Mushroom sauce in pan

Mushroom sauce

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

Rich and full of umami savouriness, this simple creamy mushroom sauce is perfect with steak, chicken or tossed through hot pasta

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal215
  • fat21g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.06g
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  • 2 tbsp dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 tsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 200g crème fraîche


  1. Pour 100ml of boiling water over the dried porcini and leave to stand for 5 mins. In a saucepan, heat the butter and add the shallots, frying gently until they are soft and translucent. Add the chestnut mushrooms and cook for 5 mins more. When they are cooked, pour in 1 tbsp of the liquor from the porcini and discard the rest. Chop the porcini and add them to the pan. Fold in the crème fraîche, bring to a simmer then season.

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Sarah Nicholls's picture
Sarah Nicholls
13th May, 2020
Found it very sour, however added some honey a little garlic more seasoning and it was ok!
Lesley Martin's picture
Lesley Martin
10th May, 2020
Made this last night, delicious! I added spinach and tossed through pasta, I’ll definitely make again.
Agathacooks's picture
4th Jan, 2020
very nice but make sure you add a LOT of salt!
7th May, 2018
A really tasty mushroom sauce that is simple to prepare. I served it with gammon but it would lend itself to many different meals. The addition of dried mushrooms probably is the key winning ingredient.
3rd Feb, 2018
Completely delicious. Tossed through pasta as suggested and added some chopped spinach to appease the guilt...
Flasoares78's picture
17th Aug, 2017
It's amazing. I ate with steak, was a perfect combination. I easy recommend.
17th Sep, 2018
can this be frozen?
goodfoodteam's picture
19th Sep, 2018
Thanks for your question. No you cannot freeze this sauce due to the crème fraîche content.
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