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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3rd Oct, 2009
I made this beautiful mushroom recipe for a dinner party and everyone enjoyed it. Lovely deep, rich mushroom flavour. thanks Barney!
30th Sep, 2009
I used a mix of chestnut and mini portobello mushrooms instead of the wild. I also used mixed dry mushrooms as cheaper than just porcini and left out the truffle oil! I don't think my use of different ingredients made a difference as the taste was amazing - kept it in the fridge and heated when fancied an easy and scrumptious meal - wonderful :)
17th Sep, 2009
I love mushroom soup - for a difference add 1tsp of whole grain mustard !
2nd Sep, 2009
Just made this soup for lunch and it was simply delicious and so easy. Will definitely make this again soon
30th Aug, 2009
very easy to make, and tastes great, very creamy, rich and filling1 lovely, i will definatly make it again soon xx
8th May, 2009
really nice rich soup i used parsley. royston
6th May, 2009
I really enjoyed the lovely creamy taste and it was not difficult to make. Royston.
26th Feb, 2009
25th Feb, 2009
it is very nice if you have never tied it you must be mad
17th Feb, 2009
Can someone kindly advise the number of portions for this recipie. I need to make it at the weekend and keen to get an answer ASAP. Many tks.


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