Simple Mushroom Sauce

Drizzle this simple mushroom sauce over a big juicy steak or creamy mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food dinner.


Makes about 4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes


1/2 cup butter, divided
2 (8-ounce) containers sliced fresh mushrooms
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives*
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons hot sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add mushrooms, and sauté 12 to 14 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Add chives, and sauté 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute; whisk in dry mustard. Gradually whisk in milk and next 3 ingredients; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in mushroom mixture, and cook until thoroughly heated.

*3 tablespoons chopped green onions may be substituted.

Betty H. Cleveland, Jefferson City, Tennessee,

Southern Living

March 2006
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