Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Interesting thing about Cream of Mushroom soup is if you add any other flavors or ingredients it loses this basic old fashioned taste. Of course if you like you can change it up anyway you want, but this is the lowest calorie way to eat this soup that seems so rich and isn't.

6 cups sliced/chopped white mushrooms 60C
3 cups finely chopped strong onions 200C
3 tbsp canola or veg oil ONLY 300C
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper-(IMP* the pepper gives it the real mush soup flavor)
8 cups of water
2 tsp sweetener

More salt.

1 cup Milk 100C or Water with 4tbsp of rice flour or corn starch. 100C

Hand held Blender

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Take an extra big pot, put in the oil
add the 3 cups of chopped onions add the 1 tsp of salt.
Saute on low temp till soft and transparent. DO NOT BROWN, add little bit of water to prevent sticking or browning so that you don't have to add more oil.
Add the mushrooms and pepper, toss thoroughly and let continue to saute, watching that it does not brown.
When the mushrooms have softened and are not raw, about 5 minutes
Add the 8 cups of water, 2 tsp of sweetener and bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and let simmer nicely for about 30 minutes.

Place the pot in the sink to blend so that it doesn't splash everywhere. My hubby likes teeny bits of mushrooms in the soup so I don't blend it right down to a puree.

Now thoroughly mix the flour or cornstarch with the COLD milk or water and slowly pour it into the pot with your hand held on. Put back on the stove and let simmer while stirring for about another 10 minutes.

OK, this is where being able to cook helps. You might want more salt, more sweetener or to make it thicker. Go slow...add just a little at a time.
When I made this soup just now I realized that I taste it so often to get the desired flavor. I did add more salt, pepper, thickener and sweetener to mine.

Another thing...if you want to add calories, put some butter or cream in it. It defeats the purpose of having hardly any calories, but...your guests will think you are a master chef!

I can't estimate the calorie content per serving, but the whole pot is only 760C with milk and 660C without... so divide it up as you will