Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

Silky decadent cream of mushroom soup with wild mushrooms and sherry! Mmmm. This mushroom soup variation is a cozy reminder that fall dishes are where it’s at.

Wild Mushroom Soup #soup #mushrooms

It’s soup season!!

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Maybe where you live the temperature hasn’t quite come down yet.

That’s ok. “Pin” or bookmark this recipe for later. Yet here in the mountains of North Carolina, the weather is finally cooling off.

I find myself putting on a sweater in the evenings and digging through the fridge for ingredients to make warm comforting meals.

Making Wild Mushroom Soup #soup #mushrooms

Mushroom soup is one of those dishes that either alights your heart with feverish fits of felicity, or is held in distain.

If you love mushroom soup… YAY!!!! You are in for a real treat!

If you hate mushroom soup, I’d like you to throw off your nostalgic dislike of gray glumpy canned soup, and try to open your mind to a world of possibilities.

We’re making mushroom soup with fresh wild mushrooms, leeks, garlic, fresh herbs, wine, sherry, and oh yes… real cream.

Using fresh mushrooms and herbs, and a splash of sherry creates a mushroom soup that is hard to resist. Even for mushroom haters.

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup #soup #mushrooms

The key is to select a mix of wild mushrooms like: portobello, shiitake, oyster, and chanterelle. Then saute the mushrooms until they release and re-absorb their own juices. This elevates the earthy mushroom flavor.

Remove some of the mushrooms so you have whole pieces to add back in at the end, and simmer the rest. Once the soup has time the simmer, mix and mingle, puree the broth with some mushrooms and leeks to thicken the base.

Add the remaining mushroom pieces and the cream at the end, and you have a rich and cozy soup that pairs well with fall salads, grain dishes, and hearty sandwiches.

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35 comments on “Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

  1. Tieghanposted September 19, 2014 at 6:53 am Reply

    I am so excited, I love soup season! I just recently really got into mushrooms and this soup is calling my name!

  2. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted September 19, 2014 at 8:29 am Reply

    Soup season is my favorite. You can’t go wrong with this soup because I love mushrooms.

  3. RavieNomNomsposted September 19, 2014 at 9:01 am Reply

    I love love love a good mushroom soup!

  4. Heather Christoposted September 19, 2014 at 9:12 am Reply

    wow! this looks so rich and indulgent! yum!

  5. Gabyposted September 19, 2014 at 9:41 am Reply

    Such a gorgeous bowl of my favorite comfort food!

  6. sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blogposted September 19, 2014 at 9:44 am Reply

    Hello chilly fall nights … you’ve been saved!! YUMMM! I love the addition of sherry to the wild mushrooms – great idea!

  7. Marla Meridithposted September 19, 2014 at 9:44 am Reply

    LOVE this mushroom soup…..craving now!

  8. Heidi @foodiecrushposted September 19, 2014 at 6:24 pm Reply

    My husband is a die hard, and I mean DIE HARD mushroom soup fan. He’s going to flip over this one!

  9. Amandaposted September 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm Reply

    I love everything about this! So delicious!

  10. Jamie | My Baking Addictionposted September 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Great mix of mushrooms, I would love this soup for a warm, comforting meal.

    -Jamie

  11. barbposted September 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm Reply

    for Sunday nite supper I made New England clam chowder and put it in a bread bowl. Sure do love it when soup season comes around. Hubs loves mushroom soup……….this is a must try. Thanks!!

  12. Frank Mosherposted September 24, 2014 at 4:47 am Reply

    Better than any I have ever purchased at any fine dining establishment. Great recipe – used Costco dried mushrooms soaked overnight, added 4 Chanterelles I had just found, for topping. Only subbed huge green onions for leeks, still worked out great! Thank you!

    • Sommerposted September 24, 2014 at 6:21 am Reply

      Hi Frank! Thanks so much for reporting back. So glad to hear you enjoyed it! :)

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  15. Jen Marsicoposted November 8, 2014 at 8:59 am Reply

    This was a HUGE hit last weekend with my husband and his friends!! They loved it so much that they requested it again this weekend. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Sommerposted November 9, 2014 at 11:57 pm Reply

      So glad you like it Jen!

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  17. Thalia @ butter and briocheposted November 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm Reply

    Soups are just perfect for this weather right now. Definitely need to make your mushroom soup.. it looks incredibly creamy and delicious!

  18. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchenposted November 10, 2014 at 10:05 pm Reply

    This looks absolutely fabulous! We love Mushroom Soup, so we are trying this one! Pinned!

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  23. Jessicaposted January 14, 2015 at 6:38 pm Reply

    Has anyone tried it with the Greek yogurt I just made some with the yogurt instead on the heavy whipping cream, it taste wonderful but I find the yogurt did not break down all the way, any ideas how it will break diwn more.

  24. Abelaposted August 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm Reply

    I tried it last night it came really well and so yummy.I love your blog and the collection of recipes it was really so delicious and yummy.Definitely i will try your all recipes.Thanks for sharing:-)

    • Sommerposted August 21, 2015 at 10:52 am Reply

      Thanks so much Abela! So glad you liked it. :)

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  30. Lizposted October 12, 2016 at 6:55 pm Reply

    I don’t have an immersion blender… do you think a hand mixer would do?

    • Sommerposted October 12, 2016 at 9:34 pm Reply

      Hi Liz!

      It would be better to pour the soup in a standard blender and puree. Just be sure to open the vent in the lid and place a towel over the top, for your safety.