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Cream Of Mushroom Bisque

The ultimate cream of mushroom soup! This creamy, hearty bisque has notes of sherry, fresh thyme, and red pepper. Garnish with chopped cooked bacon, pancetta, or prosciutto for added flavor and visual appeal.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 34 people


  • 1 bag Pioneer® Old Fashioned Biscuit Gravy Mix (94706)
  • 1 gallon Vegetable stock
  • 1 lb. Mushrooms, fresh, sliced
  • 1 lb. Butter
  • 2 Onions, large, chopped
  • 1 cup Sherry
  • 1 qt. Cream
  • 12 stems Thme, fresh, stems removed
  • 2 tsp. Red pepper flakes


  • Prepare gravy according to package directions, using vegetable stock in place of water. Set aside and keep warm. 
  • Sauté mushrooms in butter in large skillet over high heat until brown and tender. Add to gravy mixture.
  • In same pan, sauté onions until just tender. Add vegetable oil if necessary. Add to gravy mixture. 
  • Deglaze pan with sherry. Add liquid to gravy mixture
  • Use an immersion blender to purée the soup
  • Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  • Add cream, thyme, and red pepper flakes, and simmer for an additional 5 – 10 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  •  Optional: Serve garnished with chopped cooked bacon, pancetta, or prosciutto.