Mushroom Wine Gravy

This deliciously creamy Mushroom Wine Gravy is quick and easy to make and packs a flavorful, earthy punch to anything it tops. It’s a savory gravy that’s extremely versatile and can add a moist richness to poultry, meats, potatoes and even pasta. Perfect for that small scale Thanksgiving to accompany a roasted turkey breast. Gluten-free with  vegetarian option.

Ladling gravy into pile of mashed potatoes with gravy boat in background.

Whether you call this mushroom wine gravy or mushroom wine sauce, this creamy concoction adds a gourmet dimension to your dinner. It’s a simple sauce with only 6 pantry staple ingredients and whips up in about 10 minutes. And, when dinner time rolls around, you know it’s all about the gravy (at least in my house)! 

Gravy in gravy boat with fall leaves in back.

And this gravy is anything but ordinary! You’re saying “but wine in gravy?” – yes, absolutely! The addition of the white wine adds that extra special touch and ups the umami flavor of the sautéed mushrooms. Not a big white wine drinker, no problem. This gravy can be made with or without wine by subbing in more chicken broth. On the other hand, you opt to make it a darker gravy for red meats with a dry red wine. Want a vegetarian option? Just use a vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth.

Closeup of mushroom wine sauce on wooden spoon showing thickness.

Now with Thanksgiving around the corner this gravy is the perfect solution for those having a small scale holiday and cooking a turkey breast. When cooking a large turkey, making a turkey gravy is easy but, when cooking turkey breasts, that don’t create much in the way of drippings,  gravy is usually not an option. However, this mushroom wine gravy pairs excellently with turkey and, of course, those creamy mashed potatoes that are part of the feast. And who wouldn’t want some drizzled on their turkey and stuffing too?! 

What else can I top with mushroom wine gravy?

  • Meats – poultry, roasted/grilled meats such as steak, pork chops, meatballs (a la Swedish style), meatloaf and even hamburger steaks. 
  • Potatoes – of course, mashed potatoes but it also works as a great light lunch over baked potatoes. 
  • Pasta – Just toss cooked pasta with the mushroom sauce and dig in. Want it a little meatier, add your leftover turkey or chicken.
  • Vegetables – yep, it even works on them! Try it with grilled/ broiled asparagus, any roasted vegetables or even grilled tofu.

What kinds of mushrooms can I use?

  • white button mushrooms
  • morels
  • porcini
  • cremini
  • shiitkaes
  • chanterelles
  • baby portabellas

How to make

Ingredients for gravy labeled.

Gather the ingredients – mushrooms (any of the variety listed above), chicken or vegetable stock, white wine, butter, green onions, cornstarch and salt & pepper.

Prep steps for cooking gravy.

  1. Melt the butter in a medium skillet. Add the mushrooms and cook 3-4 minutes or until softened. Stir often so they cook evenly. (photo 1)
  2. Mix in the cornstarch, stirring well. (photo 2)
  3. Once mixed, add in the chicken broth, wine, seasonings and green onions. (photo 3)
  4. Cook until gravy starts to thicken. This usually takes about 3-5 minutes. Now it’s ready to go! (photo 4)

Gravy topped potatoes on white plate.

You don’t have to be a mushroom lover to love this white mushroom gravy either. I’ve found that it’s popular with just about everyone. This rich and flavorful mushroom wine sauce is the perfect addition to a small Thanksgiving feast or dresses up a quick weeknight dinner. You might even want to serve up some bread with the meal so everyone can sop up every last delicious drop. Enjoy!

More recipes to top with white mushroom gravy

Creamy Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate pairing with this rich gravy.

Turkey Stuffing wouldn’t be the same without a little gravy on top.

Air Fryer Pork Chops are out of this world delicious with a little gravy on top.

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Mushroom Wine Gravy

This creamy Mushroom Wine Gravy is quick, easy & versatile. Great for small scale Thanksgivings & tops everything from poultry to meats to vegetables.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Chardonnay or other dry white wine
  • 2 Tablespoons green onions or leeks chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large skillet, melt butter.
  • Add mushrooms and cook 3-4 minutes or until softened, stirring often.
  • Mix in cornstarch, stirring continuously until  incorporated.
  • Add in chicken broth, wine, green onions, salt and pepper. Cook, continuing to stir, until thickened, about 3-4 more minutes.
  • Serve hot.


What kinds of mushrooms can I use?

  • white button mushrooms
  • morels
  • porcini
  • cremini
  • shiitkaes
  • chanterelles
  • baby portabellas


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Mushroom Wine Gravy

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