Creamy Mushroom Soup With Andouille Sausage

Creamy Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille Sausage
Creamy Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille Sausage. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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This creamy mushroom soup is flavored with cheddar cheese and chunks of smoked andouille sausage. Feel free to use another variety of smoked sausage in this recipe. Kielbasa would work as well.

Top the soup with diced andouille sausage, chives, parsley, or green onions.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 to 16 ounces andouille sausage (halved lengthwise then thinly sliced)
  • 16 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 clove garlic (mashed and finely minced)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth (unsalted or low sodium)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces (about 2 cups) mild cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Dash of salt, to taste
  • Garnish: chives, parsley, or additional sliced green onion tops

How to Make It

In a large pot or Dutch oven, saute the sliced sausage in the oil over medium heat. Transfer sausage to a plate and add mushrooms to the drippings left in the pot. If needed, add a little more oil. Cook, stirring, until mushrooms are tender and lightly browned.

Add the green onions and garlic to the mushrooms; saute for 1 minute longer. Pour mushroom mixture, with any liquids, into a bowl and set aside.

Melt the butter in the same pot. Stir in flour until blended and bubbly and continue cooking, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the broth and cook, stirring, until thickened.

Add the cream and cheese to the broth mixture, stirring until melted.

Add the sausage and mushroom mixture back to the pot. Stir and add nutmeg and pepper.

Taste and add salt, as needed. Heat through.

Serve with more green onion, snipped chives, or chopped parsley for garnish.

Reader Comments and Suggestions

"I would make this again ...I used shallots instead of green onions (what I had on hand), cayenne pepper, and I put some shrimp in there with a red bell pepper and celery. Had leftover rice so I added just a tad to it. I have to say very good. Loved it! I used her idea and used what I had in the fridge excellent!" S.M.

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