Creamy Mushrooms Sauce

creamy mushrooms sauce

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I present my new creamy mushrooms sauce recipe in this post.

The first piece of news: most mushroom cream sauces are made with broth and cream.

Instead of broth, I just used soy sauce. The motto is, so to speak, “East meets West” 🙂

The second piece of news: the artists at the Meissen manufactory have made a gourmet plate for Johann Joachim Kaendler’s “Swan Service”.

The “Swan Dessin” porcelain from the late Baroque or Rococo (1730-1780) is one of the most beautiful European porcelain series and is almost 300 years old.

Food like Graf von Brühl… Let yourself be seduced by mushrooms with dumplings, alternatively you can have pasta as a side dish, which is even faster.

1. Recipe Creamy Mushrooms Sauce

Let’s start right away with the step-by-step instructions. Please note the tips after the recipe, they will make your food fantastic!

Creamy Mushrooms Sauce

Instructions by chef Thomas Sixt

Servings 2
Calories 993
Total Time 40 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 20 Min.

Mushrooms cream sauce recipe for the simple kitchen. Prepare creamy mushrooms with dumplings in a delicious way.

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creamy mushrooms sauce
Creamy mushroom recipe Image © Thomas Sixt



4 pc bread dumplings (or 300g of pasta)

cream sauce

250 g Chanterelles
1 tsp Sunflower oil
1 pc Shallot
80 g butter
1 tsp corn starch
60 ml dry white win
200 ml Cream
3 tbsp Soy sauce (I use Tamari)
primal salt
black ground pepper
brown can sugar
1 tbsp fresh parsley (finely sliced)

butter crumbs

2 tbsp bread crumbs


2 tsp Cranberries


Shaped bread dumplings
Freshly formed bread dumplings

Prepare supplement

You can serve the creamy mushroom sauce with bread dumplings or with noodles.

–> You calculate a preparation time of 40 minutes for fresh bread dumplings.

–> For pasta or noodles only the cooking time.

-> If you choose noodles, I recommend tagliatelle with this dish.

Creamed Mushroom Sauce Ingredients
The creamed mushroom ingredients at a glance.

Ingredients overview

Prepare the ingredients in the kitchen.

cleaning mushrooms
cleaning mushrooms

Clean mushrooms

Check the mushrooms, if they are only slightly dirty you can clean the mushrooms with a brush.

For heavily soiled mushrooms, combine a bowl of cold water with 2 tablespoons vinegar and 2 tablespoons flour.

Wash mushrooms
Washing mushrooms shown using chanterelles as an example.

Wash mushrooms

Quickly add the mushrooms to the starch water and stir.

Wash starch water after mushrooms
Wash the starch water after the mushrooms.

Mushroom water

I find the large amount of dirt that remains in the water surprising.

–> Vinegar changes the surface tension of water so that it becomes effective for cleaning.

–> The flour binds the dirt.

Spin the mushrooms dry
Chanterelles in the salad spinner after spinning dry.

spin mushrooms

I put the mushrooms in the salad spinner basket after bathing.

-> Rinse once briefly with running, cold water.

–> Then spin the mushrooms dry.

dry mushrooms
Dry the mushrooms on kitchen paper.

Clean mushrooms

Place the spun mushrooms on kitchen paper and halve large mushrooms.

-> You can now cut off unsightly areas.

Mushrooms in the pan
Mushrooms in the pan

Fry mushrooms

Fry the mushrooms in a hot pan with a little oil over high heat.

Dice the shallot
Dice the shallot

Dice the shallot

Halve, peel and finely dice the shallot.

Mushrooms with shallots in the pan
Mushrooms with shallots diced in the pan

Add shallots

Reduce the heat of the stovetop.

Add the shallots to the sautéed mushrooms with the butter.

Mushrooms for decoration
Mushrooms for decoration

Remove mushrooms

Remove a few nice mushroom specimens for serving later and keep warm on a plate.

I put the plate in the oven a little later, where I also heat the plates for serving at 80°C hot air.

cornstarch in a bowl.

Binding Sauce

For later binding of the mushroom sauce, add the starch and sauté in the pan for 2-3 minutes until colourless.

Deglaze mushrooms with white wine
Deglaze the mushrooms with white wine


Deglaze the mushrooms in the pan with white wine.

Important: If you heat the flour in the pan, you must always deglaze with cold water.

If you were to pour warm broth over it, the lump would form in the sauce.

Add the mushrooms with the cream
Add cream to the mushrooms.

