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MUSHROOMS WITH GARLIC BUTTER

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Loaded with garlic, butter and parsley, these Mushrooms with Garlic Butter make the best side dish or topping to virtually any meal! Add them to burgers, eggs, steak or chicken, there’s nothing they don’t go good with! Everyone will be begging for seconds!

I’m a hands down mushrooms LOVA. Yup, said it! I love ALL kinds of mushrooms in ALL kinds of ways. Me along with both of my sisters. And heck, even my mom, for that matter. My dad, somehow, is the outcast in a family full of mushroom lovers. Don’t ask me why or how but he somehow doesn’t like ’em. Us, on the other hand, will eat them stuffed, simply sautéed, in soup, on sandwiches, in salads, or like this – one of our all time favourite ways to eat mushrooms ever – doused in loads of garlic butter. Cause, really, does anything sound better than that?!

garlic butter mushrooms with parsley in a bowl with two spoons

Whether you use these mushrooms to complement a perfectly cooked steak, top your favourite pasta dish, or steal the spotlight in a morning omelette, they add a boost of flavour to just about anything they touch! I love them on burgers, sandwiches or tacos but honestly, they’re so good, I can plain and simply just eat them by the spoonful! The combination of garlic and butter take something so simple and make it extraordinary. I know you’ll love these mushrooms with garlic butter just as much as I do!

And the best part? They come together in literally no time at all! Simple, versatile, and bursting with flavour, these mushrooms are the culinary secret weapon you never knew you needed. Trust me; you’ll find yourself reaching for that extra spoonful each and every time!

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS RECIPE FOR MUSHROOMS WITH GARLIC BUTTER

ingredients for mushrooms with garlic butter - garlic, butter, mushrooms, parsley, salt, pepper
Complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

The ingredients for this recipe for mushrooms with garlic butter really can’t get any simpler. With only 6 of them (and that’s if we’re counting salt and pepper), you really can’t go wrong. It’s so easy to whip up..so, really, what are you waiting for?! Let’s discuss them in a little bit more detail down below:

  • Mushrooms: Choose fresh, firm mushrooms for the best results. I used white button mushrooms, however, you can use a different kind of mushroom instead, if you prefer. Cremini mushrooms or portobello mushrooms make good options. Clean them by wiping with a damp cloth or rinsing quickly and patting them dry. Remove the stems and cut them into halves or quarters, depending on their size.
  • Butter: Adds a rich and creamy flavour to the mushrooms when melted. You can use salted butter if you prefer, but adjust the added salt accordingly. I used unsalted butter so I can control the amount of salt in the dish. However, you can use salted butter if you prefer, but adjust the added salt accordingly.
  • Garlic: Adds a robust and aromatic flavour to the dish. Mince the garlic finely to ensure even distribution of flavour throughout the mushrooms. Fresh minced garlic works best in this recipe.
  • Salt and Pepper: Enhances the natural flavours of the mushrooms and garlic, while pepper adds a bit of heat and depth. Use these seasonings to taste. Start with a small amount and adjust as needed during the cooking process.
  • Parsley: Adds a touch of freshness and colour to the dish. It’s optional but can be used as a garnish at the end. Chop the parsley finely and sprinkle it over the mushrooms just before serving.
garlic butter mushrooms with parsley in a bowl with a spoon

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BUTTER MUSHROOMS (KEY TIPS)

spoonful of mushrooms over a bowl with the rest

You can find full instructions for how to make this recipe for mushrooms with garlic butter in the recipe card down below, but here are a few quick tips to keep in mind:

  • Select fresh mushrooms that are firm, with a smooth surface and no signs of discoloration or sliminess. Fresh mushrooms will have a better texture and flavour.
  • Clean the mushrooms properly. Clean the mushrooms by wiping them with a damp cloth or rinsing them quickly. Pat them dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Mushrooms act like sponges, so excessive water can affect their texture during cooking. EXTRA TIP: If you have one, use a salad spinner! It’s my new favourite way of drying mushrooms after washing them and gets all of the excess water off like a charm!
  • Cut the mushrooms into uniform sizes so that they cook evenly. This ensures that all pieces are cooked to perfection without some being overcooked while others are undercooked.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan. Cook the mushrooms in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan. Overcrowding can lead to steaming rather than browning, and you want the mushrooms to develop a nice golden colour. EXTRA TIP: If you notice that the pan dries out during cooking, feel free to add an extra pat or two of butter.
  • Garlic can burn quickly, so sauté it briefly in the melted butter, just until it becomes fragrant. Be attentive and stir continuously to prevent burning, which can give the dish a bitter taste. The garlic will continue cooking after you add the mushrooms to the pan.
  • Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper to taste, but start with a little and adjust as needed. You can always add more seasoning later, but you can’t take it away if you’ve added too much. EXTRA TIP: Don’t season until the end. Mushrooms tend to become watery if you salt them too soon.
side view of mushrooms in a bowl with parsley
FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SHOULD I COOK MUSHROOMS OR GARLIC FIRST?

