Mushroom Sauce

Cuisine: American

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Mushroom sauce is simple to make but doesn't call for any gourmet ingredients. This recipe with all the ingredients mentioned adds extra depth and savouriness to the sauce. From steaks to chicken, chops to pasta, this creamy Mushroom sauce is the one you'll make over and over again. 

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 10 oz mushrooms
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup white wine or rose
  • ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream 
  • ½ cup parmesan
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves. 

An extra saucy something to your main course!

  1. Heat oil and melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and saute into golden brown. 
  2. Just before they're done, add the garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute it for 1 minute. 
  3. Add white wine and stir scraping the bottom of the pan until it's evaporated. 
  4. Add broth, cream, and parmesan. Lower the heat to medium so that the sauce doesn't split. Do not boil rapidly. 
  5. Stir occasionally and simmer for 3 minutes until the sauce thickens. 
  6. Add in thyme, adjust salt and pepper to taste. 
  7. Serve the sauce with steak or other cooking protein. Toss through some pasta or serve it hot with potatoes. 

Chef Tip: It's important to grate your own parmesan using a fine grater to ensure it melts in the sauce. It helps thicken the sauce as well as adds terrific flavor. 

You'll want to put this creamy Mushroom sauce on everything! From steak to chicken, pork chops to roasts, baked potatoes, you're only limited by your imagination. Try this luxurious yet simple sauce at your home. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• The 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 to 1961) was a well known steak lover and also happened to be quite fond of the mushroom sauce.
• So much so that on his 63rd birthday party, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Republican Finance Committee held on October 13, 1953, the dinner menu included roast prime tenderloin with mushroom sauce.

Historical Fact

• The term mushroom may have been derived from the French word ‘mousseron’ in reference to moss.
• Legend has it that one day, around 1650, a melon grower near Paris discovered mushrooms growing on his growth fertiliser. That is when it was nicknamed Parisian mushroom.
• A few years later, a French gardener named Chambray discovered that caves had just the right cool and moist environment for cultivating mushrooms, after which large-scale mushroom cultivation developed near Paris.

Nutrition Fact

• A 87g serving of mushroom sauce has 97 calories of which 71 is from fat.
• It contains 7.9g of fat, 20mg of cholesterol, 212mg of sodium, 131mg of potassium, 5.2g of carbohydrate and 0.7g of protein.
• Mushrooms are a god source of selenium that has anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and reduce the risk of cancer, heart diseases, thyroid and cognitive decline.