Croatian Mushroom Soup

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is Northern Croatia recipe. We usually use wild mushrooms ("vrganj") fresh or dried. Most similar to "vrganj" is crimini. You can use any kind of eatable mushroom.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you use dried mushroom soak in water them before use about 10-15 minute.
  2. On a melted lard sauté onion and bacon until it is soft. Add flour and sauté until the flour is brown, add very little paprika and after 30 sec. add cold water and stir to prevent coagulation.
  3. Add all the mushroom you have, salt, pepper and potato sliced in small cubes. Add water (cca 1 liter) and cook 1,5 hour (if water evaporate add some more).
  4. At the end add sour cream and parsley. REMEMBER all mushrooms are eatable, some of them only once!


Most Helpful

Amazing and simple to make. I made it with cremini mushrooms as well and I felt the taste fit perfectly. The recipe was easy to follow. I'm not used to measuring in grams for the sour cream and parsley so I just kind of eyeballed it and it turned out great. All my guests said it was one of the best soups they've ever had. Will definitely be making this again.

jordan_t73 August 17, 2015

Great soup!Taste to my liking.I used dry wild mushrooms which I have from 2 years ago which I picked up in forest in Europe. I followed the recipe exactly and I would not change a thing! And tomorrow soup will be even better. Thanks nitko.

javorice October 02, 2007

Wonderful soup. This is so hearty that a big bowl of this soup and biscuits was dinner. I used crimini and oyster mushrooms, turkey bacon and fat free sour cream and a tbsp of oil. even with my fat cuts this is a marvelous soup so I can only thing that the full fat original would be out of this world. It's very simple to make, it mostly just simmers on the stove top and I had no difficulty using the recipe as it is written. Thank you for posting this. Made for PAC Fall '07

Annacia October 01, 2007

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