Mushroom Bisque Recipe

Hey there, mushroom lovers! Today, I’m excited to share with you my favorite mushroom bisque recipe. As an avid mushroom grower, I’ve experimented with various mushroom-based dishes, and this one never fails to impress. It’s a creamy, earthy delight that’s perfect for cozy nights in or special occasions. So, let’s dive into the delightful world of mushroom bisque!


  • 1 pound of assorted fresh mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, and oyster)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • A splash of dry sherry
  • Fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by thoroughly cleaning and slicing the mushrooms. I love using a variety of mushrooms for a more complex flavor profile.
  2. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent.
  3. Add the minced garlic and sliced mushrooms to the pot. Cook until the mushrooms are tender and have released their juices.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the mushroom mixture and stir well to coat the mushrooms evenly.
  5. Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth, stirring constantly to avoid any lumps from forming.
  6. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
  7. Next, stir in the heavy cream and a splash of dry sherry. Let the bisque simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Season the bisque with fresh thyme, salt, and pepper to taste.
  9. Once the flavors have melded beautifully, remove the pot from the heat.
  10. Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the bisque until smooth and velvety.
  11. Finally, ladle the mushroom bisque into bowls and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.

This mushroom bisque pairs wonderfully with crusty bread or a simple green salad. It never fails to impress guests, and it’s a fantastic way to showcase the amazing flavors of fresh mushrooms.

My Personal Touch:

I love adding a drizzle of truffle oil just before serving to elevate the bisque with its luxurious aroma. It’s a small touch that makes a big difference and takes this dish to new heights of indulgence.


So, there you have it – my beloved mushroom bisque recipe. Whether you’re a seasoned mushroom enthusiast or just discovering the wonders of these fungi, I hope this recipe brings you as much joy as it has brought me over the years. Happy cooking, and may your kitchen be filled with the rich, earthy scent of simmering mushrooms!