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Rustic Hungarian Mushroom Soup is one of those seriously delicious recipes that will become a favorite family dish. This recipe is made with a mixture of fresh mushrooms, milk, butter, yellow onions, dill, Hungarian paprika, soy sauce, chicken broth, flour, lemon juice, sour cream, pepper, and fresh parsley will make your taste buds dance.

If you’re looking for more soup recipes, you should try my White Chicken Chili Recipe. It’s a keeper too. For another tasty mushroom recipe, Best Sautéed Mushrooms is a great side dish.

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“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

Soup. Don’t you just love that word? Nothing can warm you up more than a bowl on a cold winter day.

I’ve always loved creamy mushroom soup, but this Hungarian mushroom soup recipeis out of this world. It can be pretty addicting.

The one thing I know for sure is a creamy soup makes the world feel just a little bit better. If you take the time to make a homemade soup, it should be a good one.

This mushroom soup is a guaranteed winner.

Have you had a bad day? Hungarian Mushroom Soup will take the sting out of it.

Do you need to impress dinner guests? Hungarian Mushroom soup to your rescue.

Think of Hungarian Mushroom Soup as your secret “makes everything better” recipe.

I’m not one of those people that put any old recipe on my blog and call it a day. No one wants to spend money on the ingredients for a recipe and have it turn out just okay.

This creamy Hungarian mushroom soup recipe combines ingredients that turn something as simple as soup into a gourmet meal.

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a recipe to hand down to your kids. This recipe is it!

This is a Moosewood cookbook recipe. I made a couple tweaks, but otherwise this recipe was served in their restaurant. The original recipe had extra dill that I reduced because I felt it overpowered the soup.

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Best way to store mushrooms:

If you buy your mushrooms in a container, that’s the best way to continue storing them. The containers they put them in are designed to breathe, so mushrooms can release the ethylene gas they give off.

The plastic wrap on top of the containers helps keep the mushrooms fresh until you break the seal. Once you do, store the remaining mushrooms in the same container and add more plastic wrap to the top.

Mushrooms will last 4-7 days in the refrigerator.

If you don’t buy your mushrooms in a container, the next best method of storing mushrooms, according to Cook’s Illustrated, is to place your mushrooms in a plastic bag with the top slightly open, so the mushrooms can breathe.

Best way to clean mushrooms:

You don’t want to wash or soak your mushrooms because they are porous and will absorb the water. It will make them taste watery.

Try cleaning your mushrooms with a damp cloth or paper towel first. You can also use a soft mushroom brush. If the mushrooms still have a lot of dirt, rinse with water and immediately dry them thoroughly.

If you don’t cook mushrooms right away, the water will cause them to get slimy.

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Here’s the recipe for Hungarian Mushroom Soup:

Ingredients for Rustic Hungarian Mushroom Soup

3 tablespoons butter

2 cups chopped onions

1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced (any kind – a mix is the best)

2 teaspoons dried dill weed

1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika

1 tablespoon soy sauce or liquid aminos

2 cups of chicken or veggie broth

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Fresh ground pepper to taste

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (I add more because I love lemon!)

1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

How to Make Rustic Hungarian Mushroom Soup:

1) Melt butter over medium heat in a Dutch oven or large soup pot. Add the chopped yellow onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Put in the mushrooms and saute for 5 more minutes.

Stir in the dill, paprika, liquid aminos (or soy sauce), and chicken broth. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

2) Whisk the milk and flour together in a separate small bowl. Pour into the soup and stir well. Cover and simmer for 15 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

3) Finally, stir in the ground black pepper, lemon juice, and sour cream or Greek yogurt. Mix and cook over low heat, about 5 more minutes. Do not boil.

4) Add a dollop of sour cream, fresh parsley or fresh dill, and cooked mushrooms to the top for garnish and serve with warm crusty bread.

