Easy Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Easy Mushroom Gravy - so quick to make, you'll never go back to using the store-bought stuff! @natashaskitchen

This mushroom gravy is simple, quick and flavorful. It’s also super creamy without any cream in the recipe. That’s right – it’s a skinnier gravy, but you’d never know it! It takes less than 10 minutes to make and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen.

You’ll never want to go back to store-bought instant gravies with ingredients most of us can’t pronounce! This is our go-to gravy recipe when we cook buckwheat and want our son to eat it. He loves his gravy and mushrooms. It’s also really good over mashed pow-taters. We think you’ll love it!

Easy Mushroom Gravy - so quick to make, you'll never go back to using the store-bought stuff! @natashaskitchen

Ingredients for Mushroom Gravy:

1/2 lb fresh button mushrooms (white or brown), sliced
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chicken stock/broth (veggie or beef stock work also)
1 cup milk (use whatever kind you have)
Salt and pepper to taste

Easy Mushroom Gravy Recipe

How to Make Mushroom Gravy:

1. Rinse mushrooms (yes, I rinse my mushrooms), then pat them dry with paper towels and slice. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil. When oil is hot, add mushrooms and sautee until golden and soft. Remove mushrooms from pan.

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2. Add 2 Tbsp butter to pan along with 2 Tbsp flour. Whisk until your flour roux is a light golden brown (1-2 min).

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3. Whisk in 1/2 cup stock then 1 cup milk and stir until hot and thickened.

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4. Add the mushrooms back to the pan, season with salt and pepper to taste and bring to a simmer. When gravy is at desired consistency, remove from heat (keep in mind it will still thicken slightly as it cools).

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Enjoy it over buckwheat or these perfect mashed potatoes! Mmmm. Comfort food :).

Easy Mushroom Gravy - so quick to make, you'll never go back to using the store-bought stuff! @natashaskitchen

Easy Mushroom Gravy Recipe

4.76 from 29 votes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This mushroom gravy is simple, quick and super flavorful. It's also super creamy without any cream in the recipe! That's right - it's a skinnier gravy, but you'd never know it! It takes less than 10 minutes to make and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. It's wonderful over buckwheat or mash potatoes.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$4
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb fresh button mushrooms white or brown, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock/broth veggie or beef stock work also
  • 1 cup milk use whatever kind you have
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse mushrooms (yes, I rinse my mushrooms), then pat them dry with paper towels and slice. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil. When oil is hot, add mushrooms and sautee until golden and soft. Remove mushrooms from pan.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp butter to pan along with 2 Tbsp flour. Whisk until your flour roux is a light golden brown (1-2 min).
  3. Whisk in 1/2 cup stock then 1 cup milk and stir until hot and thickened.
  4. Add the mushrooms back to the pan, season with salt and pepper to taste and bring to a simmer. When gravy is at desired consistency, remove from heat (keep in mind it will still thicken slightly as it cools).

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  • Trevor Connaughton
    September 20, 2018

    This is such a fantastic and easy sauce to make. As it said it took ten mins and everything was in the fridge and cupboard.
    I’ll never buy ready made again.
    Cheers
    Trevor
    Ireland. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this Trevor! Thank you for the awesome feedback! Reply

  • Dar
    April 14, 2018

    Definenatly the best mushroom gravy ever! Thanks for sharing!
    (And so easy, too) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 15, 2018

      Yes!! I’m glad you enjoy it that much. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Bawa
    February 13, 2018

    thnx for shearing
    amazing
    Chef Natasha Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoy it! 🙂 Reply

  • Aimar
    December 27, 2017

    Im amazed by this recipe,it was so good when I put it over some steaks served with garlic bread.my entire family enjoyed the sauce.
    I added a tsp of mayo to the recipe and it went well.

    Thank you for this recipe Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • December 14, 2017

    The most creamiest mushroom gravy ever the best Natasha 😉 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you love it! 🙂 Reply

  • Alfie
    December 4, 2017

    I made this and got my sister to taste some (she’s a really picky eater) and even she liked it!

    Also, I added some onions and bacon for a bit more taste 😉
    Thanks 😀 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 4, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear you both enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Azwa Ziyad
    November 13, 2017

    Thank you so much for sharing this AWESOME recipe. I added a clove of garlic, and it turned out delicious. 😀 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2017

      My pleasure! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks so much for sharing! Reply

  • Cathy
    November 3, 2017

    This. Is. Everything! Thank you for this recipe! I’ve been looking for a good homemade mushroom sauce to put on my mom’s pierogi recipe. This is it 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 3, 2017

      You’re welcome Cathy! I hope you love it! 🙂 Reply

  • Angela
    October 19, 2017

    I use this recipe often. It is so simple but tasty. Sometimes I do not use the mushrooms and just use the gravy for potatoes or what ever. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 19, 2017

      You’re welcome Angela! I’m happy to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Lily
    September 28, 2017

    Excellent gravy recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2017

      I’m glad you like it Lily! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Lena
    July 15, 2017

