Chanterelle Mushroom Soup


Chanterelles have a lovely mellow flavor and a beautiful light-orange color. If you can't get your hands on chanterelles, really any other wild mushroom or store-bought chestnut mushrooms will do. Serve with a dollop of creme fraiche or sour cream.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
3 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 4 cups chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and chopped

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 1 dash ground white pepper

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg


  1. Heat butter and oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over low heat. Add onion and garlic, cover, and cook until soft, about 20 minutes.

  2. Increase heat to medium and stir in chanterelle mushrooms. Sprinkle with flour and pour in boiling water, stirring constantly. Season with chicken bouillon, bay leaves, thyme, white pepper, and nutmeg and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer until mushrooms are soft and flavors are well combined, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Remove bay leaves. Puree chanterelle soup with an immersion blender until smooth.

Cook's Note:

Chanterelles need careful cleaning due to their ruffled shape and gills. A special mushroom cleaning brush is worth the investment if you use a lot of mushrooms in your cooking; it makes the prep work that bit easier.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 459mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 80mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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