Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup with Evaporated Milk

My Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup uses fat-free evaporated milk to create a lighter version of the soup classic. Enjoy the delicious creamy taste of Cream of Mushroom Soup with half the calories!

a white bowl of Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup topped with chopped walnuts and freshly grated pepper

Before I tell you all about this Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup, let’s get one thing out of the way. Because I know what you think… Evaporated milk? Again? Isn’t it the 10th time she’s using some in her recipes?

Well, I must admit, I might use evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk on a regular basis… But, hey, these products are simply amazing!

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Take the evaporated milk for instance. It’s a wonderful way to lighten up a dish that calls for cream — and that’s precisely what I’m doing here, with this Skinny Cream of Mushroom soup!

Honestly, you won’t miss the heavy cream in this Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup at all. It’s the same deliciousness, but you save hundreds of calories. Don’t you love that?

I was thinking how fun it would be to blind test some people and let them taste this Skinny Creamy of Mushroom Soup along with the regular one that calls for heavy cream. I’m sure no one would tell the difference!

a white bowl of Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup topped with chopped walnuts and freshly grated pepper with spoons and shallots on the side

I’m very busy these days (I’ll tell you very soon why — I’m so excited!!!) so I’ll keep this post for Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup short. Really,  I just wanted to let you know that I bought myself a new lens and I love it! It’s like a whole new world is opening to me.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to improve my food photography and tempt you to try recipes like this gorgeous Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup. Like, for real. And when you do, remember that receiving comments or emails makes me super happy, and I’m always happy to get feedback on my recipes. 🙂

a white bowl of Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup topped with chopped walnuts and freshly grated pepper

 

a white bowl of Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup topped with chopped walnuts and freshly grated pepper

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Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup served in a white bowl with some chopped walnuts and freshly grated pepper on top
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Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup with Evaporated Milk

My Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup uses fat-free evaporated milk to create a lighter version of the soup classic. Enjoy the delicious creamy taste of Cream of Mushroom Soup with half the calories!

Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, easy, light, mushrooms, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 197 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 shallots chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2.5 lb regular white mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups water with 1 fat-free bouillon cube or 2 cups fat free chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cups chopped walnuts optional
  • freshly cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a soup pot on medium heat and add butter. Let it melt and add shallots. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring regularly.

  2. Add mushrooms and cook them for about 3 minutes, stirring regularly, until they shrink by half.

  3. Stir in water and bouillon cube (or stock) and cook uncovered for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and, using an immersion blender, blend mushrooms until totally smooth, with no chunks remaining. Stir in cornstarch and evaporated milk, and mix well. Return to the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve the soup in bowls, topped with chopped walnuts and freshly cracked pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Skinny Cream of Mushroom Soup with Evaporated Milk
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/6th))
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Potassium 858mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 7.5%
Calcium 18.2%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 
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11 Comments
  1. Hi there…this looks like a great recipe, but I am just checking the last few ingredients. I think you may have some missing words? I’m assuming that it is 1 1/2 cups of evaporated milk (or is it cans?) and 1/4 cup walnuts?

    Thanks!

  2. Certainly can’t complain about your love of evaporated milk when it makes the recipe look THIS good!! Perfect dish for this fall-like weather, thanks for sharing!

    -Shannon

  3. Thanks for the recipe, it turned out very tasty! 🙂 I added some parmesan and black pepper for an extra kick right at the end!

    1. I’m glad you liked it Tish! This soup is one of my favs. I’m looking forward to the cooler days to make it again (it’s summer here in Sydney!). I also add some black pepper 🙂 the parmesan is a yummy idea!

  4. I am Lactose Intolerant, how can I alter this recipe without using evaporated milk. I can have soya milk or lactofree milk ( semi- skimmed or full cream) or anything else you could suggest.

    1. Hi Desiree! I believe it would work with lactose free milk (full-cream is probably the best alternative as it’s thicker than semi-skimmed). Use could probably also use any dairy milk alternatives like soy milk or almond milk, but I’ve never tried so I can’t be positive. Hope this helps! Let me know if you try this soup anyway 🙂

  5. Good base recipe thanks.. I added a pinch of chilli flakes and a clove of garlic…garnished with parsley and cracked pepaper..lovely

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