Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

Adapted from a recipe I found in a "Best of Italy" cookbook. I think a shot of sherry would be really good in this as well.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 vidalia onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh wild mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 cups chicken stock (I use a 'pareve' mix when using the cream to keep it kosher)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 23 cup cream
  • salt and pepper


  1. Soak porcinis in 1 c warm water for 30 minutes, strain and reserve the liquid Heat the oil and butter until foaming, then add onion, shallots and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes (until softened) Add fresh mushrooms to the pan and stir until softened.
  2. Add stock and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the porcinis, liquid, thyme and salt and pepper.
  4. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Process 3/4 of the soup in a blender (immersion blender is perfect).
  6. Add cream and heat through.
  7. Correct seasonings if necessary and garnish with fresh thyme and cracked black pepper.
Most Helpful

5 5

This soup is amazing! The flavor is wonderful, and makes the perfect consistency when made as directed. I used a mix of dried mushrooms and crimini for the fresh. I added the suggested shot of sherry while the onions and mushrooms were softening. I also added a bit of truffle oil at the very end with the cream. This is seriously delicious stuff, and really very easy and quick. Try it now!

4 5

I made this using plain ole button mushrooms and dried shitake. I followed it as directed, unfortunately I did not like the dried mushrooms left unblended and I think I would prefer to blend it all next time. Aside from that it was very easy and I will definitely make again.

5 5

As the Miraklesis I get to taste Aviva's creations first hand at her dinner table! Like everything else, this soup was amazing. Creamy and light, a delight to come home to!