Savory Mushroom Sauce Recipe -
Savory Mushroom Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Savory Mushroom Sauce

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"This creamy mushroom sauce is great over angel hair pasta!"

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute about 3 to 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Add mushrooms, basil, salt and pepper and saute an additional 5 to 10 minutes until mushrooms are soft and cooked to desired texture.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and blend in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.
  3. Return the pan to the heat and cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens and comes to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for an additional 2 or 3 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2003

I made this recipe and loved it! The flavor is great! I tried it over steak and with angel hair pasta, it was wonderful both ways. This has quickly become my favorite mushroom sauce

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 19, 2005

I agree with those of the reviewers that found the sauce a bit bland - however, I added the recommended garlic powder, some seasoning salt, about a tbsp of soy sauce and the taste was dramatically improved. I served the gravy over buttermilk biscuits for a vegetarian version of the classic sausage gravy and biscuits breakfast and my boyfriend loved it.

Apr 12, 2005

i liked this recipe. I used fat free half and half instead of milk and I added some majoram and season salt (initially instead of regular salt). I tasted it as it was simmering and noted that it did taste "floury" as another user stated so I added some kosher salt in addition and it turned out great! I put it on steak and it was really good - I wouldn't recommend it for anything like pasta it is too "gravyish" for that.

Dec 22, 2003

Tastes like flour.

Feb 19, 2010

Really nice basic recipe, and easy to go with so many things. As written, and as other reviewers noted, it was too bland. I added extra pepper and garlic and basil, as well as more mushrooms than called for because we like it chunky. :) Served it over skirt steaks and oven fries, and was a hit.

Oct 13, 2003

Okay,after reading the little reviews that this recipe received,I was hesitant about making it.But,I decided to give it a go,following the recipe and adding more garlic salt for flavor.I even added another clove of chopped garlic,but unfortunately it didn't help.It was thick and pasty and would have been good over chicken fried steak? instead of linguine like I served it.I don't think I'll be making this again...sorry!

Mar 03, 2003

So easy to make!!I made this sauce tonight for over meatloaf and boiled potatoes. It was really good, except I felt that the basil flavour was a little too strong, I think I will cut it in half next time. My husband loved the sauce. I also made one modification, substituting beef stock for the milk. Thanks!

Aug 08, 2011

This recipe was pretty bland. It's a homemade version of cream of mushroom soup


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  • Calories
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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