Mushroom Duxelle Recipe

As an avid lover of mushrooms, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to try. One of my all-time favorites has to be the Mushroom Duxelle. This finely chopped mixture of mushrooms, onions, shallots, and herbs not only makes for a fantastic spread or filling but also adds a depth of flavor to any dish it graces. Let’s dive into the intricate details of this classic recipe!


To begin this culinary adventure, you will need the following:

  • 1 lb of fresh mushrooms (commonly button or cremini mushrooms)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Start by cleaning the mushrooms thoroughly, removing any dirt or debris. Once cleaned, finely chop the mushrooms or pulse them a few times in a food processor until they reach a coarse texture.

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat and add the chopped onions, shallots, and minced garlic. Sauté until they turn translucent and release their aromas.

Add the chopped mushrooms and thyme to the skillet, stirring constantly. Cook until the mushrooms release their moisture and the mixture turns golden brown.

Season the duxelle with salt and pepper, adjusting to your taste preferences.


The versatile duxelle can be used in numerous ways. From spreading it on toasted baguette slices for a delightful appetizer to using it as a filling for savory pastries or omelets, the options are endless. It also serves as a flavorful addition to sauces and meat dishes.

My Tips:

For a richer flavor, consider using a mix of mushroom varieties such as shiitake or porcini. Additionally, adding a splash of white wine or a hint of truffle oil can elevate the duxelle to new heights of culinary delight.


Exploring the world of mushroom duxelle has truly been a delightful journey. Its earthy and aromatic qualities never fail to impress, making it a staple in my culinary repertoire. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a passionate home cook, I highly recommend incorporating this exquisite recipe into your cooking endeavors. Happy cooking!