Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms can be such a polarizing vegetable.  I find people either love ’em or hate ’em. I find myself in the group that loves them.  I love their earthiness, and their musky, woodsy flavor.  I actually find them beautiful in their appearance, almost as if I expect to find little elves perched on top of them. But with all this adoration, a mushroom is basically a fungus, hmmmm…not such an appetizing word, huh.

This Mushroom Soup is a favorite at our dinner table. It’s a rustic, hearty soup yet I think it also makes an elegant presentation. As we move closer to autumn, my family loves sitting down to a bowl of this flavorful soup that I serve with crusty French bread. I know not everyone will have access to certain varieties of mushrooms, but I like to add many different types of mushrooms to the soup to give it an added layer of flavor.

For Mama’s other delicious soups, view them here, and here and here.

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

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A variety of sliced mushrooms

A variety of sliced mushrooms

Mama’s Tips:

To achieve the most flavor from your soup, I suggest using a variety of mushrooms. My local farmer’s market offered a wide variety. Be adventurous and try some of the following:

  • White Button
  • Shitake
  • Oyster Mushrooms
  • Portabella
  • Crimini

To clean my mushrooms, I do not wash them under water as I don’t want to add any more moisture to the mushrooms. I simply brush off any dirt with a clean pastry brush or a damp paper towel.

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

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44 thoughts on “Mushroom Soup

  1. You are right My husband loves mushrooms, as do my sons, but they are far from my favorite.I have to admit that I haven’t tried many varieties and some of my distaste may be discomfort; I know what is allowed in canned and jarred mushrooms!
    Tour mushroom picture is so beautiful, however, it has renewed my interest in trying new,(to me), types.

  2. We have been eating soup lately for dinner despite the heat and the lack of luxurious air conditioning in our nest. Can’t wait to try this one next, maybe with a french dip sandwich. Thanks for the dinner idea tonight!

  3. I love mushrooms! This is going to be one of the soups I serve up in the fall. I never thought of using a variety of mushrooms, but your suggestions sounds and looks delicious. Thanks!

  4. Mushrooms are the most heavenly of ingredients! Love that broth.
    I’ve no doubt you’ll have lots more wonderful tummy warmers to entice your readers with, as the seasons change too.

  5. I am obsessed with mushrooms and every time I go overseas to farmers markets I love the vast array and colours that mushrooms can have ! And oh how I love this recipe ! It’s a meal in a bowl with the brown rice added.

  6. I’m definitely in the mushroom love camp, Sheryl! And I mean, all mushrooms. This soup looks so delicious. It puts me in a warm, cozy, fall mood just looking at your photos, which are gorgeous by the way. My favourite is the dark ‘n moody pic of all the mushrooms before they were sliced. I can’t wait to try this soup!

  7. Mmmm! My mouth was watering as I was reading and gazing at the photos. (I’m just going to get a cloth to wipe my keyboard…) I love love love mushrooms, but never make mushroom soup because I feel it always has to be Cream Of – and sometimes I can’t be bothered. However, your post has proven it doesn’t have to be cream-based, and I’m excited to try this out.

  8. Sheryl, as the opening photo loaded, I saw the soup was not cream based, and I was immediately intrigued! I’m loving the variety of mushrooms used, and the dry sherry made my mouth water. Lovely, lovely work, my friend!

  9. Thanks Brooks, that’s right…no more cream in my soup! Trying to feed the family healthier options! I have found there are so many other ways to impart flavor than by adding cream! Now, if I could just stop using butter!

  10. Holy Mushroom! This sounds so simple and simply divine!

    I do wash my mushrooms though. I use a brush or I “peel” them. I subscribe to Alton Brown’s idea that they don’t absorb much – if any – water. But . . . that is just me.

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