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Tips for making Recipe of Mushroom Soup:

  • Use real lemon juice instead of bottled lemon juice.
  • You can substitute fresh parsley with dried but only use two teaspoons.TO-DIE-FOR Hungarian Mushroom Soup Recipe | Montana Happy (5)
  • White button mushrooms, cremini mushrooms (baby bella mushrooms), or wild mushrooms can be used in place of the mushroom mixture. You can vary the kind of mushrooms you use for different flavor.
  • Vegetable broth or beef broth can substitute for chicken stock.
  • Kosher salt can replace soy sauce or liquid aminos.
  • Hungarian sweet paprika or smoked paprika can replace regular Hungarian paprika in this delicious soup.
  • To make a thicker robust soup, you can add cream cheese.
  • The addition of dry white wine will give this soup a unique flavor.
  • You can substitute a plant-based butter and yogurt to make this recipe vegan.
  • Add a little olive oil to the butter to prevent burning the onions.
  • You can substitute coconut aminos for soy sauce.
  • Plant-based milk can replace whole milk.
  • Minced garlic can be added for more flavor.

What should you serve with Rustic Hungarian Mushroom Soup?

A side salad

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Soup and salad are the perfect combination on a cozy evening at home.

A loaf of crusty bread

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You’ll want to soak up every last drop of this easy soup recipe, so a rustic loaf of bread is the perfect way to serve this dish.

How long does Hungarian Mushroom Soup last in the fridge?

You can store leftovers 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Make sure you store your soup in a covered airtight container or a heavy-duty freezer bag.

Hungarian Mushroom Soup should be refrigerated within two hours of cooking and bring to room temperature before storing.

Can you freeze Hungarian Mushroom Soup?

It’s best not to freeze any soups with dairy in them. They taste a little gritty, and the milk fats separate after freezing.

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This recipe makes the perfect bowl of soup filled with earthy mushrooms and a creamy texture. If you’re a mushroom lover, this savory soup will become one of your favorite soups.

Let us know if you made this hearty soup in the comments below and if you thought it was the best Hungarian mushroom soup recipe.

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Printable recipe card for Hungarian Mushroom Soup with Nutrition Facts

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Yield: 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Rustic Hungarian Mushroom Soup is one of those seriously delicious recipes that will become a family favorite dish. This is the best recipe for a creamy mushroom soup and I think you'll agree.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced (any kind - a mix is best)
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup milk or plain almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (I add more because I love lemon!)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes. Put in the mushrooms and saute for 5 more minutes. Stir in the dill, paprika, soy sauce (or liquid aminos) and broth. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Whisk the milk and flour together in a separate bowl. Pour into the soup and stir well. Cover and simmer for 15 more minutes, stir occasionally.
  3. Finally, stir in the ground black pepper, lemon juice and sour cream or Greek yogurt. Mix together and allow to heat over low heat, about 5 minutes. Do not boil. Add fresh parsley to the top for garnish and serve with crusty warm bread.

Notes

Use real lemon juice instead of bottled lemon juice.

You can substitute dry parsley for fresh parsley, but only use two teaspoons.

White button mushrooms, cremini mushrooms (baby bella mushrooms), or wild mushrooms can be used in place of the mushroom mixture. You can vary the kind of mushrooms you use for different flavor.

Vegetable stock or beef stock can be used instead of chicken stock.

Kosher salt can replace soy sauce, coconut aminos, orliquid aminos.

Hungarian sweet paprikia or smoked paprika can replace regular Hungarian paprika in this delicious soup.

To make a thicker, robust soup, you can add cream cheese.

The addition of white wine will give this soup unique flavor.

You can substitute plant-based butter, plant-based yogurt, and plant-based milk to make this soup vegan.

Add a little olive oil to the butter to prevent the onions from burning.

Minced garlic added with the onions will give this soup more flavor.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per ServingCalories 312Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 74mgSodium 431mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 4gSugar 11gProtein 19g

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FAQs

What is Hungarian mushroom soup made of? ›

Hungarian mushroom soup is a cream soup typically made with sautéed mushrooms and seasoned generously with paprika, fresh dill + thyme, and lemon juice. This soup is made all year long here. It's a soul-warming, hug-in-a-bowl type of soup, and we load it up with cremini and shiitake mushrooms.

What makes cream of mushroom soup taste better? ›

What are some herbs and spices that can be used to enhance canned cream of mushroom soup? There are several herbs and spices that can enhance the flavor of canned cream of mushroom soup. Popular options include thyme, rosemary, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and paprika.

Where did creamy mushroom soup come from? ›

It is believed Mushroom Soup had quite humble beginnings dating back to quite a few hundred years ago. Originating in France in the form of a Bechamel sauce or in Tuscany, Italy as Salsa colla, this is a creamy white sauce, made using white roux and milk.

