A brown bowl with mushroom soup on a light stone surface
Photography, David Loftus

Jamie Oliver’s Simple Mushroom Soup

A sour cream ripple and crispy mushrooms elevate this easy blitzed soup.

Inspired by the small but mighty Montenegro, where cooking is all about extracting maximum flavour from fresh local produce, this dark and delicious soup uses mushrooms in two exciting ways. –Jamie Oliver

A brown bowl with mushroom soup on a light stone surface

Jamie Oliver's Simple Mushroom Soup

Jamie Oliver's Mediterranean-Diet-tailored recipe for an easy mushroom soup with sour cream drizzle.
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Soup
Servings 4
Calories 186 kcal


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 10 oz frozen or fresh chopped mixed onion, carrot and celery
  • lbs chestnut or cremini mushrooms
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup sour cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Peel and finely slice the garlic, then place it in a large casserole pan on a medium-high heat with 2 tbsp of olive oil and the mixed veg. Fry for a few minutes while you slice 1 lb of the mushrooms, then add them to the pan with a good pinch of black pepper. Cook for 10 minutes, or until golden, then pour in the stock and cook for a further 10 minutes. Meanwhile, slice the remaining ½ lb of mushrooms (slice them so you have some beautiful cross-sections, throwing any trimmings into the soup as you go), place on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and pepper, and roast for 15 minutes, or until beautifully golden and crisp.
  • When the time’s up, blitz the soup to your desired consistency, then season to perfection. Divide between warm soup bowls, ripple 1 tbsp of sour cream into each, and top with the crispy mushrooms and a little drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, if you like.

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Excerpted from 5 Ingredients Mediterranean by Jamie Oliver. Copyright © 2023 Jamie Oliver. Photographs by David Loftus. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
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