Mushroom Soup Au Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Mushrooms Canada and


This looks like French onion soup but has the rich mushroom flavor instead of onion. It is almost a meal itself so just add a salad and dinner is ready.

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation Time: 12 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes


2 tbsp olive oil
6 cups sliced assorted fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
6 cups chicken broth
1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
¼ tsp nutmeg, ground
¼ tsp pepper, ground
4 slices French bread, toasted (½ inch thick)
4 oz Swiss cheese, grated or sliced
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)


In a large heavy saucepan heat oil over medium high heat; sauté mushrooms, onions and garlic about 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add chicken broth, lemon rind, nutmeg and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 to 30 minutes.

Ladle soup into 4 deep ovenproof bowls. Float bread on top; sprinkle with Swiss cheese and Parmesan if using. Place under broiler until bubbly and lightly browned.

Variation: Add ½ cup dry white wine with the chicken broth.


Calories: 450; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 65mg; Sodium: 1110mg; Protein: 27g; Total Carbohydrate: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 3g


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