    Made this today, had leftover rice and instead of serving over the rice, I mixed the rice into the gravy, turned out like a risotto:)) delicious! I added dill to it yet))

    Thank you for such a simple and delicious sauce recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 15, 2017

      You’re welcome Lena! I’m glad to hear you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Patricia kent england
    May 14, 2017

    Wonderful easy recepie made a family chicken pie . Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 14, 2017

      Thank you Patricia, I’m glad you liked it 😬 Reply

  • Jeremy Alexander
    April 30, 2017

    Just curious, why not use buckwheat flour instead of all purpose flour? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2017

      Hi Jeremy, I haven’t tried making this with buckwheat flour – if you test it out, let me know how you like it! 🙂 Reply

  • Tom W.
    April 29, 2017

    Made this to accompany a chicken schnitzel. It was awesome! Thanks for posting this recipe. So easy and so tasty! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2017

      I am so glad you loved it!! Thank you for the amazing review 🙂 Reply

  • February 21, 2017

    Very good! I had some left over chicken and mashed potatoes and was looking for a good way to serve them. I made this, added the chicken to the gravy and served over the mashed potatoes with peas. Next time I will some herbs for a little more flavor. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for sharing Carol 🙂 Reply

  • Lina
    September 27, 2016

    Is there a substitute for flour that would be good for this recipe? I’m cooking dinner for someone who has celiac, and have been having a hard time finding gluten substitutes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 28, 2016

      Lina, gluten free flour can be used well instead of regular all-purpose flour. Reply

  • Martin
    September 12, 2016

    Hi. I made this up tonight fir something special as we’re a day away from having our new baby girl. I didn’t have all the right things so had to improvise a tad. Still turned out wonderful sauce. Wife has now said I’ll be doing that again. I used peanut oil and cornflour. I added a bit more milk to keep it creamy and not too thick. So thanks fir the great recipe. 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 12, 2016

      You are welcome Martin and thank you for sharing your modifications with us. Congratulations on your new little one, so excited for you! 😁 Reply

  • Keith Mann
    April 25, 2016

    At last! A quick and simple, yet totally effective mushroom sauce!
    I use it with chicken and the first time I did so my dear wife had a rummage around looking for an empty jar! Such was the quality, my wife commented it was the best sauce she’d ever tasted! Praise indeed from the best cook I’ve ever known! Fantastic sauce, fantastic site, wonderful recipes! Natasha’s Kitchen is the only place I now visit for guidance and indeed inspiration! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 25, 2016

      That’s wonderful! Thank you for such a fantastic review! 🙂 Reply

  • Janey D
    March 8, 2016

    I think I love you. Ive been racking my brain trying to think what to do with the chicken we have for our tea tonight with very scant ibgredients. We have mushrooms (59p reduced) so this is tonights tea sorted 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 8, 2016

      Thanks Janey 🙂 That’s great! I hope you love the recipe! 🙂 Reply

  • Chrissy Prosser
    February 27, 2016

    Absolutely LOVED this gravy will definitely make it again, and share it ☺ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2016

      Thank you for the nice review Chrissy, looks like you might have a new favorite 😀. Reply

  • Nadine
    February 20, 2016

    I’m usually not impressed since too many recipes don’t live up to their claims, but this one actually blew me away. It truly was both very simple and extremely flavourful. I will definitely use this as my base every time, but will vary with other flavours (garlic, rosemary, thyme…) This recipe deserves 5 out of 5 for sure, which I don’t think I’ve ever done before. Reply

    • Nadine
      February 20, 2016

      P.S. And I’m French, not Ukranian. Recognized the classic French roux, but the simplicity of sauteing the mushrooms and adding just a bit of broth (which also can be varied) and adding it after really created a lot to the richness. The creme is definitely not needed. Neither the butter! I actually tried this with margarine and it was still so tasty. Merci!! Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        February 20, 2016

        Thank you Nadine! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 20, 2016

      That’s awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic review! 🙂 I’m so happy you loved it. Reply

  • julia
    February 17, 2016

    made the recipe as you directed, but did use heavy cream, and we had it on meatloaf and baked potatoes! was a hit, and yummy Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 17, 2016

      Julia, I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review 😁. Reply

  • LinzyLu
    January 20, 2016

    Actually it’s called a roux, not a rue. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 20, 2016

      Oh my goodness I’m so embarrassed and thank you so much for pointing that out! 🙂 fixed! Reply

  • Yuliya I
    January 20, 2016

    Very nice recipe, but before frying up the mushrooms, I first fried up some garlic and onion. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 20, 2016

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. 🙂 I’m so happy you liked it! Reply

  • Tiffany
    January 9, 2016

    Yum! I may have had more of the gravy on my plate than actual food lol. I did add some garlic to this which tasted really nice. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 9, 2016

      Tiffany, thank you for such a nice review, I’m glad you enjoyed it 😀. Reply

  • Laura
    January 6, 2016

    Made this tonight, stirred in some frozen turkey meatballs I had on hand, and served over pasta. It was great! The only addition I made was a bit of worcestershire sauce. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 6, 2016

