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Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe

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Sautéed Mushrooms are perfectly cooked in garlic butter sauce, and a great on steak, chicken, or fish. They are one of the best side dishes ever!

If you are looking for a delicious side dish out there, look no further! This recipe is so easy and flavorful, that it goes pretty much with everything. For a complete meal, pair it with Meatloaf, Grilled Chicken, or Oven Roasted Mahi Mahi

Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter

Sautéed Mushrooms are very rich, flavorful, and quite easy to make. They are cooked in a nice garlicky and buttery sauce, which makes them irresistible. With just a few easy to find ingredients, this dish transforms into a restaurant-quality meal. It will beat any steakhouse restaurant mushrooms out there. 

This recipe is simple to follow. The most important part in perfectly sauteing them under higher heat, to let them form a nice coat. This dish is really great on its own, as a topping on various meals. Also, it goes well over baked potatoes.

We have made this recipe multiple times, and it never stops inspiring us. It has all the quality of a Micheline star dish but easily and budget-friendly made at home. 

Sauteed Mushroom Ingredients

  • Mushrooms – Baby Bella or Portobella 
  • Olive oil
  • Unsalted butter
  • Freshly minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Rosemary

How to make sauteed mushrooms?

Rinse and pat dry them –  prior to cooking, ensure to properly rinse them of any dirt, then pat dry with a paper towel. Also, cut off stems, and discard. 

Do Not Crowd the Pan – It is important not to overcrowd the pan. You want them to simmer in their own juices and be able to absorb the flavors while properly coating with flavors. If you will fill up the pan they will get watery, and you will end up with too much liquid in the pan. 

Cook on higher heat – The key to getting them perfectly cooked with golden brown texture and caramelization it to cook them on higher heat. Therefore, do not be afraid to use medium-high to high heat when sauteing them. And ensure the pan is hot prior to starting the cooking process.

Avoid constantly stirring – Also important is not to over-stir them. So, once you start cooking the mushrooms, avoid to constantly stir them. Simply, leave them alone for a few minutes. 

Sautée them for 5 – 7 minutes – To get the best caramelization, start by sautéing them in olive oil in a large saucepan for about 3 to 4 minutes. Then, stir in the minced garlic and butter, and reduce heat. Season with salt and pepper. 

Enjoy – Simmer for 3 to 4 more minutes, until they are fully caramelized and golden brown. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, and enjoy!

Sauteed Mushroom Variations:

This is a very versatile dish and can be made with other add-ins, or ingredients. Some suggestions are:

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice – for some citrusy flavor, squeeze half a lemon juice when cooking.  
  • Wine – you can add 1 tablespoon of white or red cooking wine as well. When simmering them, the cooking wine will evaporate, but the flavors will be absorbed by the mushrooms. 
  • Hot peppers – for a spicier kick, chop some jalapenos and add to the pan. 

How to season sauteed mushrooms?

We like to season them with salt and pepper, and then sautee them in the butter and garlic sauce. However, you can season with various herbs, such as dried basil, thyme, crushed red pepper, etc. 

Can You Freeze Sauteed Mushrooms?

Yes! They freeze quite well but please note, the texture will change slightly upon freezing.  First, let them cool prior to freezing. Then, lay them on a baking sheet and freeze flat. Once fully frozen transfer to a freezer-proof container and store for up to 3 months. 

what to eat with sauteed mushrooms?

This dish is great on its own. But generally, we love to eat it with steaks, pasta, pork chops, chicken, and fish. Cut these into slices and also use them in burgers or sandwiches. 
Also, if you have leftover, use it the next morning with some spinach and make some scrambled eggs. It is quite delicious!

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Recipe Tips:

  • Use any types of mushrooms you desire. White kind also works great in this recipe. 
  • Also, you could slice the mushrooms or cook them whole. This is totally based on personal preference. There is no right or wrong way here. If they are on a smaller size, we recommend cooking them whole. 
  • Add the minced garlic to the pan after they have started to become soft brown.

Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe

  • Prep Time10 MIN
  • Cook Time30 MIN
  • Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pounds baby Bella mushrooms halved
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup red cooking wine
  • Salt and pepper
  • Green onions chopped


  • Place a large sauté pan over medium heat, add the butter and melt. Once melted, add the mushrooms and sear for about 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  • Add garlic, stir and cook for another 5 minutes to develop a rich caramelized color.
  • Stir in the fresh rosemary, dried parsley, brown sugar, soy sauce, and red wine.
  • Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 more minutes, stirring from time to time.
  • Cook until only a small amount of moisture is left in the pan. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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This is such a great recipe. I make sauteed mushrooms all the time, and it's actually harder than people think to really make them amazing. Love it.



Super flavorful! We love it on subs and sandwiches

Erin | Dinners, Dishes and Dessert

Erin | Dinners, Dishes and Dessert

Looks absolutely fantastic! Need to make this soon!



Everyone at my house enjoyed this! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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