Simple Mushroom Gravy Sauce

Homemade Mushroom Gravy is a showstopper addition to many meals.  This easy to prepare rich gravy is great over steak, these keto chicken thighs, pork, or even simply a homemade mashed potato recipe.  A perfect combination of mushrooms, garlic, herbs, and broth create a delicious sauce that will soon become a staple in your meal plan. 

Here we see a full dish of the mushroom gravy ready to be served up on a variety of dishes!

Mushroom Gravy Recipe

I have always loved a good mushroom gravy when it is offered at restaurants, but could never quite duplicate that same richness at home. 

This recipe is more than just mushrooms and broth. I discovered the perfect blend of spices and cooking methods to produce a rich, delicious, and perfect mushroom sauce that is ideal for a multitude of recipes. 

If you are worried it will taste too much like mushrooms and nothing else, have no fear, this gravy has tons of flavor that really gives it almost a meaty flavor. 

I much prefer this over some of my beef gravy attempts in the past.

Give it a try and serve over your favorite meals like a great grilled ribeye steak or if you are cooking indoors make a pan seared steak.  

Adding butter when learning how to cook a steak in a frying pan is a great way to add flavor and keep the steaks from drying out.
Top finished steaks with butter

Is This a Keto Mushroom Gravy Recipe?

As listed this is not entirely a keto mushroom sauce, however it is easy to adapt. 

The recipe instructions below show how to substitute in cream cheese instead of flour for the same delicious results.  

If you are looking for more keto recipes, you’ll love this cheesy mushroom casserole as an added side dish or a complete meal.

This is another great way to finish once you've learned how to cook steak in a frying pan, topped with mushroom!

It’s great for using up extra mushrooms you have on hand but is another stand-alone recipe I love adding to the menu. 

The sauce might also fit perfectly over this slow cooker Greek flank steak recipe instead of the broth-based sauce listed.  

Can I Use Canned Mushrooms?

While canned mushrooms work well in a multitude of recipes, this is not one.  I really think a large part of the richness in this mushroom sauce recipe is that you cook down the mushrooms, garlic, and onion to give them a deeper flavor. 

Canned mushrooms are already cooked, and they just don’t cook down and create that same richness. 

Button mushrooms are my favorite for this recipe, but you can try with other mushrooms like baby bellas/cremini, etc. for a different flavor profile.  

Another great recipe for baby bellas or button mushrooms is this homemade cream of mushroom soup.  It’s super versatile, and a great addition to many of your favorite recipes. 

Can This Recipe Be Frozen?

I have not frozen this mushroom gravy because there is never enough leftovers to freeze.  However, having frozen other gravies similar to this in the past, I am sure that this one would freeze and reheat beautifully. 

I would recommend pouring into 1 cup storage containers and labeling with the date and recipe name before freezing.  This gives you just enough for a portion or two of gravy as needed for smaller recipes. 

How Can I Use This Mushroom Sauce?

Obviously, this is a great sauce for most meats, but there are some that I prefer.  A pan-seared steak is a great recipe to use this sauce.

Another choice would be to serve over your favorite baked or sautéed chicken, pork chops, or even hamburger.  In fact, this over a hamburger patty makes a delicious Salisbury steak style meal.  

Of course, the other options include serving over vegetables.  Your classic mashed potato mashed cauliflower or baked potato can be amped up with this gravy. 

I’ve even poured it over some roasted vegetables, and once, over stuffing at Thanksgiving. It’s truly a versatile sauce that fits with many meals. 

A horizontal view of the completed recipe for mushroom gravy ready to be served.
Here we see a full dish of the mushroom gravy ready to be served up on a variety of dishes!

Mushroom Gravy Sauce Recipe

This mushroom sauce is easy to make and adds a lot of flavor when topped on beef, hamburger steaks, pork chops or chicken.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: condiment, gravy, sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 8 oz package of sliced mushrooms
  • ¼ cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour or for low carb cream cheese
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat add butter, onion, garlic and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until liquid evaporates.
  • Stir in flour, continuing to stir for about 5 minutes or until flour is well combined. Add 1 cup of vegetable broth stir until completely incorporated. Slowly add in the remainder of the broth stirring constantly. 
  • Season with thyme, sage and rosemary. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until thickened, about 20-30 minutes. Stirring often.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 345mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g


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This delicious mushroom gravy sauce is delicious on steak, hamburgers, chicken or pork dishes! #sauce #gravy #mushrooms
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