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Double mushroom and prosciutto soup

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
3 hr 12 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
3 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
The amount of porcini mushrooms may look small, but this powerhouse ingredient packs a big flavor punch. Buy them in a specialty food store, and make sure they’re imported from Italy.

Ingredients

Dried porcini mushrooms

oz

Extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp(s)

Uncooked red onion(s)

1 medium, quartered and thinly sliced

Uncooked carrot(s)

1 medium, halved lengthwise and sliced

Uncooked celery

1 stalk(s), medium, with leaves, thinly sliced

Fresh garlic scapes

1 medium, minced

Cremini mushroom(s)

½ pound(s), sliced

Kosher salt

1 tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Reduced sodium beef broth

3 cup(s)

Prosciutto

4 slice(s)

Grated Parmesan cheese

½ cup(s)

Fresh parsley

2 tbsp(s), coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a 1-cup glass measure, combine porcini mushrooms and 1/2 cup boiling water. Let stand until mushrooms are softened, about 20 minutes. Transfer mushrooms with their liquid to a sieve set over a medium bowl. Reserve liquid. Rinse mushrooms to remove any grit, then pat dry and finely chop. Pour reserved mushroom liquid into a 3- or 4-qt slow cooker.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add carrot and celery and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds longer.
  3. In slow cooker, combine porcini mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, onion mixture, salt, pepper, and broth. Cover and cook 3 hours on High or 6 hours on Low.
  4. Meanwhile, wipe skillet clean and set over medium heat. Arrange prosciutto in one layer and cook until crisp, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate to drain. When cool, break into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
  5. Ladle soup evenly into 4 bowls. Top each serving with 2 tbsp Parmesan and one-fourth of prosciutto; sprinkle with parsley.
  6. Per serving: about 1 cup soup and 2 tbsp cheese