Mushroom Soup Recipe
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This mushroom soup boasts 2 pounds of fresh mushrooms, so if you’re a mushroom lover like myself, this soup is for you. It is so simple to make and everything is in a light cream broth so you still get some creaminess without the heaviness of many cream soups.
This recipe was shared with us by Olga P., one of the ladies in church. She had made it for the construction crew while our church was being built and the guys raved about it so of course we asked her for the recipe :).
Ingredients for Mushroom Soup:
8 cups water
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
3-4 medium potatoes, peeled, diced and rinsed
2 lbs mushrooms, sliced
2 cups half & half (or 1 cup milk + 1 cup heavy cream)
4 Tbsp flour (add 5 Tbsp if you like a creamier soup)
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 large carrot, grated
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp mushroom seasoning (or 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash, or vegetable seasoning *see note)
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/3 cup chopped parsley or dill or both
*Note: Olga P., who shared this recipe with me, uses a mushroom seasoning that she purchased at the European market. We knew that not everyone may have access to it, so we tried using Mrs. Dash seasoning instead and it was still very tasty. YOu can also sub with this Mushroom Seasoning, or this Mushroom Soup Seasoning, adding it to taste.
How to Make Mushroom Soup:
1. Add potatoes to a pot with 8 cups water and 2 cups stock. Bring potatoes to a light boil and continue to cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are almost cooked. Meanwhile saute sliced mushrooms over medium high heat until they are lightly browned and softened. Add mushrooms to the soup pot and continue cooking 5-8 min.
2. Meanwhile, heat the same skillet over medium/high heat. Add 3 Tbsp butter along with diced onion and grated carrot, and saute until golden (8-10 min) then add to the soup pot. For picky eaters who don’t like the onion texture, you can puree the sautéed carrots and onion in a blender or food processor.
3. Whisk together 2 cups half and half and 4 Tbsp flour until smooth. Add cream mixture to the soup. Add seasonings to taste (If not using mushroom seasoning, we recommend the following seasoning combination: 1 Tbsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash). Stir in 1/3 cup chopped Parsley or Dill or a mix of both. Bring to a boil for a few minutes, check potatoes for doneness and remove from heat.
Mushroom Soup Recipe
- 8 cups water
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 3-4 medium potatoes, peeled, diced and rinsed
- 2 lbs mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups half & half, or 1 cup milk + 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 Tbsp flour, add 5 Tbsp if you like a creamier soup
- 1 medium onion, finely diced
- 1 large carrot, grated
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 Tbsp mushroom seasoning, or 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash, or vegetable seasoning *see note
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup chopped parsley or dill or both
Add potatoes to a pot with 8 cups water and 2 cups stock. Bring potatoes to a light boil and continue to cook for about 10 min or until potatoes are almost cooked. Meanwhile saute sliced mushrooms over medium high heat until lightly browned and softened. Add mushrooms to the soup pot and continue cooking 5-8 min.
Meanwhile, heat the same skillet over medium/high heat. Add 3 Tbsp butter along with diced onion and grated carrot, and saute until golden (8-10 min) then add to the soup pot. For picky eaters who don't like the onion texture, you can puree the sautéed carrots and onion in a blender or food processor.
Whisk together 2 cups half and half and 4 Tbsp flour until smooth. Add cream mixture to the soup. Add seasonings to taste (If not using mushroom seasoning, we recommend the following seasoning combination: 1 Tbsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash). Stir in 1/3 cup chopped Parsley or Dill or a mix of both. Bring to a boil for a few minutes, check potatoes for doneness and remove from heat.
*Note: Olga P., who shared this recipe with me, uses a mushroom seasoning
that she purchased at the European market. We knew that not everyone may have access to it, so we tried using Mrs. Dash seasoning instead and it was still very tasty. You can also substitute with a different Mushroom seasoning or Mushroom soup seasoning and add it to taste.
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Trader Joe’s has an Umami Mushroom seasoning, which I used.
Thank you so much for sharing that with us!
Another great soup. My wife loved it. It even tastes good cold (tastes like Okroshka when cold). Dill makes it light and refreshing. Will be making it again this week. Thank you for the recipe.
You’re so welcome! Glad to hear that you enjoyed this soup, Nikolai. Thank you for sharing that with us.
I love your recipes.
in this particular one though, I think that the potatoes killed the exclusive taste of a mushroom soup.
Hello, I would like to ask about this mushroom seasoning. I’m currently in Texas but I’m from Poland so I have access to European food. If you could give me more information about it I would appreciate it. Thank You Natasha
Hi Kasia, here is the link to the mushroom seasoning. You can take a look at the ingredients on the packaging and in the Amazon description.
