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Mushroom Soup

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 12 ingredients
Mushrooms are so good for you and tasty too! They are bursting with vitamins and minerals. This soup is easy and delicious. The soak water from the dried mushrooms is full of flavor and...


  • 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1½ baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • ¼ pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into a ½-inch dice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons farro
  • 3 cups water
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish (optional)

Nutrition Facts


156 cals


7 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


22 g


4 g


4 g


4 g


766 mg


  1. Cover the dried mushrooms with hot water and let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. In a stockpot, cook the fresh mushrooms without oil, over high heat. Stir occasionally, and remove from the pan once the mushrooms have wilted and browned. Set aside.
  3. Reserve the dried mushroom soaking liquid, then chop the dried mushrooms. Set aside.
  4. In the same pot over medium heat, add the olive oil, shallots, thyme and potatoes, cook for 5 minutes or until the potatoes are turning slightly brown. Stir in the garlic, chopped dried mushrooms, fresh mushrooms and farro. Cook for 2 minutes then add the 3 cups of water and the mushroom soaking liquid. Bring to a boil, then simmer for at least 30 minutes or until the farro is tender but still chewy.

Chef Tips

If you can’t find faro, use either spelt or hulled barley. You may need to add 10 minutes to the cooking time if you do. Pearl barley cooks faster.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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