A delicious creamy mushroom sauce that you will want to smother on everything. With just 6 ingredients this sauce is ready in less than 10 minutes. Pair it with steak, chicken, pork, bacon or pasta!
keto mushroom sauce in a small frying pan

An awesome keto, easy mushroom sauce is a handy recipe to have. This recipe is so simple yet so delicious!

For someone who used to hate mushrooms, I am a huge fan now and I just love this sauce served with chicken or a steak. It is just as good served with vegetarian keto recipes too!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

Quick and easy – with only a handful of ingredients this easy mushroom sauce is ready in under 10 minutes.

Pantry and supermarket staples – no fancy ingredients needed.
Versatile – quick mushroom sauce for chicken, beef or pork. Serve it with pasta (keto pasta for a low carb recipe) or just as is.

Thermal cooker method included – Even though this is a very simple recipe for mushroom sauce, Thermomix instructions have also been included so you can make mushrooms sauce in your Thermomix.

Keto Mushroom Sauce Ingredients

Scroll to the recipe card for the full list of ingredients to make this easy keto mushroom cream sauce recipe.

Keto Mushroom Sauce ingredients in small bowls with labels so you know what is in the sauce.

Alrighty, this is an easy keto recipe you are going to love. Making a keto creamy mushroom sauce is not hard. It takes no fancy ingredients but I do have a couple of variations to suit your tastes.

I used very simple button mushrooms in this recipe. However, you can add some rehydrated forest mushroom mix, portobello, pine, or swiss brown mushrooms. Whatever mushrooms you prefer you can use.

Cream and butter – I have used a thickened (or heavy) cream for the mushroom sauce recipe. However, for a dairy-free option you can swap butter for avocado oil and cream for beef broth (or coconut cream) if preferred. This is perfect for a paleo or keto vegan mushroom sauce option too. Parmesan can also be swapped for nutritional yeast flakes for a “cheesy” flavour.

Fresh herbs – while I have used fresh parsley and fresh thyme, tarragon or dill are perfect herbs that go with mushrooms too.

Variations: Add Worcestershire sauce (when sauteeing mushrooms) and Dijon mustard for added umami. Omit the cream and use beef broth or chicken broth for an easy keto mushroom gravy. If you need to thicken the gravy (or sauce) add a 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum or glucomannan powder).

How To Make Low Carb Mushroom Sauce

Making a creamy & mushroom sauce is super easy.

Sauteed mushrooms in a frying pan.


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Step 1: Preheat a wide-based frying pan over medium heat. Add the butter and melt until foaming then add garlic and mushrooms. Stir to coat the mushrooms in the butter.

Step 2: Continue to sautè until the mushrooms are lightly golden.

Creamy mushroom sauce in a skillet with a white spoon in it.

Step 3: Add the remaining ingredients and cook stirring for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened. Serve mushroom & cream sauce with your favourite vegetables or some toasted low carb bread.

Alternative Ways to Serve

Serve this low carb creamy mushroom sauce over a grilled steak, smothered pork chops and a side of your favourite low carb vegetables.

It is also perfect with grilled chicken breast or even Lemon Pepper Wings. You can add Pesto Rosso and cook this sauce with chicken breast like our Marry Me Chicken.

Want more Keto Sauce Recipes?

For more low carb recipes:

  1. Peri Peri Sauce
  2. Easy Keto Cheese Sauce
  3. Low Carb Cranberry Sauce
  4. Sugar Free Sweet and Sour Sauce
  5. Keto Big Mac Sauce

FAQs and Tips

Are mushrooms keto? Yes! At less than 2g carbs per cup, you can happily enjoy mushrooms on a keto diet.

What mushrooms are best in a creamy mushroom sauce? Even though this recipe uses white button mushrooms any mushrooms of choice, or a combination can be used. Portobello, pine, oyster or brown mushrooms to name a few.

Can the sauce be frozen? I wouldn’t recommend it although it can be. If you do freeze it please reheat over a gentle heat careful not to split the cream.

Can I make this sauce into a keto mushroom gravy? Yes, you can. By using large brown mushrooms, which will add a richer deeper flavour, you can make this recipe into more of a keto mushroom gravy.

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Keto Mushroom Sauce in a frying pan.

