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Country Mushroom Soup

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

The big fresh-mushroom flavor of this soup sets it apart from other recipes I've tried. After preparing this family favorite for guests, I frequently get recipe requests. -Elsie Cathrea, Elmira, Ontario

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 to 5 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (about 1 pound)
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream or milk

Directions

  1. In a 2-qt. saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in broth until smooth. Add salt, pepper and bay leaves. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, saute the celery and onion in oil until tender. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Add to broth mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cream; heat through. Discard bay leaves.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 305 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 916mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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