Cream of mushroom soup is a favorite quick lunch on its own and is also a major ingredient of favorite casseroles, gravies, and other dishes. Cream of mushroom soup adds a homey touch to many family meals and can add a thick, creaminess to gravies and sauces and gives a savory flavor to casseroles.
You can make these recipes with typical canned cream of mushroom soup or try to make the homemade variety which adds a fresh touch to all of these recipes. You can improvise your own recipes with the addition of cream of mushroom soup, which can make a great topping for pasta or chicken. You can also improve upon the canned soup by heating it up and adding additional ingredients, such as asparagus, pepper, minced garlic cloves, and cherry tomato halves. You can also add cream of mushroom soup to cooked sausage and spoon it over fresh biscuits.
1. Green Bean Casserole
This is a classic dish that is comfort food for many, which is one reason it is a great side dish for when company is coming.
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 16 ounce packages of frozen green beans
Salt and pepper
1 cup of milk
1 6 ounce can of dried french onions
De-thaw green beans by boiling in water or putting in a steamer. If you have time, put the packages on the counter for a few hours until the beans are dethawed, if not, go ahead and boil and steam them. In a bowl, put the cans of cream of mushroom soup along with some salt and pepper. Add the milk and the green beans. Put the beans and soup into a greased casserole dish and top with french onions. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or so until the top is crispy.