Posted on: January 17, 2020 at 12:40 pm
Last updated: June 25, 2020 at 11:52 am

Mmm-mmm. Is there anything better than a hot bowl of soup on a freezing cold day? If there is, scientists have yet to discover it. And what goes better with winter weather than a thick and hearty mushroom soup?

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If you’re in the mood to whip up something cozy for dinner, give one of these recipes below a try. All of them are guaranteed to warm your tummy when the snow falls outside. If you hurry, you can indulge in them all several times before the robins return in the spring!

1. 30-Minute Mushroom Veggie Soup

Broccoli is high on the superfood list, and the broccoli in this soup will benefit your health in numerous ways. Broccoli is high in cholesterol-busting fiber that also keeps you feeling fuller longer. It also provides you with a hefty dose of vitamins C and K, which is helpful during cold and flu season [1].

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Unlike many of the recipes on this list, the broth in this version isn’t creamy, making it the perfect choice if you’re trying to shed unwanted pounds. The onions add extra phytonutrients to the blend. For the best results, use fresh herbs from your windowsill garden if you have one!

2. Slow Cooker Mushroom Soup with Sherry

Do you love cooking with wine? Perhaps you even add it to the recipe sometimes? You won’t want to add any old cooking sherry to this flavorful and creamy recipe that will fill you up for hours. This dish pairs perfectly with a grilled sandwich, making your meal complete.

3. Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup with Bok Choy

Garlic is a potent antifungal and antibiotic, so if you have anything from a cut to a mild upper respiratory infection, reach for this soup. The broth may even ease the sting of angular cheilitis, those annoying paper-like cuts that open at the corners of your mouth [2].

Exercise caution when you’re adding the star anise to the broth — you don’t eat the pod. Remove it after letting the broth simmer for the allotted time.

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4. Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup is a timeless classic that makes the perfect meal or start to dinner. However, if you read the labels of many commercial varieties, you’ll find that they contain nearly a full day’s supply of sodium in one bowl. That’s not beneficial if you’re keeping an eye on your blood pressure.

Instead, turn to this thick and hearty recipe when you feel like indulging in a creamy bowl of heaven without the guilt. It takes only 30 minutes to make from start to finish, so you’ll be warming your belly in no time!

5. Mushroom-Chickpea Soup with Veggies and Greens

If you follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, you know you need to take care to get your protein. Chickpeas provide three full grams of the good stuff [3]. They also have relatively few carbs, which is perfect if you’re following a keto or similar eating plan.

This delightful soup is chock-full of veggies and mushrooms as well as fiber and protein. It will fill you up for hours, and it contains only a hair over 100 calories, which will help if you’re trying to shed pounds.

6. Mushroom-Spinach Soup

Spinach is another fantastic superfood, but let’s be honest — you can only eat so many salads before you start to feel like a rabbit. Get your greens with this delectable and thick recipe, which is chock-full of them!

Deep, leafy greens benefit your health with a host of vitamins and minerals. They’re rich in substances like calcium and iron, two minerals that vegans and vegetarians need to consume in larger quantities [4]. They also benefit your teeth because they make you chew more, which produces extra saliva to wash away bacteria.

7. Vegan Mushroom Bok Choy Soup

Bok choy is related to broccoli, so you know the veggie is a nutritional powerhouse. This plant can benefit your bone and blood pressure health significantly [5]. If you’re in the mood for a non-creamy soup with an Asian flair, you’ve found the perfect match in this recipe. You can serve it alone or with a side of rice and stir-fried veggies — it’s up to you!

8. Mushroom Asian Noodle Soup

Who says chicken is the only type of noodle soup you can enjoy when you’ve got a cough due to a cold? If you’re in the mood for comfort, warm yourself up with this delicious recipe. If you’re following a gluten-free diet, you can use rice noodles or even lentil or chickpea versions. The steamy aroma will clear your stuffed nasal passages enough to let you enjoy your meal.

9. Potato Mushroom Soup Recipe

Are you looking for the ultimate stick-to-your-ribs meal? If so, reach for this potato-mushroom soup recipe to warm your bones. Using full-fat coconut or cashew milk will keep this dish vegan. The rustic flavors blend in a divine mix of nutritional goodness.

You can make your winter a little less chilly with these delicious mushroom soup recipes. What are you waiting for? Grab your bowl and enjoy!

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Kate Harveston
Health & Lifestyle Journalist
Kate Harveston is a health and wellness journalist from Pennsylvania. Her favorite topics to write about often focus on all-natural living, mindfulness or women's health and well-being. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found hiking, running or cooking. She holds a degree in Professional Writing but is pursuing further education in vegan nutrition as well as sexual and reproductive health. If you enjoy her writing, you can subscribe to her personal blog, So Well, So Woman.

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