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Mushroom Soup

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Yield: 4 servings

Mushrooms play an important role in keeping the immune system strong. They support the immune system in reacting quickly to disease-causing pathogens. The compounds found in mushrooms fight cancer by reducing the blood supply to tumors and destroying cells that are damaged or infected with a virus. This hearty soup is a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits of mushrooms. The recipe uses a multi-cooker for sautéing and pressure cooking.


3 cups vegetable broth, divided

1 medium onion, chopped

1 large celery stalk, chopped

1 large carrot, peeled & chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced

8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2/3 cup lite canned coconut milk


If you use bullion cubes that contain salt, don't include the kosher salt. 

Any combination of mushrooms will work; use what you have on hand.


  1. Prepare the vegetable broth if using bouillon cubes.

  2. Set the multi-cooker pot to Sauté mode. Heat 2 Tablespoons of broth, then add the onion, celery and carrots. Saute the vegetables, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic, crimini and shiitake mushrooms, thyme and pepper. Cook until the mushrooms are starting to release their liquid, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the broth and salt (if using).

  4. Put the lid on the multi-cooker, close the steam vent and set to HIGH pressure using the manual setting. Decrease the time to 10 minutes. It will take the cooker several minutes to reach pressure.

  5. Once the time is expired, carefully release the steam using the quick release valve.

  6. Transfer half of the soup to the blender, add half of the coconut milk, and blend until almost smooth (leave a little bit of texture). Stop the blender and open the lid occasionally to release the steam. Transfer the pureed soup to a pot or bowl. Repeat with the second half of the soup.

  7. If the soup needs to be reheated, return it to the multi-cooker and heat gently using the Saute mode. Serve.

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