Savory mushroom sauce is rich, creamy, and loaded with mushroom flavor!

This sauce is easy to make and ready in about 20 minutes! Spoon it over pork, chicken, or even pour it over pasta for a delicious meal!

Creamy Mushroom Sauce in a pan topped with parsley

Why We Love This Recipe

Mushroom sauce has amazing flavor and is ready in just 20 mins, it is the best last-minute addition to any meal!

Any kind of mushrooms work in this recipe, I love to use a combination!

This versatile sauce is delicious served with anything spooned over pork chops, chicken, pasta, meatballs, or even rice.

It is perfect to use as a gravy for garlic roasted smashed potatoes or a simple sauce for sautéed asparagus or roasted cauliflower!

Creamy mushroom sauce ingredients

Ingredients & Variations

The recipe here will produce a smooth and almost silk-like consistency.

BROTH Chicken broth is the perfect subtle flavor for this recipe but it can easily be replaced with vegetable broth for a similar flavor or beef broth for a richer flavor.

CREAM Heavy cream, half-and-half, light cream, or milk can all be used in this recipe. But keep in mind, the lighter the cream the thinner and less creamy the sauce will be!

WINE For a deeper flavor, sub out the white wine for red and if there’s no wine at all, feel free to use some extra broth.

MUSHROOMS Experiment with different mushrooms like diced portobello or sliced shiitake or oyster mushroom!

Wine then heavy cream being added to sautéed mushrooms.

How to Make Mushroom Sauce

Easy and creamy, this sauce comes together in 1, 2, 3!

  1. Saute onion, add mushrooms, salt, pepper, garlic, and thyme until tender.
  2. Deglaze* the pan with wine.
  3. Add broth and cream. Stir thoroughly and serve.

Deglazing the pan is the perfect way to release every flavorful bit of food from the bottom of the pan!

Tips & Tricks

For a smooth & creamy sauce be sure to combine all ingredients thoroughly at each step. This will prevent clumps from forming in your sauce.

The mushroom sauce can be thickened by simmering just a little longer.

What to Serve with Mushroom Sauce

For an easy weeknight meal, try serving over oven-baked chicken breasts or grilled pork chops or tenderloin with this amazing sauce!

Think outside of the can by adding homemade mushroom sauce to sirloin tip roast or over roasted vegetables.  Or even use it as a gravy for mashed potatoes!

How did you serve this creamy Mushroom Sauce? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!

Creamy Mushroom Sauce in a pan topped with parsley
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Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This creamy mushroom sauce is quick and easy to prepare and goes with anything!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • ½ small onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 ounces mushrooms brown or white, sliced
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley


  • Saute onion in butter until softened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Cook until mushrooms have released juices. Add garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the wine to deglaze and loosen any bits off the pan and simmer a few minutes until the wine has almost evaporated.
  • Add the chicken broth and cream. Simmer 5 minutes or until reduced by half.
  • To thicken the sauce further, combine cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water (or broth) and mix well. Add cornstarch mixture into the broth a little bit at a time to reach desired consistency. You may not need all of the cornstarch mixture.
  • Let simmer 1 minute.
  • Season with parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
4.98 from 302 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 222 | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 959IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. OMG. So yummy. Even fussy hubby liked it.
    Cooked up the onions in garlic butter, added the mushrooms. After they had cooked down sprinkled on a bit of flour and cooked for a minute or so. Added wine and no-salt beef broth. Reduced to half. Added 18% cream. Reduced to half. Added just a teeny bit of corn starch slurry to thicken a bit. Served with pork chops and egg noodles.
    Recipe bookmarked!!!

  2. I followed the recipe exactly, had the fluids at room temperature, and the cream curdled! It ruined the sauce.

    Any suggestions?

    1. There are no acidic ingredients in this recipe that should curdle the cream so I can’t say for sure what went wrong. Did you use heavy cream (instead of a lighter version)?

  3. I made this sauce. I didn’t have the heavy cream but I substituted with milk and butter. It worked well and tasted wonderful. Just make sure to use it right away as it thickens very fast. Yumm.5 stars

    1. We have not tried freezing this sauce but dairy tends to not freeze very well. If you do try it, let us know how it thaws out, Darlene!

  4. This was great with fettuccini!

    I mostly reduced the chicken stock before adding heavy cream. Also stirred in some grated parmesan cheese, with more for garnish. Delish!5 stars

  5. Bought some lobster mushrooms from the farmers market and wanted to do something different.I chose this recipe and I am so happy I did. I had it on baked chicken breast with broccoli and cauliflower It was delicious. Thank you.5 stars

  6. Tried this for dinner last night. absolutely delicious!! I served it with my chicken schnitzel, mash and broccoli only thing is…. I should of made more! hehehe its a keeper in this house5 stars

  7. I’ve been on the hunt for a really good mushroom sauce since Campbell’s changed their recipe. This recipe was AWESOME! I used all the constarch as I like a thicker sauce. Delicious :-)5 stars

  8. hi, wondering if you can tell me how much this makes? i’m trying to figure out how big a serving would be?

  9. It would help if you put stove temps, you never do, not sure why! That’s the only thing I hate about ALL of your recipes! Otherwise sauce was amazing, luckily I’m skilled in the kitchen or a novice would’ve messed up the recipe.

    1. Hi Kelley, sorry for the confusion, I appreciate the feedback and will be working towards adding this on older recipes! You will want the sauce at a simmer which will be at a medium-low setting on most stoves. I hope this helps!

    2. Wake up people!!! Why is everyone so critical with others. What happened to respect?
      You could have asked about stove temps in a much more respetful way. ie, “could you please include stove temps for those of us who are novices. Love your recipe!”

    3. Kelly, frustration is understandable, but positivity is key. Research is crucial when in doubt. Being negative or entitled is unnecessary. Kindness and respect are essential in all situations, both online and in person. YOU must do better next time.