Mushroom Bourguignon

Mushroom bourguignon is one of my absolute favorite vegetarian dishes to prepare. Inspired by the classic French beef bourguignon, this savory and hearty stew substitutes meat with a variety of mushrooms, resulting in a rich and flavorful dish that’s perfect for cozy nights in.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, and oyster), sliced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook until they are caramelized.
  3. Stir in the garlic, carrots, and celery, cooking until the vegetables are softened.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook until they release their liquid and start to brown.
  5. Stir in the vegetable broth, red wine, tomato paste, flour, and thyme. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  6. Reduce the heat and let the stew simmer for about 20-30 minutes until it thickens.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the mushroom bourguignon over mashed potatoes or cooked pasta, and garnish with fresh parsley.

What I love about this dish is the depth of flavor that develops as the mushrooms, wine, and broth simmer together. The umami-rich mushrooms soak up all the delicious flavors, creating a luxurious sauce that pairs perfectly with the hearty vegetables. It’s a dish that’s sure to impress both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

If you’re looking for a rich and satisfying vegetarian option for a dinner party or just a comforting meal at home, mushroom bourguignon is a must-try. It’s a versatile dish that can be served over mashed potatoes, pasta, or even crusty bread to soak up all the delicious sauce. Plus, the leftovers taste even better the next day after the flavors have had time to meld together.

My Take

As someone who loves experimenting in the kitchen, mushroom bourguignon has become a go-to recipe for me. It’s a dish that never fails to impress, and I love how customizable it is. Sometimes I add a splash of balsamic vinegar for a tangy kick, or a handful of fresh herbs for a burst of freshness. The possibilities are endless, and I encourage you to make this recipe your own!

So, whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, give mushroom bourguignon a try. It’s a dish that’s sure to become a staple in your recipe repertoire.

Happy cooking!