Outback Steakhouse Sauteed Mushrooms

No need to leave the house to get Outback Steakhouse sauteed mushrooms (or ‘shrooms as it appears on the menu). Sauteed mushrooms go great on a steak or baked potato and also make a great side dish!

Homemade copycat Outback Steakhouse Sauteed mushrooms on a white plate on top of a red kitchen towel.

Going to a steakhouse so often means having your steak with an extra treat or two. Sauteed mushrooms are often the side dish of choice when you order a steak. Now you can make mushrooms just like the Outback Steakhouse.

These mushrooms are super easy to make, in fact, they make a great side dish anytime you want to add mushrooms to your meal.


Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Butter
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Beef broth
  • Burgundy wine

How to Make Outback Mushrooms

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add butter.
  2. When the butter melts, add mushrooms, onions, and salt.
  3. Sauté mushrooms until they have browned and started to cook through.
  4. Add red wine and beef broth.
  5. Cook for a few additional minutes and allow the sauce to reduce.

Recipe Notes

For this recipe, there are instructions for both fresh and canned mushrooms. I personally love making these with fresh mushrooms. You may wish to blanch them before cooking to keep a nicer color and shape.

I find that you can get great deals on mushrooms at Costco. So every time I go to Costco, the mushrooms make it into my basket.

For the red wine, I suggest that you use an inexpensive red wine. When I say inexpensive, I am thinking something like Franzia brand. I use their burgundy wine. It comes in a box, and while I wouldn’t drink it, it is fine to cook with. The vacuum bag means that it is ok to store and cook with for a long time.

Homemade copycat Outback Steakhouse mushrooms on a white plate.

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Homemade copycat Outback Steakhouse Sauteed mushrooms on a white plate on top of a red kitchen towel.

Outback Steakhouse Sauteed Mushrooms

It is easy to make Outback Steakhouse sauteed mushrooms at home.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Outback Steakhouse Sauteed Mushrooms, Sauteed Mushrooms
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 80kcal


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 16 ounces fresh mushrooms or 2 – 8-ounce cans or jars of small whole mushrooms (plus the juice of one of the cans or jars)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 can beef broth (10.5 ounce can)
  • 1/3 cup burgundy wine


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add butter. When the butter melts, add mushrooms and onions. Sprinkle mushrooms and onions with about 1/4 teaspoon salt. Saute mushrooms until they have browned and they have started to cook through. Add red wine and beef broth. Cook for a few additional minutes and allow the sauce to reduce.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.8mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Alice Crawford

    I do mine the same way….with butter added. I also use half burgundy half port and let them simmer for hours. I have also grilled fresh mushrooms then added them to the mix. The smokey taste is awesome. This works well with portabella mushrooms as well. Baby Bellas are much better than button mushrooms. But its all a matter of taste. You could use a variety of mushrooms at once and get some good earthy tastes.

    • Craig

      The easiest is get a bottle of a good Marsala cooking wine. Saute mushrooms and chopped onion with some butter. Then in a appropriate sized sauce pot add beef broth and Marsala and simmer covered for an hour then remove lid and simmer another 10 to 15 minutes. I always use fresh mushrooms. Store leftovers in fridge in a sealed container and they are even better next day. Or I sometimes make them the day before.

  2. Mecca

    I substituted fresh mushrooms and simmered very low for about an hour to concentrate the flavor. Excellent. Also season with salt and pepper.

  3. Matt

    They actually use a boxed Cab Sav for this recipie. Simmer the wine, onions, wet broth base, and a bit of butter as well. Once the onions start to get soft and the alcohol burns off, top the fresh mushrooms in a sealed bowl with the mixture. In the store these are then placed into a small crock pot to reheat and actually “cook” in a small. That slower process is what gives the mushroom the flavor and ensures the mushrooms are fully cooked with the broth.

    • stephaniemanley

      Here is a simple suggestion. http://www.gallofamily.com/our-wines/hearty-burgundy.html

      If you don’t want to use this, would use a merlot, or perhaps even a shiraz. These are both reds, I prefer both of these with a spicier note to them and a little on the dry side. I hope that helps.


      • BeerMoney

        Excellent! I’ll try the recipe this weekend with Merlot. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks!

    • Tina l

      Burgundy wine is made in the burgundy region of France with (usually) pinot noir grapes. Try substituting your favorite pinot for the burgundy.

  4. Gkbutler

    We were looking forward to this recipe because we love these mushrooms so much when we go to Outback. However, after following this recipe exactly they tasted NOTHING like the ones from Outback. There seems to be something missing. Anyone who has worked there might know if there is something that’s missing in this recipe????? Please????

    • Kelly Bansidhar

      I’m also in the ‘retaurant biz’, and am a classically trained chef, and I can tell you that this recipe was great, but I agree with you that it was missing something, THEY WERE SAUTEED IN CLARIFIED BUTTER FIRST! Anyone can make the butter, if yoiu want to learn email me and i’ll write you a detailed email about how to. You will be pleasantly surrised at how easy!!

      • jk

        5 stars
        Kelly, Do you still send an email explaining how to saute the mushrooms in clarified butter first? My email is jkkonklin@hotmail.com I am interested in making the mushrooms like the restaurant in the future. That is Outback Steakhouse. I don’t check my email that often but I will make a point of looking for your email sometime in the near future. I am hoping that you still send people that information. Thank you.

    • Paula

      Shallots. And well seasoned! We used a Pinot noir and let the liquid reduce. No broth.
      Sauté a diced shallot in olive oil, add fresh mushrooms (we had baby Bella’s on hand) sauté a minute or so on med high stirring shrooms into oil and shallot. Barely cover with any red and leave your heat kinda high to reduce liquid. 15-20 minutes and perfect. You can turn heat to low and simmer as long as it takes to prepare dinner 🥩🍄

  5. Ibt222

    Not everyone is in the resturant industry. This is a simple and easy way for people like me too cook and it still tasted wonderful. Thanks.

  6. Suz

    Canned mushrooms? Once again, I don’t agree.

    Don’t people know how to clean and saute fresh mushrooms anymore?

  7. Elizabeth Nelson

    These mushrooms were great on my steak last night and so easy to make! I will cook them next time I have company over!

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