Creamy Mushroom Soup is a lovely easy recipe full of delicious flavors and using fresh ingredients. Delicious served with some warm crusty bread!

Creamy Mushroom Soup is a lovely easy recipe full of delicious flavors and using fresh ingredients. Delicious served with some warm crusty bread!

Creamy Mushroom Soup! Oh boy! This is so delicious. For this recipe, I've used simple fresh ingredients and added some Spanish Chorizo sausage and croutons to give the soup an added flavor dimension and texture, so it's all made from scratch.

The mushrooms were on offer at the local market so I simply couldn't resist buying a box full. Feel free to add whatever type of mushrooms you wish, and if you can't get hold of chorizo sausage, try a nice smoked Italian sausage.

How do you thicken soup?

For most of the soups I make, I add potato. The natural starch in the potatoes acts as a thickening agent, so no need to use flour or cornstarch to thicken any soup. This is also great if you need to be gluten-free and want to use a thickener that is not flour-based.

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Creamy Mushroom Soup with no cream?

You will see from the ingredients there is no cream added to this soup, and it is called a creamy mushroom soup. The trick we have used to make it healthier without cream is the addition of milk and just a little butter. This, combined with the potato in the soup, will give you a lovely creamy, velvety texture. Once you've made soup this way you won't ever need to go back to using cream in soup!

I've also added my own easy crouton recipe at the end here if you'd like to make some yourself. It takes a matter of minutes and the croutons will keep in an airtight container for a week or so.

This soup is lovely served hot with some nice buttered crusty bread fresh from the oven. It's quite filling so if you're serving this as a starter, you won't need huge portions.

Please enjoy our Creamy Mushroom Soup!

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Yield

Roughly 6 soup bowls

Ingredients

2 medium potatoes peeled & cubed roughly (if you want a really thick soup, add 3 potatoes, but this is a nice consistency!)
4 cups / 950 ml of vegetable stock
1.5 cups / 350 ml milk
1 medium onion chopped
4 Celery Stalks, Chopped
2 1/4 lbs / 1 Kg Mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon of butter
Salt & pepper to taste. (at the end)
2 Inches Chorizo sausage cubed small.
Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley for garnish
Croutons - See here if you'd like to make your own

Creamy Mushroom Soup is a lovely easy recipe full of delicious flavors and using fresh ingredients. Delicious served with some warm crusty bread!

Instructions

1. In the large pan you will use for the soup, saute the mushrooms until cooked then drain and transfer to a dish.

Creamy Mushroom Soup, sauteeing mushrooms

2. Add a drop of olive oil and saute the onions and celery, then add the potatoes and vegetable stock and cook until potatoes are soft and cooked through.

Creamy Mushroom Soup, vegetables prepared
Creamy Mushroom Soup sauteeing vegetables

2. Transfer the soup mixture and mushrooms to a blender and puree, then return to the stove and add your milk and bring to a gentle simmer.

Please note, it is at this point you may freeze the soup once cooled down BEFORE you add the milk. When ready to serve, defrost, add to the pan together with the milk then follow on at STEP 3. It freezes really well.

3. Once brought back to simmer, add 1 tablespoon butter (to give it a nice shine), salt & pepper to season. Taste the soup first before you add the seasoning!

4. When ready to serve, add the chorizo sausage to a small frypan and lightly fry until crisp. (No need to add oil).

Creamy Mushroom Soup, cook chorizo

Sprinkle on top of the soup together with some croutons and a garnish of parsley.

Creamy Mushroom Soup is a lovely easy recipe full of delicious flavors and using fresh ingredients. Delicious served with some warm crusty bread!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our post. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

If you'd like to make your own Croutons, see HERE or click on the photo below. It's very easy to do and only takes a few minutes.

Garlic Parmesan Croutons, delicious crispy croutons, perfect for salads, soups, just in a bowl at parties, oh so many good ways to eat these!

if you love using mushrooms in soup, try out this Homemade Tomato Mushroom Soup from The Kitchen Is My Playground. It's delicious!

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Creamy Mushroom Soup is a lovely easy recipe full of delicious flavors and using fresh ingredients. Delicious served with some warm crusty bread!

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Creamy Mushroom Soup is a lovely easy recipe full of delicious flavors and using fresh ingredients. Delicious served with some warm crusty bread!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potato peeled & cubed roughly, (if you want a really thick soup, add 3 potatoes, but this is a nice consistency!)
  • 4 cups / 950 ml of vegetable stock
  • 1.5 cups / 350 ml milk
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 Celery Stalks, , Chopped
  • 2 1/4 lbs / 1 Kg Mushrooms, , sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste., (at the end)
  • 2 Inches Chorizo sausage, , cubed small.
  • Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley for garnish
  • Croutons

Instructions

  1. In the large pan you will use for the soup, saute the mushrooms until cooked then drain and transfer to a dish.
  2. Add a drop of olive oil and saute the onions and celery, then add the potatoes and vegetable stock and cook until potatoes are soft and cooked through.
  3. Transfer the soup mixture and mushrooms to a blender and puree, then return to the stove and add your milk and bring to a gentle simmer.
  4. ****** Please note, it is at this point you may freeze the soup once cooled down, BEFORE you add the milk. When ready to serve, defrost, add to pan together with the milk then follow on at STEP 3. It freezes really good.
  5. Once brought back to simmer, add 1 tablespoon butter (to give it a nice shine), salt & pepper to season. Taste the soup first before you add the seasoning!
  6. When ready to serve, add the chorizo sausage to a small fry pan and lightly fry until crisp. (No need to add oil). Sprinkle on top of the soup together with some croutons and a garnish of parsley.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 717mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 6gSugar: 7gProtein: 11g

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