Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chef Chuck's Creamy Mushroom Soup

Zuppa di Funghi

Creamy mushroom soup has such a concentrated earthy flavor. A healthy recipe with just a few ingredients, blended to a smooth consistency. This funghi delight soup is sure to satisfy.

Creamy Mushroom Soup
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, whole
2 shallots, diced
2 cups baby bell mushrooms, chopped
1 cup white or porcini mushrooms,chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon thyme, chopped fine
4 cups organic beef or mushroom broth
1/3 cup heavy cream
4 slices of rustic bread

Wipe mushrooms clean with a cloth or paper towel, do not wash, chop. In a pot heat butter and olive oil add garlic clove and saute for one minute, remove and discard. Add shallots and mushrooms with salt and pepper for about 12-15 minutes, with the lid on. Add thyme and warm broth, bring to a boil then simmer for 15 more minutes. Stir in heavy cream and blend to a creamy consistency either in the blender or with a hand blender. Place a slice of bread in bowl pour in soup top with black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
Serves 4.


  1. Yum, so creamy and delicious. I would love this hearty and earthy soup to warm me up.

  2. looks awesome Chuck... the color is amazing and the drizzle of oil tops it all off.

  3. Hi Joanne! I couldn't agree more! Thank You :)

  4. Hello Joe! We love our Olive Oil!! Thank You for that comment!

  5. Everything looks so deliciously incredible! I am sooo behond on all of my blog reading, but am so glad I popped on in here today. It's like coming home!

  6. Hi LaDue! This dish had a great intense flavor! You are so kind! Thank You:)

  7. I do love a good mushroom soup, especially served up like this! Nice!

  8. Hello Ash, The slice of crusty bread absorbed those great mushroom flavors! Take care.