Elevate Your Steak Game with Mushroom Wine Sauce Recipe

Hey there, fellow foodies! Today, I’m sharing with you one of my all-time favorite steak sauce recipes – a hearty and delicious Mushroom Wine Sauce that will take your steak game to the next level. If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your steaks, this recipe is definitely for you.

I’ve been making this Mushroom Wine Sauce for years, and it’s always a hit with my family and friends. The savory flavors of mushrooms and red wine blend together perfectly in this sauce, creating a rich and flavorful topping that pairs perfectly with a juicy steak.

But don’t worry if you’re not a huge fan of red wine – this recipe can be easily customized to suit your preferences. You can substitute white wine for red wine, or use beef broth instead of wine for a non-alcoholic version.

This Mushroom Wine Sauce is incredibly versatile and can be used on any type of steak – from filet mignon to hanger steak or NY strip steak. It’s also perfect for seared steaks or even as a topping for creamy mushroom pasta.

So let’s get started with the recipe and take your steak to the next level!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mushroom Wine Sauce For Steaks
Mushroom Wine Sauce For Steaks

If you’re a steak lover, then you know that a great wine sauce can take your meal to the next level, and this mushroom wine sauce recipe is no exception. With its rich and bold flavor, it’s the perfect addition to any steak dish or even mushroom pasta.

What sets this recipe apart from others is its use of both white and red wine. The golden pour of white wine adds a bright and light quality to the sauce, while the deep and robust flavor of red wine provides a full-bodied richness that can only be obtained through careful reduction.

The mushrooms are also a key ingredient, as their umami flavor pairs perfectly with the wine and adds an earthy element to the sauce. With every bite, you’ll experience a delicious combination of flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

And if you’re looking for versatility in your cooking, this recipe has got you covered. It works well with different cuts of steak, from hanger steak to filet mignon, making it perfect for any occasion. Plus, it can even be used as a creamy mushroom pasta sauce or as a reduction sauce for other meats.

So why settle for a basic steak when you can elevate your meal with this flavorful mushroom wine sauce? Give it a try and see how it takes your dish to new heights. Trust me – your taste buds will thank you.

Ingredient List

 A feast for the senses: mushroom wine sauce paired with succulent steak
A feast for the senses: mushroom wine sauce paired with succulent steak

Here are the ingredients you need to make this delicious Mushroom Wine Sauce for steaks recipe:

  • Butter: 1 ½ cup unsalted butter
  • Mushrooms: 1 pound of mushrooms (thickly sliced)
  • Garlic: 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Green onions: 3 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • Shallot: 1 shallot (minced)
  • White wine: 1 cup dry white wine (such as a dry Riesling)
  • Red wine: 2 cups dry red wine (such as a Merlot)
  • Beef broth: 4 cups beef broth
  • Instant beef bouillon: 1 tablespoon instant beef bouillon
  • Dried tarragon: 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • Fresh parsley: 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper: Salt and pepper to taste

The Recipe How-To

 Pouring the fragrant mushroom wine sauce over a perfectly cooked steak
Pouring the fragrant mushroom wine sauce over a perfectly cooked steak

Let’s jump into the recipe, my friends. This mushroom wine sauce is a classic that goes perfectly with a juicy cut of meat like filet mignon. Follow these easy steps to make this savory sauce and elevate any steak you cook.


To make this sauce, you will need:

  • Butter (1 and 1/2 cups)
  • Sliced mushrooms (16 ounces)
  • Garlic cloves, minced (3)
  • Green onions, thinly sliced (3)
  • Shallot, finely chopped (1)
  • Red wine (3/4 cup)
  • Dry white wine such as Dry Riesling (1 cup)
  • Beef broth or instant beef bouillon (1 cup)
  • Dried tarragon, minced (1 tablespoon)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnishing purposes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Melt the Butter

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt unsalted butter(1/2 cup).

Step 2: Sauté the Vegetables

Once the butter is melted, add in the sliced mushrooms (16 ounces) and sauté until they are lightly browned around the edges.

