Hungarian-Inspired Mushroom Elegance


Indulge in the rich and savory allure of our Hungarian-Inspired Mushroom Elegance. This quick and easy recipe promises a creamy symphony of flavors, blending cremini and white mushrooms, fresh dill, authentic Hungarian sweet paprika, and the velvety goodness of sour cream. Elevate your culinary experience with this umami-packed soup, perfect for mushroom enthusiasts seeking a taste adventure.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 lbs. cremini or white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup whole milk (at room temperature)
  • ½ cup sour cream, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh Italian parsley for garnish


  1. In a Dutch Oven or soup pot over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Sauté onions and mushrooms until onions are soft and mushrooms are beautifully browned.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Add dill and paprika, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Sprinkle in flour and continue stirring for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Slowly pour in vegetable broth and soy sauce, allowing it to simmer gently for 10-15 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat. Whisk in milk, sour cream, and lemon juice. Season with kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Serve promptly, garnished with chopped fresh parsley and a dollop of sour cream.

Garnish Suggestions:

  • Chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • A dollop of sour cream
  • Crostini
  • Chopped fresh dill
  • Sautéed mushrooms

Tips and Notes:

  • Opt for a 50/50 mix of cremini and white button mushrooms for a rich, complex flavor.
  • Use sweet Hungarian paprika for an authentic touch; explore sweet and spicy varieties for a hint of heat.
  • Ensure milk and sour cream are at room temperature for a smooth incorporation.
  • Avoid boiling the soup after adding sour cream to prevent separation.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days; reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Due to the sour cream content, freezing is not recommended for this delightful mushroom concoction.


Delight your palate with the sophisticated charm of Hungarian-Inspired Mushroom Elegance. This velvety, umami-infused soup is a celebration of flavors, offering a culinary journey that captivates the senses. Experience the richness of cremini and white mushrooms, harmonized with the warmth of Hungarian paprika and the creamy luxury of sour cream. A feast for mushroom enthusiasts, this recipe promises a taste adventure like no other.

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