Mushroom Cream Sauce Recipe with Cooking Video

Mushroom cream sauce

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Today I show you my recipe for mushroom cream sauce. The mushroom sauce you can prepare with chanterelles, porcini, mushrooms and oyster mushrooms. Fresh mushrooms are the first choice, frozen you can use exceptionally 🙂 also.

You may just discover a new universal recipe: the sauce succeeds easily, goes well with gnocchi, pasta and dumplings. It is vegetarian and tastes delicious.

You will find here a step by step guide with a guarantee of success. Leave me a comment, a cooking question or kitchen gossip. Wish you good luck and a good appetite!

Mushroom cream sauce with spaghetti
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1. Shopping List for Mushroom Cream Sauce

The handy list helps in the supermarket and speeds up your shopping. You need the following ingredients:

You can serve the sauce with spaghetti, tagliatelle, gnocchi or with dumplings. You can find more information in the recipe section.

2. Recipe Mushroom Cream Sauce

Look at the step by step photos at your leisure, a video accompanies you in the kitchen. Wish you good luck 🙂 Feel free to leave a comment, a cooking question or kitchen gossip!

Mushroom Cream Sauce

Guidance from Chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2 Persons
Calories 579
Total Time 43 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 28 Min.

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Mushroom cream sauce
Mushroom cream sauce served on spaghetti.


Risotto Zutaten

500 g Chanterelles (I also use mushrooms or porcini mushrooms )
1 EL Sunflower oil
etwas garlic (Optional according to personal taste)
1 pc Shallot (I sometimes use a small yellow onion.)
50-80 ml dry white wine (optional)
300-400 ml Vegetable broth
150-200 ml Cream
1 tbsp. Cornstarch
50 g butter
4 pinches Salt
2-3 pinches Pepper
3 pinches nutmeg

Dekoration und Beigaben

1-2 tsp Cranberries
1-2 tbsp Parsley

Optionale Beilagen



Prepare sauce

Fresh chanterelles photographed in a bowl.

Provide fresh chanterelles in the kitchen. Alternatively, use other mushrooms or defrost frozen mushrooms.

Chanterelles cleaned
Cleaned chanterelles

Choose the most beautiful mushrooms for decoration and clean them. Clean the remaining mushrooms in the same way. In the article washing chanterelles I show you the variants with brush and professional washing step by step.

Mushroom cream sauce ingredients
Cream sauce ingredients on a kitchen board.

Prepare the ingredients for the mushroom cream sauce.

Cleansed mushrooms
Fresh mushrooms cleaned and prepared.

Sauté the beautiful decorative mushrooms first in a pan over high heat with a little oil. Season with salt and pepper, then remove from the pan.

Parsley cut
Freshly cut parsley.

Pluck off the leaves of the parsley and chop finely.

Shallot cubes
Diced shallot

Halve, peel and finely dice the shallot.

Vegetable broth
Vegetable broth

Bring vegetable broth to a boil and have ready.

Fry the mushrooms
Fry the mushrooms in the pan.

Fry chanterelle cut into small pieces without decoration chanterelles in a pan over high heat with a little oil.

Fry the mushrooms and onion
Fry the mushrooms and onion

Add the shallot cubes and bay leaf and sauté. Optionally, add finely chopped garlic.

Mushrooms with cream
Mushrooms with cream in the pan.

Deglaze the gravy with white wine and broth and bring to a boil. Add the cold cream to the boiling mushroom broth.

food starch
Cornstarch in a bowl.

Mix a heaped teaspoon of cornstarch in a little cold water and add to the mushroom sauce. Bring the sauce to a boil and thicken. Season the sauce with salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and parsley. I personally balance the taste of the sauce with a little sugar or cranberry juice.

Serve sauce with spaghetti

Cooked spaghetti
Cooked spaghetti

Cook spaghetti in a large pot of salted water until al dente and drain.

Mushroom cream sauce with spaghetti
Served mushroom cream sauce with spaghetti

Arrange the spaghetti on warm plates and serve with the sauce. Decorate with mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and some cranberries.

Serve sauce with gnocchi

Uncooked gnocchi
Fresh gnocchi on the board.

Alternatively, prepare gnocchi or use ready-bought potato dumplings.

Gnocchi with mushrooms
Gnocchi with mushrooms Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

In gnocchi with mushrooms you will find another variant with porcini mushrooms and decoration diced tomatoes.

Serve sauce with risotto

Chanterelle risotto
Chanterelle risotto served in close-up

You can prepare a simple risotto with white wine and vegetable broth and serve the mushroom sauce with it. Alternatively, I have prepared a mushroom risotto with chanterelles for you.


3. Calories and Nutritional Values at a Glance

The nutritional values are calculated without side dishes.

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Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • How about adding chili sauce on top?


    • Hello Ikke,

      you could try very little…

      Let it taste good!

      Love greetings Thomas