Mushroom and potato soup with carrots in bowl with spoon

Mushroom & potato soup

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4

Porcini mushrooms give this healthy soup a real umami flavour boost. Pour into a flask for a warming, low-calorie lunch that you can take to work

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal315
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre9g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.3g


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

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  • 2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced



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  • 20g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 3 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 300g chestnut mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 300g potato, finely diced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 4 carrots, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 8 tbsp bio yogurt
  • 55g walnut pieces


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Tip in the onions and fry for 10 mins until golden. Meanwhile, pour 1.2 litres boiling water over the dried mushrooms and stir in the bouillon.

  2. Add the fresh mushrooms and garlic to the pan with the potatoes, thyme and carrots, and continue to fry until the mushrooms soften and start to brown.

  3. Pour in the dried mushrooms and stock, cover the pan and leave to simmer for 20 mins. Stir in the parsley and plenty of pepper. Ladle into bowls and serve each portion topped with 2 tbsp yogurt and a quarter of the walnuts. The rest can be chilled and reheated the next day.

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Roy Beasley
17th Mar, 2019
A little bit ordinary, bearing in mind the (expensive) Porcini mushrooms. Not convinced that the walnuts add anything at all to the dish, and the yoghurt likewise. I don't think I'll be making this one again.
25th Mar, 2018
This is a very nice, comforting, warming and healthy version of mushroom soup. Even my husband, who isn't fond of mushrooms, enjoyed this one!
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Ann West
3rd Feb, 2018
We really enjoyed this tasty soup.
9th Jan, 2018
Tried as part of diet plan and wasn't sure I liked the look of it but it was v tasty
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