Curious does this soup freeze well? It’s a wonderful recipe but I always have too much … lol
I have not tried freezing it but I think it could work to freeze it in portions.
The link to the “mushroom seasoning” does not work (at least for me…). Is it possible for you to share the name of the product you use, Natasha?
Hi Xenia, it looks like that product got discontinued. This looks like it would be a good substitute Mushroom Seasoning substitute. I would suggest adding it to taste. We have also had great results using Mrs Dash seasoning.
can i add cooked bacon and cream of mushroom
Hi Joselyn, I haven’t tried that yet to advise but feel free to experiment. If you try it, please share with us how it goes!
I have been making this for some time and my family loves it! I started adding pork sausage because my husband has the mindset of “everything needs meat in it”. It tastes just as good. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes
That sounds great! I haven’t tried adding meat yet but that sounds like a good idea. Thanks for your good comments and feedback!
As someone who grew up on Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup, this recipe was a revelation.
Here are my Quarantine Cuisine modifications.
I had a freezer full of veggie/mushroom stock, so I used 9 cups of that. My mushrooms were huge, but that turned out to be good when sliced.
I’m lazy, so I sauteed the onion and carrot in butter and then threw in the sliced mushrooms and a Tbl of sherry and when everything was golden, threw it all in the pot.
I used instant mashed potatoes instead of flour (potato flour would work I bet, but I didn’t have any).
I substituted cream for the half-n-half because my husband prefers cream and it’s what I had.
For seasoning, I had neither Mrs Dash nor any of the mushroom seasonings, so I used a pinch of herbes Provencale, pepper, sel gris with herbs, and just a dash of sweet paprika. I had a big bunch of dill, so I chopped it from the stem end and used that.
I served it with caraway, sour cream and a sprig of dill.
It’s delicious, and I bet improves upon reheating.
Thank you so much for sharing that with me Ellen! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!
Your link for the seasoning says it is not available, then a box pops up that allows you to order, I hope you are still gettin* the credit for it. Can’t wait to try this
Thank you Melissa, I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
I have been making this soup for a while now, and I’ve got to say that it’s amazing delicious. We’re loving it. Thank you much Natasha!
I’m so glad, Luda! Thank you for that great review.
I love this soup, I like to add chicken. I end up adding a lot more seasoning and salt but next time, I’ll have to make a trip to the russian store to try it out with the mushroom seasoning packet.
I’m happy to hear you enjoyed that!
So made this right now. I used the mushroom and company multipurpose umami seasoning blend from Trader Joe’s. So tasty love the soup perfect for still chilly days here in Washington
Isn’t the flavor amazing! We love it also!
I didn’t think I could make a mushroom soup as good as my Polish Mom, but this recipe is up there! (I used vegetable seasoning and a mushroom broth). Thank you for sharing!
I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Anna! Thank you for sharing your awesome feedback with me!
I made it for lunch yesterday and had 4 bowls!! Two for lunch, one for dinner and one before bed lol. It’s soooo addicting!!
My husband doesn’t like cream soups but I decided to finally risk it after 5 years of marriage, and he actually enjoyed this one! You are one that I always come back for recipes to, because anything I make from your blog is always delicious!😋
That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Olga!
My soup seemed to lack flavor. I am used to mushroom soup with a beef flavor. Any suggestions?
Hi Heather, We have had many great reviews stating how flavorful it was. Did you possibly alter the recipe in any way? If you prefer the beef flavor I’m assuming using a beef broth base would assist with that.
My 11 year old granddaughter decided we were making this for dinner last night. Oh man it turned out so good. Another delicious Natasha recipe.
I’m so happy you enjoyed that!!! Thank you for the great review!
I Love this receipe it turned out well!! I even had some for breakfast this morning
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!
Would love to try this but what is “Mrs Dash ” not heard of it here in ireland
Hi Colette, it is a salt-free all-purpose seasoning and a different brand can be substituted. Here is the seasoning that we use (Amazon affiliate link)
Can I add a little fresh spinach or broccoli to the mushroom soup
Hi Lana, I haven’t tried that but I think it would work well. If you experiment, let me know how you like it 🙂
Hi Natasha, Can I add dried mushrooms instead of fresh?
Hi Julie, I haven’t tried that but that would be a great experiment! I love the flavor of dried mushrooms but they do have to be cooked for awhile in order to soften properly so I would suggest cooking mushrooms in the water and broth until mushrooms are softened then proceed with the rest of the recipe.
