Do you love a classic Italian-American Marsala recipe? Then jump right on this Mushrooms in Marsala Sauce recipe, which is a vegan Chicken Marsala alternative for your plant-based menu. A traditional Marsala recipe includes breaded and fried chicken cooked in a rich marsala mushroom sauce. But in this plant-based version, savory mushrooms take the full place of chicken to create a comforting, satisfying recipe full of flavor and appeal. Just bread 1 pound of your favorite mushrooms, such as chanterelle mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, or button mushrooms, sauté them with onions and garlic until they are golden and tender, and then cook with a Marsala wine sauce until the mixture is thick and bubbly. Now you can serve this vegetarian mushroom marsala sauce over pasta, whole grains, or boiled, baked or mashed potatoes for the best dinner ever! You can get this budget friendly recipe on the table in just over 30 minutes with only 9 ingredients (not including pantry staples). If you want to add some protein to this recipe, just stir in cubed tofu. You can easily make this a gluten free mushroom marsala by swapping out flour for cornstarch.
Marsala is a fortified wine made in Sicily. It is delicious in cooking, because it lends a rich, caramelized flavor to dishes. You can find Marsala wine in many well stocked wine shops or supermarkets. It’s a key ingredient of this recipe. What can you substitute for Marsala wine? You can try Madeira wine, port, or sherry.
You can use whatever mushroom you like for this recipe, including chanterelle mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, or button mushrooms. I used cinnamon cap mushrooms I got from my farmers market in Ojai, which are locally produced in my region. The main thing to consider is that the mushrooms are the star of this recipe, so you want big pieces that you can bread and saute. Meatier texture mushrooms work better than more delicate mushrooms.
This easy delicious vegan Mushrooms in Marsala Sauce recipe is a plant-based version of the traditional Italian-American Chicken Marsala.
*Poultry seasoning is a seasoning blend including dried ground sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, nutmeg, and black pepper. If you can’t find it, make it yourself using these herbs.
You can make this a gluten free mushroom marsala by swapping out flour for cornstarch.
Keywords: marsala sauce, mushroom marsala sauce, chanterelle mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, button mushrooms
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