Easy Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe that Goes with Just About Anything

I absolutely love this thick, tender, and creamy mushroom sauce recipe, because it really is the cupid of homemade foods, and it pairs with pretty much anything!

Easy Creamy Mushroom Sauce (up-close picture showing the texture of the sauce)

Whether I’m searing a prime cut of steak or whipping up some creamy mash for a comfort food day, this sauce can just bring a dish together, no matter what it is!

If you find yourself constantly wondering what to do with ingredients in the fridge, I urge you to try this recipe. It’s so easy to make, and it’s one of my go-to’s on those days I want to make quick, delicious food with whatever I have on hand.

Mushroom sauce (up-close) served with buckwheat kasha

What you need for this Mushroom sauce

  1. Mushrooms – 600 grams (1.3 lb) mushrooms, sliced
  2. Sour Cream or Creme Fraiche – 300 grams (10.5 oz)
  3. Onion – 1 onion (1 big or 2 smaller onions)
  4. Garlic – 2 cloves, minced or grated
  5. Herbs – fresh rosemary, 1 sprig (remove all the leaves and roughly chop, discarding the stem). You can use other herbs you have on hand, including thyme or sage and including dried herbs (although fresh herbs will be more flavorful!)
  6. Olive oil – 2 tbsp virgin olive oil
  7. Salt & Pepper – 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper or to your taste
Mushroom sauce ingredients on the table

Mushroom sauce step-by-step instructions

Step 1 – In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil and a pinch of salt and saute the onion for about 2 minutes until softened.

mushroom sauce - sauteing onions as the first step in the recipe

Step 2 – Add the sliced mushrooms and saute for about 10-12 minutes on medium heat.

Adding sliced mushrooms to the pan to sautee for the mushroom sauce
sauteed mushrooms in a pan for the creamy mushroom sauce

Step 3 – Turn the heat to low, and add the minced garlic. Stir and cook for about 30 seconds.

mushroom sauce - adding garlic to the pan of sauteed mushrooms and onions

Step 4 – Add the sour cream and herbs. Stir and cook for about 1.5 min – 2 min on low heat.

mushroom sauce - finished recipe in the pan

Step 5 -Taste and add salt & pepper. I added about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper.

Mushroom Sauce

Mushroom Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This easy, creamy mushroom sauce is the perfect addition to the recipe repertoire of any home cook. It's absolutely delicious and goes with just about anything.

Ingredients

  • 600 grams mushrooms, sliced
  • 300 grams (10.5 oz) sour cream or creme fraiche
  • 1 large or 2 small onions, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste

Instructions

  1. In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil and a pinch of salt and saute the onions for about 2 minutes until softened.
  2. Add the sliced mushrooms and saute for about 10-12 minutes on medium heat
  3. Turn the heat to low, and add the minced garlic. Stir and cook for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add the sour cream and herbs. Stir and cook for about 1.5 min – 2 min on low heat.
  5. Taste and add salt & pepper to taste.

Notes

Note 1: You can use whatever herbs you have on hand, including rosemary, thyme, or sage, and including dried herbs (although fresh herbs will be more flavorful!)

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