Creamy Chestnut Mushroom Soup

Creamy Chestnut Mushroom Soup | 31Daily.com

Tis the season for Creamy Chestnut Mushroom Soup. It’s also the time of year when I begin dreaming about chestnuts roasting over an open fire.




Since I’ve not accomplished the latter, I make sure to enjoy the soup.

I’ll never forget my first taste of a chestnut mushroom soup. A fancy downtown restaurant, memories of the Nutcracker’s Waltz of the Snowflakes still fresh in my memory… candlelight and my charming husband.

Food can evoke such cherished memories. Almost like a bookmark of time and place.

Do you have any standout dishes connected with a special time in your life? Keep the memories alive and make the dish… often.

This is an easy, festive, perfect-for-the-season soup. Earthy chestnuts and mushrooms are simmered in a fresh herb-infused broth before being pureed into a creamy soup.

Creamy Chestnut Mushroom Soup

Creamy Chestnut Mushroom Soup | 31Daily.com

Print

Creamy Chestnut Mushroom Soup

Creamy Chestnut Mushroom Soup | 31Daily.com

Tis the season for Creamy Chestnut Mushroom Soup. It’s also the time of year when I begin dreaming about chestnuts roasting over an open fire.

  • Author:

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 8 cups mixed mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 cups cooked chestnuts (14.5-oz jar, drained)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/3 cup creme fraiche
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • chives, snipped, for garnish

Instructions

In a 4-qt. saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and saute about 5 minutes. Remove a few mushrooms from the pan and reserve for garnish. Add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally until tender and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add the chestnuts and cook about 4 minutes. Then add the chicken stock, thyme, and rosemary; bring to a boil, reduce heat. Partially cover pan and simmer over low heat about 30 minutes.

Puree soup with an immersion blender or in batches in a regular blender. Whisk in creme fraiche and black pepper. Season with more salt to taste. Serve hot and garnish with reserved mushrooms.


Pin It

Creamy Chestnut Mushroom Soup | 31Daily.com

Written by 

Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.

Leave a Comment