• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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    I used the vacuum packed chestnuts from Melissa's. For this soup, using a good Spanish sherry is important - if it's too harsh it will impart that flavor into the soup. If you have chestnut honey, by all means use it - if not, any good honey works fine or you can substitute agave nectar. I noticed that I had to puree this soup longer than I normally do with other vegetable soups.

    Ingredients

    • 1 - 6.5 oz. packaged cooked and peeled chestnuts
    • 1 1/2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
    • 3 Tbsp. butter
    • 2 large shallots, minced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 stock of celery, sliced
    • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
    • 1/4 plus 2 Tbsp. good Spanish sherry
    • 4 - 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock
    • 1/2 tsp. honey
    • salt
    • white pepper
    • 1/2 cup half and half
    • Garnish
    • 1/4 cup minced cremini mushrooms
    • 1 Tbsp. butter
    • sprigs of fresh thyme
    • 1 Tbsp. truffle oil

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 210 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 12 g 18.86%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 36.9%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 31 mg 10.17%
    • Sodium: 910 mg 37.91%
    • Calcium: 25 mg 2.51%
    • Potassium: 248 mg 7.08%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.24%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 19 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.26%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 2 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 10.69%
    • Vitamin C 28.23%
    • Vitamin D 2.13%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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