Mushroom Soup (Sopa de Champiñones)

by Erica Dinho on January 4, 2010

Mushroom SoupWinter is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy warm and comforting soups. This soup has to be the best mushroom soup I’ve ever had and without a doubt the best one I’ve ever made, so rich and tasty. My husband particularly enjoyed it and said that this was the best thing I had made lately :)

I love both chunky and smooth soups, my mom on the other hand hates smooth soups and only likes chunky. I would love to know what kind of soups you prefer, chunky and rustic or smooth and creamy?

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Ingredients

(4 Servings)

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, plus more for garnish
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • Chives for garnish

Directions

  1. Melt the butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium pot, over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the rest of the olive oil, mushrooms, garlic and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 7 minutes or until they are golden brown, stirring often.
  2. Add the flour and continue cooking for 2 minutes more. Add the chicken or vegetable stock and stir.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low an continue cooking for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.Transfer the soup to a blender, or use an immersion blender, and puree the soup until smooth.
  4. Return the soup to the pot and add cream and cheese. Cook for about 5 minutes and season to taste.
  5. Laddle in bowls and add heavy cream and chives for garnish. Serve warm.
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1 Divina January 4, 2010 at 9:28 AM

I love mushroom soups. They are so heavenly and comforting.

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2 Luigi January 4, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Nothing like a warming soup, on a cold day. I swing between smooth soups, and chunky ones. Pumpkin soup, I always like it smooth, but things like Minestrone, of course I prefer very rustic. A nice post.. And Happy New Year! (of course)

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3 Shahana January 4, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Looks delicious!!!

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4 anncoo January 4, 2010 at 10:43 AM

This mushroom soup looks so smooth and comforting.

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5 Erica January 4, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Thank you all so much for reading my post!

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6 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie January 4, 2010 at 10:58 AM

This soup sounds just perfect for the cold weather we will be having all week here!

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7 LA Gring January 4, 2010 at 11:05 AM

When do you add the garlic?

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8 Faith January 4, 2010 at 11:20 AM

This soup looks so smooth and creamy and full of flavor! This would be a huge success in my house!

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9 Erica January 4, 2010 at 11:33 AM

La Gring- I fixed it. Thank you!

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10 Devon January 4, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I love both smooth and chunky soups. If it’s hot and tasty, ladle it up! Yours looks great by the way.

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11 Sook January 4, 2010 at 12:33 PM

I love all your soup recipes! This one looks so warm and comforting too. Do Colombians eat a lot of soup?

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12 Erica January 4, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Sook- Soups are a staple in Colombia!

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13 rebecca subbiah January 4, 2010 at 12:57 PM

oh wow love mushroom soup this was my favorite as a child

Rebecca

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14 LA Gring January 4, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Here in my house in Colombia. They make soup everyday. Sancocho de gallina ( Chicken soup) is my favorite….. I love mushrooms. so Im going to fix this one for my family…..

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15 pigpigscorner January 4, 2010 at 2:46 PM

I always crave for soups nowadays since it’s so cold! Love mushroom soup! So comforting!

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16 Sandra g January 4, 2010 at 4:05 PM

I like both!, but I like chunky more as a dinner, and smooth for a light lunch.

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17 Sarah Naveen January 4, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Mushroom soup looks so delicious..Perfect for the freezing climate here..

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18 Ivy January 4, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Mushroom soups is one of my favourites.

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19 Erica January 4, 2010 at 5:09 PM

I truly appreciate all your comments!

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20 doggybloggy January 4, 2010 at 5:10 PM

mushroom soup is one of my all time favorites!

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21 Catherine January 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM

What a delicious soup! Yummy!

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22 Kim January 4, 2010 at 6:32 PM

I love all soups. Sometimes I am in the mood for smooth and creamy soups, but usually in the winter I crave the chunky soups like chili, etc.

The mushroom soup looks great!!

