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This rich and Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe is so delicious and packed with flavor. Spoon this tasty sauce over pasta, chicken and more.

Creamy mushroom sauce in a skillet with a wooden spoon
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Learn how to make this easy creamy mushroom sauce with a rich flavor everyone will enjoy. This Mushroom Cream Sauce is simple to prepare and pairs perfectly with many different dishes.

Your family will be impressed with this homemade sauce. Once you see how easy it is to make from scratch, you will love to make it. This sauce is delicious served in many ways. Serve it topped on Air Fryer Steak or Grill Pork Chops.

Why This Recipe Works

Our entire family loves this sauce and it is so easy. Once you get the hang of it, you will see how easy this impressive sauce is to make. The options are endless with this creamy mushroom sauce.

You can easily add in simple seasoning such as black pepper, thyme or fresh lemon juice for delicious variation.

Ingredients

Ingredients for creamy mushroom sauce - mushrooms, salt, pepper, butter, italian seasoning, garlic, white wine, heavy whipping cream, cornstarch, parsley

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Variation Ideas

  • Beef Broth. Substitute beef broth instead of white wine.
  • Chicken Broth. You can use chicken broth as a substitute for the wine.
  • Vegetable Broth. Use veggie broth for a vegetarian option in this reicpe.
  • Red wine. For a slightly different flavor, try using red wine instead of white.
  • Parmesan Cheese. If you like a cheesy sauce, add ½ cup Parmesan Cheese to the sauce mixture. I recommend shredding the cheese so that it melts smoother and provides a creamy texture.
  • Fresh Herbs. Try adding fresh herbs of your choice to this sauce.
  • Cream. You can substitute the heavy cream with half and half or milk. However, it will not be as rich and creamy.
  • Mushrooms. Feel free to use the type you prefer. Try using Portobello, cremini mushrooms, white button mushrooms or shiitake mushrooms.
  • Fresh Garlic. Substitute fresh garlic for the minced garlic. It only takes a few extra minutes and gives the dish a lot of garlic flavor.

How to Make Mushroom Sauce

Slice mushrooms in a skillet topped with seasoning with bowls of heavy whipping cream and small bowls of seasoning

Step 1 – Melt the butter in a skillet. Heat the butter in skillet over medium high heat.  Place the mushrooms in the pan. Once you add the mushrooms, add the salt and pepper. Cook mushrooms until the juices from the mushrooms are released and they are browned. 

Cooked slice mushrooms in sauce with small bowls of seasoning and heavy whipping cream mixture

Step 2 – Combine the seasonings. Add the garlic and Italian seasoning and heat for 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant.  Reduce the heat to medium, add in the white wine, deglaze the bottom of the pan and cook for approximately 1 minute until the mixture boils slightly.  

Pouring the heavy whipping cream mixture into the slice mushrooms in a skillet

Step 3 – Get out a separate bowl. Whisk together the heavy cream and cornstarch.  Stir this mixture into the saucepan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.  

Creamy mushroom sauce in a skillet topped with fresh parsley

Step 4 – Garnish the sauce. Top the sauce with the fresh parsley and then it’s ready to enjoy! 

Expert Tips

  • Smooth and creamy sauce. The desired outcome is a really smooth sauce. You can achieve this by making sure all of the ingredients are well combined after each step.
  • Medium Heat. The mushrooms need to be simmered using medium heat and not high heat. This will prevent them from browning too fast and overcooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the mushrooms. The mushrooms need lots of room to cook. If you plan to double the recipe, you may need to cook the mushrooms in batches.

How to Serve Mushroom Sauce

This rich sauce is amazing served over so many different dishes. Below you will find a few of our favorites.

  • Over Grilled Chicken. If your family is tired of chicken breasts, pour this mushroom sauce over it for an entirely new meal.
  • Baked Chicken. Turn a simple meal of baked chicken into the best comfort food when you pour this creamy sauce all over.
  • Baked Pork Chops. Jazz up plain pork chops with this rich Mushroom sauce.
  • Egg Noodles. We love these homemade egg noodles topped with Mushroom Sauce for a creamy mushroom pasta dish.
  • Mashed Potatoes. Homemade mashed potatoes take just minutes and this sauce makes the best gravy.
  • Rice. You can make rice in minutes in the pressure cooker. Double the recipe and freeze to easily enjoy later with this mushroom sauce.
  • Baked Potatoes. It might sound different but my kids spoon this over their baked potatoes. It’s really tasty.
creamy mushroom sauce on a spoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Thicken my Mushroom Sauce?

The corn starch in the recipe should help to thicken the sauce. However, if it isn’t thickening, simmer longer until it is to your desired consistency.

Why is my Sauce Pale?

This is a result of not cooking your mushrooms long enough or cooking them on too low of heat. This will make the mushrooms pale and thus your sauce
It is important to make sure that you allow the mushrooms to brown before adding the other ingredients. The mushrooms also need ample room to cook. It is important that you do not overcrowd the pan. Try to cook the mushrooms in a single layer.
I find that using a large skillet gives the mushrooms plenty of room to cook without being too crowded. The surface area is usually plenty large.

How to Store Mushroom Sauce

This sauce is best served immediately but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  This sauce will thicken when it’s stored so it will need to be thinned out when reheated. 
Just add a little bit of water and whisk it together with the sauce. Continue to add water until it is the consistency you prefer.
Since this sauce is so easy to make, you might just want to make it fresh. It really is easy and tastes even better freshly prepared.

creamy mushroom sauce on a wooden spoon.

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Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

5 from 6 votes
This rich and creamy mushroom sauce is so delicious and packed with flavor. Spoon this tasty sauce over pasta, chicken and more.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Sauces
Calories 154

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the mushrooms and season them with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the mushrooms until the juices from the mushrooms are released and they are browned.
  • Add the garlic and Italian seasoning and heat for 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, add in the white wine, deglaze the bottom of the pan and cook for approximately 1 minute until the mixture boils slightly.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy whipping cream and cornstarch.
  • Stir this mixture into the saucepan and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Top the sauce with the fresh parsley and then it’s ready to enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This sauce is best served immediately but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
This sauce will thicken when it’s stored so it will need to be thinned out when reheated. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 154kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 2g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 41mg, Sodium 180mg, Potassium 186mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 611IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 28mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Jeanne L says:

    When would you add the parmesean? Approx 1 1/2 c. of liquid seems very little or am i missing something? Sounds delicious though. Can’t wait to try it.