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  • Amy Lippert, NTP

Savory Mushroom Soup

Updated: Mar 21

One of my favorite things about fall is that we come into mushroom season! I love mushrooms and when there is a chill in the air and you're looking for something hearty, comforting, and full of umami, this soup is it. I love finding seasonal mushrooms to add to all my dishes and this delectable soup showcases five different varieties!



Mushroom Soup Recipe

This simple soup is not only delicious, but it is also Paleo and Whole30 friendly! Have you ever been out to eat and the soup du jour is some savory bowl of yum you'd love to have but it has gluten or dairy in it? Well this soup is gluten free, dairy free, and soy free but it top to bottom filled with flavor. I know you and your family will love this easy soup during the busy week or as a delicious start to a weekend meal.



 

Why Mushrooms are So Good For You!


Mushrooms are these tasty and versatile little nuggets that just seem to make everything better! They belong to the fungi family and technically are not a vegetable, however, they are nutritious and have several health benefits [1]!


Vitamins

  • Vitamin B2: (riboflavin): Converts carbohydrates to adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which supports energy production [1].

  • Vitamin B3: (niacin): Supports healthy blood fat levels and blood sugars.

  • Vitamin B5: Supports metabolic pathways and plays a role in making red blood cells.

  • Vitamin B9 (folate): Essential vitamin that supports neural tube development during pregnancy, the production of red blood cells and the production of genetic material [2].

  • Vitamin D: Fat soluble vitamin that is necessary in the absorption of calcium, supports healthy bones and teeth, and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties [3].

Minerals

  • Copper: Essential mineral in the formation of red blood cells and in supporting cardiovascular health and immune function [4].

  • Phosphorus: Supports healthy teeth and bones, muscle recovery after working out, and detoxification.

  • Potassium: Plays a role in your body's hydration and cellular fluid balance, with sodium being the counter balance.

  • Selenium: Supports thyroid health [5] and supports your immune system.

Antioxidants

  • Mushrooms contain a fiber called beta-glucan. This fiber has been found to support cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol and is a super food that supports overall health and wellbeing [6]

  • Glutathione is a powerhouse antioxidant that is created in the liver and supports the creation of DNA, reducing oxidative stress, detoxification, and so much more [7].

So grab some savory mushrooms and let's get cooking!


 

Savory Mushroom Soup Ingredients

Serves 6-8


2 Tbsp Ghee or EVOO

1 1/2 cup Yellow Onion, diced

5-6 Garlic cloves, finely minced

40oz Mushrooms (I used cremini, button, trumpet, clamshell, white beech)

6 cups Unsalted Chicken Bone Broth

1-2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary

1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (opt)

1.5 tsp Smoked Paprika

1 tsp Ground Black Pepper

1/2 cup Coconut Aminos

1 can Full Fat Coconut Milk, cream only

1-1.5 Tbsp Coarse Sea Salt or 1/2-1 Tablespoon Fine Sea Salt to taste


How to Make Savory Mushroom Soup Ingredients


1. Clean the mushrooms with a dry paper towel wiping off all the dirt as best you can.


2. Cut off bottoms of the cremini and buttons leaving the stem if possible and slice mushrooms, set aside.

3. Cut off the bottoms of the clamshell and white beech mushrooms then gently pull them apart, set aside.


4. Cut off the bottom of the trumpet mushrooms and halve them lengthwise. Slice them into strips, set aside.


5. Dice the onion and add it to a large pot with the ghee and heat over medium heat.


6. Add the crushed red pepper and rosemary sprig and sauté for 5-7 minutes until the onions are soft.

7. Add the garlic, mushrooms, broth, coconut aminos, paprika and black pepper, stirring to combine.


8. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat and simmer for about 20-25 minutes until the soup has reduced by about a third.


9. Salt to taste and serve!


How to make Mushroom Soup

Better Than Cream of Mushroom Soup

FAQs


Q: Can I use different mushrooms for this?

A: Yes! Use your favorites or what you find locally and seasonally!


Q: How do I thicken my soup?

A: You can easily thicken a soup a number of ways, for this one, i would add 1 Tablespoon of arrowroot or tapioca starch to 1/4 cup of cold water or broth and mix really well. Add a little at a time when the soup is boiling, giving it a minute or two to bloom, until you reach your desired consistency.


Q: Why is my soup grainy?

A: It could be that some dirt from the mushrooms got into the soup. Be sure to cut the roots away and gently remove and dirt or debris with a clean, dry paper towel before adding to your soup.


If you like this recipe, check these out!


Chicken Bone Broth: With a few simple and inexpensive ingredients, you can have your own homemade bone broth that surpasses anything you find in the stores in flavor and nutrition.


Winter Minestrone Soup: Savory and rich broth, loads of delicious veggies, and crispy bacon make this simple soup perfect for those cold winter nights.


Hearty Beef Stew: Cold winter's nights are for savory chunks of tender beef, sweet carrots, and melt in your mouth potatoes in a rich and savory broth.


I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. - Amy

 

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