Mushroom Soup {with Cheesy Portobello Crouton}
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Serves: 4-6
For the soup...
  • 4 Tbl. butter
  • 2 pounds thick sliced fresh mushrooms (I used button and baby portobello)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 cup red wine (can sub white wine or omit)
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbl. flour
  • 48 ounces beef stock
For the cheesy Portobello croutons...
  • 4 Portobello mushroom caps (about 4-inch diameter)
  • 4 thick slices Havarti or Gruyere Cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
For the soup...
  1. In a large dutch oven over medium-low heat, add butter and sliced mushrooms. Stir to coat mushrooms in butter then allow to cook untouched for 10 minutes. Stir well, then allow to cook for an additional 5 minutes untouched. Stir, cook another 5 minutes, mushrooms should be releasing their liquid. Continue cooking, stirring every 5 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and have released most of their liquid.
  2. Add in minced garlic, bay leaf, fresh thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional minute, then add in wine and Worcestershire sauce. Allow to simmer gently until the wine has absorbed. Remove bay leaf and thyme sprigs, discard.
  3. Dust mixture with flour and cook slowly for 5-7 minutes. Then add beef broth and simmer 10 minutes.
For the cheesy Portobello croutons...
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using a spoon, scrape to remove the gills from the stem side of each of mushroom cap. Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Cut a shallow 'X' into the top of each cap. Place in baking pan.
  3. Roast for 15 minutes on one side, then turn over and roast another 15 minutes. Fill each cap with a slice of cheese, then pop under the broiler until lightly browned and bubbly.
  4. Fill crocks with soup, top with cheesy Portobello crouton. Enjoy!
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at