Filed Under: simmer, soups, Starter, Under 20 Mins, Vegetables

French Mushroom Soup

Subtle herbs complement the rich mushroom flavour in this decadent soup. It makes a perfect starter to a luncheon or dinner party.

April 8th, 2012

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
  • 1/4 Cups butter
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 Cups flour
  • 6 Cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 Cups chopped green onions
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 Cups whipping cream
  • white pepper to taste
  • 12 tablespoons minced parsley
  1. In large heavy soup pot, melt butter over medium heat; sauté mushrooms for 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture from mushrooms has evaporated; sprinkle flour over mushrooms and cook 1 minute. Gradually stir in broth; bring to boil, stirring constantly.

  2. Add thyme, bay leaf and green onions; reduce heat and cover. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf.

  3. In small bowl whisk egg yolks with cream; stir 1cup hot broth into cream mixture and then return all to saucepan.

  4. Heat over low heat until hot about 5 minutes; add pepper to taste. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per serving: 162 calories, 4 g protein, 13 g fat, 7 g carbs, 1 g fibre.  

French Mushroom Soup