Creamy Keto Mushroom Sauce

A delicious creamy mushroom sauce that you will want to smother on everything. With just 6 ingredients this sauce is ready in less than 10 minutes. Pair it with steak, chicken, pork, bacon or pasta!
5 from 84 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 2 serves
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  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) butter
  • 1 clove (1 clove) garlic
  • 150 g (1.5 cups) mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1/2 teaspoon) dried thyme or fresh
  • 1/2 cup (1/2 cup) cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/4 cup) parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley to serve



  • Melt butter over medium high heat in a wide based frying pan.
    1 tablespoon butter
  • Finely mince garlic and add to foaming hot butter. Add mushrooms and thyme; stir to coat. Sautè until mushrooms are lightly golden but still soft.
    1 clove garlic, 150 g mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Add cream and parmesan; season to taste. Cook stirring for 1-2 minutes until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and serve with finely chopped parsley.
    1/2 cup cream, 1/4 cup parmesan, Salt and pepper, Finely chopped fresh parsley


  • Place a small handful of parsley to mixer; chop 10 sec/speed 10. Scrape and repeat if needed. Scrape into a small bowl and reserve.
    Finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Add garlic and butter to mixer; chop 3 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides of bowl; cook 4 min/100°C/speed 1.
    1 tablespoon butter, 1 clove garlic
  • Add sliced mushrooms and thyme to butter; cook 5 min/110°C/reverse/stir/MC off. Add cream, parmesan and season to taste; cook 3 min/110°C/reverse/stir/MC off. Serve with reserved parsley.
    150 g mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/2 cup cream, 1/4 cup parmesan


  • I use button mushrooms, but any mushrooms of choice can be used. In the thermal method I do not use the mixer to chop the mushroom as I prefer them sliced in the sauce.
  • Cream can be replaced with coconut cream or stock/bone broth if preferred.
  • Parmesan can be swapped for any cheese or for a cheese free sauce add 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavour.
  • Any herbs of choice can be used.
Making mushroom sauce in the Thermomix is easy. This recipe will thicken. If yours is still thin after resting for 5 minutes just cook it a little longer. 
  • The sauce can be made in bulk and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or frozen as part of a meal or in individual serves.
  • When reheating sauce be careful to do so over low heat to avoid splitting the cream.
  • The nutritional values have been calculated using the recipe ingredients as listed for 2 serves.
  • This sauce is 4g net carb per serve.
  • The creamy keto mushroom sauce can be used as a sauce to be served with vegetables or protein. Alternatively, it can be used as a keto pasta sauce or over keto toast.
  • Add some chopped bacon or chicken for a delicious meal.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1147IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 16mg | Net Carbs: 4g
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38 responses to “Creamy Keto Mushroom Sauce”

  1. Fiona

    5 stars
    Im very new to keto struggling a bit , 90% of the time im sticking to the rules , im so happy the weight is coming off really fast .
    I came across your recipe and made it tonight, its fantastic thanks so much x
    By the way im a bad cook can’t believe how delicious keto is x

  2. Lauette

    5 stars
    Looked for a keto friendly version of mushroom gravy for pork chops and this was amazing!! Glad I doubled the recipe!

  3. Meryle

    5 stars
    This sauce is sooo good will definitely be making it again thank you.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! I will take that as a win

  4. Marcela

    5 stars

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Woohoo! xx

  5. Agnieszka

    5 stars
    Delicious sauce! I love mushrooms so it’s right up my alley.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  6. nancy

    5 stars
    fabulous mushroom sauce – i use this on everything!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  7. Nora

    5 stars
    Such a wonderful sauce! I love your recipe!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I love to read that.

  8. Kayla DiMaggio

    5 stars
    This mushroom sauce was so delicious! I loved serving it over a big bowl of cauliflower rice!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Sounds delicious too Kalya

  9. sarah

    5 stars
    this sauce was so easy & delicious!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So glad you liked it

  10. Andrea

    5 stars
    absolutely love how creamy this sauce is! it’s the perfect easy topper to spruce things up!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  11. Courtney Reynolds

    5 stars
    Love that it’s keto!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      And tasty!

    2. Karrey

      Thank you this recipe will be use alot more my hubby loved it

  12. Rose Anne

    5 stars
    Very good recipe and can be used in so many ways.I used it with my pork chops tonight and was a big hit. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing this super easy and good recipe.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome Rose

      1. Angel

        Hiii, what is the serving size???

      2. Megan Mad Creations Hub

        The sauce makes 2 serves so half of the sauce is a serve.

  13. Katie Youngs

    5 stars
    Yum! Mushroom sauce is one of my favorites!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  14. Leslie

    5 stars
    Great recipe!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So glad you enjoyed it Leslie.

  15. Rob

    5 stars
    Such a great recipe to use with so many dishes!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  16. Ramona

    5 stars
    This was a truly delicious sauce. I will make it again.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  17. Angele Robillard

    5 stars
    Loved this sauce! So good. Realized at the last minute I did not have Parmesan, so I substituted cheddar cheese. It was delish!

  18. Lynda H

    5 stars
    Bloody delicious Megan 🤤🤤🤤
    My non keto partner has requested I make this mushroom sauce for his steaks for now on.

  19. Kym S

    5 stars
    EASY – QUICK – YUM ! 10/10 !

5 from 84 votes (65 ratings without comment)

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