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Cream of Mushroom Soup Gravy

This cream of mushroom soup gravy is a classic comfort food that can be used to top mashed potatoes, chicken, beef, or pork. This simple and easy recipe can be made in minutes and is a great way to add flavor to your meal.

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Cream of mushroom soup gravy in a white gravy boat.
Condensed cream of mushroom soup gravy.

How to make gravy from cream of mushroom soup

When it comes to gravy, there are a few different types that are typically served during the holidays. One of the most popular types is cream of mushroom soup gravy.

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This gravy is made by combining a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup with stock powder and a little cream.

It can be served over just about any kind of meat dish, vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, or pasta.

Scroll down for the printable card for this cream of mushroom soup gravy recipe, or read on for all the details.

Key ingredients

Condensed cream of mushroom soup. I always use Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup for this recipe. A 10 oz can makes enough gravy for around 6 people.

One stock cube. This adds more flavor to the gravy. If you are eating soup on its own it doesn’t need as much of a flavor punch as a gravy served with a meal.

  • To make mushroom gravy for chicken or pork, use a chicken stock cube
  • To make gravy for steak, meatloaf, or another beef dish, use a beef stock cube
  • To make mushroom gravy for mashed potatoes, rice or pasta use a chicken stock cube

Heavy cream or milk. Use this to adjust the thickness of your gravy.

Condensed soup is very thick (and gets thicker as it cools), so a little heavy cream or milk thins the gravy to a nice pourable consistency.

Freshly ground black pepper. This can be added to taste towards the end of the cooking time.

Directions

You can make this gravy in a small saucepan or a frying pan. The best option is to use the pan that you just fried the meat in. Drain off the grease, but leave any browned bits in the pan. They will add flavor!

Step 1. Pour the can of soup into the pan and warm over a low heat. The soup will be thick to start with, but you will see that it thins a lot as it starts to warm up.

Step 2. Crumble the stock cube into the soup. Bring the soup to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the stock powder.

Step 3. Add heavy cream or milk until the desired consistency is achieved. The gravy will start to thicken once it cools, so you can make it slightly thinner than you would want it for serving. I usually add around 2 tablespoons of cream, but you can adjust this to your preference.

Step 4. Add ground black pepper to taste.

Serving

Serve mushroom gravy over meatloaf, Salisbury steak, chicken breast, pork chops, chicken fried steak, or just over plain pasta for an easy side dish. Here are some recipes you could serve this gravy with:

Recipe card

Cream of mushroom soup gravy in a white gravy boat.
Yield: 2 cups

Cream of Mushroom Soup Gravy

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

How to make mushroom gravy from cream of mushroom soup.

Ingredients

  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (10oz/ 450g), Campbells
  • 1 stock cube [Note 1]
  • Heavy cream
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Pour the can of soup into the pan and warm over a low heat.
  2. Once the soup is warmed and starting to thin, crumble the stock cube into the soup. Bring the soup to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the stock powder.
  3. Add heavy cream or milk until the desired consistency is achieved, approximately 1-2 tablespoons should be sufficient [Note 2].
  4. Add ground black pepper to taste.

Notes

  1. To make gravy for steak, meatloaf, or another beef dish, use a beef stock cube. For chicken, pork, vegetable, rice or pasta dishes use a chicken stock cube.
  2. The gravy will start to thicken once it cools, so you can make it slightly thinner in the pan than you would want it for serving as it will thicken once served.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 572mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.

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