Creamy Croatian Mushroom Soup Recipe With Bacon: Savory Soup From the Dalmatian Coast by 30Seconds Food

Creamy Croatian Mushroom Soup Recipe With Bacon: Savory Soup From the Dalmatian Coast

Croatia is a beautiful European country on the Adriatic Sea known for its breathtaking Dalmatian Coast. According to travel expert Rick Steves, "Of Croatia's 3,600 miles of glimmering coastline, the most famous (and touristed) stretch is its southernmost region: the Dalmatian Coast. Paralleling it are the rugged Dinaric Alps, whose geology helps make for remarkably clear seawater and hundreds of craggy islands (the most appealing are Hvar and Korčula). Here you'll find Croatia's top tourist town, Dubrovnik, and the big city of Split, with its impressive Roman ruins."

Equally exquisite is Croatian cuisine. From seafood to soups, you'll find plenty of Old World goodness. Croatian mushroom soup is a creamy soup made with dried mushrooms and bacon. In Croatia, wild mushrooms ("vrganj" in Croatian) are often used, but you can use whatever dried mushrooms you can find. In addition to the mushrooms, you will need the following ingredients: bacon, onion, flour, marjoram, paprika, potato, water, parsley, sour cream and vinegar. 

If you enjoy this easy soup recipe, try our Hungarian mushroom soup, our Ukrainian mushroom soup and our homemade cream of mushroom soup. All make for an incredible dinner or lovely lunch.

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Cuisine: Croatian / European
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 - 4 slices bacon, chopped small
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups dried mushrooms, soaked in hot water for about 10 minutes and drained
  • 1 large potato, cut into cubes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

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Recipe Notes

  • If you can't find dried mushrooms, you can use your favorite type of mushrooms for this recipe.
  • You can use sour cream or heavy whipping cream, if you prefer. 
  • To make this soup gluten-free, use gluten-free flour.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook the bacon and onion in a large soup pot until soft. 
  2. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until flour starts turning light brown. 
  3. Add the paprika and marjoram. Cook about 30 seconds. 
  4. Add the mushrooms, potato and water. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and gently simmer about 1 hour. (You can add more water, if needed.)
  5. Stir in the parsley, vinegar and sour cream. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 270

Total Fat: 19.8g

Saturated Fat: 8.3g

Cholesterol: 48mg

Sodium: 254mg

Total Carbohydrate: 16.1g

Dietary Fiber: 2.2g

Total Sugars: 2.2g

Protein: 7.7g

Vitamin D: 95mcg

Calcium: 62mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 474mg

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OH I love mushroom soup this looks amazing!
Elisa Schmitz
My father is from Croatia. I can't wait to make this delicious soup recipe for him! #yum

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