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Overhead, landscape shot of a small cast iron skillet filled with Easy Mushroom Marsala Cream Sauce with a light green linen, slices of toasted bread, red wine glasses and ramekin of salt and pepper surrounding the skillet.
Mushroom Marsala Cream Sauce for Steaks
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
This simple Mushroom Marsala Cream Sauce is luxuriously rich, slightly sweet and a smidgen smokey. Serve it over steak, chicken, pork or pasta to easily elevate any dish!
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cream, Easy, marsala, mushroom, one pan, one pot, sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 237 kcal
  • 2 TBS Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Small Shallot – Fine Dice
  • 8 oz Cremini Mushrooms , Baby Bella, or White Button Mushrooms (Or Combination of each) – Thinly Sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic – Minced
  • 1 1/2 TBS All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup Dry Marsala Cooking Wine
  • 1/3 Cup Beef Stock , Unsalted
  • 2-3 TBS Heavy Cream , to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp Fresh Thyme - chopped (can substitute 1/4 tsp ground thyme)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Fresh Parsley – Chopped
  • Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper – To Taste
  1. Melt butter in a saute pan over Medium Heat.

  2. Add in the Shallot and season with a pinch of Salt and Pepper. Sauté 1-2 minutes, or until softened.

  3. Add the Mushrooms to pan. Sauté until liquid is evaporated and mushrooms are barely cooked through, about 3 minutes.

  4. Add in the Garlic and a scant ¼ tsp Salt. Sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  5. Sprinkle the Flour over mushrooms and stir to incorporate.

  6. Reduce heat to Medium/Medium-Low and add in the Marsala Wine.  Cook until slightly reduced, about 4 - 6 minutes, scraping up browned bits off bottom of the pan.

  7. Add in the Beef Stock and continue to cook until slightly reduced again, about 4-5 minutes.

  8. Stir in the Heavy Cream* and Thyme.  Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer.  Simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  9. Add in the Parsley. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.

  10. Serve over steak, chicken, pork or pasta.  Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Yield: 1 1/2 cup sauce

  1. Make sure you add salt and pepper in layers while cooking.  Since this is a savory, cream sauce, it needs a generous amount of seasoning to make the flavors really shine!
  2. Use 2 tablespoons of heavy cream if you are looking for a slightly creamy sauce, and 3 tablespoons for a creamier sauce!  (I used 2 1/2 tablespoons)
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Marsala Cream Sauce for Steaks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 360mg10%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.