Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Photographs: Joshua Bousel

Note: Use vegetable stock in place of the chicken and beef to make this gravy vegetarian.

Recipe Facts

Active: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves: 12 servings
Makes: 3 cups

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  • 4 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken or beef stock (or a mix, see note)

  • 1/2 ounces dried porcini mushrooms

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 6 ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed, cleaned, and roughly chopped

  • 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, cleaned, and roughly chopped

  • 4 tablespoons flour

  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring stock to a boil over medium high heat in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add in porcini mushrooms. Let steep until mushrooms are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain mushrooms, reserving stock. Roughly chop mushrooms.

  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. When foaming subsides, add porcini, cremini, and shiitake mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes.

  3. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

  4. Slowly whisk in reserved stock. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until gravy has thickened and reduced to 3 cups, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in sherry and continue to cook until warmed through, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week, reheating over medium-low heat before serving.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
79 Calories
6g Fat
5g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 199mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)