Smoky Cream of Mushroom Soup Smoky Cream of Mushroom Soup

Smoky Cream of Mushroom Soup 150 Image by: Smoky Cream of Mushroom Soup 150 Author: Canadian Living

Sliding into a comfy chair in front of the fireplace with a steaming bowl of this rich soup is a perfect way to end the day. The chefs smoke their own chicken bones for this stock, but at home, a smoked turkey thigh or drumstick available from the deli section at most grocery stores does the trick.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2008


Smoky Turkey Stock:


Smoky Turkey Stock: In large stockpot, combine turkey, carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, thyme, parsley, bay leaves and peppercorns. Pour in 10 cups (2.5 L) water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 6 hours.

Strain through sieve set over bowl, pressing on vegetables, to make 6 cups (1.5 L) stock (if more, boil until reduced). Let cool. Skim fat from surface. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze up to 4 months.)

In large saucepan, heat oil and butter over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, salt and pepper for about 10 minutes or until softened and golden.

Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until golden and no liquid remains. Stir in flour; cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in stock and bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Using blender, pur?half of the soup, in batches, until smooth; return to clean saucepan. Pulse remaining soup about 6 times until small chunks remain; add to saucepan. Whisk in cream. Whisk in up to 1/2 cup (125 mL) water to thin if desired. Heat through. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 122 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 153.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 34 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g


  • Iron 6.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
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