*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Hearty Spinach And Mushroom soup
 
 Recipe By     : Fast & Healthy November-December 1996
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soup & Stew
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      teaspoons     margarine or butter
    1      package       (8 oz.) sliced fresh mushrooms -- (about 3 c.)
      1/2  cup           finely shredded carrot
      1/2  cup           finely chopped onion
    1      can           (14 1/2 oz.) chicken broth
    1 1/2  cups          frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed -- squeezed dry
      1/8  teaspoon      nutmeg
           dash          pepper
    2      cups          skim milk
      1/4  cup           all-purpose flour
    4      oz.           nonfat cream cheese -- cut in pieces
    4      oz.           shredded reduced fat swiss cheese
 
 Melt margarine in large nonstick saucepan over medium heat.  Add
 mushrooms, carrot and onion; cook and stir 3 minutes.  Add broth,
 spinach, nutmeg and pepper; mix well.
 
 In small bowl, combine milk and flour until well blended.  Add to spinach
 mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly.  Reduce
 heat to low.  Add cream cheese and Swiss cheese; cook and stir until melted. 
Serve immediately.
 
 Makes 4 servings---250 calories per serving--70 fat calories per serving--8 grams
of fat per serving.
 
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