Cremini Mushroom Velouté Soup

Cremini Mushroom Velouté Soup

Cremini Mushroom Veloute Soup

This soup is super simple to make and looks like it took all day to prepare.  Dress the soup with a light drizzle of heavy cream for an elegant touch.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 medium Spanish onion, finely chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry or Marsala
  • 16 ounce can of beef broth
  • 32 ounce can vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream + 6 tsp of heavy cream for garnish (optional)


  1. In a heavy saucepan, sauté the onion and celery in the oil for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms to the vegetables and stir mixture.  Add thyme, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes until all the vegetables are softened.
  3. Add the sherry or Marsala, the beef and vegetable broth and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Add the 1/2 cup cream and heat up for 2 minutes.
  5. Working in 2 batches, add the soup to a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute.  ***Be sure to remove the small venting cap from the blender to allow steam to come out and place a kitchen towel to cover the opening.   Return the pureed soup to a clean saucepan and gently heat for 2 minutes.
  6. To serve, warm 6 tsp cream in a small bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Ladle soup into bowls then drizzle 1 tsp warmed cream onto the soup in each bowl (optional).

Serves 6 as a starter or 4 as a main course.

Note: Can’t find cremini?  Replace with chopped portabella or white mushrooms.  For extra richness, add 3-4 veal neck bones to the onion and celery when sauteeing.