Looking For Best Vegan Cream Of Mushroom Soup
January 28, 2019 3:13 AM   Subscribe

I love Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup. I also am trying to eat vegan. Is there a recipe out there that will produce a vegan equivalent?
posted by purplesludge to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I just made this for the first time yesterday! Vegan mushroom soup. It turned out delicious but not quite as creamy as the traditional dairy version. However I did not add the cashew cheese linked in the recipe and I imagine that would make it creamier. I also added about 1/4 cup of white wine at the stage when you add the liquid aminos.
posted by Waiting for Pierce Inverarity at 3:27 AM on January 28, 2019

Cookery writer Jack Monroe is asking for requests for recipes to recreate as vegan for her next book:

I'm sure it would be a popular request, if she hasn't already done one.
posted by humph at 6:01 AM on January 28, 2019

I've been successful making cream of soups including mushroom with raw cashews instead of dairy. If you are blending the soup, then just throw the cashews in to simmer. Otherwise, make cashew milk/cream by soaking the cashews in hot water while you cook the soup, then blend with some of the soup liquid and add back to the soup. If you do not have a powerful blender, then soak the cashews for longer and blend until smooth before adding or it will be grainy. Do not sub roasted cashews for raw or the roasted flavor will change the soup.
posted by RoadScholar at 6:09 AM on January 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

This Serious Eats recipe is great but might be overkill for what you want.
posted by tofu_crouton at 7:24 AM on January 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

My wife made this recipe yesterday to use in a casserole for our daughter that can't have dairy. It wouldn't affect it at all to use mushroom broth instead of chicken to make it into mushroom soup.

basically it's a thick bechamel/milk gravy with your favorite non-dairy substitute instead of real milk.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 7:47 AM on January 28, 2019

I made this recipe for Mushroom Barley Soup last week and it was delicious. Just leave out the barley and puree more of it if you're looking for a Campbell's-style soup.
posted by Empidonax at 12:40 PM on January 28, 2019

Over in the soup MetaTalk thread, peagood posted this recipe for Oliver and Bonacini's mushroom soup - it's a rich creamy mushroom soup without any cream, and it's vegan by default. O&B is a chain of restaurants that are local to Toronto, and I've had this soup before at one of their locations. It's very, very good!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:32 PM on January 28, 2019

Pureeing some boiled potatoes in (the sticky kind not the floury kind) with mushroom/any soup gives it a creamy feel (I find just having nut or other milk cream can sometimes still give the 'watery' taste)
posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were at 4:23 PM on January 28, 2019

Thank you everyone! I marked as best answer the ones that were closest to what I was looking for, but all the answers were helpful!
posted by purplesludge at 1:23 AM on January 31, 2019

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