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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Try this cream of mushroom soup recipe and you’ll fall in love with it! It has a subtle garlic and thyme flavor and an extra-creamy texture.

You already know that I am a huge fan of creamy soups and that I also love mushrooms, so this combination is absolutely amazing for me! I was inspired by this recipe I found here and immediately decided to make it myself. As most creamy soups this cream of mushroom soup is a very easy recipe, ready in less than half an hour, so you won’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen either.

The crispy garlic-flavored baguettes go perfectly with this cream of mushroom soup recipe. You can also use croutons! This cream of mushroom soup recipe can also be vegan, just skip the yogurt part. The taste will be pretty much the same.

Yogurt is great for garnish as it creates a lovely contrast and it also makes the cream of mushroom soup whiter. I used homemade kefir which is healthier. If you want to know more about milk kefir I found this useful article here.

Thyme Garlic Baguette

Yield: 6+ servings

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Thyme

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Thyme & Garlic Flavored Baguette | Supa crema de ciuperci

Try this cream of mushroom soup recipe and you'll fall in love with it! It has a subtle garlic and thyme flavor and an extra-creamy texture.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1,5L (6 cups) water
  • 1 medium celery root, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 300-350g (10.5-12oz) Champignon/Portobello mushrooms, cut in chunks, stems removed
  • 1 potato, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 medium parsley root, cut in chunks
  • sea salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • sour cream, yoghurt - optional (I used homemade kefir)
  • some parsley, for garnish

For baguettes:

  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • thyme
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Add celery and parsley root, onion, potato - all cut in chunks.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let them boil for about 15 minutes then add the mushrooms, cut in chunks.
  5. Boil for another 10 minutes and remove from heat.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 400 F.
  7. Slice the baguette and brush each slice with some olive oil. Add some mashed garlic cloves on top of each slice and sprinkle with thyme and salt.
  8. Bake them for 15 minutes or until they're crisp.
  9. Now let's get back to the soup. Using a vertical blender, blend well until creamy. Add some yoghurt or sour cream if you want to make it whiter.
  10. Serve with parsley, sour cream and crisp baguette!

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 253Total Fat 8gCarbohydrates 37.4gProtein 7.5g

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Mushrooms in Soups

Mushrooms have a unique flavor, which makes it a great ingredient to make some of the most delicious dishes you’ll ever have. Today, we’re discussing mushrooms in soups and all of the different kinds of ways we have to enjoy mushrooms in a light, yet flavorful way.

But let’s start by getting to know mushrooms a bit, shall we?

Mushroom Facts

  • Mushrooms have their own immune system!
  • They can produce vitamin D by being exposed to sunlight. Just like human skin!
  • Mushrooms have more amino acids than corn, peanuts, and soybeans.
  • Mushrooms are more closely related to human DNA than to plants.
  • Mushrooms are fungi. Fungi are as uniquely different from plants as plants are from animals.
  • Many mushrooms grow towards light, but unlike plants, scientists don’t actually know what the mushrooms do with it; they only know that they use it.
  • The spores of mushrooms are made of chitin, the hardest naturally-made substance on Earth.
  • Mushrooms are the only vegan, non-fortified dietary source of vitamin D.

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Mushroom Benefits

Mushrooms yield many benefits for your health as they provide so many nutrients and they help you prevent many lifestyle-related health conditions. Let’s start with the fact that Mushrooms are a rich source of antioxidants. These are chemicals that take care of free radicals, which are a type of chemical that can harm cells. This makes it a potential cancer threat.

Mushrooms are also a big source of selenium and it plays a role in aiding liver function and detoxification of some cancer-producing compounds. Selenium also prevents inflammation and decreases tumor growth rates.

Mushrooms are also high-fiber foods, so they help lower blood glucose levels and improve blood sugar, lipids, and insulin levels. Fiber also benefits the digestive system, and it reduces the risk of both heart disease and metabolic syndrome. Plus, it helps you feel full for longer without the intake of extra calories.

In mushrooms, you’ll also find a great source of potassium and vitamin C, which contributes to heart health and regulating blood pressure. Mushroom’s high potassium and low sodium are what help decrease the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.

They also happen to be a great source of B vitamins like riboflavin (B2), folate (B9), thiamine (B1), pantothenic acid (B5), niacin (B3), and minerals such as selenium, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorus. They also contain choline which is an important nutrient that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory.

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Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Made this soup yesterday and I must say that the baguettes really make a difference. So simple and flavorful! Thanks!

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Glad you liked the recipe! You're welcome!


Monday 11th of January 2016

Want to try this recipe however have never seen or heard of parsley root.Can I just use parsley? I also think that maybe cashew "sour cream " will be good to make it wholly plant based. Thank you!


Sunday 17th of January 2016

Parsley root is parsnip. You can skip it or use some celeriac instead. The cashew sour cream idea is great! :D


Thursday 20th of August 2015

This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe.



Friday 21st of August 2015

Thank you! :D


Monday 10th of September 2012

I love creamy soups too! I'll try this! Thanks!


Friday 24th of August 2012

Really dislike tomatoes, like margarita pizza's and ketchup though


Friday 24th of August 2012

There are no tomatoes in this recipe.. ;)

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