Hi there! What is the difference between this and the Russian Mushroom soup recipe? 🙂
Hi Sonja, this recipe uses a lot more mushrooms and half and half, plus the prep method is different.
Shoot I meant to hit 5 stars – I’m pregnant and seeing too many stars lol.
I made this soup but added the green onion step from the Russian Mushroom Soup recipe. Was amazing.
I’m glad you enjoy the recipe that much Sonja! Thanks for sharing!
Is this an Ukraine or Russian recipe? We went to Russia a few years ago and had a creamy mushroom soup! Yum! Can’t seem to find it.
Hi Cathy, I do have another mushroom soup recipe! If you search “mushroom soup” in the search bar at the top right, you will see the ones that we have. Here is a direct link to the Russian mushroom soup.
This is the best mushroom soup I have ever had. I have shared the recipe with friends multiple times and have never had anyone say they didn’t like it. It’s definitely a keeper!
That’s awesome! I’m happy to hear how much you love this recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Rita!
Can you freeze any mushroom soup left over for future use?
Hi Bonnie, I have not tried freezing it but I think it could work to freeze it in portions.
This was so delicious. It went together fairly quickly and had get flavor. My husband and I both had 2 bowls. I will definitely make this soup again. Thanks for another great recipe Natasha.
Yay fantastic! Thanks for sharing that with us, Mattie!
Hello, I’m trying to watch my carbs intake and wondered if I can omit potatoes and instead of regular flour can I use coconut or almond? Can’t use cornstarch eather to make it thicker..Thank for wonderful recipe! And can you please recommend any of your recipes that would have low carbs? Thank you!♡
Hi Tanya, I really have not tried those substitutions so I can’t say for sure if they would thicken the soup the same way. Sorry I can’t be more help, but without testing that, I would only be guessing. If you test it out, let me know how it goes since someone else may have the same question 🙂
Can I use evaporated milk to replace the cream?
Hi Cheryl, I haven’t tried that substitution but it might be worth experimenting if you are looking for a lighter soup. If using evaporated milk (since it is less creamy than cream), I would suggest another tablespoon of flour to help with thickening the soup.
What is the name of the vegetable seasoning
Hi Patricia, you could add vegeta seasoning, but keep in mind it does have some msg-like ingredients which is why we prefer Mrs. Dash.
Delicious! I made a bit diffeerent in regards to the mushroom, I used Straw mushrooms, so added added them potatoes when near done, spooned out soup for my mother in law (no dairy) and proceeded with the cream, 100% spot on perfect, thank you again for a flawless recipe 🙂
You’re welcome Lee! I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! 🙂
It was so delicious! I honestly didn’t expect it to be this good! Thank you!☺️
You’re welcome Victoria! I’m glad you love the recipe!
Yum -Yum….. One of our favorites . Thanks for the recipe. As of now cooking it (again and again) .. Almost done 🙂
I’m happy you love the recipe Tasha! Thanks for sharing your great review! 😀
I made this soup today and loved it !its a keeper! Thanks again Natasha, your recipes just make my life easier as a wife and a mom !👍👏
Thank you Irina! What a compliment 🙂 Thank you for sharing this wonderful review!!
Made this soup 3 times this past month for my husband and I. Just the 2 of us demolish the soup in the matter of 2-3 days. It’s our favourite soup by far! Thanks Natasha 🙂
You’re welcome Janna! I am happy to hear how much you love it! 🙂
Excellent soup! I will definitely be making this again! I had a ton of mushrooms from Costco so this was perfect. Thanks!
You’re welcome Carol! Thank you for sharing 🙂
I did it…so delicious. Thanks Natasha for the recipe 🙂
I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂
Hi Natasha! Thank you for sharing this recipe.I made this soup today!!
It is delicious😉
Have you ever made soup with milk and potatoes or may be your mom did?
HI Nadiia, we’ve never done anything like what you are describing. Is there a recipe online you could share where I could check it out?
This soup is wonderful. However, the recommended mushroom seasoning contains MSG and GMO ingredients…
Rosalina, you are absolutely right. That is why we don’t buy that product but the original recipe author used it so I included it and left a note about what we used as a substitution. It’s a great tasting product but yes, you’re right about it containing not so great ingredients 🙂
Awesome soup. Husband liked it but said it was missing meat. What kind of meat could i add?
Hi Ksusha, I think this would be great with chicken thigh meat. Add the chicken using the method that I detailed in my easy chicken noodle soup. Enjoy!
