Mushroom Ragout Recipe

When it comes to comfort food, mushroom ragout has always been a favorite of mine. The rich, earthy flavors of mushrooms combined with a savory, aromatic sauce make this dish a go-to for cozy nights in. Today, I’m thrilled to share my personal mushroom ragout recipe with you. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or just starting out, this recipe is a surefire way to impress your taste buds and those around your table.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, and oyster), cleaned and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Toss in the sliced mushrooms, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Cook until the mushrooms are tender and any liquid released has evaporated.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2-3 minutes to caramelize.
  5. Pour in the vegetable broth and red wine, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for 15-20 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

This mushroom ragout is incredibly versatile. I love serving it over creamy mashed potatoes, but it’s equally delicious with pasta, polenta, or crusty bread. The depth of flavor in this dish always surprises and delights me, and I hope it does the same for you.

My Tips:

If you can, try to use a variety of mushrooms to create a more complex flavor profile. Don’t be in a rush to caramelize the tomato paste; it’s worth the extra few minutes for the depth it adds to the sauce.

Final Thoughts

I encourage you to make this recipe your own, adjusting the herbs or adding a splash of cream if you desire. The beauty of cooking is in the freedom to experiment and create something uniquely yours. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or sharing with loved ones, this mushroom ragout is a heartwarming, soul-satisfying dish that I always turn to.