Mushroom and Brie Soup

Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Mushroom and Brie Soup is a classic creamy mushroom soup kicked up a notch with lots of luxurious Brie cheese. It’s perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a special first course for holiday meal.

Mushroom and Brie Soup is a comforting fall classic elevated to a whole new level with lots of luxurious Brie cheese ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

This delicious mushroom and Brie soup was inspired by my supermarket hot bar!

The other night I was so wiped out by the end of the day that I couldn’t begin to think about dinner. My husband sweetly went out and brought home the most delicious mushroom and Brie soup from the hot bar at the supermarket (who knew?) ~ I’ve never had it before and it was a wonderful surprise. The empty take out container had barely hit the trash when I was already devising this recipe to share with you.

Mushroom and Brie Soup is a warm and cozy fall soup with tons of flavor! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

no cans were used in this creamy mushroom soup

Canned cream of mushroom soup is a staple so many of us grew up with…you’ll be glad to hear that this homemade creamy mushroom soup bears no resemblance whatsoever to that stuff 😉

This thick soup could double as a delicious casserole base, too, making the cans obsolete forever.

Cream of Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

this mushroom soup starts with mushrooms, and lots of them.

About 1 1/2 pounds, to be exact. It might sound like a lot, but they cook down dramatically. I use my favorite dry roasting technique to reduce their moisture and concentrate all that wonderful flavor. Just dust them off with a clean dishtowel and trim the stem ends. Quarter them and lay them out on a dry baking sheet. Roast at 400F for about 20-30 minutes, giving them a toss every now and then. It’s truly amazing how ‘meaty’ mushrooms become when cooked this way. As mine were roasting I could swear I smelled steak cooking.

TIP: Any time a recipe calls for sauteing mushrooms you can dry roast them. It works in a dry skillet on the stove top, or in a hot oven. Make sure they are free of moisture, and don’t add any oil or butter.

Making Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

ingredients for mushroom Brie soup

Besides the mushrooms, you’ll need Brie cheese, marsala wine, and fresh thyme. A good chicken broth helps, along with a little butter and cream. And with this cast of characters you can’t really go wrong.

  • mushrooms
  • butter
  • shallots
  • garlic
  • flour
  • wine
  • chicken stock
  • thyme
  • cream
  • Brie cheese
  • salt and pepper
Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

The ease of preparation belies how elegant and sophisticated this dish is.

Making a luxurious Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

make this soup ahead

This is one of those soups that will get better overnight, so feel free to make it ahead. When you’re ready to serve, be sure you reheat it gently.

Mushroom and Brie Soup is a creamy warming fall soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

you can never have too many comforting soup recipes

Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com
Print
3.89 from 121 votes

Mushroom and Brie Soup

Mushroom and Brie Soup is a classic creamy mushroom soup kicked up a notch with lots of luxurious Brie cheese. It's perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a special first course for holiday meal. 
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Calories 302kcal
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms use any variety you like
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2-3 large shallots peeled and finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock or veggie stock
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 6 ounces Brie cheese rind removed, cut in chunks

Instructions

  • Set oven to 400F
  • Brush the mushrooms with a clean dish towel to clean them, do not get them wet.
  • Trim the stem ends, and then quarter the mushrooms. Put on a dry baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing them a couple of times. They will lose their moisture, shrink up, and brown.
  • Meanwhile melt the butter in a large skillet and saute the shallots for 5 minutes, then add the garlic and saute another 5 minutes until the shallot has softened.
  • Stir in the flour and cook, stirring, for a minute. Add the wine and stir to deglaze the pan.
  • Add the stock, the mushrooms, and the fresh thyme, and bring up to a simmer. Turn down the heat, cover and gently simmer for about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  • Add the cream and the cubed Brie. Stir to melt the cheese.
  • Puree the soup, in batches. Taste to adjust the seasonings, and add a bit more stock or water if it seems too thick.
  • Serve with a garnish of sliced mushrooms and more fresh thyme.

Cook’s notes

  • I prefer chicken stock in this soup, but you can also use beef or vegetable if you like.
  • My cute pumpkin soup bowls came from Cost Plus, but you can find similar ones on Amazon, here.
  • This soup reheats well, even in the microwave.
*recipe adapted from Closet Cooking
 

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
email sign up prompt

You Might Also Like

74 Comments

    Leave a Reply

    Please rate this recipe!




  • Reply
    McElderry Maureen
    January 24, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    5 stars
    Nice recipe! You have a 400* ioven in your instructions however, you don’t say what to do with the soup regarding putting it in the oven. Thank you.

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      January 24, 2022 at 5:45 pm

      The oven is for roasting the mushrooms, in step 3. The soup is made entirely on the stove.

  • Reply
    Dottie
    December 5, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    I have dried mushrooms that need to be used before they expire. Has anyone tried to substitute for the roasted mushrooms?

1 3 4 5

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!

I'M SPILLING ALL MY SECRETS!

Get my tips, tricks & recipes for easy

foolproof baking

WANT TO BE A BETTER BAKER?

logo png