This cream of mushroom soup recipe is the perfect healthy replacement for the junk in a can.
A while back, a reader emailed me and asked if I knew of a substitute for cream of mushroom soup. She wanted to make a recipe that called for it, but didn’t know of any clean eating substitutions. The only substitution I could think of was simply a clean eating version of the soup. So I tried several times on my own before converting an old family recipe. There’s something to be said for not reinventing the wheel!
The reason I’m so excited to share this recipe with you is because cream of mushroom soup has so many culinary uses!
In fact, I’m going to demonstrate one of those uses in the next recipe. I’ll show you how to make Clean Eating Chicken Pot Pies!
But until then, I strongly suggest making a batch of this ahead of time. (Pot Pies are so much easier when you simply combine a bunch of ingredients that are already ready to go!) Having a batch of this in the freezer, especially with fall and winter coming at us fast is simply a very smart idea!
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CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP RECIPE:
A delicious, healthy replacement for the junk in a can.
- 1 lb. mushrooms (sliced)
- 4 cups chicken broth (no sugar added, low sodium is good)
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 cups milk (or unsweetened non-dairy milk like almond, cashew or soy)
Sauté the mushrooms in the oil. This is a very small amount of oil for one pound of mushrooms. But if you keep the heat low, the mushrooms will release their own moisture and before you know it you'll have a bunch of water in the pan that won't allow them to burn. Just get the pan hot over high heat and then immediately turn to low heat. Stir frequently.
When the liquid comes out of the mushrooms, add the balsamic vinegar. Then, the flour, which will soak up all the liquid pretty quickly.
Put the chicken broth into your soup pot. Transfer the mushrooms to the same pot and combine with the broth.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
Allow to cool in the pot. If you will be eating this, season to taste with salt and pepper. If you will be using this soup for other recipes, do not add salt at this time.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.