Luxurious Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce Recipe

As a food blogger and nutritionist, I am always on the lookout for healthy and delicious recipes that are not only easy to make but are also gluten-free and dairy-free. Today, I want to share with you a recipe that is both indulgent and wholesome – Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce.

This creamy and luscious sauce is perfect for adding depth of flavor to any dish – whether you’re cooking steak, chicken, or pasta. It is made with dried morel mushrooms, shallots, white wine, and heavy cream, making it rich in mouthfeel and earthy in taste.

But what makes this recipe even more special is that it is entirely gluten-free. So if you’re looking for a sauce that can add some character to your meal without triggering your gluten intolerance or celiac disease, then this recipe is perfect for you.

Trust me; this Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce is a game-changer in the kitchen. So let’s dive in and learn how to make this extraordinary sauce perfectly every time!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce (Gluten Free)
Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce (Gluten Free)

This Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce recipe is like nothing else you’ve ever tasted. Trust me, I’ve made it countless times and it always hits the spot. This sauce is not only gluten-free and dairy-free, but it’s also packed with delicious flavors that will please even the pickiest of eaters.

Are you someone who loves mushrooms? Then you’re in for a treat. This recipe calls for both dried and fresh morel mushrooms, giving the sauce an earthy, nutty flavor that will make your taste buds dance.

But don’t worry if you’re not a mushroom lover, this sauce is still worth trying. The combination of white wine, chicken broth, and shallots give it a delicate sweetness, while heavy cream adds a luxurious richness to the dish.

And if you’re someone who enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, this recipe allows for plenty of substitutions and variations. You can easily swap out the chicken broth for beef broth or vegetable broth to cater to your preferences. Or add some fried morels on top for an extra crunch and flavor burst.

Whether you’re looking to impress guests with a fancy yet easy-to-make pasta dish, or just want a comforting bowl of mushroom soup on a chilly night, this Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce recipe has got you covered. So give it a try and thank me later!

Ingredient List

 Velvety and rich, this cream sauce is the perfect addition to any dish!
Velvety and rich, this cream sauce is the perfect addition to any dish!

Let’s take a closer look at what you’ll need to whip up this delectable Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce (Gluten Free) recipe.

Here are the ingredients:

  • Dried morel mushrooms: 1/2 ounce
  • Butter: 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
  • Shallot: 1 small, chopped
  • Garlic cloves: 3, minced
  • White wine: 1 cup
  • Beef broth: 4 cups chicken or mushroom broth can also be used as a substitute
  • Heavy cream: 1 cup
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Note: You can also use fresh morel mushrooms for this sauce recipe. The rule of thumb is to use about three times the amount of fresh morels compared to dried ones.

Now that you have your ingredients ready, it’s time to head on over to the next section where we’ll begin learning how to make this mouthwatering recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to savor the earthy, nutty flavor of morel mushrooms!
Get ready to savor the earthy, nutty flavor of morel mushrooms!

Now that you know why you’ll love Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce and have your ingredients prepared, it’s time to get cooking!

Step 1: Reconstitute Dried Morel Mushrooms

Before we dive into making the cream sauce, first we need to rehydrate the dried morel mushrooms. To do this, place 1 ounce of dried morels in a bowl and pour 3 cups of hot water over them. Let the mushrooms soak for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Once rehydrated, remove the morels from the liquid (reserve the liquid for later) and rinse them under cool water to remove any remaining dirt or debris. Chop the morels into small pieces.

Step 2: Sauté Shallots and Garlic

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup of butter. Once melted, add 1 cup of diced shallots and cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cloves of minced garlic and sauté for another minute.

Step 3: Add Morel Mushrooms and White Wine

Add the chopped rehydrated morel mushrooms to the pan with the shallots and garlic. Stir well to combine and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the mushrooms start to brown. Pour in 1/2 cup white wine and stir well to scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Cook until the wine has reduced by half.

Step 4: Make a Roux

Sprinkle 1/4 cup gluten-free flour over the mushroom mixture, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes until thickened. This will create a roux which will help thicken our cream sauce.

Step 5: Add Broth and Cream

Slowly pour in 4 cups of beef broth (or chicken broth if preferred) while whisking constantly. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Next, add 1 cup of heavy cream to the pan and stir until well combined.