Thank you for a quick response! I will try that next time 🙂
So far, this soup is the best mushroom soup I’ve tried! My husband loves it, and he requests this soup every time I ask him what kind of soup he wants.. I add a little bit of rice to it too, and I don’t have the mushroom seasoning, bit it still turns out very yummy.. thank you for such great recipe.. 🙂 blessings! 🙂
Nadiya, thank you for such a nice review :). I’m so happy you and your husband love it 🙂
Soup came out beyond delish! Thank you for sharing.
Hi Inna, thank you for that awesome review! 🙂 I’m so happy you liked it!
Soooo delicious! My kids don’t usually like the mushroom soup, but this one is their favorite now! Thank you, Natasha!!
Maria, that is the best when kids love what we Mom’s make. That’s so great! 😁
This soup was amazing!! So easy to make but so delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe
You’re welcome Lidiya! I’m so happy you enjoyed it 😀.
Great recipe! Reminds me of my Mother’s potato soup just with the addition of mushrooms. Love the addition of dill. Must be a Ukrainian thing. 😉 Thank you for the wonderful recipe! Дуже дякую! From a fellow Ukrainian.
Yes I definitely think dill is a Ukrainian thing. It somehow makes everything taste more Ukrainian 🙂
I tried this soup tonight. It was Ahhhh-MAZING. I love how quick and easy it was to make. I threw everything together after coming home from work. My husband and I wolfed down two bowls. Even my picky eater 19 month old son ate a decent amount. This is definitely going on the “family favorite” list!
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you so much Olga 🙂
Do you have a recipe for broccoli or spinach cream soup?
My husband really loves the green stuff so maybe you can help me with a good recipe 🙂
Oh I wish I could say yes because I want them too now! I don’t but thank you for the recipe suggestion 🙂
Wow! This soup was soooo good. Everyone in our family loved it. Thank you for all your great recipes!
Lisa, thank you for such a great feedback and you are welcome :).
Natasha, I love, love, love this soup! Mushrooms are my favorite and this soup was just so good, couldn’t stop eating. Thanks for sharing.
That’s so great. Thank you for sharing your fabulous review! 🙂
Thank you so much for this recipe 🙂 Made this today and it was BOMB! The recipe is just perfect. My husband is not a fan of soups, but this one he liked. Great Recipe as always 🙂 Btw, I don’t know what I’d do without your blog, about 99% of food I make are your recipes 😉
You are so sweet, I’m flattered :). I’m glad you enjoying our recipes 😀 .
Just recently stumbled upon your website and some really great eastern European recipes. In your comments on the mushroom soup you provided a link to a heartier mushroom potato soup but the link doesn’t work.
Do you still have the mushroom and potato recipe?
Ania, thank you for noticing that. I fixed the link and to view the other recipe click here :).
This is the first recipe I have made from the website. My husband was longing for mushroom soup from his childhood. I had never made it before and did this version due to my Polish heritage. Cooking this reminded me of home. My husband loved it!!! Said it was better than his mothers lol. Thank you for a delicious recipe!
I am so happy you enjoyed the recipe!
This soup is fantastic! I have made it several times for friends who claimed to dislike mushrooms… this soup has changed their minds 🙂
Yes! I’m so happy to hear that :). Thanks Mariana!
I have a quick question!
I have been reading your recipes and can’t wait to try most (all) of them! But I’ve noticed that you use chicken broth a lot, would you please tell me how you get yours? and where to buy it? or if you make it at home? I have no idea!
I buy the better than bouillon chicken paste at Costco. It’s reduced sodium and organic and the best price is at Costco. It’s very economical because you just mix it with hot water to make as much as you need and you store your little jar in the fridge so it doesn’t take up as much space as cartons of broth.
My husband is a somewhat picky eater. I made him this soup and he said that it’s the best soup that he has ever tasted! Thanks a lot for all your wonderful recipes! You can’t imagine how helpful and amazing you are! 🙂
Anna, thank you for such a great review and you are welcome :).
Hello, I stumbled upon your website few weeks ago and used some of your recipes and my husband already has favorites from the recipes i found on your website. Thank you so much for taking your time to share with all of us wife’s that want to keep our hubby’s tummies happy 🙂 !
Also, can you tell me what is the difference between the Mushroom soup recipe and the Mushroom potato soup recipe.. Looks like they are close and both have potatoes,.
Thank you 🙂
I’m so glad you are both enjoying the recipes! 🙂 The mushroom potato soup is a little heartier and has less liquid – it’s a little more like a stew. The mushroom soup has twice the amount of mushrooms and makes a bigger pot. I like them both, but I think the mushroom potato soup is a little more popular. Click here to view the recipe :).
