Wild Mushroom Soup

Wild Mushroom Soup

6 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A combination of mushrooms give this soup an earthy flavor.


1 ounce porcini mushrooms; dried
6 cups Chicken broth
5 tablespoons Unsalted butter
3 large Portobello mushrooms; stems discarded, caps chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1/4 teaspoon Salt; - to taste
1 cup Onion; finely chopped
1 cup carrot; finely chopped
1 cup leek; (white and pale-green parts only), washed thoroughly and finely
1 tablespoon Garlic; minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme; crumbled
1 Bay leaf
2 tablespoons Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Madeira wine; medium-dry
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper; - Freshly ground
1/3 cup whipping cream; (optional)
1/4 cup Flat-leaf Parsley; finely chopped

Original recipe makes 8

Original recipe makes 8 Servings


You've adjusted the recipe from 8 (as originally posted) to 8 Servings. The ingredients above reflect 8 Servings, but the instructions reflect the as-posted 8. You may need to adjust the times, temperatures or quantities mentioned in the recipe below as needed.

1. In a strainer under cold water, rinse the dried porcini. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of the chicken broth to a boil. Add the porcini, remove from the heat and let stand, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is cool and the mushrooms are reconstituted, about 10-15 minutes.

2. With a slotted spoon, remove the mushrooms from the liquid, pressing as much of the liquid out of them and back into the pan as possible. Finely chop the mushrooms. Let the liquid settle, then pour off and reserve the clear portion. There should be about 11/2 cups. Discard the sandy residue.

3. In a 5-quart pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the Portobello and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms have rendered their juices, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped porcini mushrooms, onion, carrot, leek, garlic, thyme and bay leaf. Lower the heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are becoming tender, about 10 minutes more.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and Madeira wine, and add to the soup. Raise the heat to high and cook, stirring often, until the mixture has thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Add the remaining 4 cups broth, the reserved mushroom liquid and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a simmer, partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are very tender and the soup has reduced to 6 cups, about 30 minutes.

5. Cool slightly, then transfer half the soup to a food processor and puree, or force it through the medium blade of a food mill. Return the puree to the soup pan and stir in the cream if you are using it. (The soup can be prepared to this point up to 3 days in advance. Cool completely, cover and refrigerate.)

6. In a medium pot over low heat, bring the soup to a simmer. Stir in the parsley and adjust the seasoning. Serve hot.

Recipe by: Nicole Rothier, Fiesta Culinary school, 1/19/06

Each (1 cup) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 166, FatCals: 92, TotalFat: 10g

SatFat: 6g, PolyFat: 1g, MonoFat: 3g

Chol 26mg, Na: 661mg, K: 327mg

TotCarbs: 11g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 3g

NetCarbs: 10g, Protein: 5g


If you think mushroom soup is "white stuff from a can" you really need to try this wonderful recipe.

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Delicious! I could eat the whole pot by myself.
Evmama 4y ago

This is the most exquisite soup I have made yet! I used Trader Joe's vegetable broth, and some wild mushrooms in addition to the bella's and dried porcinis. I also used spelt flour for the flour, and fresh rosemary instead of the thyme. In the blending stages, I added coconut milk as well.
Robilin 6y ago

This is the best mushroom soup I have ever tasted. Even a friend who doesn't like mushrooms thought it was fantastic.
JMS459 6y ago

The best mushroom soup I've ever tried!
chefhoward76 6y ago

It's a bit of work to make this recipe, but it's well worth the effort. It's so much better than canned.
promfh 10y ago

If you think mushroom soup is "white stuff from a can" you really need to try this wonderful recipe. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 10y ago

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