Healthy Mushroom Soup

This flavorful Healthy Mushroom Soup is full of vegetables with a light, earthy, full-flavored mushroom broth without all the fat.

What is your favorite type of mushroom?

Let me tell you how yesterday got started.  The cat was caught drinking my coffee.

Healthy Mushroom Soup | Inspiration Kitchen“JAMMMMMAICA?!!! Get your head out of my coffee!”  Could you hear me screeching like a banshee?  p.s.  This is not a good sound at 6 a.m.  Yet, there he was… his head buried deep in the cup, lapping away.

Sigh.  The circus never ends.  Life with a Balinese cat.  #lovehimlikecrazytalk #butstayoutofmycoffee

Meet Jamaican Me Crazy.  Yes, that IS his registered name.  Appropriately named, don’t you think?

Jamaican Me Crazy | Kristi Kaiser Photography

After the initial shock, the 2nd thing I thought was, how many times has he done this before when I’m out of the room?  I don’t know about you, but I can’t go there.

I refuse to think about how many times I’ve had ABC  {already been chugged}  coffee.  #seriouslynotgoingthere

Ok, moving on.

Let’s talk Healthy Mushroom Soup.  Whoa.  You guys… seriously… Mushroom Soup meets light and healthy.  This broth-based soup has such an incredible depth of flavor.  You will love it!

Healthy Mushroom Soup | Inspiration Kitchen

It has an earthy mix of mushrooms, flavored with onions, leeks, carrots, celery and garlic simmered in a thyme seasoned, light chicken broth.  The mix of vegetables adds incredible flavor and depth to the broth, but the two pounds of mushrooms are definitely the star.  Good idea for Mushroom Soup, yes?

Thickly cut, the mushrooms are meaty.  They’re sauteed in butter and simmered until soft, where they impart their unique, earthy flavor.  A great vegetable and healthy soup.

You will love how prominent the mushroom flavor is!

Healthy Mushroom Soup | Inspiration Kitchen

I don’t know about you, but as I kid, I grew up loving the typical thick, rich and creamy Mushroom Soup. But, with this recipe, I didn’t miss the heavy cream at all!

What’s so great about this Healthy Mushroom Soup is, it actually allows you to taste the wonderful mushrooms!  Do you love mushroom soup, too?

And, I *have* to know this.  Has the cat ever drank your coffee?

Healthy Mushroom Soup | Inspiration Kitchen


Healthy Mushroom Soup
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This flavorful Healthy Mushroom Soup is full of vegetables with a light, earthy, full-flavored mushroom broth without all the fat.
Recipe type: Soups
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup onions, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced leeks, halved and sliced
  • ¾ cup sliced celery
  • 3 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped (approx. 1 and ½ tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 pounds mushrooms, rinsed and thickly sliced*
  • 6 cups chicken stock (or approx. 3 (14.5 ounce) cans)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  1. Melt butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add carrots, onions, leeks, celery and garlic. Cook and stir until tender, but not browned, approximately 10 minutes. Add thyme, mushrooms, chicken stock, salt and pepper. Heat until a soft boil, then turn down to low heat, cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, ladle into bowls, and serve.
*Rinse and slice mushrooms approximately ¼" thick. Feel free to use a combination of mushrooms. In this recipe, I used white and cremini mushrooms.

Recipe modified from All Recipes @ Mushroom Soup without Cream.

Healthy Mushroom Soup


    • says

      Thanks Manali! He’s a handful, that’s for sure! Yes, I think this would be terrific with veggie stock. Maybe even better! Let me know how it turns out, and thanks for the pin! xoxo

  1. says

    I’m raising my hand here – big mushroom fan myself! I also grew up loving the creamy, thick (not to mention salty) mushroom soups. Nowadays, this is way more my speed and I can appreciate being able to really taste the main ingredient – the mushrooms! Love it. And your cat’s name is just hysterical!
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  2. says

    Oh my gosh!!! That is hysterical, Kristi. Although anyone who gets in between me and my coffee…watch out! When my family dog was a puppy she snatched half of my sandwich when I turned away (a few times, actually!). That was definitely an “OH MAN” moment! This soup is screaming my name for winter. Love the flavors!! 🙂
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    • says

      Hahahaha! Considering I have the ‘cat who ate everything’, I’m pretty sure he’d love Mushroom Soup. Ugh. Let’s not even go there! I think this Mushroom Soup would be great with vegetable stock – such a great idea!

  3. says

    Confession: I hate mushrooms! I had a bad experience when I was young and am having a hard time giving them a second chance. My man candy however, has a slight obsession with them! He’d be so happy if I made this!

    • says

      I understand what you mean Lee! I had a bad experience with a certain food once, and it’s really, really hard to get over! Have a great weekend!

    • says

      EXACTLY! Marissa, that is *exactly* what I was thinking – that I needed to incorporate at least a *few* healthy recipes given how many calorie laden ones I’ve been doing lately! Have a beautiful Sunday! 🙂

    • says

      Thank you Christin! Trust me, my sistah…I have *never* heard of a cat liking coffee either, so I am as shocked as you are. However, we do call him ‘the cat who ate everything’ because he has an amazing appetite to try anything! And this soup? If you love mushrooms –! 🙂

    • says

      Thank you Marye! I will tell him, but I warn you – it will likely go to his head! Hahaha! Thanks for the compliments on the soup! And, Jamaica says thanks too!

    • says

      Hahaha! I LOL’d at your comment Ashley! And, I love the name Osiris Papyrus! Thanks for the compliments on Jamaica! I will tell him! Happy New Year!

    • says

      Thanks Melissa! This is the most popular post on my blog. It’s clear to me that a lot of people love mushrooms! 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  4. says

    My cat totally drinks anything and everything that it can…. No lie. I bet he would totally try to slurp down this soup too…. 😀

  5. Dhivya says

    i’m so glad to have found this pin. It was easy and an awesome recipe !
    I just happened to substitute butter with olive oil and wow!

    • says

      Yes, you can use vegetable broth. I have never tried spinach or kale in it, but I don’t know why it wouldn’t. I love spinach! And, have to admit – I’ve never tried kale – so that one, I don’t know.

  6. Brittany says

    My family loves soup and mushrooms so I am ecstatic to try this soup. We also love meat too and have to have it with every meal so I am adding in some chicken. I hope it turns out good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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