The Best Sautéed Mushrooms

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This is the best Sautéed Mushrooms recipe that’s super quick to make in just 10 minutes. Perfect as an appetizer or as an easy side dish, these mushrooms caramelize perfectly and have the best earthy flavors.

Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe

If you’re a mushroom lover, I will share one of my favorite mushroom recipes with you. Just like garlic butter mushrooms, this recipe is incredibly versatile and restaurant worthy.

Mushrooms are super filling, loaded in protein and low carb, making them the perfect vegetable for those following a keto diet. 

You should also try our stuffed mushrooms, creamed spinach and mushrooms, or cream of mushroom soup.

These sauteed mushrooms with garlic are the best side dish you will ever try, and you can serve them for dinner, lunch, or even breakfast next to some savory waffles. You can pair them with a juicy oven chicken breast or add them to a delicious sandwich.

the best Sautéed Mushrooms recipe

Why Are You Going To Love Sautéed Mushrooms

  • Extremely quick and easy to make
  • Ready in just 10 minutes from start to finish.
  • The best side dish to make ahead
  • It pairs perfectly with many main dishes

Ingredients For Sauteed Mushrooms

A great thing about this recipe is that it requires only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have t in your pantry. So here is a list of everything you will need:

  • Mushrooms –  I used brown mushrooms, but you can also use white mushrooms or portobello mushrooms that are also great to sautee.
  • Olive Oil –  You can replace it with avocado or coconut oil to keep this recipe dairy-free, or you can use butter. For a rich flavor, you can cook mushrooms in unsalted butter.
  • