Morel Mushroom Sauce Made with Red Wine

morel mushroom red wine sauce

Morel mushrooms are my favorite wild mushrooms and they are excellent in sauces. Therefore, I have developed three different morel mushroom sauces. The first sauce is the classic morel mushroom sauce that is clean in taste and easy to make. The second morel mushrooms sauce recipe is made with white wine and chicken broth and goes very well with chicken, fish, or pasta.

The third and final morel mushroom sauce that I have developed, is the one you will find down below. It’s a very delicious and tasty morel mushroom sauce made with red wine and beef broth. It goes very well with especially meat and is perfect with pasta or on top of potatoes. All three morel mushroom sauces can be made with both fresh and dried morel mushrooms.

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Morel Mushroom Sauce Made with Red Wine

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Sauces
Servings 4 people


  • 1 oz (30 grams) dried morels or 10 oz (300 grams) of fresh morels
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) butter
  • 1.5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 3/8 cup (1 deciliter) red wine
  • 7/8 cup (2 deciliters) beef stock
  • 1 1/2 cups (3.75 deciliters) heavy cream
  • 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper


  • Skip this step if you are using fresh morels.
    Soak the dried morels in 1 1/4 cups (3 deciliters) cold water for about 30 minutes. Remember to flip the morels around a few times. Save 3/8 cup (1 deciliter) of the morel water for later use in the sauce. Discard the rest of the morel water.
  • Cut the morels into a desired size.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and stir well.
  • Add shallots, morels, thyme, morel water, beef stock, and red wine and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. If you are using fresh morels add instead of morel soaking water 3/8 cup (1 deciliter) of beef stock more.
  • Add heavy cream and bring to a boil and let simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper
Keyword gravy, morel mushrooms, red wine, sauce, vegetarian


  1. Bonnie Jensen Reply

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! It was so delicious. I will definitely use this recipe again next time when I have morels.

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