Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Soup with Wild Rice


Packed with vegetables, this creamy soup comes together easily for a warming meal. Wild rice adds a boost of protein and fiber, but you could substitute another whole grain like brown rice or barley, if you prefer.

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Soup with Wild Rice
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, halved and sliced

  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • 3 cups chopped fresh spinach

  • 2 cups cooked wild rice

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and bell pepper; cook, stirring, until the mushroom liquid has mostly evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add flour, thyme, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.

  2. Add broth and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in spinach, rice and cream; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
15g Fat
37g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Vitamin A 5038IU 101%
Sodium 612mg 27%
Potassium 655mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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