Porcini Ravioli with Wild Mushroom Demi-glace Cream Sauce

Total Time:
35 min
15 min
Inactive Prep:
20 min
4 to 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thickly sliced
  • Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound assorted mushrooms, including porcini, cremini, oyster, wood ear and white button
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 cup demi-glace
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound fresh porcini ravioli
  • Freshly grated Parmesan, for garnish


In a large saute pan over high heat, add olive oil. Add the red onion and saute until tender. Season with salt and crushed red pepper. Add the mushrooms and bay leaf and cook until mushrooms begin to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the balsamic. Add the parsley and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the wine and demi-glace and reduce the heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Add the cream and stir to combine. Simmer for another few minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, add porcini ravioli and cook until they come to the surface (just a couple minutes for fresh ravioli.) Drain well and serve with sauce over top. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan.