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Hungarian Soup with mushrooms and dill in a bowl

Hungarian Mushroom Soup with Fresh Dill

Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Hungarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Edyta
What makes this Hungarian Mushroom Soup so unique? Chunks of mushrooms, with authentic Hungarian paprika, it's creamy texture and a lot of fresh dills.  You can make it mild with just sweet Hungarian paprika or spice it up a notch with some hot Hungarian paprika. Whichever road you choose, I can guarantee that you'll LOVE this Hungarian soup.
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  • 3 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1 Yellow Onion Medium, chopped
  • 24 oz Mushrooms (Baby Bella or White Button) (3 packages of 8 oz. mushroom
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Hungarian Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Flour + 1 more for the roux if needed
  • 3 cups Mushroom Broth Or Vegetable Broth or Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Milk 2% or whole milk
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce Preferably Tamari
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream + more for decoration as a dollop on a plate
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Dill Chopped
  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste


  • Chop your onions. Heat up butter in a dutch oven or other heavy pot, add onions and sweat for 5 minutes.
  • Wash and then slice your mushrooms. Add mushrooms to the onions, season with some salt and pepper and cook for about 10-15 minutes, until they're soft.
  • Add sweet paprika and flour to the mushrooms, cover well and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add milk, broth and soy sauce. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.
  • If your soup is not thick enough you may create a roux by combining flour with sour cream and touch of water. If your soup is the right consistency, you'll just add a dollop of sour cream to a measuring cup. In order to add sour cream to the soup and make it super creamy, you need to temper it. In order to do this, you will need to add a little bit of hot soup to your measuring cup with sour cream OR sour cream/flour roux and then mix it well. Keep adding the hot liquid and stir well until you have a full cup. Then you're ready to add it to your pot. Your soup will be creamy and smooth.
  • Add lemon juice. Then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, as needed, and add fresh dill. Serve with crusty bread!


If you want to make this soup a little spicier, add a pinch of Hot Hungarian Paprika when serving in the bowls.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 1065mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1745IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1.5mg