Creamy Wild Mushroom Ragoût


This easy mushroom ragoût (sometimes confused with ragù) not only looks and tastes great, but it's one of those magical recipes that shines equally as bright whether you serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We call these dishes "triple threats" and they're important weapons in any cook's arsenal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 ¼ pounds assorted wild mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¼ cup minced shallots

  • 2 tablespoons cognac or brandy

  • 1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar

  • ½ cup crème fraîche

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in mushrooms with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until any liquid evaporates and mushrooms are light brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Add shallots and remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter; cook and stir until mushrooms are caramelized and almost tender, about 10 minutes.

  3. Drizzle in cognac and vinegar and cook until liquid evaporates, 1 minute. Stir in crème fraîche.

  4. Stir in chicken broth and marjoram; season with salt and black pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until slightly thickened and mushrooms are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

    close up view of Creamy Wild Mushroom Ragoût garnished with fresh herbs in a white bowl
    Allrecipes Magazine

Editor's Note:

Chef John uses his homemade crème fraîche in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
20g Fat
8g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 494mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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