Cream of Mushroom Soup

this cream of mushroom soup is dairy free and paleo friendly. It's absolutely delicious!

creamy mushroom soup!

This paleo friendly cream of mushroom soup will knock the socks off any other mushroom soup you’ve tried before. It’s rich, thick, creamy and it has a bite to it. This isn’t the bland and boring mushroom soup that you get in a can – oh no, this soup is something quite special.

I need my food to have a lot of flavor, and this recipe certainly does. White wine, fresh thyme, garlic and serrano pepper help upgrade this soup from average to awesome. All of these ingredients blend together beautifully, making for a tasty soup.

This dairy-free soup is incredibly delicious on its own; it’s the perfect comfort food on a cool night. You can also use this in any recipe calling for cream of mushroom soup. Mushroom cream sauce is the foundation for most casserole recipes and so using a homemade sauce can make all the difference.

I use this soup in my chicken spaghetti recipe and in my green bean casserole . It’s really the soup that stands out in both of these dishes. I feel like some people tend to disregard the importance of a good mushroom soup. It may seem like a humble ingredient, but in reality, it’s the star of your casserole.

I truly believe that once you try this creamy mushroom soup, you won’t want to make any other.

Cream of Mushroom Soup (Paleo)

Yield: 2.5 cups

Cream of Mushroom Soup (Paleo)


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, olive oil or another fat
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 (8 oz) package baby bella mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano pepper, roughly chopped (remove rib if you don’t like spicy food)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, (adjust to taste or omit)
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup organic chicken broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk, canned and full fat (mix well after opening)


  1. Add oil to a dutch oven or heavy soup pot over medium heat, then add onions, mushrooms and a pinch of salt.
  2. Saute for 10-12 minutes or until onions are translucent and mushrooms are soft.
  3. Add garlic and serrano pepper and cook for minute, then add the spices. After another minute or so, add wine to deglaze the pot.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add chicken broth and coconut milk.
  5. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes or until it thickens to your liking.
  6. Blend the creamy mixture in a blender or with an immersion blender.
  7. Serve.


If you are adding this to a casserole, I'd leave the serrano rib in for some heat (unless you really hate spicy food).

If you’re eating this as soup and don’t like spicy food, you can remove the rib/serrano completely.


    • says

      Hi Marianne! I know I already responded on facebook but I thought I’d reply here too in case someone else has the same question. The wine is just for flavor so if you want to leave it out that’s fine. If the soup is too thick, just add more chicken stock to thin it out :)

  1. Lewannne says

    Ashley, this was really good! Even my non-paleo husband liked it. Thanks. And thank you so much for all of your creations. They’ve really helped me adjust to my new diet.

  2. Laura KAsica says

    any idea whether this can be canned in canning jars to use later. Wondering if the coconut milk can stand up to the heating sauce.

  3. monica says

    This sounds so good! I love the healthier option for a family favorite! My question is, can I use something other than coconut milk? I’m not trying to eat paleo, just healthier so just wondering if the recipe would still be good with regular milk or almond milk…. THANK YOU!

  4. Simone says

    Hi! How many servings does this recipe? I’m planning on making a week’s worth of lunches for my husband and me and need to know if I should double or triple the recipe!


  5. says

    I cannot wait to try this. My casseroles have really lost flavor without a cream of mushroom soup and this sounds like it will bring all the flavor and more! thanks!

  6. says

    I have been missing a lot of flavor since taking out cream of mushroom soups in my casseroles. This appears to be the recipe that will bring back all the flavor and more! Thank you!


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