By the time you read this I’ll be in the woods on another foraging adventure. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit obsessed with mushrooms, they’re one of my favorite ingredients and I’m very lucky to live in a place where you can’t walk down a path without tripping over them. But my favorite way to savor them is this simple recipe for Hungarian Mushroom soup. I saw it for the first time about two years ago in a small cafe in Missoula, Montana, where Jeremy’s family is from. Being a quarter Hungarian and a lover of mushrooms, my curiosity was piqued by their menu and I decided to try it. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I’ve been perfecting my recipe for Hungarian mushroom soup ever since.

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

It’s warm and comforting and is so hearty that you don’t even realize that it’s vegetarian and sort of good for you. My mother is half Hungarian (my great grandparents immigrated to the US from Budapest back in the 1930’s) and there are a few Hungarian recipes that she made for us growing up, (hello, Hungarian chicken), but sadly this was not one of them. (It’s okay, though, she is an amazing cook and made a ton of other delicious stuff for us kids growing up. Thanks, mom!) I’m so happy to have come across this dish, though, so I can enjoy a little taste of my heritage with each bite. I have the recipe here for you all today, and I hope that you enjoy this creamy and amazing autumnal soup as much as I do!

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Hungarian Mushroom Soup
5 from 7 votes

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Servings 6 people
Calories 352 kcal
Author Eva Kosmas Flores


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions chopped
  • 1 pound crimini mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 12 Ounces mixed mushrooms, such as shiitake or chantarelles thinly sliced
  • 4 Cups vegetable stock
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Hungarian paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons dried dill
  • 3/4 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 Teaspoon marjoram
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 12 Teaspoons fresh dill finely chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons flake kosher sea salt


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat Add the onion and sauté until softened and transparent, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the mushrooms and stir to combine. Continue cooking until the mushrooms have softened and released their moisture, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Add 1 cup of the vegetable stock, paprika, dried dill, black pepper, thyme, marjoram, and soy sauce. Cook over medium low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium low heat, then whisk in the flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue whisking while the mixture cooks for another 3 minutes. Gradually add the milk and continue cooking over medium-low heat for a few minutes until the mixture thickens, stirring once every minute or so.

  4. Empty the mushroom mixture into the milk mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the remaining 3 cups of vegetable stock and the lemon juice. Cover and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring twice.

  5. Remove from heat and watch the mixture until it stops boiling. When the boiling ceases, stir in the sour cream, salt, and fresh dill. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Hungarian Mushroom Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 1818mg79%
Potassium 836mg24%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 2640IU53%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 172mg17%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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