Awesome. Thank you! 😀
This soup is very delicious, the only down side to this soup it’s to greasy. 3 tbsp of butter is WAY to much. I stopped using the butter and switched to avocado oil, healthier and less fattening. But overall delicious. Will be making some more in the near future.
Thank you very much for sharing your tip about avocado oil. It’s definitely a healthy option. We just started using avocado oil in our home recently and love it.
Hi Natasha, your soup looks very appetizing. I would like to ask if what type of heavy cream do you use?
Tiffany, I use heavy whipping cream and the best price I found in Costco. Hope this helps :).
Yummmmmm! I just made this soup yesterday and ahhhh. As always, my husband loved it too. It’s so flavorful and mushroomy! Thank you!
I’m so happy you both enjoyed the soup :). Thanks so much for the awesome review 🙂
I’m so happy you both enjoyed the soup :). Thanks so much for the awesome review 🙂
I love mushroom so this is definitely a good recipe for me. The creaminess of it sounds perfect. It looks very delicious!
Thanks Maureen :). Mushrooms add such great flavor to recipes 🙂
Made this soup for dinner:) thank you for the recipe it was really good:) I love mushrooms everywhere lol but I also added some chicken and 3 pieces of garlic ( love love garlic almost everywhere)
You are very welcome Natalie and great job on improvising with the recipe :).
Thank you for this recipe it was easy and so good. My husband loves anything with mushrooms:))
I’m so happy you loved it! Thanks so much for sharing that with me Yana 🙂
Thanks for the amazing recipe! Best soup I had so far, my daughter loves soups and wanted to try something new! She and husband loved it!!!
I’m so happy you all loved it! Thank you so much for the awesome review 🙂
Going to try this today! Do you use broth or stock bc you mentioned broth for ingredients and then it said stock in the directions
Broth and Stock are used interchangeably (or at least in my mind anyway). Chicken broth 🙂
What size quart pot does this make
The pot, used in this recipe, was 5 1/2 quarts. Hope this helps :).
This one is a keeper, just made it and turned out so good. I did not have any mr dush so I blended some dried wild picked mushrooms into a fine powder and used that instead 🙂 very yummy, thanks for a great recepie and blessing on your delivery
Thank you so much Julie! Dried wild mushrooms sound so good and flavorful!
Sounds delicious. I’m going to try to reduce the recipe by half and use some dried mushrooms, of which I have an abundance. Blessings to you and your family.
Thank you for writing in Gail :). I would like to know how it turns out with using dried mushrooms, and blessings to you and your family as well.
Hi Natasha, I was just wondering.. Is this soup freezable? Will it taste te same if I freeze it and later thaw it know the fridge?
Hi Stacey, to be honest, I haven’t tried freezing it so I’m not sure if it will affect the consistency. I imagine it would be ok, but I just haven’t experimented to give you a concrete answer.
Soup has been the ultimate go-to for my family this winter. It’s too cold to do anything outside. All I want is the comfort from a nice bowl of soup and a roaring fireplace. I need to have this soup in my life! <3
A roaring fireplace does sound so nice! I wish we had a real fireplace instead of just gas. A crackling fire is so cozy 🙂
I absolutely love mushrooms! I put them into as many soups and pasta dishes as possible. This will be just one more to try!
Thanks Shelby :), I agree, mushrooms make so many dishes taste much better. I just made some French Dip Pastrami Sandwiches with mushrooms and they were delicious.
Add a little bit cream and this would be such a good mushroom soup!
You definitely could! We wanted to keep it a little lighter so we improvised with half and half 🙂
Made this soup today…it was DELICIOUS! Thanks for all the great recipes! May God bless you and your family! 🙂
I’m so happy you enjoyed the soup! 🙂 Thank you for your sweet comment and blessings to you as well! 🙂
I love mushrooms. Looks delicious, will have to try it right away. Thank you for the recipe
You’re so welcome Vera 🙂
Wil definitely be making this soup.Made almost all the soups from your site and loved each one of them and some definitely became our families favorites 😉 Just today finished ukha with shrimps and tulapia fish oh yummy.
I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying the recipes! It sounds like you are a soup loving family. I wish my son loved soups more, but he does eat some of them so I’m thankful for that. 😉
Made it today! Loved it! And I must mention it was easy to make! Sorry got to go eat the soup lol
I’m so glad to hear you are enjoying the soup. Thank you so much for a great review! 🙂
If Tim will see this he will get on my case. Maybe I should surprise him before he gets to see this 🙂
It sounds like you have a mushroom lover on your hands 😉