Potato Mushroom Soup Recipe

A delightful and soothing dish, potato mushroom soup can be served on its own or as a side to a main meal.

Main ingredients

Olive oil, Onion, Garlic, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Vegetable or chicken broth, thyme, Salt and black pepper, Cream, Fresh parsley.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45-50 minutes

Detailed Ingredients and Quantity

Olive oil3 tablespoons
Onion1 onion, diced
Garlic3 garlic cloves, minced
Mushrooms8 oz sliced mushrooms
Potatoes3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
Vegetable or chicken broth4 cups
Thyme1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and black pepperTo taste
Cream1/2 cup
Fresh parsleyChopped (optional)

Steps to prepare sweet potato soup

  1. Olive oil should be heated in a sizable pot over medium heat. When the onion is transparent, add the garlic and onion and sauté for 3–4 minutes.
  2. Add the sliced mushrooms to the pot and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are browned.
  3. Add the diced potatoes to the pot, along with the vegetable or chicken broth, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. When the potatoes are cooked, simmer the mixture for 20 to 25 minutes over low heat after bringing it to a boil.
  4. Pour the soup into a blender or use an immersion blender to puree it.
  5. Add the heavy cream to the soup before adding it back to the pot. The soup should be warmed all the way through on low heat.
  6. If preferred, top the hot soup with fresh parsley before serving.

Nutrients facts

Calories: 290

Fat: 18g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 30 mg

Sodium: 1040 mg

Carbohydrates: 25g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 4g

Protein: 6g

Serving suggestions

  • This Potato Mushroom Soup is a satisfying and filling meal on its own.
  • It can be paired with crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal. 
  • For a quick and simple lunch or dinner, it can be prepared in advance and heated through.

Variations (similar kinds of soups with the same ingredients)

  1. Mushroom and Potato Frittata: Use sliced mushrooms and diced potatoes as the main ingredients in a frittata. Eggs, salt, and pepper are whisked together before being added to the vegetable mixture. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 375°F in a preheated oven, or until the eggs are set.
  2. Creamy Mushroom and Potato Gratin: Layer sliced potatoes and mushrooms in a baking dish, sprinkle with salt and black pepper, and pour heavy cream over the top. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 45-50 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown.
  3. Mushroom and Potato Hash: Dice the potatoes and sauté them in a skillet with sliced mushrooms, onions, and garlic until the potatoes are tender and the vegetables are browned. Serve as an accompaniment to brunch or breakfast.
  4. Mushroom and Potato Shepherd’s Pie: Brown ground beef or lamb in a skillet with onions, garlic, and sliced mushrooms. Layer the meat mixture in a baking dish, top with mashed potatoes, and bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  5. Mushroom and Potato Soup with Bacon: Add diced bacon to the Potato Mushroom Soup recipe for a smoky flavor. Before serving, garnish with bacon crumbles and finely chopped green onions.

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