Recipe For Hungarian Mushroom Soup

One of my favorite comforting and hearty soups to make is Hungarian mushroom soup. This creamy and flavorful soup is perfect for warming up on a chilly day. The combination of earthy mushrooms, savory broth, and rich sour cream creates a delicious and satisfying dish that I love to share with friends and family.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish


  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until they become translucent.
  2. Add the mushrooms to the pot and cook until they release their liquid and become tender.
  3. Sprinkle the flour, paprika, dill, salt, and pepper over the mushrooms and stir well to combine.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the milk and lemon juice, and continue to simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Gradually whisk in the sour cream until the soup is heated through but not boiling.
  7. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the soup hot, garnished with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

This recipe has been a staple in my kitchen for years. The aroma of sautéing onions and mushrooms always brings back fond memories of cooking with my grandmother. I love to pair this soup with a crusty loaf of bread or a side salad for a comforting and satisfying meal.

Personal Tips:

If you prefer a thicker soup, you can adjust the amount of flour to your liking. I often add an extra dollop of sour cream to my bowl just before serving for an extra creamy texture and tangy flavor. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of mushrooms to find your favorite combination!

I hope you enjoy making and savoring this delicious Hungarian mushroom soup as much as I do. It has definitely earned a permanent spot in my recipe collection for its rich and indulgent flavors.

Happy cooking!