Baby Bella Mushroom & Couscous Soup – .93¢

Life is so much better when you’re not picky about food! Used to hate mushrooms, now I love them. If you love mushrooms, this soup is for YOU.


This recipe makes about 4 bowls. Start with finely dicing an onion. I had red onions but use what you’d like.


Then mince a few cloves of garlic.


Add the onions and garlic to a heated, greased pot with a big pinch of salt.


Finely slice a whole package of mushrooms while the onions are cooking.

Once the onions start to get a bit of color on them, add the mushrooms and gently stir. IMG_2594

Almost immediately add roughly 3-4 cups of beef, chicken or veggie stock- your choice.


Once the liquid heats up, add about a cup of dry cous cous.


After about 10 minutes or so, the cous cous will puff up and cook. Depending on how “soupy” or thick you want it, add more water OR continue cooking and let the liquid cook down a little. Keep in mind that the couscous will soak up the liquid like crazy and give the soup a really nice thickness to it.


And voila!




  • Package of Baby Bella Mushrooms – $2.59
  • 1 Cup Couscous – ~$.60
  • 1 Small Red Onion – $.45
  • A Few Cubes of Bouillon – ~$.10
  • 4 Servings of Soup – $3.74
  • 1 Serving – $.93

About Ande Truman

Ande has made mistakes in the kitchen since she could reach the countertop. From a restaurant head cook, to cooking meals for friends, to her own solo plate, experimenting & learning drives her. She's also a freelance graphic & web designer, photo/videographer, guitar player and wanderlust-er. In her spare time, she works a full-time 8 to 5 cubicle job. She's the creator of Broke & Healthy.

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  1. Thanks for posting, I can’t wait to try your recipes. Making them with young friends who need some home cooking ideas that won’t break the bank. Thanks for showing you can eat good and not spend a fortune.

  2. Made this last night– delicious! Thanks!

    • You’re welcome!

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  4. LOVE this soup – substituted Israeli couscous, added a a cup of wine- served with tomato bruchetta on crostini – YUM YUM YUM – It is amazing! Please keep the recipes coming!

    • Thanks so much Nikki!

    • Yay! Glad you liked it! (Responding about 9 months too late. My bad!)