Garden Greens and Mushroom Soup


This homemade mushroom soup recipe gets a healthful boost from garden greens like fresh spinach, arugula, and Italian parsley. For more meaty mushroom flavor, top each bowl of this mushroom soup recipe with a few extra sauteed mushrooms.

Garden Greens and Mushroom Soup
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 side-dish servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced

  • 3 cup reduced sodium-chicken broth or vegetable broth

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Salt

  • 12 ounce Yukon gold potatoes, quartered

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 3 cup spinach leaves

  • 3 cup arugula leaves

  • 2 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves and tender stems

  • Fresh arugula (optional)


  1. In a 3-quart saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes. Add broth, pepper, and salt to taste. Bring to boiling. Add potatoes and return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until tender and liquid has evaporated. Set mushrooms aside.

  3. Remove saucepan from heat. Using an immersion blender, blend onion-potato mixture until almost smooth. Add spinach, arugula, and parsley. Return to heat. Bring to boiling; remove from heat. Using immersion blender, puree soup again until nearly smooth and flecks of green remain. Top servings with sautéed mushrooms and, if desired, additional arugula.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
3g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Sodium 412mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 44mg 220%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 499mg 11%
Folate, total 85mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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