Creamy Mushroom Soup with Rosemary Breadcrumbs

If there’s going to be one soup on your Christmas table, it should be this! Creamy mushroom soup full of rich flavor and topped with crispy rosemary breadcrumbs.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Yesterday we kicked off a Week of Christmas Giveaways here on the blog, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring you day 2 with Vitamix!

When it comes to a strong and reliable blender, you’ll have a hard time convincing me that there is any better blender than a Vitamix. I’ve been using one for years and couldn’t live without it in the kitchen…especially around the holidays!

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

This time of year is when we’re making soup the most, and if you want a creamy soup, you need a really high-powered blender to achieve the perfect silky-smooth consistency. And this creamy mushroom soup is no exception.

Onion and shallots cooked down in butter and olive oil, mushrooms caramelized with sherry wine, lots of woodsy herbs (rosemary, sage, and bay leaf), a touch of balsamic vinegar for a little tangy flavor, and a splash of cream to add some more richness…because it is the holidays after all!

Everything is simmered together and then blended until smooth. After one taste, you’ll want to cozy up on the couch in front of a fire and eat this soup all winter long. And of course I had to add a few more special touches, so I quickly pan-roasted some shiitake mushrooms and made crispy rosemary breadcrumbs for the topping. And trust me, they’re both very much necessary!

Creamy Mushroom Soup

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I hope you love this recipe and add it to your Christmas menu this year. And if you’ll be entertaining this season, you’ll definitely want to check back tomorrow for day 3 of the giveaways!!


Creamy Mushroom Soup with Rosemary Breadcrumbs

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a very simple and flavorful creamy mushrooms soup with crispy rosemary breadcrumbs

servings: 6 larger portions / 8-10 appetizer portions

  • Author: Kayla Howey



Creamy Mushroom Soup

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 large shallots, diced
  • 2 ½ lbs baby portobello mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup creamy sherry
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 sprigs sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 qts stock (vegetable, chicken, or beef)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper


  • ½ lb ciabatta bread, cubed
  • 2 tsp chopped rosemary
  • olive oil
  • ½ lb shiitake mushrooms, trimmed
  • kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper


Creamy Mushrooms Soup

  1. Heat a large, heavy-bottom pot (or Dutch oven) over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and the olive oil. Once melted, add the onion and shallots. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté until softened and slightly caramelized.
  2. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, along with the mushrooms. Mix well and cook for about 8-10 minutes, stirring often. Season again. Stir in the garlic. Cook another minute or so.
  3. Add the creamy sherry, balsamic vinegar, sage, bay leaf, and rosemary. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes. Pour in the stock. Season well and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the soup for 30 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Ladle the soup into a blender and blend for 2 minutes until smooth (work in two batches if needed). Transfer the soup back to the pot over low heat and stir in the heavy cream until heated through. Taste the soup and season to your liking.
  5. Serve warm with the pan-roasted mushrooms and rosemary breadcrumbs (recipes below) over top.


  1. Add the bread and rosemary to a food processor. Pulse until coarse crumbs form. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large 12” skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Once hot, add the mushrooms. Cook until caramelized and tender, just a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the mushrooms out of the skillet and reserve for the soup.
  3. Add a little more olive oil to the skillet, enough to come up the sides about 1/8”, and lower the heat to medium-low. Once the oil is hot, add the breadcrumbs. Spread into an even layer. Stir the breadcrumbs until they’re golden and crisp. Season with a pinch of salt. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the breadcrumbs to a plate lined with paper towels. Reserve for the soup.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

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81 thoughts on “Creamy Mushroom Soup with Rosemary Breadcrumbs

  1. This looks so delicious!! Love the combo of mushrooms and rosemary. Finally a worthy use of my winter chanterelle score!

  2. Your recipes never fail to amaze me!! I’ve tried a couple already and by now it’s safe to say that anything you post i will love. So I’ll definitely have to try this soup!

  3. Love this soup! I grew up loving mushroom soup from the can— how easy (and better!) it is to make at home. Thank you for sharing this recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  4. Looks absolutely delicious ! Well done. Santa, I definitely need this vitamix to do the same recipe to my family ?

  5. Ummm, yes please! Tis’ the season for soup all snuggled up & cozy by the fire – thanks for the recipe! ? ?

    1. Hi Sydney! Since mushrooms are such a big part of this recipe, I would suggest trying out something else on the site! I’ve got a really good creamy cauliflower soup and lots of others if you search “soup”. Hope this helps!!

  6. This looks out of control good! Definitely added this recipe to my list to make ASAP! Love anything with mushrooms. Could you use a variety of mushrooms?

  7. Don’t think I can wait until Christmas to make this soup.. it’s giving me warm, cozy feels here in MN! Merry Christmas ? ✨

  8. Yummmm!!! I love mushroom soup and I think the crunchy texture added on top is brilliant! Can’t wait to try ??

  9. The mushroom soup looks absolutely incredible and add the rosemary croutons and it’s has to be a winner!! I’ve been asking santa for a vitamix for several years. I’ve been very good. I’d love to make my family this wonderful soup!! ?

  10. This will be hitting our Christmas table this year for sure. Keep doing what you do, Original Dish — and Happiest of Holidays!

  11. There’s so many recipes I can’t make because I can’t yet afford the proper kitchen tools. What a dream a vita mix would be!!

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