Recipe by RESA1
"This is a very full-flavored, filling soup."
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white onion, chopped
shiitake mushrooms, sliced
black pepper to taste
fresh sage, chopped
shredded Cheddar cheese
I do not like mushrooms but we keep getting them in our weekly CSA and I am sick of them going to waste. I found this recipe thinking, if I don't like it my husband will surely eat it all for dinner and leftovers. I loved this recipe. Tastes as good or better than any cheese soup recipe I have ever had. I sliced the shiitakes really thin. I used a whole yellow onion and threw in half a bunch of sliced swiss chard (w/ stems) as I had some to use up. I omitted the sage due to a lack of it and used 2 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups of milk in lieu of the beef broth. Prior to adding the liquids, I added three tablespoons of flour and browned everything together. I increased the amount of cheese to adjust for the increase in onion, addition of swiss chard. I served it in bowls topped with chopped green onion. Fabulous!
The flavor is spectacular. I would have done the cheddar differently. It clumped together and fell to the bottom. The next time, I will make a white sauce with butter and flour cooked, milk added then cheddar. Add that to the soup.
I used this recipe and halved it all except the sage (cause I love sage) and the bacon (cause seriously have you ever heard anyone say "it would have been good if it weren't for all that pesky bacon"?) It is supposta be a soup but I just added a bit of flour and cornstarch to thicken it up then served it over egg noodles, though rice would have been good too. YUM!!!!
I love this soup, I make it all the time and even my son who hates mushrooms loves it. I do mix chicken and beef broth for extra goodness, and peppered bacon add to it. Making it today actually.
Really great and easy to make soup. I omitted the sage as I didn't feel it meshed well with the flavor profiles of the mushrooms and bacon. My only suggestion would be to drain most of the fat off the bacon before adding the mushrooms.
I substituded the cheddar cheese with Weight Watchers Shredded Mexican Blend. Worked great and makes the meal 3 points per serving!
Delicious! Prepared as written, just decreased the quantities a little since it was just for me. Very earthy and comforting. Perhaps a splash of beer would be a nice addition?! Will try next time. Yum!
delicious soup! i don't like sage so i left that out, but it was excellent anyway. i ran out of shiitake mushrooms once and i used mun mushrooms (i think in the US they are called Jelly Ear mushrooms), and i think i actually like it more than with the shiitake. my favorite way of eating this soup is with udon noodles
Definitely a keeper! Cant think of anything i'd change...
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Shiitake Mushroom and Cheddar Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 103
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