme, salt and pepper and continue to cook until onions have softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add butter and melt completely. Sprinkle over flour and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and broth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Before serving, stir in lemon juice and season, to taste, with more salt and pepper. Serve garnished with fresh thyme.