Lightened Up Cream of Mushroom Soup

This savory soup, made with fresh mushrooms, is a simple and delicious delight.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves, crushed

Directions

  • Cook potatoes in just enough water to cover them until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Sauté carrots, onions and garlic in butter until tender. Add mushrooms and sauté until pale gold. Stir in sherry; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Remove ½ cup mushroom mixture; set aside.
  • In a food processor, puree remaining mushroom mixture until smooth. Pour back into pot.
  • Add evaporated milk, diced potatoes, chicken broth, thyme, salt, pepper and reserved mushroom mixture; simmer until heated through and flavors blend, 10-15 minutes.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

Recipe Information

Ingredients

  • 2 cups russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves, crushed

Directions

  • Cook potatoes in just enough water to cover them until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Sauté carrots, onions and garlic in butter until tender. Add mushrooms and sauté until pale gold. Stir in sherry; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Remove ½ cup mushroom mixture; set aside.
  • In a food processor, puree remaining mushroom mixture until smooth. Pour back into pot.
  • Add evaporated milk, diced potatoes, chicken broth, thyme, salt, pepper and reserved mushroom mixture; simmer until heated through and flavors blend, 10-15 minutes.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.