(Magic) Mushroom Soup

Recipe by grannyjally

  • Time needed: 30 minutes
  • Calories per serving: 120-180 cals
  • Servings: 4-6 bowls depending on how hungry you are are
  • Difficulty: 1
  • Rating: 4.67 based on 3 reviews

Filling, nutritious, silky smooth mushroom soup for under 200cals a bowl ( hence the “magic”)


• 25 grams butter
• 300g chestnut mushrooms sliced
• 150g onion finely chopped
• 2 fat cloves garlic finely chopped
• 4 slightly heaped teaspoons marigold bouillon
• 1.2 litres boiling water
• 90 grams quinoa ( well rinsed )
• 1-2 bay leaves
• pinch salt
• plenty of freshly ground black pepper


Melt butter in saucepan over GENTLE heat .
Add mushrooms, onion and garlic, a pinch of salt and several twists of black pepper and stir well. Put lid on pan and sweat the vegetables over very gentle heat for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add the stock made by dissolving the bouillon in the boiling water and then stir in the quinoa ( I use white for this) and bay leaf and simmer for 15 minutes.
Leave to cool for few minutes before removing bay leaf and then liquidise in 2 batches. Taste and add more black pepper to your personal preference ( I add quite a bit more !)
Optional: Add generous teaspoon of greek yoghurt ( +10cals) to each bowl just before serving.
Freezes very well.

4 reviews for “(Magic) Mushroom Soup”

  • review by:

    Delicious, warming and very filling. I can see this becoming a favourite on cold days

  • review by:

    Very easy to do and the quinoa really thickens this up. Good mushroom taste and my husband enjoyed it as well

  • review by:

    I’ve just made this and it’s truly delicious. Thick and comforting, lovely mushroom flavour. I sweated the onion, garlic and chopped mushrooms and put it in my soup maker, on the smooth setting. This is definitely one I’ll be making again.

  • review by:
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    This is my favourite soup! Delicious and creamy from the quinoa. I now put quinoa in my other soups.

    I have recommended this recipe to friends and family – even the quinoa-haters love it!

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