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23 Danielle January 4, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Mushrooms are just the best! Your soup looks wonderful

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24 lisa (dandysugar) January 4, 2010 at 9:24 PM

This looks like a perfect soup to curb the chill outside. Very comforting–I love it with crostini too. Happy New Year!!

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25 Juliana January 4, 2010 at 11:47 PM

Portobello mushrooms? Sounds delicious, and very rich…as you mention…perfect for the cold weather :-)

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26 shaz January 5, 2010 at 3:11 AM

Mmmm..mushroom soup is my all-time favourite soup! I love both kinds, chunky or smooth, and even consommes, but the hubby definitely prefers chunky style ones.

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27 DebinHawaii January 5, 2010 at 3:39 AM

I love a good, creamy mushroom soup–this looks delicious!

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28 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 5, 2010 at 4:36 AM

That looks fantastic. Good question about the soup texture. I think for creamy soups I like smooth but for not creamy, I like chunky. But I don’t think I mind either way! :D

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29 Erica January 5, 2010 at 7:34 AM

Thank you guys ;-)

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30 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen January 5, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Sounds so delicious! I am going to have to make this soon!

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31 Oysterculture January 5, 2010 at 11:28 PM

I love love love mushroom soup so I cannot wait to try this version. Thanks for sharing

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32 my boyfriend cooks for me January 7, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Haha, your soup picture looks *exactly* like the picture I took of what my boyfriend and I had for dinner tonight! We also love eating delicious soups out of square bowls with a side of toast!

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33 Soma January 9, 2010 at 11:43 AM

My favorite favorite mushrooms :-D seriously good business during a frosty weather like this.

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34 Erica January 11, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Thank you everyone for taking the time to visit my blog :)

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35 Jenn February 25, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Delicious Soup. My kids loved it.

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36 Kimberly March 18, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Turned out very well. Thanks.

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37 Erica April 5, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Thank you guys for the feedback!

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38 Anonymous May 5, 2010 at 3:25 PM

This recipe is extremely easy to make and the final product is great, especially for it being such an easy making soup.

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39 Tim May 7, 2010 at 10:12 AM

What a wonderful soup. I made it last week and it was a hit!!!Your recipes are delicious.

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40 Anonymous May 8, 2010 at 7:53 PM

This was very easy to make. I was looking to try a new soup recipe and wound up having two bowls of it.

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41 Chris October 11, 2010 at 1:32 AM

In response to your question, I love all soups!! As long as its a good soup! Sometimes chunky and rustic hits the spot, sometimes a good new england clam chowder fills me better, or a simple broccoli and cheese is good. Can’t go wrong with a sancocho (though admittedly the chicken on the bone thing always gets to me, hate having to pick off the chicken from an extremely hot bone, so I wind up using the same cuts, I just cut the meat off and toss maybe 2 or 3 drumstick bones for the flavor and pull them out when I’m done. Not a big fan of bone in my food. My mom (who is not a chef by any means, love her she’s my mom but she can’t cook) makes a white shrimp pasta and leaves the tails on………. I tried explaining that eating a pasta with shrimp tails isn’t fun for the eater, I personally take off the tails and then cook the shrimp so you can just eat the pasta and not worry about tails. I do that with some 5 cheese bread or a garlic toast. Mmmm mmm good. =)

For soups, I’d say a medium mix of smooth and chunky, I don’t want a potato the size of a plum on my spoon, but then I dont want it to be so smooth that it’s like milk.

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42 Cecilia Villabona February 9, 2011 at 7:40 AM

I just visited your site for the first time and I LOVE IT! Will have to try this mushroom soup because it sounds delicious and it is one of my favourites. Thanks for keeping home cooking colombian style alive and best to your family

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43 Marcela May 24, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Quick, easy, and delicious!
I followed the directions exactly and the soup was scrumptious!

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44 Alex January 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I prefer substantial, chunky soups, but also appreciate broth-based, ‘thin’ soups. This one was good! Not quite what I’d hoped for but still good.

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45 Sandra January 23, 2012 at 2:31 PM

My husband made this soup last night and it was very good.

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