Lightened-Up Cream of Mushroom Soup Lightened-Up Cream of Mushroom Soup

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2004



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.


Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 672 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 111.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g


  • Iron 11.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
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Lightened-Up Cream of Mushroom Soup