Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup

Last updated on June 22nd, 2022

I never thought that vegan creamy mushroom soup could be both vegan and creamy. Nor did I think it could be rich and delicious as well. This soup is almost too rich to be believed, but it’s one of my go-to favorite fast soups for chilly winter days.

Tips & Tricks for Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup

Ingredients

  • large yellow onion
  • baby Portobello mushrooms
  • chanterelle mushrooms
  • garlic
  • low-sodium vegetable stock
  • cornstarch
  • coconut milk
  • soy sauce
  • fresh thyme
  • bay leaf
  • fresh rosemary
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

This particular recipe is deceptively easy:

  • Instead of heavy cream, this recipe uses decadent canned coconut milk. If you are being mindful of calories, you can use substitute any non-dairy milk you prefer, but your may sacrifice in taste. I’ve found that some of the nut or oak milks tend to be a little on the thin side.
  • This recipe has a lot of mushroom-flexibility. I like Portobello, and chanterelle mushrooms, but feel free to add as many or little as you would like. I find at least two different types works well for this soup.
  • If you prefer your soup a little thicker, or less “chunky” use an immersion blender for a few seconds to get it the texture you prefer.
  • Soup keeps for approximately five days, stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You should also be able to freeze any remaining leftovers, for about a month or two.

Using a “Bouquet Garni”

Bouquet garni is a French term for a bundle of herbs. I highly recommend wrapping up the herbs for the soup with a string suitable for cooking or a cheesecloth. This will prevent annoying little pieces of leaves and twigs from getting caught in awkward corners of your mouth. I love rosemary – it is one of my favorite herbs in the world. I do not love picking rosemary out of my teeth.

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Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup

Course: Lunch, Recipes
Keyword: mushrooms, stovetop, vegan
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 232kcal
Fast and easy, his creamy vegan mushroom soup can warm you up on a cold winter’s day in no time at all.
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Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 package baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 package chanterelle mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 4 springs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Black pepper – to taste
  • Salt – to taste

Instructions

  • In large heavy-bottom pan, heat diced onions on medium-high heat for five to seven minutes.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and cook for several minutes, stirring often.
  • Bundle thyme, bay leaf and rosemary together using string or a piece of cheesecloth.
  • Add herb bundle and garlic to pan, reduce heat to medium, and continue cooking for another ten minutes.
  • In medium bowl, combine soy sauce, vegetable stock, and corn starch.
  • Add stock mixture to saucepan, continuing to stir over medium heat.
  • Add can of coconut milk and simmer on low heat for 25 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Remove herb bundle before serving.
  • Add salt and pepper if desired, to taste.
  • Serve or store immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 4mg
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