Chicken potpies are as American as apple pie, but they needn't be as fattening. Instead
a buttery piecrust, cap them with a billowy mound of light mashed potatoes, which
soaks up the flavorful broth in every spoonful.
From the creamy classic and the favorite button-mushroom-meets-barley to luxurious soups with porcini, royal trumpets, oyster, and chanterelle, here are a dozen ways to make room for mushrooms in your soup.
When it comes to radiating warmth at the dinner table, nothing beats a meal-in-one casserole. What's more, this dish can be assembled a day ahead, goes straight from the oven to the table, and offers help-yourself allure in abundance.
A twist on mushroom-barley soup, this warming broth, nourished with fresh hens of the woods, royal trumpets, oysters, and chanterelles, counts as a meal. The farro is tender but with a satisfying chew, a handful of dried porcini offers additional depth of flavor, and dill and vinegar give each spoonful a real pop.
The base for these stuffings is the same, making it easy to serve both vegetarian and meat versions (for a full batch of meat stuffing, use an additional 1 1/2 pounds of sausage). This can accompany our Spice-Rubbed Roast Turkey.