What do you eat with mushroom soup? ›

The best side dishes to serve with mushroom soup are green beans, charro beans, quinoa, rice pilaf, broccoli and cauliflower, stuffed cabbage, tostada, rosemary bread, coconut shrimp, cheese curds, garlic croutons, steak bites, arugula salad, cheese and onion sandwich and roast potatoes.

What is the traditional soup in Budapest? ›

Hungary's most famous food, the goulash, is a crimson-hued beef soup laced with vegetables and imparting the sweet-sharp flavor of fresh paprika. The dish is named after the herdsmen in eastern Hungary – the gulyás – who prepared this hearty soup in large cast-iron kettles.

Is mushroom soup good or bad for you? ›

And of course it's heart healthy! Mushrooms are very low in calories, but high in protein, fiber, and cholesterol free. Not only that, but they are known to have cholesterol lowering properties, and anti inflammatory effects (1). Also, unique to the plant world, mushrooms naturally contain some vitamin D.

What thickens mushroom soup? ›

Add Flour Or Cornstarch

You can thicken soup by adding flour, cornstarch, or another starchy substitute. For the best results, never add flour or cornstarch directly to your soup. If you do, it will clump up on top. Instead, ladle a small amount of broth into a separate bowl and let it cool.

Why is my mushroom soup tasteless? ›

Normally cream of mushroom soup is very bland and lacks any taste or texture with a distinct lack of mushrooms. The secret is in the mushrooms. Try some oyster, portabello or sh*taki mushrooms. These will add great flavour and taste to the soup.

What's the difference between condensed cream of mushroom soup and regular cream of mushroom soup? ›

Condensed soup is much thicker and concentrated, often used as a base in recipes to add flavor and creaminess. To use it, you typically dilute it with water, milk, or broth. In contrast, regular soup is ready to eat as is, with a thinner consistency.

How do you thicken creamy mushroom soup? ›

Adding extra cream can thicken a creamy or blended soup like this wild mushroom-soup, but stirring in a spoonful of thick yogurt can be more effective. Be careful not to boil the soup once you've added the cream or yogurt or it may split.

Can you eat just cream of mushroom soup? ›

A bowl of our Cream of Mushroom Soup served with fresh baked bread is hearty enough to serve on its own, or you can beef it up with whatever's fresh in your kitchen. Condensed soups are also the perfect base for casseroles and starters for sauces, so your imagination is the limit.

Why does cream of mushroom soup get watery? ›

Watery cream soups can come from a couple of different reasons. One of them is that the thickener that was utilized (be it a fat and flour roux or a liquid and flour or corn starch slurry) was inadequate. By inadequate I mean that there was not enough starch to hold the liquids in the desired thickened suspension.

What kind of sandwich goes with mushroom soup? ›

Sandwiches that are sweet, salty, creamy and crispy all make a great side dish. Hot sauce, pickles, relish or vinegar add picante contrast. Make a classic grilled cheese or go sweet and spicy with an apple brie grilled cheese.

Why is mushroom soup good for you when you're sick? ›

Loaded with the goodness of vitamin D, mushrooms are great for boosting immunity and the addition of black pepper and ginger helps in healing fever and sore throat. To prepare this soup, wash and cut mushrooms and chicken with bones. Pressure cook these two ingredients with 1 inch ginger.

Is canned mushroom soup healthy? ›

A cup of cream of mushroom soup, according to online nutrition information, has about 96 calories 6 grams of fat, 843 mg of sodium, etc. The big concern there is the salt - 843 mg is 35% of the daily recommended amount, which makes it very easy to eat too much salt.

What is the name of the soup in Hungary? ›

Note: For some added heat, a hot wax pepper is simmered along with the other vegetables. It's purely optional. For even more heat, a touch of hot ground paprika or hot paprika paste (Erős Pista) can be switched out for the sweet ground or sweet paste (Édes Anna).

What is the difference between condensed mushroom soup and regular mushroom soup? ›

Condensed soup is essentially soup boiled down to a thick stock, with most of the volume of water removed. If you took a can of regular soup and boiled it down to half the volume, you'd get the same thickness as condensed soup.

What is goulash soup Budapest? ›

Goulash soup is based on peppers, onions and beef

There are many different recipes to make goulash soup, depending on the region and the household, but the traditional recipe includes beef, red pepper, onions, home-made pinched noodles and a variety of fresh vegetables (e.g. potatoes, carrots, celeriac, parsley roots).

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