Oma's Mushroom Gravy Recipe

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by: Gerhild Fulson  /  Cookbook Author, Blogger, German Oma!

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Make this mushroom gravy recipe, aka Champignons mit Sahnesosse, when you're wanting to elevate your dinner to something extra-ordinary.

Perfect with pork and beef ... and mashed potatoes! When you're cooking your mushrooms, it will look like you have LOTS, but as thy cook they shrink down by half as their moisture is released.

Serve as fried mushrooms or turn them into a traditional Jägersauce, just like Oma! Try serving this over top of Rouladen!

Loosing moisture during cooking is OK. It means that the flavor is concentrated! Add an onion for deeper flavor ... check below for how to do that.

... add some onions to this ...

Want a darker gravy with an absolutely wonderful taste?

Use the above recipe, but first, peel and slice a LARGE onion (or several smaller ones) and slowly caramelize in butter/oil. This can take about 5 - 10 minutes.

Remove from pan and continue with the recipe. Return the onions to the pan just before you add the cream. You may need (or want) to add more cream to the sauce. Season and enjoy!

Preparing Mushrooms ...

Be careful when you are cleaning the mushrooms. Do not let them soak in water. They are like sponges! They'll absorb the water. If you absolutely must use water, then do so in a colander with running water.

The best way to clean the mushrooms is to use a brush. You can buy a special mushroom brush to make this easier.

As with many traditional German vegetable dishes, cream is used to make the sauce. You can omit this if you really want to, but it's such a treat to include it.

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Oma says,

In the above photo, I'm serving the mushroom sauce with breaded pork chops and mashed potatoes. A meal fit for royalty, is what my hubby says!

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Oma's Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Make this mushroom gravy recipe, aka Champignons mit Sahnesosse, when you're wanting to elevate your dinner to something extra-ordinary.

Perfect with pork and beef ... and mashed potatoes! Make sure you make lots!

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


Makes 4 servings


  • 2 pounds mushrooms, cleaned
  • about 2 tablespoons butter/oil
  • ⅓ cup cream
  • salt, pepper, fresh parsley


  1. Cut mushrooms either in quarters or slice them.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in frying pan. Add mushrooms and fry gently for about 10 minutes, until tender.
  3. Add cream, increase heat, and cook until reduced to a creamy sauce.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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Wonderful mushroom gravy similar to a traditional Jägersauce, just like Oma

Mushroom Gravy Recipe made Just like Oma


Mushroom Gravy Recipe made Just like Oma

Make this mushroom gravy recipe when you're wanting to elevate your dinner to something extra-ordinary. Perfect with pork and beef ... and mashed potatoes!

Ingredients: mushrooms, butter, cream, seasonings, parsley,

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