Slovak Christmas Mushroom Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8-10


  • 1
    (4 ounce) package dried oyster mushrooms
  • 1
    (4 ounce) package dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package white button mushrooms
  • 7
    (14 ounce) cans sauerkraut juice (more or less depending on how tart you want the soup)
  • 2
    cups water (or to taste)
  • 1
    (12 ounce) box tiny noodles (ex. Pastina or Acini di pepe)
  • 14
    cup butter
  • 12
    cup flour


  • Directions:
  • Remove dried mushrooms from packages and soak in water to re-hydrate.
  • Wash button mushrooms and coarsely chop. Do the same with the re-hydrated mushrooms.
  • Pour the kraut juice and water into a large pot. Add mushrooms. Bring to a boil and simmer for a minimum of two hours. (you can go longer)
  • Cook pasta till al-dente and set aside.
  • Once the soup has simmered for at least two hours, make the roux. Melt the butter in a small skillet. Add the flour. Cook until the flour has thickened and you have a nice blond-like color. Add the roux to the soup.
  • You're done!
  • How to serve:
  • Have pasta in one bowl and soup in another. Scoop some noodles into your bowl and add the broth on top. Oh, heaven in a bowl. Wishing you years of good luck! :).