Mushroom Soup Without Cream


This mushroom soup without cream is a delicious broth-based soup that can be modified to your taste. It's close to a mushroom soup that I had at a great deli in Florida — I've been trying to duplicate it ever since. I finally found a basic recipe that I could modify; this is the result. Great with a salad or a sandwich. I hope that you enjoy it! Recommended mushrooms: shitake, baby portobellos, and white button mushrooms.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 cups


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup peeled and sliced carrots

  • 1 cup sliced onions

  • 1 cup sliced leeks (Optional)

  • ½ cup sliced celery

  • 2 pounds sliced fresh brown or white mushrooms

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 6 cups chicken stock

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup chopped green onion


  1. Melt butter in a stock pot over medium heat. Add carrots, onions, leeks, and celery. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender but not browned, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in mushrooms and thyme; cook until mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes. Pour chicken stock into the pot; season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.

  3. Ladle into bowls; serve with green onions sprinkled on top.


If you do not use leeks, increase the amounts of the other vegetables or add your favorites. Dried thyme may be used in place of fresh. Add your favorite herbs with or in place of thyme.

For a smoother texture, you may purée the soup after it has simmered the final 30 minutes. I prefer to serve it as is.

If desired, prepare some wild rice according to package directions, and add to soup during the final 10 minutes of cooking or after the soup has been puréed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 561mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 496mg 11%

* 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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