Mushroom sauce can be made by adding sautéed mushrooms to a white or Béchamel sauce made from milk or cream or it can be made from a chicken or beef stock.
The mushrooms may be finely chopped, thinly sliced or cut into chunks depending on preference and for a smooth and creamy sauce it can be passed through an electric blender.
Other ingredients that may be added to a mushroom sauce to give it that extra something special are white wine, garlic, Worcestershire sauce or crème fraiche.
For a simple mushroom sauce, cook 8 oz (225 g) of sliced mushrooms in 1 oz (30 g) of butter and add it to Béchamel sauce (see our article
on Bechamel sauce), season and serve.
For other ideas on how to make a tasty mushroom sauce, read and try out some of the following recipes.