Delicious Mushroom and Wine Sauce Recipe

Are you tired of the same old pasta dishes? Do you want to try something new, delicious, and vegan? Then look no further than this mushroom and wine sauce recipe!

This recipe is perfect for those who love the rich taste of mushrooms and the savory flavor of a good white wine. It’s vegan, so it’s dairy-free and plant-based, making it an excellent choice for anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious meal while still being conscious of their dietary choices.

The combination of the savory mushrooms and the rich wine creates a sauce that is perfect for pasta dishes or even as a dipping sauce for bread. It’s simple to make and can be customized to fit your preferences with substitutions and variations.

So, whether you’re a seasoned vegan chef or just looking to try something new in the kitchen, this mushroom and wine sauce recipe is perfect for you. Let’s get started with the ingredient list!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mushroom and Wine Sauce (Vegan)
Mushroom and Wine Sauce (Vegan)

If you’re a fan of delicious, hearty meals that can be made quickly and easily, then you’ll absolutely love this vegan Mushroom and Wine Sauce recipe. With a flavorsome mix of fresh mushrooms, sweet onions, and fragrant garlic, coated in a rich and creamy sauce made from dry Riesling white wine and a few other simple ingredients, this savory dish is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

What makes this recipe so special is that it’s both vegan-friendly and versatile. You can pair it with any type of pasta or use it as a topping for freshly baked bread or crackers. It’s perfect for gatherings or solo dinner nights because not only is it easy to make, it’s also affordable since the ingredients are readily available at most grocery stores.

It’s not just the simplicity of preparation that makes this recipe so amazing. The flavor profile alone will have you coming back for more. The earthy taste of the mushrooms blends gracefully with the white wine sauce to create a searing elegance that is both decadent and indulgent. The black pepper adds just the right amount of subtle heat while the parsley garnish contributes a refreshing depth to each bite.

Not just that, but this mushroom and wine sauce is also quite healthy as well! It’s free from dairy products which makes it an excellent choice for those following plant-based diets or simply looking to cut down on animal products.

Overall, if you’re looking for a meal that’s quick, easy, healthy, and most importantly delicious – then this vegan Mushroom and Wine Sauce recipe should definitely be on your go-to list!

Ingredient List

 A spoonful of umami!
A spoonful of umami!

Below are the ingredients needed to make this delicious vegan mushroom and wine sauce pasta recipe. This recipe is easy to make and requires only a few basic ingredients, with the option to make substitutions based on your personal taste preferences.

Basic Ingredients

  • 16 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced 2
  • 1 onion, chopped 1
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine (such as Riesling)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Optional Ingredients

  • A handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Cornstarch (to thicken the mushroom sauce)
  • Water (to mix with cornstarch)

These ingredients are for a basic version of the recipe. However, you can always add your own twists and variations depending on your preference.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect pairing for any vegan dish.
The perfect pairing for any vegan dish.

Preparing the mushrooms

  1. Begin by wiping the 16 ounces cremini mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Cut off the woody ends of the stems, then slice the mushrooms into ¼ inch slices, setting aside.
  3. Peel and finely chop one onion and one garlic clove.

Making the Mushroom Wine Sauce

  1. Add 2 tablespoons vegan butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion along with a teaspoon of salt and cook until it becomes translucent.
  3. Stir in the finely chopped garlic clove along with a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, and sauté for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add sliced mushrooms, stir and cook occasionally for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat until they are tender.
  5. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour onto the mushroom mixture, continuously stirring for a few minutes to allow the flour to cook.
  6. Pour in ½ cup of dry white wine (such as dry Riesling) – this will deglaze the pan and release any brown bits stuck to it. Cook for about 5 minutes while stirring and until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
  7. Next, add 1 cup of vegetable stock while stirring continuously; let it come to boil.
  8. Lower heat, add 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, stir again gently and let simmer for another five minutes so that flavours combine well together.
  9. In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water, whisking until completely smooth.
  10. Gradually pour in cornstarch water into simmering mushroom sauce while whisking continuously until it thickens (should take no more than 2-3 minutes).
  11. Remove from the heat, stir in a quarter cup of vegan heavy cream (optional).
  12. Finally, taste the sauce and adjust seasoning to your liking, adding more salt or black pepper as necessary.

Using the Mushroom Wine Sauce

The incredible versatility of this vegan mushroom wine sauce is something that’s always drawn people to it. It’s delicious over pasta for an easy vegan mushroom pasta recipe or poured over potatoes (mashed or baked) and other roasted vegetables like carrots or broccoli. You could also add it to gravies or turn it into a vegan mushroom soup – the possibilities are endless!

