Cream of mushroom soup is not only enjoyed on its own; it’s frequently used in many recipes to add a nice flavor and creaminess (like in a lot of slow cooker recipes). And the homemade stuff is just so much better than the canned stuff (and it only takes about 5 minutes to mix up). $5 Dinners shows us how it’s done:

Here’s what you need:

-4 tbsp butter
-4 tbsp flour
-3 cups milk
-4 oz. fresh mushrooms, chopped
-salt and pepper to taste
-optional spices (garlic powders, minced onion, etc.)

Here’s what you do:

  1. Melt butter, then whisk in the flour to form a paste.
  2. Whisk in the milk and let sauce thicken over medium to medium low heat.
  3. Stir in mushrooms and let cook for a few minutes.
  4. Season soup to taste.