This is an elegant soup and a great first course before a game main course. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Saute butter, leeks, onion, and garlic until clear. Add mushrooms (except the 8 reserved chopped mushrooms), savory, oregano, sherry, stock, tomato paste and bay leaf. Simmer for 30 minutes or so.

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  • Strain out the vegetables.

  • Stir the reserved mushrooms and spinach leaves into the broth, and cook until spinach is wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 11.5g; fat 3.9g; cholesterol 9.2mg; sodium 116.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2004
This was so good. However I did not strain the vegetables from the soup. I thought it would be a shame to waste them. Easy to make and great for company. The kitchen aromas were most enticing. Read More
(29)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2005
This is what I would consider "detox" food. Filling but low-cal. As per others suggestions I did not strain out the veggies and I used an entire 6 oz can of tomato paste. I also used italian seasoning instead of savory and oregano and added cumin as well. I used an immersion blender to chop it all up into rough bits at the end. Strong mushroomy flavour but then it IS mushroom soup! Thanks. Read More
(18)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2004
This was so good. However I did not strain the vegetables from the soup. I thought it would be a shame to waste them. Easy to make and great for company. The kitchen aromas were most enticing. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
WOW!! My husband and my kids loved this wonderful soup! I had no savory so used italian seasoning with super results. Wonderful mushroom flavor from simmering! Thanks:o) Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
This is a wonderful soup. I made it according to the directions used 1/4 crimini 1/4 shitake & 1/2 regular mushrooms. I did strain it because I wanted a light soup for a first course at a Christmas party I catered....the spinach leaves & mushrooms were a nice touch but the parmesan sort of sank to the bottom. The strained veggies seemed to yummy to throw away next time I maight save them & serve over pasta. Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2003
This was one the best soup recipes I have made in a long time. I did leave out the sherry and the tomato paste but still so good. I also left in the vegetables I like a hardy soup. I will be making this again. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
Good soup! I did make some changes though. I added barley and a full can of tomato paste. I did not strain out the vegetables instead I put the soup into the blender and chopped the vegetables into small pieces. Then I added the spinach. Everyone loved it. They ate the whole thing! I did garnish with Parmesan cheese. Thanks for the recipe Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2005
I served this soup to my Christmas Progressive Soup Dinner group this year. It was one of four and well received. I did not strain the vegetables and added more spinach. Several people ask for the recipe which is always a good thing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2005
This is what I would consider "detox" food. Filling but low-cal. As per others suggestions I did not strain out the veggies and I used an entire 6 oz can of tomato paste. I also used italian seasoning instead of savory and oregano and added cumin as well. I used an immersion blender to chop it all up into rough bits at the end. Strong mushroomy flavour but then it IS mushroom soup! Thanks. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2005
Keep the vegetables! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2005
This was good but.......Used a small can of tomato sauce and omitted the leeks because I didn't have any. Also left all the vegetables in the soup because it does seem like a big waste to get rid of them. Read More
(17)
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