Step 6: Finish the Sauce and Serve

Let the sauce simmer for another 2-3 minutes until heated through. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. If you prefer a creamier consistency, add more heavy cream until you reach your desired thickness.

Serve this delicious Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce over steak, chicken, pasta or butternut squash for a tasty gluten-free meal.

Substitutions and Variations

 With its gorgeous golden hue, this sauce will instantly elevate your plate.
With its gorgeous golden hue, this sauce will instantly elevate your plate.

When preparing this delicious Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce, there are several substitutions and variations that you can experiment with to make this recipe your own.

If you’re looking for a meatless option, consider using vegetable broth instead of beef broth. This substitution will provide the perfect base for a vegan version of this creamy sauce. Also, you may substitute the butter with a plant-based alternative to make it completely dairy-free.

For those who are not big fans of alcohol, swap out the white wine with apple cider or chicken broth instead. This substitution will keep the flavor profile on track and still allow for a decadent mushroom cream sauce that you’ll love.

If you’re unable to source dried morels, opt for other wild mushroom varieties or combination of different types of mushrooms like cremini or shiitake. For best results, use fresh mushrooms wherever possible. However, if fresh mushrooms are not available, use good quality canned or preserved mushrooms in water rather than oil.

In addition to using this sauce over pasta or chicken breasts, experiment as a steak sauce by adding some finely chopped garlic and thyme to your steak while sizzling in a hot pan. Finish off the steak with generous dollops of Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

For butternut squash lovers out there who want to try something new, drizzle it over roasted butternut squash wedges and garnish with toasted pine nuts and fresh herbs.

No matter which variations you try, this gluten-free Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce recipe is easily adaptable and sure to satisfy any savory cravings!

Serving and Pairing

 This gluten-free recipe will allow you to indulge without any worries.
This gluten-free recipe will allow you to indulge without any worries.

When it comes to serving this morel mushroom cream sauce, the possibilities are endless. The rich and earthy flavors make it a perfect companion to a hearty dish like steak, chicken or pasta. It’s also an excellent sauce for vegetarian and vegan dishes, making it a versatile addition to your recipe list.

To serve with steak, simply grill or pan-sear your favorite cut and pour the morel mushroom cream sauce over it. This will create the perfect balance of flavors, enhancing the natural profile of the meat while adding an extra dimension of deliciousness.

For a pasta dish, boil some noodles until al dente, and then mix them through with the sauce and some fried morel mushrooms. This will create a savory dish loaded with flavor that will satisfy all mushroom lovers.

If you prefer chicken as your protein choice, cook chicken thighs or chicken breasts in your preferred style (grilled, roasted or pan-seared) and serve them with the morel mushroom cream sauce. The creamy texture of the sauce pairs wonderfully with tender chicken while bringing out its own unique taste.

For vegan dishes, try serving this delicious sauce over steamed butternut squash, roasted veggies or even a simple bowl of quinoa! You can also use it as a dipping sauce for veggies or as a spread on bread for added flavor.

No matter how you choose to eat this delectable morel mushroom cream sauce, make sure you savor every bite because trust me; it’s worth it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The aroma of this Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce is truly enticing.
The aroma of this Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce is truly enticing.

Preparing the morel mushroom cream sauce ahead of time is a great way to save time and reduce stress in the kitchen. Once cooled to room temperature, the sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, simply reheat in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.

If you want to make the sauce further in advance, it can be frozen for up to 2 months. To thaw and reheat, transfer the container of sauce from the freezer to the refrigerator and let it thaw overnight. Once thawed, you can reheat the sauce on the stove or microwave until heated through.

When reheating the cream sauce on the stove, I recommend adding a little bit of chicken broth or beef broth to thin it out as it can thicken up when stored. If you are reheating using the microwave, cover loosely with a lid or plastic wrap and heat in intervals of 30 seconds, stirring after each interval.

Overall, this creamy and flavorful morel mushroom cream sauce is perfect for making ahead of time and storing/freezing for later use. This way you always have a delicious sauce ready to go for your favorite pasta or chicken recipe!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Impress your guests with a homemade cream sauce that is both healthy and delicious!
Impress your guests with a homemade cream sauce that is both healthy and delicious!

If you want your morel mushroom cream sauce to taste amazing, follow these tips:

Firstly, make sure to use dried morels instead of fresh ones. Dried morels have a more concentrated flavor and add depth and earthiness to the dish that fresh ones simply can’t match.

