Low-Carb Mushroom Soup

Hungarian Recipe! My Low-Carb Mushroom Soup was perfect this weekend when the temperatures outside were 5 degrees. Nothing better than a warm soup when you come inside from the bitter cold.

Low carb mushroom soup
To stay on my low-carb diet this month, I’ve been making a lot of soups. They are quick to make and perfect for the winter. As much as I love a salad bowl, I prefer a bowl of soup for cold nights. I must give create to the lovely Hungarian women that we meet at the farmers market a few weeks ago. She inspired me to create a low-carb version after tasting her delicious mushroom soup recipe.

Low-Carb-Mushroom-SoupIt got me thinking on how so many of us have recipes that we have made for years and so many pass down from families and friends. My favorite part about exploring new foods, I don’t have to travel to have a taste of a faraway place.

Low-Carb-Mushroom-SoupI can bring myself around the world in my own kitchen. That to me, is the beauty of food and most of all meeting bloggers from different countries. It’s been such a gift to be able to communicate and cheer each other on from the other side of the world.

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Where Do Mushrooms Come From?

Now that we import foods from everywhere, where did mushroom originally come from? The earliest commercial cultivation of mushroom was made by French botanist Joseph Pitton de Tournefort in 1707. Before then, people would go into the grassland in Europe. Today, there are over 100 mushroom species grown in different regions all around the world for us to enjoy. 

Until about 40 years ago, people only cooked what the country grew in crops. Anything imported was way to expensive for the average household. Today, food imported has become just as expensive as food grown in the United States. This makes no sense to me and I have yet to understand except for profit, which is why I try to buy local and seasonal as much as I can.

Low-Carb Mushroom Soup Recipe

This soup is so easy to make and all you need is 2 pots, a spoon and a knife to slice. No fancy equipment here and it’s an easy to clean up, which is a perk to me!

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a 6 quarts soup pot.
  • Sauté the onions until translucent, add the garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the mushrooms and sauté until the mushrooms release their juices.

  • Add 1 cup of water with 1 tbsp of cornstarch  and mix in bowl
  • Add the beef broth to the pot with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • Add the soy sauce, paprika, dill, salt and pepper and whisking until the mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil then lower heat.
  • Add the cornstarch mix and stir. It should be a silky smooth broth with some thickness.
  • Pour mushrooms in the soup pot. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, Cook stirring occasionally.
  • Top with fresh parsley and a spoon of sour cream before serving
  • Add salt and pepper as desired. Enjoy

Variations for Low-Carb Mushroom Soup 

You can add different versions of mushrooms to make this soup. 

  • Cremini
  • Shiitake
  • Oyster
  • Enoki

Ways to Serve Low-Carb Mushroom Soup 

When I am ready to serve the soup, try putting a little parsley on top or dill along with vegan sour cream from Daiya products which I love. These products help me stay away from dairy and I do love the brand.

Tip

  • Before you pour the broth into the mushroom mixture taste for seasoning. It’s best to add season at this time.
  • The broth should have a light coat on the spoon for thickness. I prefer a creamy broth.
  • Because I don’t add milk or heavy cream to any of my soups, I get that consistency with mixing the cornstarch.

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Low-Carb Mushroom Soup

Quick and easy Low-Carb Mushroom Soup that is full of flavor. Nothing better than a warm cup of soup during those winter months.

Course Soup
Cuisine Gluten Free, Low-Carb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 124 kcal

Ingredients

Mushrooms

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 12 oz cremini mushrooms chopped
  • 12 oz white button mushrooms chopped
  • 3 tablespoons paprika, Hungarian
  • 2 teaspoons dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoons pepper

Broth of the Soup

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

Instructions

Mushrooms

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a 6 quarts soup pot.

  2. Saute the onions until translucent, add the garlic and saute for another minute.
  3. Add the mushrooms and sauté until the mushrooms release their juices.

Make the Broth

  1. Add 1 cup of water with 1 tbsp of cornstarch  and mix in bowl.

  2. Add the beef broth to the pot with 1 tablespoon of butter.

  3. Add the soy sauce, paprika, dill, salt and pepper and whisking until the mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil then lower heat.

  4. Add the cornstarch mix and stir. It should be a silky smooth broth with some thickness.

  5. Pour mushrooms in the soup pot.

  6. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, Cook stirring occasionally.

  7. Top with fresh parsley and a spoon of sour cream before serving
  8. Add salt and pepper as desired. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

  • When I am ready to serve the soup, try putting a little parsley on top along with vegan sour cream from Daiya products which I love.
  • Before you pour the broth into the mushroom mixture taste for seasoning. It’s best to add season at this time.
  • The broth should have a light coat on the spoon for thickness.
  • I prefer a creamy broth. If it's not thick enough sprinkle cornstarch to thicken.
  • Replace the 1 cup of water with heavy cream, if you would like a heavier creamy soup. 
Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Mushroom Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 960mg42%
Potassium 463mg13%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1555IU31%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So easy to make. Love mushroom soup.

  2. Stacy Mills

    5 stars
    Do you ever use heavy cream?

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