I had plans yesterday night and needed something fast for dinner so I could get out the door. This was perfect! It is really easy and really tasty. I definitely loved the added parmesan sprinkled on top for extra flavor. I used three garlic cloves and medium sized shells (more than a half cup, but I like pasta and I was trying to use up the rest of what I had on hand) and this worked fine. The amount of mushrooms were perfect. I used a combination of cremini and white button because that is what I had. The soup had nice flavor and it reheated well today for lunches. I'll be making this again. Thanks for posting.
My other half convinced me to make this soup, because of the mushrooms, more than anything else! And, although I followed the recipe on down, I did dice the mushroom quite small (hoping they'd disappear, I suppose!) & will admit that when the soup was on the table, it was quite enjoyable, although another time I might cut back on the amount of those buggers! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]