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This easy Creamy Mushroom sauce is a French-inspired low-carb sauce recipe perfect for adding on top of steak, grilled chicken breast, or steamed vegetables.

Plus, this creamy mushroom sauce is made without cornstarch and thickened with Cream cheese and Parmesan.

Mushroom Sauce

I am French, and if there’s a sauce my mum always made for us as a kid, it’s a mushroom sauce.

While most American recipes call for corn slurry and cornstarch, my mum used to thicken her sauce with cheese, very French-style! And therefore, it contains fewer carbs while being utterly delicious.

The secret to a flavorsome mushroom sauce are a combination of 4 ingredients:

  • Shallots
  • Butter and olive oil a combination of both makes the sauce perfect.
  • Parmesan
  • Cream cheese

So let me share with you this amazing mushroom sauce with you.

What’s A Creamy Mushroom Sauce?

This mushroom sauce is a creamy, rich sauce, not a thick sauce made of corn slurry.

Therefore it’s a perfect sauce for steak, chicken breast, or steamed vegetables.

Mushroom Sauce

How To Make Mushroom Sauce

It’s very easy to make this mushroom sauce for steak or vegetables.

Ingredients

All you need to make the sauce are:

  • Butter – I prefer using local grass-fed butter.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Button Mushrooms – white or brown
  • Shallots
  • Lemon Juice – Some people prefer white wine and it actually depends on how you intend to use the sauce. White wine goes well with a steak, while lemon juice matches chicken or vegetables better.
  • Chicken Broth
  • Heavy Cream – Heavy cream is a keto-friendly dairy product.
  • Cream Cheese – Softened.
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Ground Pepper
  • Salt
  • Parsley
  • Parmesan – Freshly grated not box parmesan, this won’t thicken the sauce.

Preparation

First, warm olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in shallots and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.

Stir in sliced mushrooms and cook until golden brown and the water from the mushroom evaporates. It takes about 4 to 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Then, season with salt and pepper to taste. Next, add crushed garlic and stir in lemon juice to deglaze the fat in the skillet.

Adding lemon juice creates a huge sizzling in the pan, and that’s what you want.

Then, add chicken broth, cream juice, and heavy cream, stir to incorporate, and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes on medium heat, don’t boil until it slightly reduces.

Mushroom Sauce

Enriching The Sauce

This sauce is a rich, creamy sauce, slightly thick and flavored with Parmesan.

In the end, enrich the sauce by stirring freshly grated parmesan. Cook until melted and remove it from the heat.

Allergy Swaps

Below are some allergy swap options if you need:

  • Dairy-Free – You can replace the butter with dairy-free butter, coconut oil, or more olive oil. Next, swap the heavy cream for soy cream or canned coconut cream. Use dairy-free cream cheese instead of classic cream cheese. Finally, skip the Parmesan, use a dairy-free Parmesan brand, or add two tablespoons of nutritional yeast for a vegan option.
  • Vegetarian – Replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth.
  • Lemon-Free – Swap the lemon juice for white wine or apple cider vinegar.

Storage Instructions

You can make ahead the mushroom sauce and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

You can also freeze sauce leftovers and thaw them in the fridge the day before.

Mushroom Sauce

How To Use This Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Below are some ideas to use this mushrooms sauce with meat like pork chops, steak, leftover ham, or vegetables:

Mushroom Sauce For A Steak

First, follow my steak cooking level guide to cook your meat perfectly.

Just before serving, pour 1/3 cup of mushroom sauce on top of the steak and season it with salt, pepper, and freshly chopped parsley.

Chicken Mushroom Sauce

First, cook the chicken breast in cast iron, and when the meat is sizzled and cooked through, add this mushroom sauce to the skillet.

Cook for another minute and serve hot.

Vegetable Mushroom Sauce

Steam or boil vegetables of choice like broccoli, asparagus, and cauliflower. Steam out the vegetable and serve with 1/2 cup of mushroom sauce on the top.

You can also use this sauce for Thanksgiving as a mushroom gravy on top of mashed potatoes.

Did you try this easy mushroom sauce recipe? Share a comment or review below

Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese

Mushroom Sauce

4.1gNet Carbs
This easy Creamy Mushroom Sauce is perfect for steak, chicken, or vegetables. It's a French-inspired vegetarian creamy sauce made without cornstarch and thickened with Parmesan.
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition

Net Carbs 4.1g
Fat 19g
Protein 6.3g
Calories 209kcal
5 from 13 votes
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Ingredients

Optional – to serve

Instructions

  • In a large non-stick saucepan, warm and melt the butter and olive oil.
  • Stir the chopped shallots and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Stir in the sliced mushrooms and cook them until golden brown, stirring occasionally. It takes 4-5 minutes.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and crushed garlic.
  • Now stir in lemon juice to deglaze the sauce, which means it will unstick all cooked fat at the bottom of the pan, stir and scrape to combine.
  • Stir in chicken broth, softened cubes of cream cheese, and heavy cream. Stir to melt cream cheese and form a sauce, then simmer for 3-4 minutes (don't boil). Cook gently until the sauce reduces and thickens.
  • In the end, stir in grated parmesan to bind and thicken the mushroom sauce even more.
  • Remove from the heat, taste, and adjust with salt, and pepper if needed.
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Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9.9g62%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.6g
Cholesterol 44.9mg15%
Sodium 339.5mg15%
Potassium 222.5mg6%
Carbohydrates 4.8g2%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 6.3g13%
Net Carbs 4.1g
Vitamin A 572.7IU11%
Vitamin B12 0.2µg3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Vitamin D 0.3µg2%
Calcium 133.6mg13%
Iron 0.5mg3%
Magnesium 12.3mg3%
Zinc 0.7mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweetashoney. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

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