Sauteed Mushrooms are a staple around here adding rich deep flavor to steak dinners and delicious alongside roast chicken dishes. They’re the perfect addition to soups, stews and even cooked rice!

In this easy recipe, mushrooms are sauteed in garlic butter with a dash of soy sauce. Soy sauce not only adds great flavor but helps to caramelize these delicious mushrooms to a deep golden brown.

Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic & rosemary

The Perfect Sauteed Mushrooms

Sauteed Mushrooms are one of my all time favorite veggies (along with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus), they add such a deliciously earthy rich flavor to dishes and are ready in just minutes. Fried Mushrooms with garlic are the perfect side dish or make a great topping for Pork Tenderloin or burgers!

How do you make fried mushrooms? Truthfully, fried mushrooms are easy to make but there are a few things you can do to take your sauteed mushrooms from ordinary to extraordinary.

Uncooked Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic

How to Make Sauteed Mushrooms

The key to a deep rich flavor and making the best sauteed mushrooms is to allow them to caramelize and add aromatics (garlic/thyme) and salt (soy sauce). I add lots of garlic but you can also add fry onions for the perfect sauteed mushrooms and onions burger topping!

You can use any kind of fresh mushrooms in this recipe, sauteed portobellos are a delicious meaty option as well!

How to Caramelize Mushrooms:

There are a few secrets to getting mushrooms to caramelize perfectly! Start by wiping mushrooms with a damp paper towel.  Quickly rinsing mushrooms under water  is ok, but if you leave them too long it can cause their spongy texture to soak up the water which, as you’d imagine, can result in soggy sauteed mushrooms.  Instead, give them a quick rinse and dab them dry or wipe them with a damp paper towel or a mushroom brush!

  1. Use Butter and Olive Oil:  The combination of the two adds great flavor and definitely makes a difference to oil alone.
  2. Do Not Crowd the Pan: If you crowd the pan your mushrooms will simmer in their own juices rather than caramelize.
  3. Do Not Stir Too Much: The key to caramelized mushrooms is allowing the mushrooms to form a crust which means you need to let them sit on one side without stirring.
  4. Turn Up the Heat: Add additional flavors such as wine or Worcestershire sauce in small quantities while the pan is very hot.

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While I love using fried mushrooms to top a steak or burger, they also add amazing flavor to any mushroom recipe!  They’re perfect to cook and add to casseroles, soups and stews.  The extra flavor and caramelization will add tons of depth to your dishes with very little extra effort.

Can You Freeze Sauteed Mushrooms?

Yes you can, fried or sauteed mushrooms freeze well (although the texture can change slightly) and are great to add to Pasta Sauce, omelettes and chicken or beef stews.

  • Cook and cool as directed.
  • Lay them out on a baking sheet and freeze flat.
  • Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag or container.

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Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic

Sauteed Mushrooms are an amazing side dish or make a great topping for steaks or burgers! The key to the deep rich flavor is to allow the mushrooms to caramelize.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound white or brown mushrooms or cremini or portobello
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup white wine optional
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme or a pinch of dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • chives for garnish optional

Instructions 

  • Clean mushrooms by gently wiping with a paper towel or using a mushroom brush. Slice into thick slices (about ½").
  • Add butter and oil to a pan and heat over medium high heat.
  • Quickly toss the mushrooms & soy sauce (do not do this ahead of time, this will remove too much moisture from the mushrooms)
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and toss with olive oil mixture. Do not stir allow to cook about 4-5 minutes without disturbing to brown on one side.
  • Add white wine if using and allow to evaporate. Add garlic and thyme (if using). Continue cooking an additional 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally until cooked.
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 142 | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.7mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. I am a “eat em if I have to” person re mushrooms, but my 2 yo and I had these tonight with beans on toast and it was amazing!5 stars

  2. Cooking for decades and these are the best mushrooms I have ever eaten!! Soy Sauce, amazing
    color and flavor!! You are never too old to learn new tricks!!5 stars

    1. Hi Emily, did you rinse the mushrooms or wipe them to clean them? Rinsing them they can absorb a lot of water. The other things that can cause excess liquid is overcrowding the pan and stirring too much. I hope this helps!

  3. Have made this up a few times…never disappoints. The soya sauce adds just the right amount of saltiness. Quick and easy way to do up mushrooms!5 stars

  4. Delicious..just the perfect pairing with steak! Hubby even said “Make this again “ Love,Love you simple recipes that are so delicious. Thanks

  5. Wonderful recipe! We have these once a week with our Saturday night steaks. My wife says the house smells like a high-end restaurant. Thanks!!!5 stars

  6. These were outstanding! My not-a-mushroom-lover husband gobbled these up and is still raving about them a day later! We will definitely make these again.5 stars

  7. I would never have thought that frying mushrooms for 4-5 mins without touching them would work, but it really does
    Delicious!5 stars