Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: Green Bean and Mushroom Soup (or Casserole)

Looking for a healthy, hardy, tasty, filling soup? Well if you aren’t, you should be! This is a great recipe that you can dress up as a casserole if need be!

Mushrooms are an overlooked ingredient that are incredibly good for us.  They are cancer preventers, they are high in vitamin D, and there are studies that have shown substituting mushrooms for various foods (like red meat) result in significant weight loss.
greenbean casserole saute

11 oz cream of mushroom soup
24 oz green beans (chop into small pieces if you like, or don’t)
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 onion, chopped
10 oz chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp pepper
Salt to taste
Parmesan or Swiss cheese


Sauté chopped onion in butter and oil, then add chopped mushrooms.

Cook until soft then add green beans, water, salt and pepper.  Cook another 2-3 minutes. Pour in mushroom soup (I used Trader Joe’s condensed portabella) and letter simmer for ~ 5 minutes.

cream of portabello soup

You could stop there and enjoy a delicious green bean and mushroom soup.  Or you can take it up a notch…

Pour soup in to casserole dish and cover with the greatest gift to mankind: Cheese.  I used Parmesan, but you use what feels right.

Bake in oven for ~ 20 minutes (until top is golden brown) at 375 degrees.  Let cool. Enjoy.

greenbean casserole with cheese

(recipe adapted from the Trader Joe’s portabella soup box)

2 comments on “RECIPE: Green Bean and Mushroom Soup (or Casserole)

  1. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    February 10, 2014

    Cheese is a great gift! Mmmm! But no matter what kind of cheese I try (sheep, goat, cow) I just can’t seem to tolerate dairy. So disappointing! This looks delicious.

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      February 10, 2014

      You can always leave off the cheese! I find when I ingest dairy made from grass-fed animals not treated with hormones, I’m ok. Unless I’m eating a lot of clean dairy (then I get phlem-y) But everyone is biologically unique. I can’t tolerate a lot of meat, no matter how ‘clean’. So my recipes aren’t meat focused. You can add or subtract ingredients to make them your own. Thanks for your remarks!

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