Monday, March 30, 2015

Creamy Mushroom Soup

There's a little local Italian restaurant that we absolutely adore.
It's called Vito Provolone's.
It's small, quaint, family-owned & operated with an interesting history to boot, 
has a bit more of a refined crowd, & always has Frank Sinatra playing through the speakers.
And as if that isn't enough ... we love their authentic Italian fare!

But what we are really nuts about their mushroom soup!
It's only served on Tuesday & Wednesday ... 
so when we go there, it has to be on one or the other of those nights.
I promise, it's a struggle to remain calm while eating it!
It's just that good.
A few weeks ago, I wanted it so much that I decided to see if I could find a copy cat recipe for it ...
but no such luck.
I did, however, find plenty of recipes to choose from on the internet.
After deciding on a few that sounded similar, I made my list, picked up all the ingredients,
& made my own pot of Creamy Mushroom Soup.
It wasn't exactly like the one from Provolone's but it was completely delicious!
It took care of my mushroom soup craving.

The one at the restaurant is lighter in color & less mushroomy.
We really like mushrooms, so I added quite a few ... that probably made a difference.


4 cups fresh mushrooms {2 cups button, 2 cups crimini}2 garlic cloves, minced
1 med. onion, diced
1 Tbsp. butter + 1 Tbsp. olive oil
2-3 Tbsp. chicken base
1 Tbsp. parsley, fresh or dried
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. rosemary
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. cumin
4 cups water
3 cups milk
1 cup greek yogurt


In large kettle, saute the onion in butter + olive oil til softened.
Add garlic & all mushrooms, finally chopped, & saute for another minute or two.
Add in the water & all the spices & bring to a simmer.
Reduce to low & cook for at least 30 minutes.
Add milk & greek yogurt.
Heat for another 10-15 minutes.
Serve with croutons or buttered crackers.

*My recommendation, use an immersion blender after soup has finished cooking.
This will make it more smooth & creamy.

If you are in the mood for a delicious pot of soup & want to try something a little different,
give this recipe a try.
It will not disappoint!

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1 comment:

  1. Yay! I am glad you posted about soup to go with your poem! And I love mushroom soup!