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Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms

Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms is one of those amazing side dishes that’s easy to make and it really brings out the flavor of any type of mushroom you use.

Mushrooms. Don’t you just love them? I definitely get on a mushroom kick at the first sign of fall.

I’m all about easy recipes because I don’t have the time, nor the patience to cook elaborate meals. I guess you don’t either.

This mushroom side dish recipe will also have your guests thinking they are dining in a gourmet restaurant without paying the high prices. Easy and delicious – what could be better than that?

If you’re looking for another mushroom recipe, you have to try my To-Die-For Rustic Hungarian Soup. Yes, it really is that good.  If you don’t believe me – look at the comments!

You can also use these healthy sautéed mushrooms on sliced mushrooms for a topping for steaks or baked potatoes. This is one of the best mushroom recipes.  

Mushrooms are often thought of as vegetables, but they are really a fungus.  There are over 38,000 different varieties of mushrooms.  

“The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world.” – John Tyler Bonner

Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms  - Close-up of Baby Bella mushrooms sprinkled with chopped parsley

Best way to store mushrooms: 

If you buy your mushrooms in a container, that’s the best way to continue storing them.  The reason for this is, the containers they put them in are designed to breathe, so mushrooms are able to release the ethylene gas they give off.  

The plastic wrap will on top of the containers will help keep the mushrooms fresh until you break the seal.  Once you do, simply store the remaining mushrooms in the same container and add more plastic wrap to the top.  

Mushrooms last 4-7 days in the refrigerator.  

If you don’t buy your mushrooms in a container, the next best method of storing mushrooms according to Cook’s Illustrated is to place your mushrooms in a plastic bag, with the top slightly open so the mushrooms can breathe.  

Mushrooms in a burlap sack, autumn harvest, selective focus

Best way to clean mushrooms:  

You don’t want to wash or soak your mushrooms because they are porous and will absorb the water.  It will make them taste watery.  

Try cleaning your mushrooms with a damp cloth or paper towel first.  You can also use a soft mushroom brush. If the mushrooms still have a lot of dirt on them, rinse with water and then immediately dry them thoroughly.  

If you don’t cook them right away, the water will cause them to get slimy.

For something fun to do, how about growing your own mushrooms right at home?

Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Kit on Amazon will help you get started

 Baby Bella Mushrooms in a clear bowl on a dark background

How long do cooked mushrooms last in the fridge?  

When stored in an airtight container or resealable plastic bags, sautéed mushrooms last between 3 and 5 days in the refrigerator.  

What is the secret to beautifully browned mushrooms?

When you stir your mushrooms, it causes the mushrooms to steam – which will hamper caramelizing them.  The better way for sautéed mushrooms, is to leave them alone.  

What else can you do with the recipe for sautéed mushrooms?

1) You can use them to top off an amazing salad.  

2) They make a perfect filler for baked potatoes.  

3) Add them to your scrambled eggs for a burst of flavor.  

4) Make the recipe for sautéed mushrooms and use them to top baked crostini, along with cream cheese.  

5) Top your pasta with these delicious morsels.  

6) Add the recipe for sautéed mushrooms to your quesadilla.  

Is the recipe for sautéed mushrooms good for you?

Yes! Mushrooms are a great source of fiber and protein.  

Some of the nutrients they have are potassium, copper, selenium, and B vitamins.

They also are a good source of vitamin D when the mushrooms have had sun exposure.

Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms - on a white plate with cutlery and fresh parsley on the side

Interesting trivia about mushrooms:  

There are a couple different species of mushrooms that costs thousands of dollars per pound.  

Did you know that mushrooms are often thought of as vegetables, but they are really a fungus?  Some people feel they should be put into their own category of food because they are neither plant nor animal.  

About 90% of the mushroom is made up of water.  

Did you know that there are over 75 different species of mushrooms that actually glow in the dark?  I didn’t know that either.  

Mushrooms were once used to dye fabric.  

Over 200,000 insects are repelled by mushroom spores.  

Mushrooms are high in anti-oxidants.  

Did you know that mushrooms contain Vitamin D?  

There’s a mushroom called Laetiporus grown in the wild that tastes just like chicken.  It’s nickname is “Chicken in the Woods.”

The largest mushroom in the world is grown in Oregon.  It spans 2,200 acres.  This mushroom is the largest living organism on the planet.  

One tiny region of the United States produces 65 percent of the nation’s mushrooms.  They are grown in Chester County, Pennsylvania.  That county produces over 400 million pounds of mushrooms a year.  

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Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms:

Ingredients Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms: 

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons butter 

1 pound Baby Bella mushrooms 

2 tablespoons red wine 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 

1 clove garlic, minced (I use two, because I love garlic!) 

1/4 teaspoon shallot salt or garlic salt 

1/2 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley 

salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms: 

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat.

When the butter has melted, add the red wine, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, shallot salt and salt and pepper.Mix together and add the mushrooms.

Cook together for about 5 minutes, until mushrooms are brown.

Lower heat to simmer and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes until mushrooms are tender.

Garnish with minced parsley and serve immediately.

Here’s the printable Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms:

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms

Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms with minced parsley

The Best Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe is one of those amazing recipes that's easy to make and it really brings out the flavor of these tasty vegetables.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound Baby Bella mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (I use two because I love garlic!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon shallot salt or garlic salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  2. When the butter/oil misture has melted, add the red wine, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, shallot salt and salt and pepper. Mix together and add mushrooms.
  3. Cook together for 5 minutes, unitl mushrooms are browned.
  4. Lower heat to simmer and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes until the mushrooms are tender.
  5. Garnish with minced parsley and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4 servings

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 15mgSodium 409mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 3g

Notes for Recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms:

1) You can substitute button mushrooms in this recipe.

2) White wine works as a substitute for red wine.

3) If you are cutting down on your salt intake, you could always use Liquid Aminos or garlic powder instead of the shallot or garlic salt.  You can find Liquid Aminos here.  This is a large bottle and it substitutes for soy sauce also.

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Lynsey

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

I've made this recipe multiple times now. My kids are not picky eaters usually, but 2 of my 3 kids say they don't like mushrooms. After I made this recipe, they devoured it and asked for more. Now they love mushrooms. Thanks!!

Kelly

Thursday 18th of February 2021

Hello Lynsey! So glad you liked the recipe. That is SO cute about your kids. I love that! Thanks for letting me know. Kelly

Suzanne

Friday 13th of November 2020

This looks so good! What a great side or appetizer for the cold months!

Jamie coleman

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Can you make these ahead?

Kelly

Friday 9th of October 2020

It's better to make them fresh. Cooking and reheating mushrooms change the taste. Kelly

Amanda Ray

Sunday 5th of July 2020

Fantastic recipes. I finely chopped the mushrooms in hopes my husband would try them and I have to say, for the first time in five years he finally approves of some mushrooms. This recipe will be my new go to!

Kelly

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

Hello Amanda! I'm so glad your husband liked them. Kelly

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