Sauteed Mushrooms in a Wine Reduction

Sautéed Mushrooms in a wine reduction are an easy recipe that comes together really quickly. They’re a great way to use leftover wine!

Sautéed Mushrooms

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Sautéed Mushrooms

I’ve always really enjoyed mushrooms. Growing up, I always enjoyed them sautéed with garlic and crushed red pepper the way my Grandma Rose prepared them (I will share them soon!). But I also love the way my mother inlaw prepares them. I’ve tried a variety of mushroom recipes and hers are easily top 3! They have the most delicious, savory flavor that one can only come across by throwing a bit of wine into the pan. And really, doesn’t wine always make everything better?

Lucky for me, she was more than willing to show me how she made them. It’s a super simple recipe, and like all great family recipes, there are no measurements. But to make your life a bit easier, I went ahead and reached out to J’s mom and she was gracious enough to give me an idea of what the measurements would look like.

Tips for making this sautéed mushroom recipe

  • This recipe calls for a mix of butter and oil because the oil helps keep the butter from burning.
  • I left the salt and pepper to taste- always taste your food and adjust the seasonings accordingly before serving.
  • If you’re not into cooking with alcohol, you can always substitute chicken or beef broth, it just won’t have the same robust flavor.

cremini mushrooms

Frequently asked questions about making the best sautéed mushrooms

  • Do I have to use white wine? Nope, this also tastes awesome with red wine. Perhaps avoid using rose or a super sweet wine.
  • What’s the best way to reheat this recipe? You can microwave it or heat it over medium heat in a non-stick pan.
  • Do these sautéed mushrooms really taste good with so few ingredients? Totally! That said, if you want to add additional herbs or spices, have at it. Vicky told me that she sometimes adds chopped shallots for a few minutes before adding the mushrooms to the pan, and also chopped parsley once it’s finished.
  • What is the best way to clean mushrooms? Try to avoid submerging them in water, as mushrooms have really high moisture content to begin with. They sell mushroom brushes for cleaning them, but I’ve found that a damp paper towel does the trick. Or purchase them pre-cleaned.
  • When do you season sautéed mushrooms? Because mushrooms contain so much water already, I don’t add the salt and pepper until later in the process. This allows them to get a nice sear before deglazing with the winer. Then I add the seasoning.
  • How long do sautéed mushrooms last? These last around 3 days covered in the refrigerator.
  • What type of mushrooms do you use? Prefer to use cremini mushrooms, also known as baby bella mushrooms. Button mushrooms also work well.

Make it a meal!

A few great recipes to round out and complete this meal would be:

mushroom recipes

Helpful tools:

  1. Large saute pan
  2. Wooden spoon
  3. Chef’s knife
  4. Cutting board
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Sautéed Mushrooms in a wine reduction are an easy recipe that comes together really quickly. They’re a great way to use leftover wine!
Sautéed Mushrooms in a Wine Reduction
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Sautéed Mushrooms in a wine reduction are an easy recipe that comes together really quickly. They’re a great way to use leftover wine!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sauteed Mushrooms
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Vicky Freimann
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound cremini or button mushrooms sliced or quartered
  • 1/2 cup white wine (you can also use red)
  1. In a large saute pan, melt butter and oil over medium heat.

  2. Add your mushrooms and let them brown about a 2-3 minutes per side.

  3. When mushrooms are nicely browned, add wine, salt and pepper and deglaze the pan. 

  4. Let the wine simmer and reduce for 7-10 minutes or until most of the wine has evaporated. Serve immediately.

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    January 4, 2016 at 9:55 am I'm not much of a mushroom fan, but I must admit these look delicious! I love the simplicity of the recipe too. I've promised myself to be more open to new foods in 2016, so maybe I'll end up giving these a try!
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      January 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm Thank you! I hope you enjoy them (although I totally understand that a lot of people don't really love mushrooms!)
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    Shann Eva
    January 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm Yum. These look delicious. My husband loves mushrooms, so this would be the perfect side dish. Thank you for sharing your Mother-in-law's recipe with us.
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      January 6, 2016 at 11:59 am Thank you- I hope you and he enjoy them!
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    January 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop
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      January 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm Thank you!
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    January 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm Wow this sounds yummy, but unfortunately mushrooms don't like me. Thanks for sharing on Let's Get Real.
    • Reply
      January 11, 2016 at 3:57 pm Thank you!
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    Belgian Foodie
    January 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm Looks easy and delicious! My kind of combination! Thanks for sharing!
    • Reply
      January 15, 2016 at 11:03 am Thank you!
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    March 14, 2021 at 8:24 pm I made this for dinner. We liked it! Thanks for sharing.
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    May 30, 2021 at 4:56 pm It tasted a little bland, so I added a couple of spices to help enhance the flavor. It was great! Thank you!
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      Jessy Freimann
      June 8, 2021 at 9:18 pm I'm glad to hear it worked out for you- What spices did you add? It's always fun to hear the changes people make to appeal to their unique palate! <3

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