Creamy Mushroom and White Wine Pasta Sauce

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I want to say straight out that this isn’t just your everyday creamy mushroom pasta. The white wine brings a whole extra element to this dish, with its slightly tangy, slightly fruity notes, and it cuts through the luxurious creamy sauce just beautifully.

Add plenty of buttery garlic mushrooms and heaps of fresh parsley, and this white wine pasta is an absolute stunner of a dish.

Creamy mushroom and white wine pasta in a bowl.

And, by the way – if you’re not a mushroom lover, you could swap them for a different vegetable instead. The white wine sauce would also be incredible made with some grated zucchini, finely chopped red peppers, or even cherry tomatoes!

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The flavours are unreal – the white wine really lifts the creamy sauce to the next level, with no extra effort required.
  • It’s super easy to make, but ends up seeming quite fancy (the best kind of meal) – perfect for serving to guests!
  • The white wine sauce could be used in any number of other ways, if you don’t want pasta – you could even just make super posh mushrooms on toast!
A frying pan with creamy mushroom and white wine sauce topped with parsley.

🥗 Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe. You’ll also need a few cupboard staples, like butter and black pepper. See the printable recipe card below for detailed ingredient quantities.

Ingredients for white wine pasta sauce laid out with text overlay.
  • pasta. Any shape works, long or short – I love farfalle, tagliatelle, mafalde, or spirali.
  • mushrooms (I used chestnut mushrooms, but just choose your favourites)
  • dry white wine
  • onion
  • garlic
  • cream (single or double work fine)
  • vegetable stock
  • fresh parsley

Becca’s Top Tip

Don’t feel you need to buy an expensive bottle of wine – I’ve found a cheap, dry white wine works as well as anything else.

📋 Instructions

Here’s how to make this recipe – see below for the printable recipe with detailed ingredients and instructions.

Chopped mushrooms and onions frying in a pan.

Step 1: Sauté the mushrooms and onion in butter.

Mushrooms and white wine bubbling in a hot frying pan.

Step 2: Add the white wine and simmer for a few minutes to cook off the alcohol.

Creamy mushroom and white wine sauce cooking in a frying pan.

Step 3: Add the cream, and bring together until you have a luscious, creamy white wine sauce.

A portion of creamy mushroom pasta topped with parsley.

Step 4: Serve with pasta and plenty of fresh parsley.

Becca’s Top Tip

If you don’t fancy pasta, you can use the white wine mushroom sauce in other ways too – try it on baked tofu, for example!

💭 Recipe FAQs

What type of white wine should I use for white wine sauce?

You don’t need to use an expensive wine to make white wine sauce. Any crisp, dry white wine will work nicely – perhaps a Sauvignon blanc or Pinot grigio (Pinot gris).

Can I add other vegetables to the sauce?

If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, or you just want to add some extra flavours and textures to the sauce, you can easily add different vegetables. I’d try grated zucchini (courgette) or thinly sliced red peppers.

How can I store leftover sauce?

This sauce is best eaten straight away. However, if you do have any sauce left over, store it in the fridge in an air-tight tub for 2-3 days. It can be reheated on the stovetop or in the microwave.

A fork taking a scoop from a bowl of pasta in creamy mushroom and white wine sauce.
Pasta in a creamy white wine sauce topped with fresh parsley.

Creamy Mushroom and White Wine Pasta Sauce

This luxurious white wine pasta sauce is made with creamy garlic mushrooms and plenty of fresh parsley – so easy to make, but so impressive and perfect for serving to guests!

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5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 679kcal
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 160 g (~ 5 1/2 oz) pasta (I used farfalle)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 250 g mushrooms (I used chestnut mushrooms)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 250 ml (~ 1 cup) dry white wine
  • 1/2 vegetable stock cube, crumbled
  • 125 ml (~ 1/2 cup) cream (I used single cream)
  • Black pepper
  • Few sprigs fresh parsley, chopped


  • Boil the pasta in plenty of water until cooked al dente – approximately 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter with the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, and add the chopped onion. Cook for a few minutes, until slightly soft and fragrant, then add the mushrooms and the minced garlic. Cook for a further 5 minutes, until the mushrooms and onion are soft.
  • Next, add the white wine to the pan with the mushrooms, and raise the heat a little (medium-high), to bring the wine to a simmer. Crumble the stock cube into the liquid, allowing it to dissolve. Cook for a few minutes, in order to cook off the alcohol.
  • Turn the heat back down to medium-low, and stir in the cream. Add plenty of black pepper and most of the fresh parsley (save a little back for garnish), and mix to combine.


Nutrition Facts
Creamy Mushroom and White Wine Pasta Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 679 Calories from Fat 240
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.7g41%
Saturated Fat 11.9g60%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 870mg25%
Carbohydrates 78.5g26%
Fiber 3.6g14%
Sugar 7.3g8%
Protein 19.6g39%
Calcium 167mg17%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on your exact ingredients. Please calculate your own nutritional values if you require accuracy for health reasons.

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  1. haha i totally understand! when i have a food i like i can gobble it up in minutes! this looks like just that kind of food :) mmm!

  2. YUM! Ahh I don’t care if you think its’ boring, that right there is food heaven. Cream, cheese, just…yes please!

  3. Yay! You’re back :) and dang girl this looks SO good, I for one am very glad you posted this. Creamy mushroom pasta? yes please.