Mushroom Madeira Sauce With Pan Drippings

mushroom madeira sauce
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 23 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
82 Calories
6g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
(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, or use chicken or beef drippings. 

The easy mushroom sauce makes a delicious sauce for pork, chicken, or beef.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Pan drippings, 1/4 to 1/3 cup, fat skimmed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Madeira wine
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

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

Add the green onions and saute for 1 minute longer.

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

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

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.