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Creamy Baby Bella Sauce

A great addition to pork or steak
Creamy Baby Bella Sauce
Eberly Film Labs/The Daily Meal

This rich, savory sauce is perfect to serve on top of pork chops or tenderloin if you want to make it feel special without a ton of extra effort. Baby bella mushrooms, aka cremini mushrooms, are simply small-sized portabella mushrooms. Their darker color and deeper flavor taste great here, but button mushrooms work too. If you have access to morels, fresh or reconstituted dry, they add a superb flavor and texture as well.

Ready in
20 m
10 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


Make your own dried porcini powder by pulverizing dried porcini mushrooms in a spice grinder or order it online.


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Pound fresh baby bella or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 Cup dry white wine or vermouth
  • 2 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced
  • 4-6 fresh (or reconstituted dried) small morel mushrooms, halved, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon drained capers
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried porcini powder, optional (see note)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or ¼ teaspoon dried
  • Salt, freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup mascarpone or heavy (whipping) cream, plus more as needed
  • 1-2 skinny green onions, trimmed, thinly sliced


Step 1: Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter and ½ pound sliced mushrooms. Saute until nicely golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Add ¼ cup dry white wine and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half.

Step 2: Add 2 thinly sliced garlic cloves and cook 1 minute. Add 4 to 6 halved morel mushrooms if desired, 1 tablespoon drained capers, ½ teaspoon dried porcini powder and ½ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary (or ¼ teaspoon dried). Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon fresh black pepper.

Step 3: Swirl in ¼ cup mascarpone or heavy cream until heated through. Add green onions.

Step 4: Cover and refrigerate up to several days. Reheat to serve, adding a little water (or more cream) to loosen the sauce as desired.

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