Wild About Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Sinfully Rich! You can use veggie stock instead of the chicken stock. Use your favorite dried and fresh mushrooms.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak dried mushrooms in 1 cup hot water till softened.
  2. Remove mushrooms and drain liquid through cheesecloth and saving liquid and discarding sandy bits.
  3. Chop mushrooms set aside.
  4. In the drained hot liquid and crushed pinch of saffron.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In a large pot over medium heat melt 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons butter.
  7. Saute onions, garlic and all the mushrooms season with thyme, salt and pepper about 5 minutes. Optional carrot and celery may be added along with onions.
  8. Add sherry reduce to half.
  9. Add chicken stock and liquid reserved from mushrooms simmer 20 minutes.
  10. In a separate pot melt 4 tablespoons butter then add flour to make a thick paste whisk in 1 pint of cream.
  11. Then whisk into soup.
  12. Using a hand blender puree the soup to a nice consistency.
  13. Let simmer 5 more minutes stirring so not to burn.
  14. Serve with soup topped with a little extra sherry.
Most Helpful

I was looking for a recipe similar to O'Charley's wild mushroom soup, and decided that this recipe seemed the most likely. Actually, it turned out to be even better. More interesting, more depth of flavor. Ah, this soup is just perfect.

lunaburning April 06, 2009

I loved this recipe!!! Looking foward to trying it agian!!!Thanks sooo much Rita!!

Mar~Bear June 05, 2005

i added dried porcini and chantarelles, and fresh shitake, crimini, domestic, portobellas, sliced. i used 2 cups of mushroom liquid so i reduced the stock by 1 cup.i used fresh thyme from your harvest- my co-workers are singing your praises!

chia October 02, 2003