Cream of wild mushroom soup

Creamy mushroom soup

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(93 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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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 :)
11th Feb, 2011
Lovely soup, I'm not usually the biggest fan of mushrooms but this was fantastic. I didn't sieve mine as I like soups to be thick. My family loved this and I will definitely make it again.
16th Jan, 2011
Tasty soup with a really intense flavour. Was a hit with my son..he asked for seconds!
5th Jan, 2011
I really enjoyed this recipe, so easy to make and tastes delicious. I did not pass mine through the sieve as i like my soups to be thick and hearty, it made no difference as it really tasted good. Would recommend you try this right away.
1st Jan, 2011
Very nice; used half fat creme fraiche as its all I could get today and also added a splash of sherry, will definitely make it again.
27th Sep, 2010
I made this for my cousin who's a vegetarian, her boyfriend and my parents, however we all agreed it was TOO 'mushroomy'. I think it needs more stock or less mushroom because it tasted very concentrated and overwhelming... in fact only my mum went back for seconds but my cousin and me didnt even finish ours. Not a bad soup, just some tweaking needed to be better. :)
11th May, 2010
lovely soup, would definitely and will make again soon.
23rd Apr, 2010
easy delicious dish already made it twice =)
7th Apr, 2010
We love this soup - usually use chestnut mushrooms and the ceps really give it a wonderful depth of flavour.


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