Sometimes you need a little comfort food to warm you up on those cold winter nights. This classic creamy mushroom soup is the perfect appetizer for you and your friends when the weather outside is frightful. You'll blend sliced cremini mushrooms together with a mix of aromatic vegetables and sherry for a deep, rich flavor that tastes like it came from a restaurant instead of your kitchen.
To keep this dish vegetarian, the recipe below calls for vegetable stock but can easily be substituted for chicken stock. The soup can be served as an appetizer before a meal or as a quick snack at any time of day. Blending the soup at the end provides the creamy, velvety texture you love, but you can skip this step if you want your soup a little chunkier.