Overhead view of Wild Mushroom Bisque in a white bowl with sauteed trumpet mushrooms on top as garnish

Wild Mushroom Bisque

This Wild Mushroom Bisque uses only 5 ingredients (not including salt, pepper, and oil) and is a delicious starter for a holiday dinner.

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Overhead view of Wild Mushroom Bisque in a white bowl with sauteed trumpet mushrooms on top as garnish
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Wild Mushroom Bisque

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Soup
Servings: 4 Cups
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Olga Miller


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 1 pound fresh wild mushrooms , sliced, plus another 4 ounces for garnish
  • 2 large shallots , chopped
  • cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Fresh herbs for garnish , optional


  • In a medium heavy-duty soup pot, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are starting to caramelize, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the bourbon, thyme, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper; stir well and scrape off any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  • To make the garnish, sauté the additional 4 ounces of mushrooms in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil until nicely browned. Set aside.
  • Puree the soup with an immersion blender. Add the coconut milk and return to a simmer. Heat the soup through for a few minutes. Adjust the seasoning, ladle into bowls, and serve immediately, garnished with the sautéed mushrooms and fresh herbs, if using.


Nutrition Facts
Wild Mushroom Bisque
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 467mg13%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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