This mushroom steak sauce is sauteed mushrooms in a savory brown sauce enriched with butter. This mushroom sauce makes the absolute best topping for steak, and is also great served over chicken, pork and seafood.

In my house mushrooms are often on the dinner table, whether they’re grilled mushrooms, roasted mushrooms or served up as a delicious steak sauce.

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Mushroom steak sauce served over New York strip steaks.

I love a good steak, but you know what turns a good steak into a great steak? A generous spoonful of mushroom steak sauce on top! This mushroom sauce is super easy to make, and will make your steaks taste like they came from a restaurant.

How do you make mushroom steak sauce?

This sauce starts with plenty of fresh sliced mushrooms, which are cooked in butter until golden brown. Garlic is added for flavor, and flour is used for the thickening agent. The next step is to add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and pan drippings from your cooked steak. After the sauce has thickened, stir in a little more butter, then pour it over your steak and enjoy.

Sauteed mushrooms in a skillet.

Tips for mushroom steak sauce

  • I cut my mushrooms into thick slices because I find them easier to eat that way, but you can cut your mushrooms in half if you prefer. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • The mushrooms will release a lot of liquid as they cook. If you wait patiently, that liquid will evaporate off and when that happens, the mushrooms will get that great caramelized and browned exterior.
  • I add the garlic towards the end of the cooking time so that it doesn’t burn.
  • I typically add a sprinkling of fresh parsley to garnish my mushroom sauce, but other great options are dill, chives or thyme leaves.
  • This recipe calls for button mushrooms, but you can substitute other types of mushrooms such as cremini, portobello, shiitake or oyster.

Mushrooms with fresh garlic and flour in a pan.


The best way to clean mushrooms is to use a damp paper towel to gently rub the dirt off of each mushroom. You can also rinse your mushrooms in a colander, but be sure to rinse them briefly; do not soak them in water.

Mushroom sauce in a skillet.


This is a basic recipe, but you can absolutely add other ingredients to customize your sauce to your taste!

  • Spicy: Add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Creamy: Add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to the finished sauce.
  • Cheese: Stir in 1/4 cup grated parmesan, fontina or white cheddar cheese before serving.
  • Onions: Add 1 thinly sliced yellow onion when you put the mushrooms in the pan to cook.

Sliced meat with mushroom steak sauce poured over the top.

This sauce is not just for steak – try it over grilled pork chops, roasted chicken, or even as a gravy for mashed potatoes! No matter how you use your mushroom sauce, it’s bound to be a big hit.

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5 from 26 votes

Mushroom Steak Sauce

AuthorSara Welch
Mushroom steak sauce served over New York strip steaks.
This mushroom steak sauce is sauteed mushrooms in a savory brown sauce enriched with butter. This mushroom sauce makes the absolute best topping for steak, and is also great served over chicken, pork and seafood.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Serves 4


  • 4 tablespoons butter divided use
  • 16 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pan drippings from cooked steak optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes or until mushrooms have softened and are browned. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the flour.
  • Slowly whisk in the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and pan drippings. Bring to a simmer and cook until just thickened. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter until melted.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then spoon the sauce over steak or your choice of protein.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Amazing!Loved it over steak. I did add Green onion and chives. I am making it again to put over turkey and mashed potatoes.

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious and easy to make! I also added a little red wine and let it bubble up for a second before adding the broth. Just adds that extra layer of flavor and acid 🙂 I would recommend including in the instructions to let the flour cook for just a minute or two until it’s browned. As a very, very novice cook, I only knew this from other recipes. So good, thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Thank you! I need a sauce for tonight and we don’t do alcohol and tomorrow we start a kitchen renovation (horrible time for it I know), anyway we are sous viding (is that a term) the prime beef and this looks perfect. I may use mushroom broth or chicken broth instead of beef (we don’t have any beef), but it looks perfect.

  4. I liked the sauce as it was, but I always have the need to make changes.
    I made the following additions.
    I added a tbl or so of olive oil to the butter, I squeezed a small lemon in (not sure
    how much, maybe a tbl). I also put in a tbl or so of sour cream. It was a poured
    over a large ribeye that had marinated 8hrs in a wine\teriyaki. It was a hit.
    Thank you.

  5. My husband was grilling steaks and I had baby portabella mushrooms so I made this sauce- OMG it was delicious! It made the meal so special- thank you for the recipe!

      1. 5 stars
        The sauce is absolutely amazing, I did add a small onion, red pepper flakes and the heavy cream I substituted the flour with almond flour
        The taste was unbelievable , it was a big hit everyone couldn’t get enough

  6. 5 stars
    This sauce turned out to be delicious. Didn’t think it would be this good. I love mushrooms too. The only thing I did was add red wine to the mushrooms and onions. And it was good thanks.

  7. 5 stars
    I love how versatile this steak sauce is. Mushrooms are delicious over steak but I’d definitely like to try this over chicken.

  8. 5 stars
    This mushroom sauce loos so delicious that is perfect for any kind of meat! Bookmarking for later. Thanks for sharing!

  9. 5 stars
    OMG! So delicious! This mushroom sauce was amazing. And it was so good, not just on the steak, but also on top of our garlic mash too.

  10. 5 stars
    This mushroom steak sauce makes an ordinary steak into an amazing steak!! It’s our favorite sauce!

  11. 5 stars
    What a savory sauce! Perfectly seasoned, indeed! Going to make this again later this week; so delicious!