Mushroom duxelle

Mushroom duxelle is a great mushroom stuffing recipe to try at home.  This mushroom duxelle is easy to make and only takes a few minutes.

Ingredients – Serves 2

  • 60g mushrooms
  • 30g shallots
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sea salt / pepper

Getting everything ready

  1. Wipe mushrooms with a clean damp cloth, remove any stalks and carefully peel away the thin skin (peelings).  Keep these peelings, which are very good for stocks.
  2. Cut the mushrooms into very small dice.  Place into a small, clean bowl.
  3. Peel the shallots and cut into very small dice.  Place into a small, clean bowl.


  1. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms and shallots.
  3. Saute gently for a few minutes, stirring from time to time, until the oil has been absorbed and the mixture is quite dry; it will not take many minutes.
  4. Season to taste.
  5. The mushroom duxelle is ready to use.

Mushroom duxelle – interesting facts

Check out these interesting facts about the use of mushroom duxelle in cooking (Wikipedia):

  • Duxelles is said to have been created by the 17th-century French chef François Pierre La Varenne (1615–1678) and to have been named after his employer, Nicolas Chalon du Blé, marquis d’Uxelles, maréchal de France
  • Many classical cook books define duxelles as dehydrated fungi

Watch this mushroom duxelle being made