In this recipe for mushrooms with garlic butter, it’s generally recommended to sauté the garlic first and then add the mushrooms. Here’s why: Sautéing the minced garlic in butter allows the garlic to release its flavour and aroma, infusing the butter with a rich garlic taste. This flavourful butter then coats the mushrooms as they cook, enhancing their taste. Cooking the garlic first allows you to develop a balanced and harmonious flavour profile. The garlic-infused butter adds depth to the mushrooms, and the mushrooms absorb the delicious garlic flavour as they cook.

IS IT BETTER TO COOK MUSHROOMS IN BUTTER OR OIL?

The choice between cooking mushrooms in butter or oil depends on your taste preferences, dietary considerations, and the overall flavour profile you want to achieve. Here are some factors to consider: Butter adds a rich and creamy flavour to mushrooms, enhancing their taste. While cooking mushrooms in oil, such as olive oil or vegetable oil, provides a more neutral base. Oil is more versatile in terms of flavour. However, butter can contribute to a slightly silkier texture in the mushrooms, creating a more indulgent mouthfeel.

ARE BUTTERED MUSHROOMS GOOD FOR YOU?

Buttered mushrooms can be part of a balanced and healthy diet when enjoyed in moderation. It’s all about making mindful choices, considering your overall dietary patterns, and incorporating a variety of nutrient-dense foods into your meals. Mushrooms themselves are a nutritious food. They are low in calories, a good source of vitamins (such as B vitamins), minerals (like selenium), and antioxidants. Adding butter to mushrooms can enhance their flavour, making them more enjoyable. Including a small amount of fat can also contribute to a feeling of satisfaction and fullness.

WHAT CAN I USE MUSHROOMS WITH GARLIC BUTTER FOR?

Mushrooms with garlic butter are a versatile and flavourful dish that can be used in various ways.

Serve the mushrooms as a delicious side dish alongside grilled meats, roasted chicken, or as part of a larger vegetable medley. Toss the garlic butter mushrooms with cooked pasta for a quick and flavorful pasta dish or try them on my mama’s famous cauliflower and bacon pasta. Spread the garlic butter mushrooms over toasted bread (try my no knead bread recipe!) or crostini for a tasty appetizer or light meal.

Use the garlic butter mushrooms as a pizza topping (with the best homemade pizza dough recipe!) Serve the mushrooms over rice, quinoa, or another grain of your choice for a hearty and satisfying grain bowl. Incorporate the garlic butter mushrooms into omelettes, quiches or scrambled eggs for a flavorful breakfast or brunch option. Top a perfectly grilled or seared steak with garlic butter mushrooms for a decadent and flavourful enhancement. Elevate your burger experience by adding a generous portion of garlic butter mushrooms as a topping.

Need I go on?!?!?

hands holding a bowl of garlic butter mushrooms with parsley
garlic butter mushrooms with parsley in a bowl

MUSHROOMS WITH GARLIC BUTTER

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Loaded with garlic, butter and parsley, these Mushrooms with Garlic Butter make the best side dish or topping to virtually any meal! Add them to burgers, eggs, steak or chicken, there's nothing they don't go good with! Everyone will be begging for seconds!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of Mushrooms, cleaned and halved
  • 4 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Fresh Parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add butter. Once the butter is melted, add minced garlic and sauté for about a minute until fragrant.
    butter melting in a wok
    minced garlic in butter in a skillet
  2. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they are browned and tender, stirring occasionally. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes.
    halved raw mushrooms in a wok
    mushrooms cooking in a skillet with garlic
  3. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
    sauteed mushrooms in a wok with parsley and garlic
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

Nutrition is only an estimate and calculated using Nutritionix.

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