Mushroom Stew Recipe

One of the key ingredients in this savory mushroom stew is red wine. The acidity of red wine enhances the flavors of the herbs, spices, and aromatics; making the dish more flavorful and fragrant. If you are on a meat-free diet, try out this recipe. Mushrooms have an umami and earthy taste to them and are known to have a meaty texture when cooked.

Mushroom Stew Recipe

How To Make Mushroom Stew

This savory mushroom stew is a great alternative to beef stew if you're avoiding meat.

Cook: 35 mins
Total: 35 mins


  • lb brown mushrooms, of your choice, can be shiitake, cremini, or portobello, halved
  • ½ lb mushrooms, (pale), can be chanterelle, king trumpet, or oyster, halved
  • 5 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • oz red onions, diced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 5 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups mushroom broth, or vegetable broth
  • cups red wine, divided
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For Serving:

  • 3 baguette, sliced

For Garnish:

  • parsley, chopped


  1. In a wide skillet, warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute for about 8 minutes until softened and browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  2. In the same skillet put butter and 1 tablespoon of olive over medium-high heat.

  3. When butter begins to brown, add the pale mushrooms and saute for about 3 minutes, until cooked through and beginning to brown.

  4. Add garlic and parsley, continue sauteing.

  5. Deglaze with ¼ cup of red wine and reduce briefly. Set aside.

  6. In a deep skillet, add remaining oil and turn heat to high. Add brown mushrooms and saute for about 3 minutes, until nicely colored.

  7. Add thyme, rosemary, chili powder, and tomato paste. Roast briefly.

  8. Add the flour and continue roasting briefly.

  9. Deglaze with remaining red wine and reduce briefly.

  10. Add the mushroom or vegetable broth and bring the stew to a simmer. Stir occasionally and simmer for roughly 10 minutes until stew has reduced and thickened.

  11. Add tomatoes, cooked onions, and cooked pale mushrooms. Stir to combine.

  12. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly. Serve with toasted bread, garnished with parsley.


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 143mg
  • Calories: 559kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 76g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Potassium: 968mg
  • Protein: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 805mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 416IU
  • Vitamin C: 12mg
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