Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Bisque

Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Bisque

Tasty skillet soup made using sweet onions and mushrooms makes a delicious dinner.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

7

servings

2
tablespoons butter
3
lb sweet onions, sliced into rings
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
4
cups vegetable broth (32-oz carton)
2
tablespoons olive oil
4
packages (about 3.5 oz each) fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons dry sherry
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8
teaspoon white pepper
  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onions in butter 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and very tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Add 1 cup of the broth, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of pan. Stir in 2 cups broth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms in oil 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned and liquid has evaporated; stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  3. In blender, place half of the onion-broth mixture. Cover; blend on medium speed 2 minutes or until smooth. Pour into large bowl. Repeat with remaining mixture. Return pureed mixture to Dutch oven. Stir in remaining 1 cup broth and the whipping cream; heat to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in sherry, lemon juice, pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Top with mushrooms.
Makes 7 servings (1 cup)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 222
    • Total Fat 13g
      • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
    • Sodium 389mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 25g
      • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Protein 4g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 3 Vegetable;
      • 2 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.