Chipotle mushroom cream sauce

2015-12-03 a.o.

Except for the added chipotle, (*) the method is identical to the Mushroom Cream Sauce recipe. I gave it a separate page because chipotle makes this a very differently-flavored sauce.

Chipotle is oil-soluble. Adding oil dough will enhance the chipotle flavor. On the other hand, cream—being a dairy product—will mellow the chipotle pepper bite. 

Adding oil dough to thicken mushroom sauce is a quick and easy way to get he job done. I am not saying it is better or worse than any other method. You need to find out for yourself what fits your needs the best.


Pic1: without thickener
Pic2: with oil dough


This is what you need for 3 cups:

  • 1 lb. button mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • S&P
  • chipotle powder
    OR 1 adobo chipotle pepper
  • optional: oil dough
    • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
    • 2 tsp. flour




Pic3: frozen mushrooms, cream
Pic4: warmed slowly
Pic5: oil dough

Cook the mushrooms:


Prepare the sauce:

Thickening the sauce:

Finishing up:

Serving suggestion:


(*) FYI: Chipotle is available in several forms in local grocery stores and online:

  1. Chipotle powder is available in dry spices isle in most grocery stores and online.
  2. Liquid hot sauces with chipotle are available in several brand names and varieties.
  3. Chipotle puree/sauce or whole chipotles in adobo sauce is available canned under several brand names. The local stores favor the La Costeña brand.


Pic: chipotle varieties:
1+2. powdered 3. hot sauce 4. canned chipotle in adobo sauce 5. pureed chipotle sauce