Cheesy Mushrooms in a Creamy Garlic Sauce, the perfect starter for an anniversary, birthday, or romantic meal.
Mushrooms sauteed in butter before adding wine, garlic, cream, cheese and stock. To create a delightfully creamy sauce.
Can also be used as a a pasta sauce, or a perfect sauce to pour over steak or chicken
How to make Cheesy Mushrooms in a Creamy Garlic Sauce?
So easy and simple to make at home check out the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
Can also check out our step by step slideshow above.
Feel free to read further tips on making this creamy mushroom sauce below.
What Mushrooms to use?
We like to use chestnut mushrooms as we find they have a stronger flavour and firmer texture than plain white mushrooms.
However you can use any variety of mushroom you wish.
How to clean mushrooms?
To stop the mushrooms soaking up too much water, simply dampen a kitchen towel and use that to rub over the mushroom surface.
Why cook mushrooms with wine, and which wine to use?
Wine helps to release the delicate flavours from the mushrooms and gives the finished sauce a delicious taste.
I do not ever use cooking wine..... My mentality is if it doesn't taste good enough to drink why ruin your recipe with it?!
We personally love wine and always have it in the house. So we use the wine that we would normally drink, in our dishes.
Substitute for wine? Grape juice?
If you want to create this dish non alcoholic, simply substitute the wine, with the same amount of white grape juice.
Adding flavour to mushrooms with garlic and sundried tomato.
We used garlic puree to add to our mushrooms and also added sundried tomato puree for some extra richness.
How to make a creamy sauce for mushrooms?
Single cream and stock added together and heated gently (do not allow to boil vigorously) to make a delicious creamy sauce for mushrooms.
What cheese to use with mushrooms?
We use Parmesan to give a strong cheesy flavour, you can use Grana Padano, Romano Cheese or Parmigiano Reggiano for similar result.
I have never tried using a milder cheese as I prefer strong cheeses. But, if you wanted to try, I suggest using a cheddar.
However, the first time I tried this was in a lovely pub in the Cotswolds. Ordered as a starter it was topped with delicious blue cheese.
Blue cheese is fabulous and gives this dish a really strong flavouring. Luke sadly is not a lover of blue cheese. So we used parmesan in our version instead.
If you wanted to use blue cheese, crumble it in the sauce instead of the Parmesan.
Or use parmesan for sauce and just crumble blue cheese on top before melting under the grill.
Serving ideas for cheesy mushrooms in creamy garlic sauce.
Sprinkle with extra Parmesan (or your chosen cheese) and grill to create a fantastic first course / entree / starter.
Alternatively, use as a pasta sauce, or poured over steak or chicken. Or serve Cheesy Mushrooms in creamy sauce up on toast for a super special breakfast.
What to serve with Cheesy Mushroom's as a starter?
Sprinkle with parsley and serve straight up in the dish you cooked it in.
Garlic bread is another good option for dipping into the creamy sauce!
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Cheesy Mushrooms in a Creamy Garlic Sauce
- 50 gram Butter
- 260 gram Chestnut Mushrooms halved or quartered
- 80 ml White wine
- 1 teaspoon Sundried Tomato Puree substitute with regular tomato puree
- 2 tsp Garlic Puree 2-3 crushed cloves
- 100 ml Single cream
- 150 ml Chicken /vegetable stock
- 4 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
- salt and pepper
Creamy Mushroom Sauce
- Saute mushrooms in butter for about 4 minutes
- Add wine and allow to reduce should take about 3 minutes.
- Add garlic and sundried tomato puree, stir through.
- Add cream and stock, stir through
- Add parmesan and season with black pepper heat on low for about 4 minutes. Do not allow the cream to boil.
Serve as it is for a sauce over meat or continue instructions below to create a mushroom starter
- Divide into 2 tapas style dishes and sprinkle with parmesan or your chosen cheese? Grill for 5 minutes.
- Serve with bread
Check out that cheesy stringy sauce! Tastes so good!