Creamy, Satisfying Mushroom Soup

Dinner, Soup, To Try


1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms

1 1/2 cups boiling water

1 medium yellow onion

2 cloves garlic

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 pound sliced cremini mushrooms

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespons all-purpose flour

4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth (32 ounces)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons dried thyme

2 bay leaves

1/2 cup heavy cream


Place 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms in a medium heatproof bowl and cover with 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Soak until mostly softened, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, dice 1 medium yellow onion and mince 2 garlic cloves. Melt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter in a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and 1 pound sliced cremini mushrooms, and season with 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until the mushrooms are softened and have released their juices, 10 to 12 minutes.

Line a fine-mesh strainer with cheesecloth. Pour the soaked mushrooms through the strainer into a measuring cup or bowl. Reserve the liquid and coarsely chop the mushrooms (leave behind any grit trapped in the cheesecloth).

Sprinkle 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour into the pot and stir to coat the vegetables. Cook until lightly browned, stirring regularly, about 2 minutes. Pour in 4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Stir in the reserved soaking liquid from the mushrooms, the chopped porcini mushrooms, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons dried thyme, and 2 bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered until the flavor is developed and the soup is slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.

Remove and discard the bay leaves. Transfer about 2 cups of the soup to a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Stir the purée back into the pot. Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup heavy cream.


Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Calories 246
Fat 17.1 g (26.3%)
Saturated 10.0 g (49.8%)
Carbs 17.8 g (5.9%)
Fiber 1.7 g (6.6%)
Sugars 5.2 g
Protein 7.7 g (15.4%)
Sodium 810.4 mg (33.8%)