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mushroom and potato soup
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Irish Mushroom and Potato Soup

Irish Mushroom and Potato Soup is so thick, luxurious and full of flavor that even little bellies will be asking for more. Combining a hearty mixture of leeks, carrots, celery, potatoes and mushrooms this soup just screams comfort and begs to be mopped up with a wedge of fresh crusty bread.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 152kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium leeks, finely sliced
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 5 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup milk (whole or low fat)

Instructions

  • In a Dutch oven, melt 3 tablespoon of the butter. Sauté the leeks, carrots and celery for about 5 minutes, or until tender. 
  • Add the broth, potatoes, parsley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Once at a rolling boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  • While the potatoes are cooking melt the rest of the butter in a large skillet. Add in the mushrooms and sauté for about 10 minutes, or until they are getting a little bit caramelized. 
  • Stir the mushroom mixture into the potato mixture.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cream and milk until smooth. Gradually stir into soup, mixing to ensure no clumps. Bring to a boil once again and cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. 
  • At this point you can serve as is if you like a chunky soup, or transfer to a blender in batches and blend until smooth. Enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.6g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 3.5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 250mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 6.8g