Cream of wild mushroom soup

Creamy mushroom soup

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(89 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4

Use porcini and wild mushrooms to make this rich and creamy soup that makes a filling yet light supper for cold nights. Serve with croutons and chives

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal347
  • fat27g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.89g
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  • 25g dried porcini (ceps)
  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • thyme sprigs


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 400g mixed wild mushrooms



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 850ml vegetable stock
  • 200ml tub crème fraîche
  • 4 slices white bread, about 100g, cubed
  • chives and truffle oil, to serve


  1. Bring a kettle to the boil, then pour the water over the dried porcini just to cover. Heat half the butter in a saucepan, then gently sizzle the onion, garlic and thyme for 5 mins until softened and starting to brown. Drain the porcini, reserving the juice, then add to the onion with the mixed wild mushrooms. Leave to cook for 5 mins until they go limp.

  2. Pour over the stock and the reserved juices, bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 mins. Stir in crème fraîche, then simmer for a few mins more. Blitz the soup with a hand blender or liquidiser, pass through a fine sieve, then set aside.

  3. Heat the remaining butter in a frying pan, fry the bread cubes until golden, then drain on kitchen paper. To serve, heat the soup and froth up with a hand blender, if you like. Ladle the soup into bowls, scatter over the croûtons and chives and drizzle with truffle oil.

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17th Nov, 2011
This is really simple to do (i'm not very good at cooking) and tasted really nice. I added a little extra crem fresh as it's wasn't as creamy as i like. Will be doing this one again. Really nice flavours and our two year old loved it as well "nnniiiiccceee".
7th Nov, 2011
4th Oct, 2011
Really nice, would definitely recommend this, flavours were extremely nice, and will make it again
23rd Sep, 2011
This is a lovely soup!! I didn't use the Truffle Sauce at the end but it certainly didn't take anything away from the taste! I used normal mushrooms as opposed to the Wild. At another time, I used the full pack of Porcini (40g) instead of the 25g which gave a fuller strength of Mushroom and was still good :)
18th Sep, 2011
Made it with some large portabello mushrooms and fried up some parmesan/sundried tomato bread croutons - lovely.
10th Aug, 2011
Didn't have any dried porcini, wild mushrooms or chives and truffle oil. Just used standard mushrooms and it was still divine. Whole family agreed we could have had it for lunch, tea and supper! Superb!
24th Jun, 2011
Delicious soup - extremely easy and the final product is creamy and scrummy! However, i just used button mushrooms and it worked fine, i will certainly make it again!
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22nd May, 2011
Utterly delicious!
12th Apr, 2011
As the wild muschrooms are out of season used chesnuts; stirred in about 2oz of dolcelata just before serving. Deliceous!
5th Apr, 2011
This is such a lovely and easy to make soup! It really is tasty and quite thick. I used double the ingredients and bought normal Tesco "no frills" mushrooms but used with the Wild Mushroom Porcini which really does add to the flavour. I skimmed off any excess butter and removed the Thyme sprigs before liquidising. If you double the ingredients, you get a good 3/4 of a pressure cooker pan full so good for the larger family :)


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