Looking for a quick and easy side dish to add to your weeknight meal? Try this savory Sauteed Mushroom recipe! With just a handful of ingredients, you can create a delicious and satisfying side dish in no time.
Why you'll love this recipe
I am so excited to share this recipe with y'all- tender, meaty, and caramalized sauteed mushrooms- ready in just 20 minutes. If you're a mushroom lover like me, you're going to absolutely adore this basic yet delicious recipe.
This is one of my most-used recipes- there are just so many uses for sauteed mushrooms! Jazz up a pizza, top grilled steaks and juicy burgers, toss them in with your breakfast omelets, or serve it up as the best side dish.
Once you try this super savory side dish, you'll never go back to plain old mushrooms again!
Let's get cookin'!
This recipe is a total winner in my house because it's all about the simple ingredients! Check out what you'll need:
- Mushrooms. You can use white, brown, or cremini (baby bella) mushrooms. When selecting mushrooms, choose ones that are firm, smooth, and free from any signs of spoilage.
- Olive oil and butter add a rich and creamy texture. This combination also helps brown the mushrooms and keep them from sticking.
- Tamari enhances the natural flavors of the mushrooms while adding rich depths of flavor and a touch of saltiness.
- Salt and pepper.
First things first- let's clean the mushrooms.
Trim the stems and slice the mushrooms into ⅓ to ¼-inch slices. I love using my egg slicer for this- it's so convenient!
Add butter and olive oil to a medium-sized pan and heat over medium-high heat.
Once the pan is hot and the butter is melted, quickly toss the mushrooms with tamari and add them to the pan.
Toss the mushrooms with the oil and butter mixture and then spread them into an even layer.
Let the mushrooms cook, undisturbed, for about 4 to 5 minutes so they develop a nice caramelized sear.
Stir the mushrooms and let them cook until they are tender and most of the juices have cooked away. This will take about 8 to 10 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve hot!
Tips & tricks
Clean the mushrooms properly. Remove any dirt with a damp paper towel or a mushroom brush (or a soft brush). Avoid washing mushrooms under running water as they can absorb water and become soggy.
Don't stir them too much. Let the mushrooms sit for 4 to 5 minutes after adding them to the pan. This will help them develop a nice sear and intensify all of the savory flavors.
Cook until golden. Saute the mushrooms until they are golden brown and caramelized.
- Cast iron skillet. Cast iron is my favorite way to cook anything! You can also use your favorite nonstick pan.
- Egg slicer. Quickly slice your mushrooms into perfectly uniform sizes every time. It's also a real time saver!
Storage & reheating
Store cooled mushrooms in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
If you want to freeze your pan-fried mushrooms, place them in a freezer-safe bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze them for 1 to 2 months. Keep in mind that freezing might change the texture.
To reheat your leftover sauteed mushrooms, you can use a microwave or a skillet. Gently reheat them until they're just warmed through- be careful not to overcook them.
More healthy sides
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 lb mushrooms
- salt and pepper to taste
- Wipe off any dirt with a paper towel or use a mushroom brush to gently clean the mushrooms. Trim the stems and cut the mushrooms into ⅓ to ½-inch slices.
- Add butter and olive oil to a medium size pan and heat over medium-high heat.
- Quickly toss the sliced mushrooms with the tamari and add them to the pan. Toss the mushrooms with the olive oil and butter mixture.
- Spread the mushrooms into a single layer. Let them cook undisturbed for about 4 to 5 minutes, to help develop a nice brown sear.
- Stir the mushrooms and cook them until they are tender and most of the juices have cooked away, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve!
The nutritional information provided is only an estimate. For accurate results, we recommend calculating the nutritional information based on the ingredients and brands you use.
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