Dutch Mustard Soup (Zaanse Mosterdsoep)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Never ate this before I came to The Netherlands. It is mostly served as a starter. Originally it is served with little bits of crispy baked bacon but since I do not eat bacon I can not vouch for how the soup tastes when you use it. It is delicious without bacon too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add creme fraiche, mustard and cheese.
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add cornstarch.
  5. Continue stirring.
  6. When soup thickens, add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with chopped spring oniom.
Most Helpful

Where has this recipe been all my life? I am a huge mustard fan (with a vast collection of mustards and mustard seeds) so I knew that I'd love this. I used chicken stock in place of vegetable but that is all I changed. It's perfect in texture and flavor. The whole grain mustard comes through without being overpowering. I used garlic Boursin cheese for the "spreadable cheese." I garnished with the chopped scallions and also served this with croutons, too. I have no doubt that the crisp bacon crumbles would be great as well. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* July 27, 2013

I had a lay over at the Schiphol airport. We had lunch and I ordered the mustard soup. Your recipe was very much theirs. It was easy to make. My husband liked it also I loved it Thanks

Gorgona February 02, 2008

We had mustard soup in Switzerland that was AMAZING! This however was not so good. It was ok, but not good.

brandy1_6_99@excite.com February 27, 2010