Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup Recipe – Russian Special

I make this soup every Halloween and is the ‘signal’ to the family that the cool weather has arrived. I’ve been making it for 15 years now and out of all the soups I make, it is still everyone’s favorite. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time35 min
  • Total Time50 min

Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup Ingredients :

  •  3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped dill
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour

How To Make Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup


In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add the carrots and green onions and stir occasionally for 5 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth and season with dill, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.


Stir in the potatoes, cover, and cook until the potatoes are just tender, about 20 minutes.


While the potatoes are cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Once heated, add the mushrooms and cook until beginning to darken, 5-7 minutes. Stir into the soup once the potatoes are tender.


In a small bowl, whisk together half and half and flour until no lumps remain. Stir the soup while slowly pouring in the half and half mixture. Increase heat to medium high to boil until the soup thickens. If needed, season with more salt and pepper.


Garnish with fresh dill and serve warm.