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Friday, January 30, 2009

creamy mushroom & chicken soup

I love this + my family loves it = it's a keeper.

Found this recipe in Family Fun magazine, actually, and all of the ingredients appealed to me. Made it. Loved it. I've added this to our favorites, which means I'm happy to share it too (with my personal modifications).


6 Tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, chopped
3 Tbsp. flour
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
6 c. chicken broth
1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
3/4 c. sliced celery
3/4 c. chopped carrots
2 c. quartered baby red potatoes
1 c. chopped yellow squash
1 1/2 c. frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 tsp. thyme
2 c. light cream
3/4 c. grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish if desired
2 c. chopped cooked chicken

In a large post, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in the four, salt, and pepper and mix until smooth. Gradually add the broth, then turn the heat up to medium-high and bring the soup to a boil. Add the mushrooms, celery, carrots, potatoes, squash, corn, and thyme. Reduce the heat and simmer the soup, covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

Add the cream, Parmesan, and chicken. Heat the soup for an additional 10 minutes, but do not let it boil. To serve, ladle the soup into a bowl and sprinkle it with more Parmesan, if desired. Makes about 15 cups.


Blogger Heather said...

This looks delish! Thanks for sharing another recipe! :)

January 30, 2009 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger garrynkim said...

I too found this in family fun last week and made it. It is so good. I used zuccini because i had it on hand and left out the corn because I didn't have it. It is so good!

January 30, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger stitching under oaks said...

Thanks Becky...I tried the Mulligataway soup from that was great. I'll have to try this one!

January 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can I substitute for the mushrooms? No one here will eat them:)

January 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

MMmmmm sounds yummy especially here in cold snow ridden Ontario!! Thanks for sharing:)


February 1, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's plenty of other vegetables in the soup...there'd be no need to "substitute" them if you didnt want them.

February 3, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Made this tonight for my family and got such compliments! Great for cold days! I used your techniques to photograph the soup for my P-365 and brought out the bright colored bowls and plates and the photo turned out so much better than when I tried it in the pot. I'm learning!

February 3, 2009 at 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how much I loved this soup. Even better, after an exhausting trip to the grocery store to buy the husband made it for me so that I could have time to scrapbook. I did sneak down to the kitchen to snap a picture of him and our son (3 years) cooking things up. I knew I wanted to capture the moment for project 365! :) Thanks for sharing this with us. -- Laura

February 6, 2009 at 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tried this the day you posted and even my kids who don't do veggies - loved it! I would only use half of the butter though next time. Thanks for posting.

February 14, 2009 at 7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We loved this soup. We are not thyme fans so I used crushed rosemary instead. I also added some minced garlic with the onion. I could eat this soup for breakfast!!!

February 19, 2009 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Alisa said...

Just made this today for our hopefully last chilly day for a while.
This soup is delish!

April 2, 2009 at 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this soup this weekend and had to change things a bit too (like canned corn because I couldn't believe it but I was out of frozen) and I used one can of the cooked chicken - we all LOVED it! My family can't wait for me to make this one again. It feed 5 of us with leftovers for only 2 the next day.

April 28, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Just had to let you know I made this last week. My family LOVED IT! They hate mushrooms but every single one of them loved it!

Thanks for sharing your great finds!

January 10, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh, my word...That looks so good, and perfect for these cold, winter nights.
Thanks for sharing...this one is going on next week's menu!

February 15, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Anonymous dawn p said...

Becky - have to tell you I thought the red potatoes were radishes and I was thinking YUCK radish soup? But then I read the recipie. Thx for sharing.

February 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Tamashiro said...

Delish. My husband is not a soup eater. We live in Hawai'i, so there's no "soup weather." It's rarely cold enough. The past couple of days have been colder than usual, so I thought it'd be the perfect time. It's a hit!

February 17, 2010 at 8:56 PM  
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