Chestnut Mushroom Soup: Cozy Comfort in Every Spoonful

By Josh Shearer on 09/15/2023

Savor the earthy depths and velvety texture of our Chestnut Mushroom Soup. A perfect blend of simplicity and flavor, this heartwarming soup from is your go-to comfort food for chilly evenings. To edit this post, navigate to the admin dashboard.


Welcome back to ShroomSpy, where our love for mushrooms translates into deliciously crafted recipes that speak to the soul. As the seasons change and the air gets crisper, a bowl of warm soup becomes the embodiment of comfort. Today, we present to you the Chestnut Mushroom Soup, a dish that combines the nutty, sweet flavors of chestnut mushrooms with the creaminess of a classic soup to warm you from the inside out.

Why Chestnut Mushrooms?

Chestnut mushrooms hold a special place in the culinary world, thanks to their rich flavor and firm texture. Slightly more intense than their white button cousins, these mushrooms bring a depth of flavor to dishes that's unmatched, making them the ideal choice for a robust and enriching soup.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream or coconut milk for a vegan option
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
  • Croutons or crusty bread, for serving


  1. Sauté the Aromatics: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Cook the Mushrooms: Add the sliced chestnut mushrooms to the pot, cooking until they're soft and have released their moisture, around 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

  3. Simmer the Soup: Pour the vegetable broth into the pot and add the thyme sprigs. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

  4. Blend for Creaminess: Remove the thyme sprigs. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. Alternatively, you can use a regular blender, working in batches if necessary. Return the soup to the pot if you've used a standard blender.

  5. Add Cream: Stir in the heavy cream or coconut milk, and heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve with Love: Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve with croutons or a slice of crusty bread on the side for dipping.

Why This Recipe Will Win Your Heart

Our Chestnut Mushroom Soup is more than just a meal; it's a hug in a bowl. The natural sweetness and nuttiness of the chestnut mushrooms are accentuated in this simple yet flavorful soup, offering a comforting, creamy texture that’s both satisfying and indulgent. Whether you’re looking for a light dinner option or a starter for a more elaborate meal, this soup is sure to impress.


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