The Best Hungarian Mushroom Soup Recipe

Hug yourself with a bowl of hot, thick, creamy Hungarian Mushroom Soup. It will be ready in an hour.

– 2 pounds mushrooms, trimmed and sliced*, I used cremini mushrooms. – 4 Tbsp salted butter – 1 yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped – 1 Tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika – 1/3 cup dry sherry or dry white wine – 4 cups chicken broth, you can also use vegetable or mushroom broth. – 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce – 1 Tbsp lemon juice – 1 tsp salt – 1 ½ cups half and half – 2 Tbsp cornstarch – 1 cup sour cream – handful of fresh dill, snipped



Medium-high heat a Dutch oven or soup pot. In batches, add the mushrooms to the pot and sauté, stirring periodically, until they shed their moisture and brown. 

Step 1

Step 2

Keep in mind that the pan's bottom will brown, adding flavour to the soup. Don't let that burn. Reserve mushrooms on a plate.

Step 3

Melt butter in same pot. Soften onions by sautéing for several minutes. Add the paprika and simmer for another minute or two, stirring constantly.

Step 4

Stir with sherry or wine as it evaporates. Add chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and salt to the mushrooms and any liquids.

Step 5

Bring to a slow boil, then let it cook slowly for 10 minutes. Half-and-half and cornflour should be mixed together using a whisk. Add to the soup.

Step 6

Simmer as soup thickens. Try any seasonings. Let the soup cool and refrigerate if making ahead. Before continue, rewarm to a simmer on the burner.

Step 7

Sour cream and dill before serving soup. Sour cream can curdle, so let the soup cool before adding it. You can serve soup in sour cream dishes.

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