The Best Sautéed Mushrooms recipe is an easy side dish, and it brings out the rich flavor of any mushroom you use. This delicious recipe is made with baby bella mushrooms, olive oil, butter, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and shallots.
Mushrooms. Don’t you just love them? I get on a mushroom kick at the first sign of fall.
I’m all about easy recipes because I don’t have the time or patience to cook elaborate meals. I’m guessing 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?
You can also use these healthy sautéed mushrooms on sliced mushrooms as a topping for steaks, pork chops, pork tenderloin, or baked potatoes. This is one of the best mushroom recipes because it’s so versatile.
“The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world.”John Tyler Bonner
Best way to store mushrooms:
If you buy your mushrooms from the grocery store 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 can to release the ethylene gas they give off.
The plastic wrap on top of the containers help keep the mushrooms fresh until you break the seal. Once you do, store the remaining mushrooms in the same container and add more plastic wrap to the top.
Mushrooms will 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. Keep the top slightly open, so the mushrooms can breathe.
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 paper towel or cloth first. You can also use a soft mushroom brush. If the mushrooms still have a lot of dirt, give them a very quick rinse and then immediately dry them thoroughly.
If you don’t cook the mushrooms right away, the water will cause them to get slimy. Trim the stems and slice mushrooms.
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.
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 them to steam – which will hamper the caramelizing process. The better way to sauté 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 a layer of cream cheese.
5) Top your pasta with these mushrooms to add meaty texture and delicious flavor.
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.
Interesting trivia about mushrooms:
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. There are over 38,000 different varieties of mushrooms.
There are a couple different species of mushrooms that costs thousands of dollars per pound.
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 for Sauté Mushrooms
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted 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 fresh parsley
salt and black pepper to taste
How to Make Easy 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 the ingredients together. Add the baby bellas in a single layer to the large skillet.
Cook together for about 5 minutes, until mushrooms are a golden brown.
Lower heat to simmer and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes until mushrooms are tender.
Garnish this simple recipe with minced parsley and serve immediately.
Notes for Making Sautéed Mushroom Recipe
- You can substitute white button mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, or other mushroom varieties in this recipe.
- White wine works as a substitute for red wine.
- If you are cutting down on your salt intake, you could always use Coconut Aminos and garlic powder instead of the garlic salt. You can find Coconut Aminos here. It substitutes for soy sauce also.
- Other fresh herbs can be used in place of parsley like fresh thyme.
- For additional flavors, add sliced yellow onions or bell peppers to the fresh mushrooms for even more health benefits.
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Printable Recipe for this Delicious Side Dish – Nutritional Information
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.
- 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
- In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat.
- 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.
- Cook together for 5 minutes, unitl mushrooms are browned.
- Lower heat to simmer and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes until the mushrooms are tender.
- Garnish with minced parsley and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 15mgSodium 409mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 3g