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Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Indulge in the rich flavors of an easy-to-make creamy mushroom sauce that elevates any meal to gourmet status. This mushroom sauce tastes the best with mashed potatoes or pasta.

Creamy mushroom sauce.

If you’re a fan of rich, velvety pasta sauces, then look no further than this easy creamy mushroom sauce recipe. Bursting with earthy flavors and boasting a luxurious texture, this sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any type of pasta. Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or an experienced cook looking for a quick and delicious meal, this recipe will surely become a favorite in your repertoire.

Easy and quick to make gravy with sliced mushrooms with an option to make with homemade or store-bought vegetable stock is the best addition for your pasta, mashed potatoes, rice or any grains.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Texture: creamy, tender.
Taste: salty, with mushroom flavor.
Simplicity: very easy, cook sliced mushrooms, add stock and heavy cream.
Meal Type: dinner, meal prep.

Ingredients Needed

White mushrooms, black pepper, salt, cornstarch, heavy cream.
  • Unsalted Butter – needed to fry mushrooms.
  • White Mushrooms – sliced white mushrooms.
  • Vegetable Stock – store bought vegetable stock.
  • Salt – Table, Himalayan or Sea Salt.
  • Garlic Powder – ground garlic powder for flavor.
  • Black Pepper – ground black pepper added for flavor.
  • Cornstarch – to thicken the sauce.
  • Water – to dilute the cornstarch.
  • Heavy Cream – to add rich, creamy texture and flavor.
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How to make Mushroom Sauce

  1. (Full recipe and video below) Prepare all ingredients: butter, sliced mushrooms, vegetable stock, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cornstarch, water and heavy cream.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan, add sliced mushrooms, cook for up to 10 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable stock, salt, black pepper and garlic powder, cook it.
  4. Add heavy cream.
  5. Make a slurry with cornstarch and water, add it to mushrooms to thicken the sauce.

Easy Mushroom Sauce Tips

  • If you would like to thicken the sauce even more, make more slurry with cornstarch and water. For each 1 tablespoon of cornstarch add 1 tablespoon of water to make the slurry. However, keep in mind that 1 tablespoon of cornstarch thickens approximately 1 cup of liquid.
  • You can use cremini instead of white mushrooms to make this gravy.
  • Mix the sauce often to prevent sticking to the saucepan.
Mushrooms in heavy cream.

Easy Mushroom Sauce FAQ’s

What stock do you use?

When it comes to adding flavorful depth to your recipes, stock is an essential ingredient. You have a variety of options to choose from, depending on your dietary preferences and the flavor profile you want to achieve. You can find a wide range of stocks on the market, including chicken, beef, and vegetable. These stocks are often made with high-quality ingredients and can provide a convenient and flavorful base for your culinary creations. To make it vegetarian use vegetable stock.

What can I use to thicken mushroom sauce?

You can thicken the sauce with slurry made with water and cornstarch or flour thickens the sauce too. Flour and cornstarch are traditional thickeners. Mix either one with a small amount of cold water to create a slurry, then whisk it into your sauce while it’s simmering. This will help thicken the sauce as it cooks. Keep in mind that if you use flour, you might want to cook the sauce for a bit longer to get rid of the raw flour taste.

What to serve mushroom sauce with?

You can serve with mashed potatoes, pasta, rice or any meat: chicken, beef, pork.

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Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Discover the simple pleasure of a velvety, homemade creamy mushroom sauce that pairs perfectly with your favorite pasta dishes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Ilona


  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. white mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper optional
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch


  • In a large saucepan melt butter, add sliced mushrooms, cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes mixing often.
    3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, 1 lb. white mushrooms
  • Add vegetable stock, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Cook covered on low heat for about 3 minutes.
    2 cups vegetable stock, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • In a medium jar mix heavy cream with few tablespoons of water base, pour to the sauce, heat it through for 1-2 minutes.
    1/2 cup heavy cream
  • In a small bowl make a slurry with cornstarch and water. Add to the sauce. Whisk it until thickens. Turn off the heat.
    2 Tbsp. cornstarch, 2 Tbsp. water
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian



  • If you would like to thicken the sauce even more, make more slurry with cornstarch and water, use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to 1 tablespoon of water to make the slurry. However, keep in mind that for 1 tablespoon of cornstarch thickens 1 cup of liquid.
  • You can use cremini instead of white mushrooms to make this gravy.
  • Mix the gravy often to prevent sticking to the saucepan.
  • What stock do you use? You can use beef or homemade chicken stock, any store-bought stock including chicken, beef or vegetable or chicken broth.
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Update Notes: The recipe was originally posted in November 2020, it was updated with new tips and in August, 2023.

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