Substitutions and Variations

 Mushroom and wine sauce that'll make your tastebuds dance.
Mushroom and wine sauce that’ll make your tastebuds dance.

There are endless variations you can make to this vegan mushroom and wine sauce recipe to suit your preferences or dietary needs. Here are a few suggestions:

– To make the sauce gluten-free, simply swap the plain flour for a gluten-free all-purpose flour or cornstarch. For a thicker sauce, make a slurry with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the simmering sauce.

– If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, you can use other veggies like diced eggplant, zucchini, or bell peppers instead. Just sauté them in olive oil until tender before adding to the sauce.

– To add some extra flavor, you can add dried herbs like thyme, oregano, or rosemary to the sauce. A pinch of smoked paprika or chili flakes can also give it a nice kick.

– If you don’t have white wine on hand, you can use red wine or even port wine for a deeper flavor profile. Dry Riesling is also a great option that pairs well with mushrooms.

– For a creamier sauce, stir in 1/4 cup of dairy-free cream or cashew cream at the end of cooking. You can also blend some of the cooked mushrooms with vegetable stock to make a creamy mushroom gravy recipe.

– If you’re serving this sauce with pasta, try tossing it with garlic butter or olive oil before adding the sauce for an extra layer of flavor.

No matter how you customize this vegan mushroom and wine sauce recipe, it’s sure to be a hit!

Serving and Pairing

 A vegan sauce that's easy and affordable to make!
A vegan sauce that’s easy and affordable to make!

When it comes to serving and pairing this delicious vegan mushroom and wine sauce, the possibilities are endless. One of my favorite ways to serve it is over a bed of pasta, accompanied by some finely chopped fresh parsley on top. This vegan mushroom sauce pasta dish is a hearty and comforting meal that is perfect for chilly nights.

For wine pairing, there are many options to choose from. When cooking with white wine, I recommend serving a dry Riesling or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. If you prefer red wine, try serving this mushroom sauce with a pinot noir or a medium-bodied red such as merlot or syrah. Keep in mind that the type of wine you choose will affect the overall taste profile of your dish.

If you’re looking to take this mushroom sauce recipe to the next level, pair it with a side of garlic bread or serve it alongside roasted vegetables such as butternut squash or sautéed green beans. The creamy texture and savory flavor of this vegan mushroom sauce goes well with almost any vegetable or starch pairing.

In terms of presentation, feel free to get creative with your plating. A simple and elegant way is to spoon the mushroom sauce onto a dish and then top it off with some freshly chopped parsley leaves for an added burst of color and flavor. Alternatively, you could serve the mushroom sauce on a bed of rice or quinoa for added texture and nutrients.

Whether you are cooking for yourself or hosting friends and family for dinner, this vegan mushroom and wine sauce is sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings. It’s easy to make, versatile, and pairs well with many different dishes – making it a go-to recipe for any occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Ready to serve and devour.
Ready to serve and devour.

This vegan mushroom and wine sauce is a fantastic option for those hectic nights when you don’t have much time to cook. It’s a versatile sauce that pairs well with any pasta recipe, making it an excellent choice for meal prep as well.

To make this recipe in advance, allow the sauce to cool down completely before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The sauce will keep well for up to five days in the fridge, so you can always have it on hand for quick meals. You can also store it in the freezer for up to three months.

When reheating, gently reheat the sauce in a pot on low to medium heat while stirring often to prevent sticking. If the sauce has thickened too much, add a little vegetable stock or water to loosen it up. Be careful not to overheat, as the cream sauce can separate if overheated.

This creamy and delicious vegan mushroom and wine sauce is perfect for those following a plant-based or dairy-free diet. It’s also suitable for those who love mushrooms, as they are the star of this dish. Whether you’re making it ahead of time, storing it, or reheating leftovers, this tasty recipe will be sure to satisfy your taste buds every time!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Pour some love on your dish.
Pour some love on your dish.

To achieve the best outcome for this mushroom and wine sauce recipe, there are a few tips you might consider. These suggestions will turn your dish into a distinctive, tasty, and restaurant-quality experience.

One of the most crucial steps to make it perfect is the mushroom preparation. It’s essential to use fresh mushrooms and clean them adequately with a damp towel or brush before slicing them into even thickness. The evenly sliced mushrooms will cook uniformly and provide a more consistent texture throughout the dish.

When choosing the wine for this recipe, a dry Riesling, port wine, red wine or white wine would be an excellent choice as they add distinct flavors that complement the mushrooms’ earthy notes. Remember to stir continuously while cooking the sauce to avoid lumps and achieve an even consistency.

