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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Mushroom Ragu

The earthy flavor of mushrooms is a delicious addition to the dinner table.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • servings: 4




  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds small white mushrooms, halved
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup dry red or white wine, or water


  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter with olive oil. Add shallot; cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Raise heat to medium. Add mushrooms; season with salt and pepper. Cook, covered, until mushrooms release their liquid, 5 to 6 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Uncover; raise heat to high. Cook, tossing, until liquid evaporates and mushrooms are brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Add thyme and wine. Cook until skillet is almost dry, 1 minute. Serve hot.

Everyday Food, October 2003