French Mushroom Ragout

French Mushroom Ragout

This classic French dish is the perfect meal for a  windy day to make your frown turn upside down.

  • Quarter the mushrooms. Finely slice up 1 onion. Heat some oil and/or butter together in a large pan. Add the onions and 1-2 cloves crushed garlic and fry until golden brown. Stir in some chopped thyme and cook until fragrant. Stir in about 2 tbsp flour and cook for 2 minutes. 

  • Add 1-2cups of stock and bring to a boil. Simmer gently until the sauce has thickened.

  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes until soft. Season to taste. Transfer to a covered heatproof dish.

  • Cut some baguette (or your bread of choice) into thick slices. Rub each slice with a cut clove of garlic. Top each piece with a slice of brie or vegan camembert. 

  • Place the baguette slices on top of the mushroom mixture and place under a hot grill for about 5 minutes until the cheese melts or the bread is crisp.

  • Get it while it’s hot! 



Mushrooms are a rich, low calorie source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. They may also mitigate the risk of developing serious health conditions, such as Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.