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hungarian mushroom soup

Rustic Hungarian Mushroom Soup Recipe

Hungarian Mushroom Soup is a rustic, comforting dish using paprika, soy sauce, and sour cream for an earthy, simple mushroom soup recipe you'll love!
Course Soup
Cuisine Hungarian
Keyword creamy mushroom soup, hungarian mushroom soup, hungarian mushroom soup recipe, hungarian soup, mushroom recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 192kcal
Author Debbie Jones


  • Skillet


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small white onion finely chopped
  • 1 pound mushrooms about two 8 ounce packages of sliced mushrooms, such as shiitake, white button, mixed mushrooms, etc., or canned mushrooms equal to 18 ounces
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika or standard paprika
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 teaspoons dried dill
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Extra sour cream for topping


  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large pan and fry 1 finely chopped small white onion until soft. 
    Add 1 pound sliced mushrooms or canned mushrooms and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
    When the mushrooms soften, sprinkle with 3 tablespoons flour and 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika. Mix well until fully combined.
    how to make hungarian cooking mushrooms in a skillet with paprika and floursoup
  • Add 1/2 cup white wine. Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan and stir.
    Once the wine reduces by half, gradually add 1 1/4 cups vegetable stock, 1 cup 2% milk, and 3 tablespoons light soy sauce. Continue to stir until the soup starts to boil and thicken.
    add wine stock milk and sour cream to the soup
  • Once the soup boils and thickens, take it off the heat and allow it to cool slightly. Add 3 tablespoons sour cream and stir in well. 
    Add 3 teaspoons dried dill and juice from 1/2 a lemon. Season to taste with salt and pepper, add extra dollops of sour cream and about 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley, and enjoy!
    add lemon juice and dill and serve with parsley



  • IMPORTANT NOTE: adding the sour cream while still on the heat will cause it to curdle!
  • Hungarian mushroom soup can be frozen. Allow to fully cool before transferring to an airtight container.Freeze for up to 3 months and defrost thoroughly before reheating. Reheat in a pan and ensure the soup is piping hot throughout before serving.
  • It is not essential to use Hungarian paprika. Standard paprika will work fine. However, the use of authentic Hungarian paprika, which has a deep red color and sweeter flavor, would undoubtedly produce a richer, sweeter soup.
  • Freshly made soup will also keep in the fridge, in a sealed container, for 2 days.


Serving: 360g | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 1144mg | Potassium: 585mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1234IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg