Mushroom Fricassee

Have you ever tried a warm, comforting bowl of mushroom fricassee? If not, you’re in for a treat! As a mushroom enthusiast and avid home cook, I have perfected my own mushroom fricassee recipe over the years, and I can’t wait to share all the delicious details with you.

What is Mushroom Fricassee?

Mushroom fricassee is a classic French dish that celebrates the earthy flavor of mushrooms. It’s a hearty stew made with a variety of mushrooms, cooked with onions, garlic, herbs, and finished with a creamy sauce. The result is a rich, velvety dish that is perfect for a cozy dinner on a chilly evening.

Choosing the Right Mushrooms

When it comes to making mushroom fricassee, the star of the show is, of course, the mushrooms. I love using a combination of wild and cultivated mushrooms to bring a depth of flavor and texture to the dish. Some of my favorites to include are cremini, shiitake, oyster, and porcini mushrooms. Each type adds its own unique taste and aroma to the fricassee.

Creating the Base

To start, I sauté finely chopped onions and minced garlic in butter until they turn translucent and fragrant. Then, I add the mushrooms and cook them until they release their juices and become golden brown. The combination of the sweet onions and the umami-rich mushrooms creates a mouthwatering aroma that fills the kitchen.

The Creamy Sauce

Once the mushrooms are beautifully caramelized, I add a splash of white wine to deglaze the pan, scraping up all those flavorful browned bits from the bottom. Then, I pour in some vegetable broth and let it simmer until it reduces slightly. Finally, I stir in a generous dollop of crème fraîche and a sprinkle of fresh herbs, such as thyme and parsley. The sauce becomes luxuriously creamy with a hint of tanginess from the crème fraîche, perfectly complementing the earthy mushrooms.

Serving and Enjoying

I love to serve my mushroom fricassee over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes or a buttery slice of toasted bread. The combination of the rich, savory stew and the comforting starch creates a truly satisfying dining experience. A sprinkling of freshly chopped parsley on top adds a pop of color and freshness to the dish.


Mushroom fricassee is a dish that holds a special place in my heart and on my dinner table. The combination of earthy mushrooms, savory aromatics, and creamy sauce makes it a standout comfort food in my recipe collection. I encourage you to give it a try and savor the warm, inviting flavors for yourself.