Mushroom Soup (Sopa de Champiñones)

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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Comments

  1. says

    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)

  2. LA Gring says

    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…..

  3. says

    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!!

  4. says

    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.

  5. Anonymous says

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

  6. Anonymous says

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

  7. Chris says

    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.

  8. Cecilia Villabona says

    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

  9. Alex says

    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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