Great Tastes of Manitoba

Mushroom Soup Au Gratin

| Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter
  • 1 1/2 lbs (750 g) sliced assorted fresh mushrooms (whites, crimini or shiitake)
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups (1.5L) beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh thyme (1 tsp. dried)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon rind
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) nutmeg
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 6 slices French bread, 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick, lightly toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In large saucepan melt butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add mushrooms, onion and garlic. Saute 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Add beef broth, thyme, lemon rind, nutmeg and pepper. Bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered 20 – 30 minutes.
  5. Ladle soup into 6 deep oven-proof bowls.
  6. Place bread on top.
  7. Top with Swiss cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Place bowls on cookie sheet.
  9. Broil until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.

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