      Laura, thank you for the nice review and nice job improvising 😁. Reply

  • Sarah
    December 27, 2015

    Tried this recipe on chicken…so awesome and easy! My sister said it was the best mushroom gravy she’s had in a long time! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 27, 2015

      Sarah, thank you for writing in such a nice review, I’m happy that you enjoyed it 😁. Reply

  • Jason
    October 13, 2015

    Made it tonight for the family with some left over mushrooms I had in the fridge. Absolutely delicious.
    Next time going to substitute the mushrooms with some pepper corns and make a nice pepper corn sauce. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 13, 2015

      Jason, thank you for the great review and I like the idea of pepper corns. Let me know how it turns out :). Reply

  • thea
    October 11, 2015

    very nice, light and creamy 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 12, 2015

      Thank you Thea! 🙂 Reply

  • September 12, 2015

    Hi Natasha, I made this gravy for dinner tonight and it’s just perfect, flavorful and so easy! Thank you for the recipe 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 12, 2015

      Thank you Valeria for the great review and you are welcome :). I also bookmarked you blog. Reply

  • Michelle
    June 16, 2015

    I was out of mushroom soup but had sliced mushrooms in the fridge. If you’re like me and don’t usually have chicken stock on hand this might help: I used ramen noodle chicken flavor packet instead. I measured out the same amount of water needed for the chicken stock and just poured the flavor packet in the water and stirred. Ghetto I know, but it came out good! Can’t say how the regular recipe tastes but the substitute turned out fine. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2015

      Haha not many people use the word ghetto in Idaho but I’m from Seattle so it made me chuckle  Reply

  • Sheetal Chana
    May 23, 2015

    Natasha I love your website! I made this grave to go with mashed potatoes I had made n it turned out awesome! Next Saturday I’m going to try one of your shrimp recipes. I’ll take a picture n post it on fb page. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 23, 2015

      I’m so happy you are enjoying the recipes! Let me know which shrimp recipe you end up trying! I’d love to see it! 😉 Reply

  • Debbie
    April 25, 2015

    I found your recipe on Pinterest and love it! You’re right, it is easy and flavorful but also foolproof. I was talking while making it and failed to remove the mushrooms from the pan prior to adding the butter and flour, and it still turned out delicious. Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 26, 2015

      Hi Debbie! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe. It seems you may have stumbled on a shortcut 😉 Reply

  • Alexandra
    April 11, 2015

    Thank you so much for your website and all the recipes. Everything what I dried turned out great and was delish. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2015

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you so much for sharing that with me 🙂 Reply

  • Inna
    March 8, 2015

    We loved the gravy!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 8, 2015

      Thank you Inna, my husband actually made it today to go along with quinoa for lunch. It is truly easy to make and delicious :). Reply

  • Viktoriya
    February 26, 2015

    So tasty! I just finished eating it. As always, my husband also approves. =) Thank you for the quick recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 26, 2015

      I’m so glad to hear you both enjoyed it! 🙂 Reply

  • Mark
    February 21, 2015

    Looks like dinner tomorrow as I have some leftover chicken I’m going to throw into this and serve it over biscuits. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 21, 2015

      Oh my goodness that sounds really really good! Reply

  • Nella
    February 19, 2015

    Mushroom gravy is a favorite here…I add onions, parsley at end for some green and heavy whip cream instead of milk to mine. Yum! will try yours. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 19, 2015

      Adding a little green definitely glams up the gravy :). I hope you love this version! I don’t think you’ll miss the heavy cream – the flour does the thickening job nicely. P.S. I’m still thinking about your little guy – so happy for your good news! Reply

  • Innaa
    February 19, 2015

    So which gravy tastes better,this one or the other one u have posted??? Cuz ive the other one so many times n love it!!! So which one tastes better? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 19, 2015

      I’d say the other one has more depth of flavor because it includes carrots and onions, but this one is also really tasty and we make this even more often only because it’s so quick to make. I make the other one when I’m cooking for company or want more gravy 🙂 Reply

  • olya
    February 18, 2015

    Looks so good and so easy to make. I do mine with onions. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2015

      I bet they add alot of nice flavor! Reply

  • Vita
    February 18, 2015

    I have tried this before at parties and gatherings and liked it a lot, but never knew how to make it. I really like how fast and simple it is to make it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2015

      It’s almost too easy and oh so flavorful! I hope you love it! Reply

  • February 18, 2015

    Looks so yummy Natash. You can never go wrong with mushrooms in a gravy for ultimate comfort dish (over mashed taters that is 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2015

      The gravy totally makes me crave mashed potatoes! 🙂 Thanks Katya 🙂 Reply

  • February 18, 2015

    I love this idea. I may have to add mushrooms to our gravy on Thanksgiving 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2015

      It’s such a nice flavor boost! Thanks girl 🙂 Reply

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