Mushroom Onion Soup Recipe
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Mushroom Onion Soup Recipe

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Even those who don't like mushrooms like this soup! I've found it's a great first course when I have friends over. Our home is a hobby farm with a view of Mississippi River bluffs. We have three daughters—20, 19 and 16.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) fresh mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 118 calories, 5g fat (0g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 8g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Trim mushroom stems level with the caps; finely chop stems and thinly slice caps.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter; add mushrooms and onions. Cook and stir over low heat for 5 minutes. Blend in flour; add broth, salt if desired, and pepper. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat. Add rice and bay leaf; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings (about 1-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Mushroom Onion Soup in Country Woman January/February 1993, p33

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LizBaldwin 8846
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014

"Great soup. Easy to prepare and enough for two dinners for two. A good base for adding meat or fish too."

sandysmith317 12548
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"Good soup! I used vegetable stock 'cause that's all I had on hand, and then added a very little (1 tsp?) bit of beef bouillion granules. Because of this, I left out the salt. Then, just for the heck of it, I added 1/2 c fat free Half 'n Half that I wanted to use up. It seemed to add a nice little bit of sweetness to the soup. My husband gobbled it up!"

sadie7 37827
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"Made as written, adding no salt--doesn't need it. Great starter soup."

Burn Water 13308
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"We added one box frozen spinish and some rotiserie chicken. Absolutly awsome! This will be made again and again."

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