I am a huge fan of mushrooms and one of my favourite ways to enjoy them is in a cream of mushroom soup! The other day I found myself thinking that instead of using cream why not kick things up a bit and use brie to make the soup nice and creamy! I mean you really can’t go wrong taking something that is already pretty amazing like a cream of mushroom soup and adding a nice cheese like brie! Of course I like to roast the mushrooms to caramelize them and bring out their flavour though they could just as easily be sauteed in the pan making this a one pot soup. After roasting the mushrooms you just need to throw them into the soup along with the brie and simmer for while before pureeing to the desired consistency. I have to say that this mushroom and brie soup is the best cream of mushroom soup that I have ever had and I will definitely be making it all the time from now on!
So creamy and good!
Creamy Roasted Mushroom and Brie Soup
A cream of mushroom soup with brie to make it extra creamy and good!
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 1/2 pounds mushrooms, quartered
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
- 2 tablespoons flour (rice flour for gluten free)
- 1/2 cup white wine (or broth)
- 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
- 4 ounces brie, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- Toss the mushrooms in the oil, place on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a preheated 400F/200C oven until they start to caramelize, about 20-30 minutes, mixing them up once in the middle.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, add the onions and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
- Add the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the wine and deglaze the pan.
- Add the broth and mushrooms, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the milk and brie, let the brie melt, fish out the rinds and season with salt and pepper to taste before pureeing to the desired consistency and enjoy!
Option: Saute the mushrooms in a pan with the onions instead of roasting them.
Option: Add 2 tablespoons white miso.
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