Weekly Paleo Fave: Creamy Mushroom Soup

A couple years ago, a little deli opened up in the strip mall closest to our house.   A diminutive, doe-eyed young man in tight cigarette jeans served sandwiches with a hushed voice and a sidelong gaze at Corey. 

Other than listening to him and his amazing lilty voice, my favourite thing about the place was the to-go counter.  They had chicken wings and pesto and delicious salads, meals you could take home and unwrap and not feel too guilty about being a glutton.  But the best item of all was a creamy mushroom soup.  We were pretty sure it was made with 100% cow cream, and quite possibly a delicious alcohol of some kind (sherry? red wine?) and wasn’t remotely Paleo, but it was so absurdly good we snarfed it at least a couple times a month.

Then the deli closed down and was replaced with another restaurant that hung a giant display of sausages on the wall.  That shut down too. The restaurant industry is brutal. 

Anyway. I kept thinking about that delicious soup.  And a possible delicious Paleo version, and last night was the night.

You guys, this is a keeper.  It’s amazing when you’re feeling slightly run down.  And it’s better second day.  I made this last night and tonight Corey had leftovers with a bunch of chicken thrown in.  I had it nuked in the microwave with some extra pepper and a dollop of hot sauce and yes.  Perfect mid fall rainy day deliciousness.


Paleo Cream of Mushroom Soup


1 tbsp coconut oil (or olive oil if you prefer)

1 large bag of mushrooms (I used regular button mushrooms and filled a whole brown bag nearly to the top with them), sliced

1 leek, sliced

2 large garlic cloves, smashed

1 medium white onion, chopped

1 tsp mild yellow curry powder

tsp black pepper

tsp sea salt

2 cans full fat coconut milk

1 box organic chicken or veggie broth


1. Slice mushrooms, leeks and onions and crush garlic cloves.

2. Melt coconut oil over medium heat in a soup pot.

3. Add mushrooms, leeks, onions and garlic cloves.  Stir fry for about 6-7 minutes.

4. Add in box of chicken or veggie broth

5. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. 

6. Cool mixture slightly until the heat is such that you can easily toss the whole thing into your blender.

7. Pulse the mush/leek/onion/garlic/broth mixture until it’s salsa-chunky.

8. Put back into the soup pot and turn the heat up to medium, add in both cans on coconut milk and the curry.  The curry is not totally necessary but it helps deplete any remaining “coco-nutty” taste while still allowing the soup to taste very much like a cream of mushroom soup — you’ll actually barely notice the curry.  Unless you want to, in which case please feel free to add more.

9. Add in pepper and salt, and more pepper to taste if you wish.

Ladle into soup bowls and guzzle, or make more to freeze for easy meals throughout the winter.



15 thoughts on “Weekly Paleo Fave: Creamy Mushroom Soup

    • It was really, really good and I was kinda surprised myself. The chopped mushrooms added a creaminess and the consistency was perfect. I’m going to try this with tomatoes and basil tonight and see how it goes…I’ll keep you posted.

  1. This sounds fantastic!! I have been jonesing for a good mushroom soup. One place I used to get it at used some fancy Hungarian paprika in their recipe. Thanks for this recipe. Hope you are feeling better!

  2. Reblogged this on Ramblings of a Babymama and commented:
    Go make this… NOW! It’s absolutely delicious! I didn’t put in leeks (because I don’t like them) and substituted with 2 green onions. I also used the following measurements:
    1 can coconut milk
    500ml chicken broth
    227g mushrooms
    2 tbsp mild curry powder.

    I can’t stop eating it! Help!

    • Erin! It’s been years! We still see Jae and his stunning family periodically…I saw Jae’s wife Steph and their new baby girl Annalise earlier this week, actually — and thought of you guys. Hope you are well. 🙂

  3. We saw Jason and family in Calgary in June when we were there for a wedding. Annalise was two days old and a sweetheart!! That’s one busy family!! I do need to tell you that I’ve been lurking for years and feel I need to thank you for my love of Crossfit….it was you who inspired me to try it out and I love it!!! If you’re ever in New Zealand you have a place to stay!! The surf is great!!
    E x

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