Diane Sauce for Steak

If you’ve ever enjoyed a steak at a restaurant, you might have come across Diane sauce. It’s creamy, buttery, and herb-infused, adding a whole new level of depth to the flavor of your steak. This sauce is genuinely incredible; I’m not ashamed to admit that I’d happily clean my plate with a roll just to savor every last drop. And the best part? It only takes around 10 minutes to whip up.


  • 1 tbsp (15g) unsalted butter
  • ½ tbsp sunflower oil – if you’ve just cooked steak to go with this sauce, use the oils/meat drippings that are left in the pan, instead of the sunflower oil and butter.
  • 2 shallots – peeled and chopped finely
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove – peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp cognac
  • 180 ml (¾ cup) beef stock – water plus 2 stock cubes is fine.
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 120 ml (½ cup) double (heavy) cream


  1. Add the butter and oil to a frying pan and heat over medium heat.
  2. When the butter has melted, add the shallots, salt, pepper, and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the shallots are just starting to soften.
  3. Add the cognac to the pan, bubble for 1 minute, then add in the stock, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened.
  4. Stir in the cream (if you have any juices from resting your steak, add them to the pan now too). Bring back to a simmer, then turn off the heat.
  5. Serve over steak.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 533IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg

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About the Author: Rachel Michaels

A food photographer and travel blogger from New York City. Rachel's interest in cooking and travel began during her study abroad program in Italy, where she fell in love with Italian cuisine. She now captures the beauty of food and travels through her photography and blog posts.

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