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Mushrooms with Red Wine and Thyme (Recipe)

Mushrooms with Red Wine and Thyme (Recipe)


Just as perfect for Thanksgiving as it is for a quick weekend night, you can, and should, make this one day ahead. That extra day really lets the flavors meld.


  • 1 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Large shallots, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Pounds crimini mushrooms
  • 1/2 Cup dry Marsala or Maderia Wine, divided
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus fresh whole sprigs for garnish
  • Coarse salt and freshly-ground pepper

1. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, bring cream and shallots to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in mushrooms and 1/4 cup Marsala, lower heat to medium and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are evenly coated. Stir in additional 1/4 cup Marsala and simmer for about 6 minutes, until the sauce is thickened and the mushrooms are tender. Add chopped thyme and continue simmering for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fresh thyme sprigs as garnish.

Recipe Adapted From: Epicurious.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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11:09PM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

What a great recipe! I love mushrooms and thyme and with the Maderia wine sounds incredible! Thank you.

10:35PM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

Mushrooms are delicious, looks like an interesting recipe.

Red wine imparts flavour. I am not sure that I would use as much cream but it appears to be good recipe to try out.

7:40AM PDT on May 28, 2014

This recipe looks so good but I wish that it didn't need heavy cream.

6:57AM PDT on Mar 31, 2014

I love mushrooms with or without red wine are delicious.

12:06PM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Sounds great, and I might try the suggestions in the comments of using thyme earlier and yogurt. Thanks.

5:53AM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Marvelous! Thank you!

4:36AM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

3:35AM PST on Nov 9, 2013

Yum I love mushrooms and thyme is my favorite herb besides garlic!

2:16AM PST on Nov 8, 2013

I cook this with yogurt

1:53AM PST on Nov 8, 2013

Thank you :)

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