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Lightened-Up Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup is usually quite high in fat, with about 9 grams per 1 cup (250mL) serving. Stock is the base of this soup, which has a touch of light cream for a bit of richness and only 111 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving. For an even lighter soup, use milk instead of the cream.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2004

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  • Portion size 8


  • 2 tsp 2tspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1oniononions, chopped
  • 6 cups 6cupssliced white mushrooms or cremini mushrooms, (1 lb/500 g)
  • 6 6garlic clovegarlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspdried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupall-purpose flour
  • 6 cups 6cupschicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsplemon juice or wine vinegar
  • 1 cup 1cup5% cream
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspfinely chopped fresh chives or green onions
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In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until liquid is evaporated, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Gradually stir in stock and lemon juice, scraping up any brown bits; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate in uncovered container until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Reheat over medium heat.)

Stir in cream; heat until steaming but not boiling. Serve garnished with chives.


Additional information :

Tip: For wild-mushroom flavour, soak 1 pkg (14 g) mixed dried porcini, shiitake or morel mushrooms in 2 cups (500 mL) warm water until softened. Replace 2 cups (500 mL) chicken stock with mushroom soaking liquid; chop soaked mushrooms and add with stock and soaking liquid. Increase salt to 1/2 tsp (2 mL).

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 111 pro 7g total fat 4g sat. fat 1g
carb 12g fibre 1g chol 5mg sodium 672mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 11 vit A 1 vit C 7
folate 11
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