Creamy Chanterelle Mushroom Soup Recipe

Indulge in the rich and earthy flavors of the chanterelle mushroom with this creamy and comforting soup. Made with fresh chanterelles, aromatic herbs, and a touch of cream, this soup is uncomplicated to make, but decadent to eat. Whether you're a seasoned mushroom lover or a novice to cooking fungi, this recipe yields a soup that will delight your senses and warm your spirit.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
30 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
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Creamy Chanterelle Mushroom Soup Recipe
- 1 pound fresh chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


Step 1 - Prepare the mushrooms

Start by cleaning the chanterelle mushrooms. Gently brush off any dirt or debris using a soft brush or a damp paper towel.

Step 2 - Heat a large pot

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until they become translucent and fragrant.

Step 3 - Add the chanterelles

Add the cleaned chanterelle mushrooms to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes, allowing them to release their moisture and intensify in flavor.

Step 4 - Pour in broth

Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth, followed by the fresh thyme leaves and bay leaf. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 5 - Remove from heat

After simmering, remove from heat and let the soup cool slightly. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, puree the soup until smooth and velvety. Return the soup to the pot.

Step 6 - Stir in heavy cream

Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat the soup over low heat until warmed through, ensuring it doesn't come to a boil.

Step 7 - Add garnish

Ladle the creamy chanterelle mushroom soup into bowls, garnish with freshly chopped parsley, and serve hot.

What are chanterelle mushrooms?

Chanterelle mushrooms are a type of edible wild fungi known for their distinct appearance and delicious flavor. They have a vibrant yellow-orange color and a funnel-shaped cap with wrinkled edges, resembling the shape of a trumpet. Chanterelles are found in forests and woodlands, often growing among mosses and leaf litter. They are highly sought after by chefs and culinary enthusiasts because of their rich and earthy taste, which is described as a combination of fruity, peppery, and nutty flavors. Chanterelles are versatile and can be cooked in various ways, such as sautéing, frying, or adding to soups and sauces. 

What do chanterelle mushrooms taste like?

Chanterelle mushrooms have a unique and distinctive flavor profile. Their taste can be described as earthy, nutty, and slightly fruity, with a hint of apricot or peach. They are known for their rich and meaty texture, making them a popular ingredient in various culinary dishes. Chanterelles have a delicate and complex flavor that adds depth and complexity to any recipe they are used in. 

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