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October 21, 2017

Savory steak & mushroom soup will become your staple comforting bowl of warmth this fall and winter!

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Comforting bowls of warmth

That’s what fall and winter are all about right?! We’ve been enjoying an unseasonably warm fall so far, which make for really fun fall hiking, or pumpkin patch days! But with the sun going down a bit earlier each day, the cool air settles in by dinnertime, and that, dear friends calls for warm bowls of soup to end the day!

A new nourishing staple in my home

Last week I introduced you all to Nourished Kitchen’s Roasted Mushroom Broth that I have completely and utterly fallen in love with this fall. I’m so thankful to have discovered this broth at the beginning of “soup season” so that I can enjoy trying it out in new meals all fall and winter!

I have been making some creamed mushroom soups with this warm and earthy roasted mushroom broth, but one night decided I needed to use it for more of a full dinner meal – one that my husband would actually consider a “dinner”…and that means it needs to have some sort of meat involved 🙂

Steak & Mushrooms…like a match made in heaven!

I don’t know of anyone that wouldn’t take a steak and mushroom dinner every day of the week. Getting those mushrooms down into a golden braise with warm ghee or butter sends this bowl of soup over the top. The extra nourishment from the roasted mushroom broth or using a collagen loaded beef bone broth boosts the nutrient level of this meal, making it something I’m definitely putting on my monthly meal menu this fall!

Rich and savory without the heaviness

I know the idea of steak and mushrooms can feel kind of “heavy” but this brothy soup will feel comforting without the heaviness you would get from a big steak meal. Roasting the mushrooms for the broth makes this soup base feel so rich. It was such a satisfying and satiating dinner for a weeknight!

Tips for serving baby and little kids

I can tell you right now that my older babies would literally inhaled this soup! I very often made beef stew (in my cookbook Nourished Beginnings Baby Food), and chicken stew for my babies and blended it up for them – they were perfectly giddy with these meals! Those tougher cuts of beef like the steak in this soup are tough for little ones to chew though. Even my 4 year old needed her steak chunks cut a bit smaller to handle.

Here are some tips for serving this nourishing soup to little ones:

  • This would be a safe soup to start in pureed form for babies over the age of 6-9 months that have already tried tastes of beef and some veggies so you know they don’t have any reactions to the individual ingredients. You can pour mostly the broth base into a blender, Magic Bullet, or food processor along with a few of the veggies and a cube of the beef and blend it up.
  • For toddlers that like to “do it myself,” puree half of his bowl of soup including the beef to make it a thicker soup. He can fist-full it, or use a spoon. You could also just put little pieces from the soup onto his tray to finger food and see if he will sip the broth from a cup. My little ones loved having little tea cups of broth!
  • For older toddlers and preschoolers (even into those little guys in the Kindergarten and 1st grade ages), just make the beef chunks smaller. Even though the beef is really tender in this soup, it is just easier to chew that way for little mouths. To be honest, I made the steak cuts larger than I would have for photographing purposes for this post. When I make it again, I’ll be making the cubes smaller so my preschooler and 1st grader can handle them without needing take the beef out and cut it up more.
  • Remember that little kids don’t like temperature extremes for their food. Their senses are so much more heightened than adults. Instead of serving piping hot soup to your little one, serve it lukewarm or even room temp. I have found my babies to go from completely refusing a food, to gobbling it down without hesitation simply by letting the food cool off to what I would consider cold!

The perfect steak and mushroom soup accompaniments!

Here are some simple sides to serve with your soup – easy enough even for a weeknight

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5 from 9 votes

Savory Steak and Mushroom Soup

Savory steak & mushroom soup will become your staple comforting bowl of warmth this fall and winter!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free mushroom soup, steak and mushroom soup, steak and mushroom soup recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com


  • ¼ cup friendly fat to cook in such as butter ghee, avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, or tallow (I like using a combination of ghee and olive oil)
  • 1-1 1/2 lbs grass-fed round steak cubed (Sometimes this is called swiss steak. Our beef processor tenderizes this cut as well, so if your is not, I would pound it out a little. Stew beef, chuck, or any steak cut you wish should work fine. I do think ground beef would be fine if that is what you have, and what fits in the budget.)
  • 4 tbsp arrowroot or tapioca flour divided (You can increase this if you want a thicker "stew." If you tolerate grain, white rice flour will work nicely here if that is what you have)
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 small onions diced (or 1 large onion)
  • ¾ - 1 lb mushrooms of choice I used a combination of cremini and shitake
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic minced
  • ¼ cup full fat coconut milk If you tolerate dairy, you could use raw milk/cream if that is what you have
  • 1 ½ quarts roasted mushroom broth or beef bone broth
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • 2-3 cups baby spinach or baby kale chopped
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste


