This vegan mushroom soup recipe is a rich and hearty flavorful bisque that warms to the core – straight up comfort food and you’ll want seconds!
recipe originally published March 25, 2014
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Vegan Mushroom Soup
I know I often use the word favorite when referencing food and recipes. The problem is, I really do feel that way about so many foods as I am describing them.
This Vegan Mushroom Bisque is no different. This recipe really is a favorite, because it is a warm bowl of comfort that has so much fantastic flavor.
What is a bisque?
A traditional bisque is a smooth, creamy soup that begins with a broth made from lobster, prawn, crab, or other crustacean.
In school, we learned that a modern "bisque" is often referring to almost any cream based, smooth puréed soup. I still have my notes on this - my instructor literally said "restaurants and their menus took liberties and here we are."
How To Make Vegan Mushroom Bisque
I set the cashews to soak early in the morning, and by late afternoon I finished this quick recipe. The flavors are rich, hearty, umami. I wish I could give you a warm bowl right now.
Garnish this vegan mushroom bisque with vegan coconut bacon.
Which mushrooms are most flavorful?
Also see: which mushrooms are best for soup.
My answer to these questions are one in the same. For a crisp cool salad, I don't mind a chewy sliced white button mushroom, the mainstay of the salad bar. I'd prefer a roasted morel or chanterelle on my salad, but that's another recipe for another day.
For this Vegan Mushroom Bisque, I use the most flavorful, hearty mushrooms I can find. Combined with the other equally important flavor aspects of this recipe, the result is a deliciously rich and lovely soup.
My all time favorite shroom is the shiitake. It is the mushroom I use in this recipe. Other super flavorful mushrooms I love - and would also work here - are:
What To Serve With Vegan Mushroom Soup
A lovely crusty baguette of gluten free sourdough!
Soup is a great starter course, and this Vegan Mushroom Bisque is a great beginning to your holiday spread or any cold weather meal.
If you are adding this recipe to your meal prep planning for the week, it is a complement to a crisp salad or vegan chicken.
I have used this soup as a sauce over pasta, and it really works with so many entrees.
Meal Prep Recipe - How Long Does Leftover Soup Last?
I love this Vegan Mushroom Soup as a cold weather meal prep recipe. I’ll make a double batch and I enjoy for lunch with a salad and bread or crackers.
My rule of leftovers is 3 to 4 days for maximum flavor and freshness.
More Vegan Mushroom Recipes
- Avocado Shiitake Spring Rolls: a light and fresh option with layers of flavor! crunchy, chewy, and an extremely satisfying lunch or light dinner!
- Best Mushroom Burgers: are you looking for a tasty burger that will hold up, even on a grill? look no further, we have it and it is good.
- Crispy Shiitake BLT Sandwich: a flavorful stack of crispy, fresh, and juicy, this classic is full of summertime nostalgia!
- Deep Dish Pizza Pot Pie: a comfort food favorite, this mushroom filled meal is game day ready! make a large pie or multiple single serve style!
- Shiitake Cauliflower Risotto: a fancy date night dish! this one is worth the steps required, trust me! the flavors are incredible.
- Holiday Portobello Wellingtons: or as we call them at home - Portobellingtons. this holiday entree can be made as one impressive presentation, or as individual wellingtons. Perfect!
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- 1 ½ cups raw cashews
- warm water for soaking
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 4 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced, plus extra for garnish
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- sea salt and black pepper
- ¼ cup tamari, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line baking sheet with parchment or foil.
- Place cashews in bowl with warm water, set aside.
- Arrange shiitakes on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, bake at 350 °F for 25 minutes, turning halfway through. Remove from oven and set aside.
- In stockpot over medium heat, sauté onion, celery and garlic in remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil until soft. Add shiitakes and broth, reduce to simmer (15-20 minutes).
- Transfer shiitake mixture to blender (in batches if necessary). Add (drained) cashews and puree on high until smooth.
- Return to pot to keep warm. Season with tamari, salt and pepper. Serve warm, garnish with shiitake, tamari, sesame seeds, coconut bacon.
dairy, egg, and gluten free, vegan
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Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 467mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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