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Mushroom Soup Au Gratin

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(NC) - This looks like French onion soup but has the rich mushroom flavour instead of onion. It is almost a meal itself so just add a salad and dinner is ready.

Preparation Time: 12 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes


    Mushroom Soup Au Gratin
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil
  • 12 oz (375 g) sliced assorted fresh mushrooms (white, crimini, portabella, shiitake, oyster)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) chicken broth
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each ground nutmeg and pepper
  • 4 slices French bread (1/2"/2.5 cm thick) toasted
  • 4 oz (120 g) grated or sliced Swiss cheese
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


In a large heavy saucepan heat oil over medium high heat; saute mushrooms, onions and garlic about 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add chicken broth, lemon rind, nutmeg and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 to 30 minutes.

Ladle soup into 4 deep ovenproof bowls. Float bread on top; sprinkle with Swiss cheese and Parmesan if using. Place under broiler until bubbly and lightly browned.


Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) dry white wine with the chicken broth.

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Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories: 247; Protein: 12.9 g; Fat: 15.3 g; Carbohydrates: 12.2 g; Dietary Fibre: 1.9 g

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