  • Heat the friendly fat in the bottom of your soup pot over medium/high heat while you toss the beef, 2 tablespoons of the arrowroot, salt, and pepper in a bowl to coat. When the oil is hot, carefully set the coated beef cubes in, searing the meat on all sides. Set the beef aside leaving the juices/oil behind in the pot.
  • Over medium heat, add another tablespoon of oil along with the onions and mushrooms. Sprinkle with a big pinch of sea salt and cook over medium/medium-high heat for about 7 minutes, until the mushrooms and onions are softened and caramel in color.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a minute, then add the coconut milk. Bring the coconut milk to a simmer for a minute or 2, and then add the last 2 tablespoons of arrowroot. Stir until everything thickens.
  • Add the broth, seasonings, and seared beef to the pot and bring to a simmer. Keep the soup at a low simmer over low-medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off, and add the chopped spinach in to wilt, then and sea salt and pepper the soup to your taste.

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  • Reply Megan Stevens October 23, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Oh wow, this looks incredible Renee!! I’m going to pin it to several boards so I can find it easily when I’m ready to make it, lol. Gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Emily @ Recipes to Nourish October 23, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    5 stars
    This soup is so perfect. There’s nothing like steak and mushrooms, so special together … and that to soup, swoon! I need to make this soon. Love the photos of the girls too, so sweet.

  • Reply Jean October 24, 2017 at 4:16 am

    5 stars
    This soup looks so warming and comforting. I can’t wait to make it on a chilly evening!

  • Reply Carrie @ Clean Eating Kitchen October 24, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    5 stars
    Love that you used coconut milk to make this creamy. Looks like a great soup for cold days and nights. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Cristina Curp October 24, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I’m in a serious soup phase right now. This is going down!

  • Reply Jessica DeMay October 24, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    5 stars
    I agree- mushrooms and steak are so good together! This soup looks nourishing and hearty. Perfect for the cold weather we’re now having 🙂

  • Reply Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! October 24, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    5 stars
    Steak and mushrooms are pretty much my ultimate comfort food pairing, and I’ve been really into soups lately so I can’t wait to get going on this!

  • Reply Tina October 25, 2017 at 10:51 am

    It’s so chilly out this soup is perfect to warm up with!

  • Reply Melissa October 26, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Steak and mushrooms go together like
    PB&J- yum! Can’t wait to make this! Thank you 😊

  • Reply ChihYu October 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    5 stars
    Simple and delicious ! Perfect meal for colder months !

  • Reply Katja October 30, 2017 at 11:47 am

    5 stars
    This is the ultimate comfort soup for cold weather. YUM!!

  • Reply Becky Winkler October 30, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I love a truly savory soup! So many soups are too sweet. Also, shiitakes are one of my very favorite things! I hope to try this soon.

  • Reply Laura September 8, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    5 stars
    I just made it and it was delicious!! Such a great depth of flavor for a fast soup! I used white rice flour and whole milk and my whole family loved it!

    • Reply Renee Kohley September 10, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Hi Laura! Great! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Reply Megan Needham January 5, 2020 at 9:53 am

    5 stars
    I made this a month or more ago, ate a bunch of it and decided to freeze the leftovers. SO amazing! This might be the best soup I’ve ever had in my life! The flavor is incredible! And it froze great and reheated perfectly!

    • Reply Renee Kohley January 14, 2020 at 11:10 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it as much as we do!

  • Reply Adrienne September 20, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Have you ever tried this in the crock pot?

    • Reply Renee Kohley September 21, 2021 at 9:39 am

      Hi Adrienne! I have not! I love the flavor that comes from the saute at the beginning!

  • Reply Kathryn H March 12, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    How did it do with freezing? I love the soup, and am wanting to freeze ahead for upcoming surgery.

    • Reply Renee Kohley March 28, 2022 at 1:13 pm

      Hi Kathryn! I have not tried to freeze this one yet! I hope you can make some for your surgery recovery!

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