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Garlic Butter Mushrooms

These Garlic Butter Mushrooms are perfectly buttery, garlicky, and full of savory flavors. It’s the ideal side dish for any meal, and you can eat them as they are or add them to your favorite dish. The best part is they can be easily made in just 10 minutes!

A skillet filled with sauteed mushrooms and herbs.
These garlic butter mushrooms go great with just about any dish and can be ready in only 10 minutes!

Why This Recipe Stands Out

We’re all about recipes that are simple, tasty, and versatile. Our garlic butter mushrooms tick all these boxes and more. Here’s why this recipe is a standout:

  • Simple: This recipe requires minimal ingredients, most of which you likely already have in your pantry.
  • Quick: The best dishes for gatherings are truly the ones that are quick and easy to make! These mushrooms are just that and can be ready in just 10 minutes, like our 10-Minute Garlic Shrimp.
  • Flavor: The combination of garlic and butter creates a rich, savory flavor.
  • Versatile: These mushrooms are not only a great side dish, but they can also be added to omelettes, casseroles, and more.
  • Works with Any Mushrooms: This recipe works well with a variety of mushrooms, including Baby Bellas, Creminis, and white mushrooms just like our Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms.
  • Nutritious: Mushrooms are packed with antioxidants and nutrients, making this a healthy addition to your meal.
  • Adaptable: The recipe is flexible, allowing you to adjust the amount of garlic, butter, and seasoning to your taste, exactly like our Garlic Butter Herb Red Potatoes.

Key Recipe Ingredients

Cremini mushrooms & shallots
  • Olive Oil and Salted Butter – These two ingredients form the base of our dish, providing a rich and savory flavor. They also help to sauté the garlic and shallot, releasing their aromatic qualities.
  • Garlic and Shallot – Garlic and shallot are essential in this recipe, adding a depth of flavor that compliments the earthiness of the mushrooms. They are minced to ensure their flavors are evenly distributed throughout the dish.
  • Fresh Mushrooms – We use fresh cremini or baby bella mushrooms for their robust flavor and meaty texture. They are the star of the dish, absorbing the flavors of the other ingredients while retaining their own unique taste.
  • Fresh Parsley – Fresh parsley adds a burst of freshness and color to the dish. It is chopped to release its aromatic oils and sprinkled on top for a beautiful garnish.

Substitutions And Variations

This garlic butter mushrooms recipe is as delicious as it is versatile. Here are some of our favorite variation ideas:

  • Different Mushrooms: The best part about this recipe is that you can use any kind of mushrooms you prefer or have on hand. Portobello, shiitake, or oyster mushrooms would work great.
  • Extra Garlic and Onions: If you love the flavor of garlic, then consider adding a couple of more cloves. It’ll boost the flavors and make your garlic butter mushrooms taste extra garlicky and delicious. Try onions instead of shallots.
  • Herbs: If you don’t have fresh parsley on hand, dried parsley can be used in a pinch like we use in our Ranch Roasted Potatoes. Alternatively, you can also try other fresh herbs like thyme or chives for a different flavor profile.

Step-By-Step Recipe Instructions

  • Add oil and butter in a pan, and sauté garlic and shallots until fragrant.
  • Add mushrooms and sauté until they are soft and cooked through. 
  • Remove from heat and add parsley and seasonings to taste. Stir and serve while warm.

For full list of ingredients and instructions, see recipe card below.

How To Prep Ahead

Take a look at our best prep-ahead strategies for this recipe:

  • Prep the Ingredients: To make this recipe go smoothly, we recommend having all ingredients prepped and ready to go. You can mince the garlic and shallot, slice the mushrooms, and chop the parsley in advance. Store these prepped ingredients in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Make the Garlic Butter: You can also prepare the garlic butter in advance. Simply melt the butter and olive oil in a pan, add the minced garlic and shallot, and cook until aromatic. Let it cool, then store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. When you’re ready to cook, reheat the garlic butter and continue with the recipe.
  • Make Ahead: This garlic butter mushrooms recipe keeps well in the fridge. Fully prepare the dish and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to serve, reheat the mushrooms in a pan or microwave, and they’re good to go.
Overhead shot of garlic butter mushrooms in a skillet with a wooden spoon.
These garlic butter mushrooms are perfectly buttery, garlicky, and packed with flavor.

What To Serve With Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Protein

Casseroles

Vegetables

Commonly Asked Questions

What type of mushrooms should I use for this recipe?

You can use any type of fresh mushrooms for this recipe, but we recommend using cremini or baby bella mushrooms. They have a great texture and absorb the garlic butter flavor beautifully.

Can I use unsalted butter instead of salted butter?

Yes, you can use unsalted butter in this recipe. If you do, you might want to adjust the amount of kosher salt you add to make sure that the dish is seasoned to your liking.

How do I know when the mushrooms are cooked?

The mushrooms are cooked when they become soft and slightly browned. Be careful not to overcook them, as they can lose too much moisture.

What type of pan should I use?

We recommend using a large nonstick pan for this recipe. It will allow the mushrooms to cook evenly and make the cleanup process easier.

How long do cooked mushrooms keep?

Garlic butter mushrooms can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days. Drain any liquids that evaporate before reheating. Be sure to store them in an airtight container to maintain their freshness.

Can I reheat cooked mushrooms?

Yes, you can reheat the mushrooms in a pan over medium heat. Drain any excess accumulated liquids prior to reheating. Be sure to stir them frequently to prevent them from sticking to the pan.

Did you make this?

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Overhead shot of garlic butter mushrooms in a skillet with a wooden spoon.

Garlic Butter Mushrooms

5 from 30 ratings
These mushrooms are easily sauteed and done in just a few minutes. They’re buttery, garlicky, and full of savory flavor. Mushrooms are also full of antioxidants and nutrients. They cook up quickly, so be sure not to overcook. A few minutes is all it takes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Amy Dong

Ingredients  

Instructions

  • In a large nonstick pan, add olive oil and butter over medium heat, until melted and hot. Add garlic and shallot, stirring until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms and continue to stir, about 2-3 minutes or just until mushrooms are soft cooked through. Don’t over cook.
  • Remove from heat, add parsley, and lightly sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Stir again and serve while warm.

Notes

  • Fresh garlic, shallots, and mushrooms will give your dish a more vibrant and flavorful taste.
  • Allow the olive oil and butter to fully melt and heat up before adding the garlic and shallot. This will guarantee that they are cooked evenly and release their full flavor.
  • Garlic can easily burn and become bitter, so keep an eye on it and stir frequently.
  • Cremini or baby bella mushrooms are recommended for this recipe as they have a meaty texture and hold up well to sauté.
  • When adding the mushrooms, make sure they are in a single layer in the pan. This allows them to cook evenly and brown nicely.
  • Adding the fresh parsley after removing the pan from the heat will keep it vibrant and fresh.
  • This dish is best served warm, so try to time it so that it is one of the last things you prepare for your meal. Serve them with a Grilled Steak or on your favorite casserole.
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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegetarian
Method: Skillet, Stovetop

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    • Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    I love mushrooms. Albeit there are people who have a definitely dislike. I did too, until I discovered fresh mushrooms over canned ones. OMG about the Beanie collection and tradition. Very sweet.

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, and so glad you came over today.

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