As the weather gets cooler, my obsession with soup grows to ridiculous proportions. I found this Marvelous Mushroom Soup at tastykitchen.com and it was a hit for our household right away. I think I have made this soup 4 times in the last 2 months! That is impressive when you know that each time, the soup lasted our tiny household (two people) 3 whole days!
I love how this soup is tangy and creamy and loaded with veggies. It always leaves me with a happy and healthy feeling. The original recipe was tweaked enough that I decided to post it. I found the original did not have enough veggies in it (ONE carrot and ONE celery stalk?!) and I did not like the original ratio of cream to broth (I like more broth in my soups). I also added paprika (according to my personal rule that paprika goes in ALL cheesy soups!), and I used tomato sauce instead of tomato juice.
Feel free to add your own creative additions to this delightful recipe. For example, if you like a bit of spice, I bet cayenne pepper would be amazing in this. Or, if you want less tang and more smokiness, smoked Provolone might be a good substitute for the Parmesan.
Here is the recipe. Please try it out and let me know what you think! I hope you fall madly in love with it like I did!