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Chive Mushroom Soup

 Chive Mushroom Soup
"I try to serve this rich savory soup at least once a month during our cold winters," writes Laurie Suhrke (at left with husband Paul), Plymouth, Wisconsin. "It's quick to make and has a wonderful fresh mushroom flavor."
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Stir in
  • the flour, salt and mustard until blended; gradually stir in broth.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in
  • cream and chives. Cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through.
  • Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 407 calories, 35 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 1,053 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.