This creamy mushroom soup is like a hug in a bowl! Make it with both wild and cultivated mushrooms for maximum flavour.
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Mushroom Soup

This delicious creamy mushroom soup is easy to prepare and is equally good for lunch with some crusty bread or dressed up to serve as a dinner party starer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Continental
Keyword: Creamy Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Soup
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes


For the croutons

  • 4 slices stale bread cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp dried herbs I used Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil to fry
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ tsp dried herbs I used Herbs de Provence

For the soup

  • 600 g | 1lb 3 1/2oz mushrooms, preferably a mix of wild and cultivated, sliced
  • 100 g | 3 1/2 oz cooked chestnuts or cubed potato
  • 750 ml | 3 cups hot vegetable stock
  • 125 ml | 1/2 cup single pouring cream + extra to drizzle
  • salt and pepper to season
  • fresh thyme leaves to garnish


  • Toss the bread cubes in the garlic granules and herbs. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan and then fry the bread cubes, stirring often, until nicely coloured. Set aside.
  • Select a handful of small mushrooms and pan fry in the same pan you made the croutons for five minutes. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot and fry the onion and garlic over low heat until softened - about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the remaining mushrooms and continue to fry, stirring often, for a further 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the chestnuts or potato and stock and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30 mins.
  • Use a blender to blitz the soup, in batches if necessary, until completely smooth.
  • Return to the pot and stir in the cream - heat until warmed through.
  • Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the soup sprinkled with thyme, garnished with a drizzle of cream and olive oil, a handful of croutons and a few mushrooms.


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1237mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 947IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg