This Potato Mushroom Soup is so thick, luxurious, and full of flavor that even little bellies will be asking for more. Combining a hearty mixture of leeks, carrots, celery, potatoes, and mushrooms this soup just screams comfort and begs to be mopped up with a wedge of fresh crusty bread.
Inspired by the need for more traditional Irish food and this Colcannon Irish Potatoes recipe.
Creamy Irish Potato Mushroom Soup
I am not one for hiding veggies from the kids.
If something is going to go into a dish they are going to know about it, and they are going to try it.
Except for mushrooms.
My kids will fight me tooth and nail if they know mushrooms are anywhere near what I am serving up for dinner.
This is exactly why I blend my Mushroom and Potato Soup up to be nice and smooth and tell them it's "creamy bacon soup".
And they believe me EVERY.SINGLE.TIME and eat 2 or 3 bowls each.
I don't even feel bad.
What Extra Veggies Are Hiding In This Mushroom Soup
We have a whole array of veggies jam-packed in here, including a hearty mixture of:
- and mushrooms.
No bacon in sight.
But don't tell the kids!
This version is blended, but if you like your soups with a bit of texture then blend half and leave half as is.
Give it a good stir and hey presto, you have a grown-up version.
Substitutions and Variations
This soup is pretty versatile and can be tweaked to fit a number of different diets:
- Gluten-free: simply sub the whole wheat flour for a gluten-free flour blend of choice.
- Dairy-free: Sub in dairy-free milk of choice for the heavy cream and milk. The consistency will be a bit thinner, but it will still be creamy once the potatoes are blended. Sub the butter for some coconut oil or olive oil.
- Vegan: as above sub the milk and heavy cream for non-dairy milk of choice. Sub the butter for some coconut oil or olive oil.
Meal Prepping and Storage
This soup can be made ahead of time and simply reheated when ready to serve.
Alternatively, the veggies can all be chopped ahead of time and stored in the fridge for a couple of days, until you are ready to serve up the soup.
Cooked soup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or frozen in a freezer-safe container for about 3-4 months if stored correctly.
More Comforting Soup Recipes
I just happen to be a massive soup fan so you are in luck.
Check these out:
- Sarah's Tortellini Soup For The Soul
- Honey Roasted Garlic, Parsnip and Cauliflower Soup
- 6 Ingredient Healthy Celery Soup
- Cauliflower Soup with Carrot, Cumin and Lentils
If you try it out I want to hear ALL about it, so be sure to pop back and leave me a comment.
Irish Mushroom and Potato Soup
- 2 medium leeks, finely sliced
- 2 large carrots, sliced
- 2 stalks of celery, sliced
- 6 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
- 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 5 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
- ¼ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup milk (whole or low fat)
- In a Dutch oven, melt 3 tablespoon of the butter. Sauté the leeks, carrots and celery for about 5 minutes, or until tender.
- Add the broth, potatoes, parsley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Once at a rolling boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
- While the potatoes are cooking melt the rest of the butter in a large skillet. Add in the mushrooms and sauté for about 10 minutes, or until they are getting a little bit caramelized.
- Stir the mushroom mixture into the potato mixture.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cream and milk until smooth. Gradually stir into soup, mixing to ensure no clumps. Bring to a boil once again and cook for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- At this point you can serve as is if you like a chunky soup, or transfer to a blender in batches and blend until smooth. Enjoy
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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