Add cream

Add the cream and bring to the boil.

Season the creamy mushrooms sauce to taste
Season the creamed mushrooms to taste

Season sauce

Season the cream sauce with soy sauce, salt, pepper and sugar to taste.

-> Optionally, you can add cayenne pepper and some nutmeg.

–> Keep the sauce warm.

pluck parsley
pluck parsley

Prepare parsley

Pluck the parsley leaves from the stalks and chop finely with a sharp knife.

Butter and breadcrumbs pan
Butter and breadcrumbs in the pan

Prepare crumbs

Optionally, heat the breadcrumbs with butter in the pan.

butter crumbs
Butter crumbs in the pan

Complete the crumbs

Lightly toast the crumbs, season with salt and pepper.

Boiled bread dumpling
Drain the cooked bread dumplings.

Complete the supplement

Prepare the side dish.

–> You can keep dumplings warm in hot water until serving.

–> Cook the pasta exactly al dente and then drain.

Pass creamy mushrooms
Strain the creamy mushrooms, extra sauce in the pot.

Pass sauce

Pass the mushroom cream sauce through a fine sieve.

-> Alternatively, you can mix the noodles with the creamy mushrooms and serve.

Arrange creamed mushrooms
Arrange the creamed mushrooms on the warm plate.

Arrange mushrooms

Arrange the mushrooms from the sieve on hot plates.

Add the dumplings to the creamy mushrooms.
Add the dumplings to the creamy mushrooms.

Add dumplings

Take the bread dumplings out of the water and place them on a piece of kitchen paper and let them drain.

–> Arrange the dumplings in the middle of the mushrooms.

Add the cream sauce
Add the cream sauce.

Add sauce

Mix the sauce with the hand blender and add to the mushrooms.

Add the berries to the creamy mushrooms sauce
Add the berries to the creamy mushrooms.

Complement decoration

Place the extra mushrooms on top of the cream sauce for decoration.

Place the cranberries with the mushrooms and make sure they look good as a whole.

creamy mushrooms sauce
Creamy mushroom sauce recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Complete dish

Arrange the prepared butter crumbs sparingly on the dumpling and decorate with parsley.

The crumbs also taste good with the noodles!

Serve the dish quickly.

I wish you a good appetite!


2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Top 12 Cooking Tips for Creamy Mushrooms Sauce

I have summarized some helpful tips for you here:

  1. Decide on a side dish: bread dumplings or noodles.
  2. Shallots have a finer taste and harmonise better with mushrooms than onions.
  3. Wash mushrooms if they are very dirty.
  4. Alternatively, you can clean your mushrooms with a brush.
  5. Sauté the mushrooms over high heat, then reduce the heat for the shallot cubes.
  6. Give them 10 minutes in the pan to develop their flavour.
  7. The mushrooms always draw some juice in the pan, that’s fine.
  8. Do not let the mushroom juice evaporate but use it for the sauce.
  9. That means deglaze it quickly with white wine and cream.
  10. You can dilute the sauce with a little water.
  11. Add soy sauce, salt, pepper and sugar to taste.
  12. Serve hot, always keep the plates warm.

I prefer to wash dirty mushrooms, it’s quick and the mushrooms don’t crunch!

Tip from chef Thomas Sixt

4. Mushrooms for Creamy Mushrooms

You can use different mushrooms for the mushroom cream sauce.

These include, for example, oyster mushrooms and button mushrooms, chanterelles, porcini mushrooms or the Piopparello mushroom.

Self-collected chestnut mushrooms would be another option.

Fresh boletus mushrooms
Fresh porcini mushrooms.
Piopparello mushrooms - Southern Ackerling
Piopparello mushrooms

5. Creamy Mushrooms Food Pictures

creamed mushrooms
Creamy mushrooms sauce recipe image © Thomas Sixt
Creamed mushrooms with bread dumplings
Creamy mushrooms with bread dumplings served on a deep Meissen swan design gourmet plate.
Mushroom cream sauce with dumplings close-up
The creamy mushroom sauce with dumplings in close-up
Creamy mushrooms with dumplings, swan design plate
Creamed mushrooms with dumplings Meissen swan design plate

You can find the plate in the online shop of the Meissen manufactory under swan design biscuit, deep gourmet plate .

This post is not an advertisement, I bought the plate at full price because I think it’s beautiful.

6. More Recipe Ideas for Mushrooms

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • Hi Thomas, this is a lovely pure recipe. Great!


    • THX!


  • Great Recipe. Thank you Thomas