Secondly, take the time to properly clean your mushrooms. Morels are known for being difficult to clean, but it’s important to remove any debris or dirt that may be hiding in their nooks and crannies. Rinse them under cold water and gently pat them dry with a towel.

Next, don’t skimp on the butter. Butter is an essential ingredient in any good cream sauce, and morel mushroom cream sauce is no exception. Use at least 1/2 cup of butter when making this recipe for the richest and most flavorful results.

When it comes time to simmer the sauce on the stove, do so over low heat to prevent scorching or curdling. Stirring occasionally will also help evenly distribute the ingredients so they meld together more seamlessly.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a splash of brandy or white wine to the sauce as it simmers. This will not only add dimension to the flavor profile but also help amplify the natural umami taste of the mushrooms themselves.

By following these tips, you’re sure to create a morel mushroom cream sauce that’s rich, decadent and unforgettable – perfect for drizzling over pasta, steak or roasted vegetables.


Before concluding this recipe article, allow me to provide some frequently asked questions and their answers. These FAQ are meant to give you additional insights and remedies for possible difficulties or doubts that may arise while preparing Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce. Read on!

What is Morel sauce made of?

Start by heating up a pan and melting the butter. Then toss in the mushrooms, onion and garlic, and cook them up until the onion turns see-through, but make sure you don’t overcook the garlic. Pour in some white wine to deglaze the pan and reduce it by half. To finish, pour in some heavy cream and let it reduce until it reaches your desired consistency.

What does Morel sauce taste like?

Morels are a sought-after variety of wild mushrooms known for their distinct earthy, nutty taste and hearty texture. Chefs and mushroom lovers highly esteem these mushrooms due to their unique flavor and texture.

How do you use dried morel?

I’ve come across different ways to cook my meals, and I can’t wait to share with you. One of my favorites is frying. When dealing with large or whole pieces, frying works remarkably.

Simmering is another method that’s easy, especially if you’re simmering dishes like venison stew, Bolognese, or soup. What’s more, there’s no need to pre-cook soak before simmering.

I love caramelizing my meals with onions, and you can too! It’s a fantastic way to add flavor to your dish.

Boiling in Pho or Ramen broth is yet another method that you can try. It works great and adds a savory and tasty flair to your dish.

Lastly, you can top your pizza with whatever you like. It’s a brilliant idea, especially for those who love experimenting with various toppings.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this morel mushroom cream sauce is a must-try for anyone looking to elevate their cooking game. The combination of butter, shallots, dried morel mushrooms, and heavy cream creates a rich and decadent sauce that will impress any dinner guest. And with the added benefit of being gluten-free, it’s a dish that everyone can enjoy without worry.

Whether you’re serving it over pasta, with steak or chicken, or even as a sauce for your favorite vegetable dish like butternut squash, this morel mushroom cream sauce will take your meal to the next level. So don’t hesitate to try this recipe out for yourself and experiment with different substitutions and variations to make it truly your own.

Remember, cooking healthy doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless. With the right ingredients and techniques, you can create delicious and nutritious dishes that everyone will love. So go ahead and give this morel mushroom cream sauce a try. Your taste buds will thank you!

Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce (Gluten Free)

Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce (Gluten Free) Recipe

If you are a fan of morel mushrooms you will enjoy this sauce. The cream adds a luxurious note to the sauce. Delicious with any meat or pasta dish.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 3 cups
Calories 310.8 kcal


  • 1 ounce dried morel
  • 1/3 cup fine diced shallot
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free beef broth
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons gluten free rice flour
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free beef broth


  • Mix together the rice flour and beef broth to make a smooth paste. Set aside.
  • Add enough warm water to cover the dried mushrooms. Let sit about 1 hour or until soft.
  • Remove the mushrooms with a slotted spoon. Discard the water. Rinse the morels with water and gently squeeze out the excess moisture.
  • In a sauce pan bring the cream to a gentle simmer, reduce to half. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, saute the shallots until soft.
  • Add the mushrooms and thyme. Continue to cook a couple of minutes.
  • Add the broth, simmer until the flavors are well blended.
  • Slowly whisk in the cream, simmer about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • If needed thicken with a little of the rice flour mixture and simmer until the desired consistency is reached.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 252gCalories: 310.8kcalCarbohydrates: 7.1gProtein: 3.8gFat: 30.4gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 96.8mgSodium: 723.1mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1g
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