Step 3: Add Garlic, Shallots, and Green Onions

Next, add in the minced garlic cloves(3), chopped shallot(1), and thinly sliced green onions(3). Cook everything together for an additional two to three minutes until fragrant.

Step 4: Pour in Both Wines

Pour both dry white wine(1 cup) and red wine(3/4 cup) into the skillet with your sautéed mushrooms and stir well. Simmer for about three minutes until slightly reduced.

Step 5: Add Beef Broth and Herbs

Reduce heat to medium-low, then add beef broth or instant beef bouillon (1 cup), minced dried tarragon(1 tablespoon). Continue cooking everything together for four minutes until it slightly thickens.

Step 6: Season to Taste and Garnish

Finally, season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with fresh parsley.


Enjoy this mushroom wine sauce with your favorite steak recipe such as filet mignon, hanger steak or NY strip steak. This sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days or frozen for later use. Simply reheat, and let it become hot before serving over your favorite meat.

There you have it! A rich and creamy mushroom sauce that is perfect for any carnivore’s craving by a steak, especially topped with this earthy yet tantalizing wine reduction sauce.

Substitutions and Variations

 It's all about the sauce: introducing our mushroom and red wine reduction
It’s all about the sauce: introducing our mushroom and red wine reduction

When it comes to making mushroom wine sauce, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try to make the recipe your own. Here are a few ideas:

– Instead of using white wine, try using a dry Riesling for a slightly sweeter twist on this classic sauce.

– If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, you can substitute them with another type of vegetable like asparagus, bell pepper or even spinach.

– For those who prefer beef broth over instant beef bouillon, feel free to make that substitution in this recipe.

– Fresh thyme or rosemary are great herbs that can be added to enhance the flavor of this dish.

– You can also experiment with different types of steaks for the perfect pairing such as hanger steak, NY strip steak or tenderloin.

These are just a few potential variations you can make. The possibilities are endless with this versatile sauce!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect steak topper: a spoonful of creamy mushroom wine sauce
The perfect steak topper: a spoonful of creamy mushroom wine sauce

This mushroom wine sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a juicy steak, such as filet mignon or hanger steak. The richness of the sauce pairs well with the tenderness of the meat, making for a deliciously indulgent meal.

If you’re looking for a wine pairing, a dry Riesling or white Burgundy would complement the flavors in the sauce and cut through the richness of the dish. For those who prefer reds, a Pinot Noir or light-bodied red blend would also work well. The earthy notes in both the mushroom and wine pairings will enhance each other’s flavors and create a balanced taste sensation.

In terms of sides, mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables make for great additions to this dish. The creamy texture of the potatoes complements the smoothness of the sauce, while roasted vegetables add a fresh, light element to balance out the richness.

This mushroom wine sauce recipe can be easily adapted for other dishes as well. Try it on seared chicken breasts or grilled pork chops for a variation on this classic recipe. Or toss it with pasta and some parmesan cheese for a decadent mushroom pasta dish.

No matter how you serve it, this savory and flavorful mushroom wine sauce will take your meal to the next level, and make your guests feel like they’re dining at a gourmet restaurant. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Incredibly easy to make, incredibly delicious to eat
Incredibly easy to make, incredibly delicious to eat

Don’t let last-minute cooking stress you out. This mushroom wine sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. To reheat, simply pour the sauce into a small saucepan and place it on low heat.

If you are making this recipe ahead of time, I recommend letting the sauce cool completely and then transferring it to an airtight container before storing it in the refrigerator or freezer. When it’s time to reheat, do so gently over low heat, stirring occasionally.

Another great option is to make a large batch of this mushroom wine sauce and use it as needed throughout the week. Simply store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat as desired.

This sauce is incredibly versatile and can be paired with steak, hanger steak, ny strip steak, tenderloin, seared steak, or even drizzled over mushroom pasta. It’s perfect for meal prep and quick weeknight dinners with your family.

