Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup has long been a staple in many of my recipes. When I started a low-carb lifestyle I turned to a low-carb cream of mushroom bacon soup from my pal Jaimie over at The Lighter Side of Low-Carb. Now that I’ve discovered I’m allergic to dairy I’ve set out on a mission for a new recipe that complies with my food allergies and just in time for Thanksgiving. I don’t think the man-friend could live through Turkey Day without his beloved green bean casserole!
I’ve chosen to sub the cream and half and half that most cream of mushroom soup recipes call for with unsweetened almond milk. This came out pretty great, so I think any milk substitute would work in this recipe. I also chose to use the crock-pot here since this is an ingredient that I use in other recipes. I need to be able to scale it easily to make large batches for canning and it’s just plain easier to throw it all in the pot and let it cook so I can make this any time.
Here’s what I came up with…
Low-Carb, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo Friendly Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe
- 3 punnets fresh mushrooms sliced
- 2 cans (29 oz.) chicken broth
- ½ chopped onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
- 3 tbs. bacon fat
- 3 tbs. coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
In a large heavy saucepan, sauté mushrooms with onion, garlic, and thyme in bacon fat until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.
In blender or food processor, puree 1/3 of the mixture, leaving some chunks of vegetable in it. Set aside. For a smoother soup puree all of the mixture.
Add chicken broth to crock-pot, whisk in the flour until smooth. Add the salt, pepper, almond milk and all mushrooms including puree. Bring soup to a boil on high, turn heat to low and cook 6-8 hrs. or until thickened. Adjust seasonings to taste.
I’m using this to make shepard’s pie tonight and will use it in a green bean casserole this Thanksgiving along with many other recieps that have traditionally called for the canned version.
Let me know what you think!