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!
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.
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!