Buttery sautéed garlic mushrooms are silky smooth and tender with an incredible caramelization and earthy rich flavour. It's such a simple side dish to prepare in under 15 minutes. Try it once and you might never serve mushrooms any other way.
Sautéed garlic mushrooms are the perfect side dish to your meal. You can serve on the side of your dinner, lunch or even breakfast. It pairs so well with a ribeye steak or roast chicken, or on top of a classic juicy hamburger or fettuccine alfredo pasta. For breakfast? Serve it on the side of mediterranean scrambled eggs. You won't regret it.
You will need just a few simple ingredients to make these garlic mushrooms:
- mushrooms - you can use white or brown mushrooms. I like them quartered but you can also slice them if you prefer.
- Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper
- soy sauce - soy sauce is a secret ingredient that will enhance the caramelization process. It helps the mushrooms develop a characteristic rich brown colour by slowly breaking down its natural sugar.
- fresh parsley - optional, to garnish on top.
How to Make the Best Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms
Melt butter in a large cast-iron skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat for 2 minutes until it starts to sizzle. Add quartered mushrooms and sauté for 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms start to shrink and lose moisture. Stir occasionally to cook evenly. You don't want to stir it too often.
Add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir well to mix and continue to cook the mushrooms for 2-3 minutes until they turn golden brown (but not dark brown yet). Salt will further remove water inside the mushrooms. Add soy sauce and garlic. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
Serve sautéed garlic mushrooms on a plate and garnish with parsley on top.
Tips for Caramelizing Mushrooms
- Do not overcrowd the pan. By not overcrowding, the mushrooms will cook evenly and have the space to caramelize to perfection.
- Stir occasionally. This will put the mushrooms in the best position to caramelize.
- Don't skip the soy sauce. Soy sauce helps add that beautiful rich brown colour to the mushrooms and also helps in the caramelization process.
- How to store. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Reheat for a few minutes on the stove over medium heat.
More Mushroom Recipes
- Spaghetti Alfredo with Spinach and Mushrooms
- Creamy Chicken Roulade with Spinach and Mushrooms
- Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Mushrooms
- Vegetarian Mushroom Barley Soup
- Mushroom and Arugula Skillet Pizza
- Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms
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