Mushroom Madeira Sauce With Pan Drippings Recipe

mushroom madeira sauce
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 23 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
77 Calories
6g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 197mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This mushroom and Madeira sauce is an excellent sauce to serve with a special meal. The simple mushroom sauce is made with drippings from roasted pork—though you can also use chicken or beef drippings—and makes a delicious accompaniment for your next meat dish.


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 6 medium green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup pan drippings, fat skimmed

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup Madeira wine

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • Salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. In a sauté pan or saucepan over medium heat, sauté the mushrooms in butter until tender.

  2. Add the green onions and sauté for 1 minute longer.

  3. Stir in the pan drippings, water, wine, and vinegar.

  4. Bring to a boil; continue cooking, stirring, for 1 minute.

  5. Add salt, to taste.

Note: If you would like a thickened sauce, stir 2 teaspoons of cornstarch into the 1/2 cup of water before adding to the pan.

Makes about 2 cups of sauce.