The best part? The flavor only improves after reheating, making this recipe perfect for leftovers. Don’t hesitate to make extra and keep it in stock for those moments when you need a quick, but flavorful meal on the table. Whether you’re entertaining guests or just need a little dollop of luxury on a busy Monday night, this mushroom wine sauce is sure to please any palate.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Elevating your steak game with our mushroom wine sauce recipe
Elevating your steak game with our mushroom wine sauce recipe

Now that you have your ingredients ready and your cooking skills fired up, it’s time to ensure that your mushroom wine sauce turns out perfectly. Here are some tips to help you achieve the best results:

1. Don’t overcook the mushrooms: Overcooked mushrooms can turn slimy and lose their texture, which can ruin the overall taste of the sauce. Sauté them until tender, but don’t let them cook to mush.

2. Use fresh herbs: Fresh herbs like parsley and tarragon can bring a burst of flavor to the sauce. If you don’t have fresh herbs, you can use dried ones as a substitute.

3. Choose the right wine: The wine you choose for this recipe is important because it will impact the taste of the sauce. For a red wine mushroom sauce, use a bold red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah. For a white wine mushroom sauce, try a dry Riesling or Chardonnay.

4. Use quality butter: Unsalted butter works best in this recipe, and using a high-quality butter can make all the difference in the final taste.

5. Adjust seasoning: Taste the sauce frequently during cooking and adjust seasoning accordingly. Add salt and pepper to taste, and if needed, add more herbs or spices.

By following these tips, you can create a delicious mushroom wine sauce that will elevate any steak or pasta dish. So go ahead and experiment with these tips and make your mushroom wine sauce a showstopper!


Now that you know how to make this delicious mushroom wine sauce, you might have questions on how to perfect it even further. To help clarify any inquiries, here are some frequently asked questions about this recipe to help ensure your success in the kitchen.

What wine is best for cooking mushroom sauce?

When it comes to pairing with fruity red wines like Pinot Noir, Merlot or a young Tempranillo from the New World, you’re in for a delightful surprise. These wines can be paired up with various dishes, both light and heavy. However, for lighter dishes, I would highly recommend a dry Riesling. On the other hand, if soy sauce is involved, then a semi-dry Riesling will be the perfect match.

What is mushroom steak sauce made of?

One of my go-to sauces features sautéed mushrooms cooked in butter until they turn a lovely golden brown hue. To make it thicker, a bit of flour is added after garlic for an extra zing. After cooking the steak and collecting pan drippings, we add them to beef broth and Worcestershire sauce to give everything a rich and savory taste.

What wine goes with steak with mushroom cream sauce?

When it comes to pairing wines with dishes that have distinct flavors, French wines are always a great option. Aged Malbec, Bordeaux wines, and Merlot are just some of the lovely French wines that can complement the dish perfectly.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delectable and easy-to-make sauce to take your steak game to the next level, then look no further than this Mushroom Wine Sauce Recipe. Whether you opt for red or white wine, the rich umami flavor of the mushrooms combined with the tangy notes of the wine and savory butter makes it the perfect addition to any steak dinner.

So why not impress your friends and family at your next dinner party with this mouth-watering mushroom sauce? The filing mignon mushroom recipe is a knockout, as are creamy mushroom pasta dishes.

And don’t forget, the beauty of a recipe like this is that it’s versatile too. It can be used as a reduction sauce for tenderloin or even hanger steak. You can also drizzle it over seared steak or add it to a mushroom pasta dish.

Trust me; you won’t regret trying out one of these recipes when you want to treat yourself or guests in your own home.

So go ahead, pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine, gather some ingredients, and let’s get cooking because nothing says bon appétit like a delicious homemade Mushroom Wine Sauce!

Mushroom Wine Sauce For Steaks

Mushroom Wine Sauce For Steaks Recipe

This is wonderful over grilled steaks.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 102.3 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 lb mushroom, sliced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon instant beef bouillon


  • Heat butter in lg skillet.
  • Add mushrooms; saute until lightly browned.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer for 4 minutes, stirring often.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 84gCalories: 102.3kcalCarbohydrates: 2.5gProtein: 2gFat: 8.9gSaturated Fat: 5.5gCholesterol: 22.9mgSodium: 84mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 1.3g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Low Protein, Sauces, Stove Top, Vegetable, Very Low Carbs
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