Don’t forget to taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning accordingly. Add salt, black pepper or any other herb of your liking to enhance its flavor in case you find it necessary.

For thicker sauce, use cornstarch combined with water instead of flour. Cornstarch is a gluten-free thickening agent that won’t affect its vegan status.

Lastly, when storing leftover creamy mushroom pasta refrigerate it in an airtight container and consume it within two or three days for best quality results. Reheat in low flame and stir occasionally to prevent it from burning.

By following these tips, you can make this vegan mushroom sauce recipe a wholesome meal that your family will love.


Now that you have mastered the recipe, it’s important to address some commonly asked questions to ensure every cooking experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Below are some frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers about this vegan mushroom and wine sauce recipe.

What wine is best for mushroom sauce?

When it comes to pairing wine with dishes, fruity red wines from the New World like Pinot Noir or a young Tempranillo can be quite fitting. A Merlot can also work well in this regard. In terms of lighter dishes, a dry Riesling is a recommended choice, while a semi-dry Riesling can complement dishes that feature soy sauce.

How to make mushroom sause?

To create a rich and savory mushroom sauce, start by sautéing fresh mushrooms in a pan until they are tender and fragrant. Next, add in some diced onion and minced garlic, allowing them to cook until they become softened and aromatic.

Once the vegetables are cooked, it’s time to add flour to make a roux, which will help to thicken the sauce. Gradually pour in some milk while stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Keep cooking the mixture until it reaches the desired consistency and has thickened nicely.

To elevate the flavor of the mushroom sauce, stir in some grated parmesan cheese, which will add a nutty and salty flavor to the dish. Finally, pour the luscious mushroom sauce over your favorite pasta or protein such as chicken, beef or pork, and enjoy the rich and comforting taste of this delightful creation.

What is the difference between gravy and mushroom sauce?

Pan sauce is a savory liquid obtained from vegetables or the juices left by meat. It can be enhanced with wine, milk, or butter to create a full-bodied taste. The sauce is usually simmered with flour or cornstarch until it reaches a smooth texture and lustrous finish. Mushroom sauce is commonly crafted with beef stock, mushrooms, and an assortment of herbs.

How can I thicken my mushroom sauce?

For those who desire a thicker mushroom sauce, I suggest incorporating a cornstarch and water slurry into the mixture while stirring continuously. A great recipe includes using equivalent amounts of cornstarch and water, typically two tablespoons of each ingredient.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Vegan Mushroom and Wine Sauce recipe is a must-try for anyone who enjoys the goodness of mushrooms and the rich flavor of wine. It’s easy to make and customize, and it’s perfect for pasta, dipping, or topping your favorite dishes.

Not only is this recipe plant-based and dairy-free, but it’s also versatile enough to accommodate various substitutions and variations according to your taste preferences. Whether you prefer red or white wine or want to add creamy texture with vegan butter or cream sauce, this recipe caters to your needs.

So, whether you’re a dedicated vegan or simply looking for healthier options without compromising on flavor, this Vegan Mushroom and Wine Sauce recipe is an affordable and delicious choice that will leave you satisfied. Trust us; even non-vegans will enjoy it!

In the end, cooking should be an enjoyable experience that lets you unleash your creativity while discovering new flavors and tastes. This Vegan Mushroom and Wine Sauce recipe allows you to do precisely that by exploring the savory world of mushrooms and wine while also promoting health and sustainability.

We hope this recipe inspires you to create more plant-based meals that are not only delicious but also beneficial for your body, mind, and environment. Cheers!

Mushroom and Wine Sauce (Vegan)

Mushroom and Wine Sauce (Vegan) Recipe

From Linda Majzlik a Vegan taste of Italy. This sauce is suggested to be served with cooked veg, I wonder what it would taste like with pasta? I will have to try.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Vegan
Calories 40.6 kcal


  • 9 ounces mixed mushrooms (finely chopped)
  • 1 onion (small and finely chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • low-fat cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (finely chopped)
  • 15 g plain flour
  • black pepper
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 125 ml vegetable stock


  • Heat the low fat cooking spray and fry the onion and garlic until soft. Add the mushrooms and parsley and fry until the juices begin to run. Then add the flour and mix thoroughly. Gradually add the wine and then the stock stirring all the time. Season with black pepper and slowly bring to the boil. Continue stirring until the sauce thickens.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 48gCalories: 40.6kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 0.8gFat: 0.1gSodium: 2.7mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 1.3g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Easy, Sauces, Vegan, Vegetable
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