Hungarian Mushroom Soup Recipe

I have always been a fan of comfort food, and Hungarian mushroom soup is one of my all-time favorites. The earthy flavors of the mushrooms combined with the richness of the broth create a dish that is both comforting and satisfying. Today, I want to share my personal take on this classic recipe and guide you through the process of creating a warm and hearty bowl of Hungarian mushroom soup.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are soft and translucent.
  2. Add the sliced mushrooms to the pot and cook until they release their liquid and become tender.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and stir to coat them evenly. This will help thicken the soup.
  4. Stir in the dill weed, paprika, and soy sauce, coating the mushrooms with the spices.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Stir in the milk and season the soup with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Let it simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Finally, add the chopped parsley and remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the sour cream just before serving.

Personal Touch:

One of the things I love about making Hungarian mushroom soup is the aroma that fills my kitchen as it simmers on the stove. The combination of earthy mushrooms, aromatic dill, and sweet paprika creates a scent that instantly makes me feel warm and cozy.

I also enjoy adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice at the end to brighten up the flavors of the soup. It adds a subtle zing that balances out the richness of the broth and mushrooms.


As I ladle the fragrant soup into bowls and garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh parsley, I can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment and anticipation. This Hungarian mushroom soup recipe has been a beloved part of my culinary repertoire for years, and I hope you’ll find as much joy in preparing and savoring it as I do. Here’s to creating delicious, soul-warming meals that bring comfort and joy to the table.