Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cuisine: French

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Serves: 2

The deep umami flavors of this mushroom soup will add warmth to your evening. Flavored with garlic, parsley, thyme, and herbs, this soup shines through and complements the deep natural flavors of tender mushrooms. You are going to adore how easy it is to prepare the soup at home!

  • 100 gm mushrooms (for 1-2 servings)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 0.5 liters of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 25 ml cream
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 stick of celery
  • Salt for taste
  • Grounded pepper

A warm bowl of comfort!

  1. Brush mushrooms and slice off the lower part of the base stalk of each mushroom, then chop it in half or quarters or slice it thinly.
  2. Chop the parsley stalks finely and pound the thyme leaves.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Mince the onion, celery, garlic, and add onions, celery, garlic, and mushrooms to the saucepan and cook until softened.
  4. Turn down the heat to low, add the stock to the pan, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Season with sea salt and ground pepper.
  6. Add the cream and boil for a few minutes. Turn off the heat.
  7. Garnish with chopped celery. Serve hot.

Chef Tip: You can choose cremini or Swiss Brown mushrooms instead of the regular white or button mushrooms for deeper flavors.

This soup will disappear in no time, and you will love the flavor of mushrooms. Filled with proteins, selenium, antioxidants, and rich, creamy flavors, this soup is perfect for cold winter evenings. Enjoy!

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• The ancient Greeks referred to mushrooms as “sons of gods”.

• They believed that the god of rain, Zeus, hurled lightning enclosed by mushroom seeds and that is how mushrooms appeared overnight.

Historical Fact

• The consumption of mushrooms dates back to ancient times and the act is called mycophagy.

• Archeological evidence of edible mushrooms has been found in 13,000-year-old sites in Chile.

Nutrition Fact

• One cup of mushroom soup contains 200 calories of which 120 are from fat. With 13.4g of total fat, 1742mg of sodium, 162mg of potassium, 17.2g of carbohydrate, mushroom soup is free of cholesterol.

• Mushroom is believed to boost the production of vitamin D, help with anemia and also prevent prostate and breast cancer.