Winter White Soup


This white soup is an example of a happy and delicious combination of flavors! I know it's a lot of ingredients, but it's well worth the effort. You may wish to serve this soup the next day as it improves in taste with time.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 shallots, chopped

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, minced

  • small head cauliflower, chopped

  • 10 small button mushrooms, chopped

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 1 small parsnip, chopped

  • 1 pear - peeled, cored and diced

  • ½ cup cannellini beans

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ¾ cup Chardonnay wine

  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fat-free chicken broth

  • cup heavy cream

  • ¼ cup fat-free chicken broth (Optional)

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in garlic, shallots, and ginger; cook and stir until fragrant but not brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in cauliflower, mushrooms, green onions, and parsnip; cook and stir for an additional 5 minutes. Add pear, beans, dill, and mustard; stir just until heated through, about 1 minute.

  2. Stir in wine and thyme; increase heat to high. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and simmer until wine is reduced by half and is syrupy, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth; return to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, partly covered, until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Allow soup to cool slightly.

  3. Fill a blender halfway with soup. Cover and hold the lid down with a potholder; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Pour into a pot. Repeat with remaining soup.

  4. Stir in cream and, if needed, thin with additional chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper; serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

158 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 218mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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