Rating: 3.64 stars
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3

This creamy mushroom sauce is great over angel hair pasta!

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute about 3 to 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Add mushrooms, basil, salt and pepper and saute an additional 5 to 10 minutes until mushrooms are soft and cooked to desired texture.

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  • Remove the pan from the heat and blend in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.

  • Return the pan to the heat and cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens and comes to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for an additional 2 or 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 12g; fat 9g; cholesterol 26.1mg; sodium 207.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (45)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2003
I made this recipe and loved it! The flavor is great! I tried it over steak and with angel hair pasta it was wonderful both ways. This has quickly become my favorite mushroom sauce Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2005
I agree with those of the reviewers that found the sauce a bit bland - however I added the recommended garlic powder some seasoning salt about a tbsp of soy sauce and the taste was dramatically improved. I served the gravy over buttermilk biscuits for a vegetarian version of the classic sausage gravy and biscuits breakfast and my boyfriend loved it. Read More
(12)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
07/19/2005
I agree with those of the reviewers that found the sauce a bit bland - however I added the recommended garlic powder some seasoning salt about a tbsp of soy sauce and the taste was dramatically improved. I served the gravy over buttermilk biscuits for a vegetarian version of the classic sausage gravy and biscuits breakfast and my boyfriend loved it. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2003
I made this recipe and loved it! The flavor is great! I tried it over steak and with angel hair pasta it was wonderful both ways. This has quickly become my favorite mushroom sauce Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2005
i liked this recipe. I used fat free half and half instead of milk and I added some majoram and season salt (initially instead of regular salt). I tasted it as it was simmering and noted that it did taste "floury" as another user stated so I added some kosher salt in addition and it turned out great! I put it on steak and it was really good - I wouldn't recommend it for anything like pasta it is too "gravyish" for that. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2003
Tastes like flour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2011
As others have said this is a very good base recipe! Mine turned out good after tweaking it a little. I did about 5 TBSP of butter because I doubled the mushrooms added 1 extra clove of garlic 1/2 tsp. garlic salt 1/2 tsp. season salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp basil and the stated amount of onion. I subsituted 1 cup of half and half and 1 cup of chicken stock for the milk. I served on top of steak and red potatoes. The taste turned out great the only downside was it was too thick. I only used 2 TBSP of flour but the sauce still turned out like a thick gravy. Next time I won't add any flour at all. Thanks for this recipe and thanks to all those who gave their suggestions as well! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2003
Okay after reading the little reviews that this recipe received I was hesitant about making it.But I decided to give it a go following the recipe and adding more garlic salt for flavor.I even added another clove of chopped garlic but unfortunately it didn't help.It was thick and pasty and would have been good over chicken fried steak? instead of linguine like I served it.I don't think I'll be making this again...sorry! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2003
So easy to make!!I made this sauce tonight for over meatloaf and boiled potatoes. It was really good except I felt that the basil flavour was a little too strong I think I will cut it in half next time. My husband loved the sauce. I also made one modification substituting beef stock for the milk. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2010
Really nice basic recipe and easy to go with so many things. As written and as other reviewers noted it was too bland. I added extra pepper and garlic and basil as well as more mushrooms than called for because we like it chunky.:) Served it over skirt steaks and oven fries and was a hit. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/08/2011
This recipe was pretty bland. It's a homemade version of cream of mushroom soup Read More
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