Creamy Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Creamy Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Mushroom-soup lovers, this soup is for you! Russet potatoes make it hearty, and dill and paprika add plenty of flavor. We skip the generous amount of full-fat sour cream and butter typically used in creamy mushroom soups. Serve with a green salad and warm pumpernickel bread.

From EatingWell: January/February 2011
Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 1/2 pounds mushrooms, thinly sliced
  3. 1 medium onion, diced
  4. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  5. 2 tablespoons paprika, preferably Hungarian (see Note)
  6. 2 tablespoons dried dill
  7. 4 cups mushroom broth or reduced-sodium beef broth
  8. 2 cups low-fat milk
  9. 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  10. 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  11. 3/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid evaporates, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are very soft, about 3 minutes more. Add flour, paprika and dill and cook, stirring, for 15 seconds. Add broth, milk and potatoes; cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in sour cream and salt.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 232 calories; 6 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono); 37 mg cholesterol; 37 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 4 g fiber; 703 mg sodium; 971 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium & Vitamin A (28% daily value), Vitamin C (23% dv), Calcium (16% dv)

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat