The Ultimate White Wine Sauce For Everything

If you’re looking for a delicious sauce to complement your dinner, this versatile white wine sauce is your go to recipe! It will complement and elevate just about anything you decide to prepare!

Plus, you can never go wrong with having an amazing sauce in your recipe repertoire! Being so versatile, it complements pasta, seafood, chicken, steamed vegetables, potatoes and…just about anything. This most definitely is the perfect sauce to liven up any meal! 

Quick & Easy – Bursting With Flavor

It’s quick to put together, easy and bursting with flavor using just a few ingredients. The perfect weeknight (or weekend) meal addition!

It is a cream based sauce and is so rich in flavor with the addition of Parmesan cheese, garlic and the star ingredient…white wine. It’s so velvety and has a unique, slightly sweet taste from the addition of shallots. Onion can definitely be a substitute although shallots are a bit milder. To finish this amazing sauce, add a dash of fresh parsley! Pair with your favorite meal and enjoy immensely!

White wine sauce ingredients

Add Even More Flavor

Add some more flavor and texture with the addition of mushrooms. If you enjoy them or a fan like my husband, just slice some up and stir them in! They are completely optional, but an amazing addition!

Sliced Mushrooms

Or, add lemon and capers to the sauce for a quick take on chicken piccata. Just prepare and spoon over baked or sautéed chicken.

What Wine Do I Use?

I personally like to use a white wine I would drink and enjoy, though cooking wine is perfectly acceptable too. It’s all preference. A Chardonnay is preferable or something similar because you want a more full bodied wine that will be able to stand out in your sauce. Nothing too sweet either!

Let’s Start Cooking

It’s simple! Start out by cooking the shallots until they’re translucent. Add the garlic and briefly sauté until fragrant, but not browned. It burns rather quickly, so keep an eye on it!
Oil, shallots and garlic cooking
Next, add the white wine and cook it down for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat. Then add the cream and Parmesan cheese. Simmer for about another 5 minutes and add the parsley and pepper to finish.

White Wine Sauce

White Wine Sauce

A versatile sauce that complements chicken, fish and many vegetables.

Keyword white wine sauce, wine, wine sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Shallots Minced
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Garlic Minced
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup White Wine
  • 4 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley


  1. In a medium sauce pan heat oil over medium heat.

  2. Sauté the shallots until tender and translucent. About 5 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for 1-2 more minutes until fragrant, but not browned.

  4. Add the white wine, increase heat to medium high and simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

  5. Add heavy cream and bring to another simmer.

  6. Stir in the Parmesan cheese until smooth and creamy.

  7. Season with salt and pepper and finish with some parsley.

  8. Enjoy!

Chicken with white wine sauce

Make this amazing sauce and it definitely will be the star of any dish you prepare. It’s such a flavorful, pleasing sauce that’s fun and sophisticated that you’ll find yourself making over and over again.
If you love this sauce, you’ll also love our Simple Basil Pesto. It’s also a great weeknight, versatile sauce that’s just as crazy delicious!  

And after you’ve enjoyed dinner, make sure to serve up some sweet dessert! Here are a few suggestions to get you started!

Keep it Sweet!

Easy and so versatile, White Wine Sauce is great on chicken, fish and so many vegetables!

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