When you don’t have much time to cook, sautéed mushrooms are a simple side dish. Learn how to make easy sautéed mushrooms with this great recipe here!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's super easy (and quick!) to make.
- Simple ingredients, yet big flavor.
- Makes the perfect delicious side dish.
- Naturally vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, with a vegan and dairy-free option.
Mushrooms: I love to use cremini mushrooms (aka baby bella mushrooms) in this recipe, but regular white button mushrooms will work well, too!
Non-toxic + truly non-stick!
Butter: A good quality butter, salted or unsalted, does wonders with mushrooms. If vegan, you can use a dairy-free or plant-based butter or replace the butter with more olive oil instead.
Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil adds additional flavor, but can be replace with more butter or omitted if need be.
Non-toxic + truly non-stick!
Lemon juice: The acidity of lemon not only softens and complements the earthiness of mushrooms, but also helps cook the mushrooms a bit quicker and release their natural liquid. If you do not have lemon juice, you can replace it with any culinary vinegar.
Vinegar: I love to use a touch of white wine vinegar for additional depth of flavor, but apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar and regular white vinegar will also work in a pinch. If you really want some big flavor, use balsamic vinegar for a fun twist.
Salt and Pepper: The quintessential seasoning for most recipes, this sauteed mushrooms recipe is no exception. I leave the amount up to you, as this is one of those dishes that you will want to season to suit your own tastes. Even without seasoning, these easy sauteed mushrooms are quite flavorful, so I personally usually only add a small pinch of each to finish.
Thyme: A small sprig of fresh thyme not only looks pretty, but adds a subtle herby flavor if that's your jam. And no worries if it isn't, this is a completely optional ingredient. Alternatively, any fresh herbs work well if you want to add that pop of green - fresh parsley is another favorite.
What Goes with Sautéed Mushrooms?
- Serve as a tasty and quick side dish for your favorite savory meals.
- Toss with freshly cooked pasta for a quick meal. This pasta with broccoli is always a hit!
- Serve in sandwiches and wraps.
- Toss in a quesadilla.
- Serve over rice or quinoa.
- Serve alongside roasted potatoes and other veggies like this spinach stir fry with garlic.
Yes. Mushrooms are rich in fiber, protein, vitamins such as Vitamin D and B 12 and also low in fat.
Yes. Let cooked mushrooms cool completely before storing in a freezer safe container in the freezer for up to one year.
Yes. Sautéed mushrooms are keto friendly.
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Quick + Easy Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe
- ¼ cup butter salted or unsalted, use vegan if necessary
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh or bottled
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or any vinegar
- 16 ounces cremini (baby bella) mushrooms sliced (be certain to clean the dirt off of the mushrooms if needed)
- 1 sprig fresh thyme optional
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the butter, olive oil, lemon juice and vinegar. Stir until the butter has melted.
- Add the mushrooms to the pan, and the thyme if using. If using a small skillet, you want to aim for one single layer of mushrooms, so cook in batches if need be.
- Cook, stirring frequently about five minutes, or until the mushrooms soften a little and begin to turn golden.
- Turn off the heat, season with salt and pepper, serve and enjoy!
Sauteed mushrooms are one of our favorite side dishes! I love that you added white wine vinegar to them, such a subtle yummy flavor.
I made these lmushrooms ast night and we all really enjoyed them! They were so easy, too. Thanks!
Amazing! The thyme adds the best flavor.
yum! had these as part of my brekky spread, was a hit!
This was THE perfect way to cook mushrooms! I am so excited you shared this. Thank you!
These mushrooms are delicious with a poached egg! My kind of easy meal.
Love sauteed mushrooms and these were perfect to go along with mashed potatoes and baked chicken. So easy to make!
These are so flavorful and buttery! I could eat mounds of them! Can't wait to make them again.
I made these mushrooms last weekend to go with our steaks. They were perfect. So flavorful and delicious.
Jere Cassidy says
I am the only one in the family that likes mushrooms so I rarely make them. I made this recipe to go with a steak dinner and they came so delicious. Loved all the flavors!
Mushrooms are my fav!! Appreciate the tips about the different types of mushrooms and types of herbs that can be used in this recipe! Delish!
Sauteed mushrooms are one of my favorites! But I didn't know you could store them in the freezer- genius tip!
Looove these! I think the vinegar is the secret ingredient - it just adds so much more to the mushrooms!
Matej @ CookWeWill says
Big mushroom lover right here! I usually don't add lemon juice and I'm going to try it now, thanks for the tip 🙂
Great tips! We love sauteed mushrooms, and really enjoyed them flavoured with a bit of time! I think adding a bit of vinegar in there really brought out their flavour too! Thanks for a great recipe!
Amanda Wren-Grimwood says
I love mushrooms cooked this way. The lemon juice really goes well with the mushrooms and it's so delicious.
These sauteed mushrooms are delicious stirred through cooked pasta with a sprinkling of Parmesan on top. Delicious!
Crazy good recipe. Can't wait to try mixed with other veggies next time! Thanks!
Minnie mervin says
Since i use and like all of the ingredients in this recipe I expect to enjoy it very much. I plan to try it with pasta.
Donna Morgan says
. I started sautéing mushrooms 40 years ago and I’ve never used a recipe - so glad to see one here! I usually start by putting butter in a pan then minced garlic. Once they release their flavor, I then add the quartered mushrooms and lots of Worcestershire Sauce. Sometimes I add lemon juice, sometime softened cream cheese! (Crazy, eh?). Always turns out delicious! My grandson asks for them whenever his family comes over.
Tayler Ross says
We had these mushrooms with dinner last night and omg were they delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
I love sauteed mushrooms, especially on steak, this recipe looks yummy and easy to make!
What a great way to cook mushrooms! So simple, this will be my go-to mushroom recipe from now on.
This is a delicious and easy way to prepare mushrooms. I love it with pasta as a quick lunch.
A true classic! So easy and delicious. Nobody ever turns these down! Thanks for sharing 🙂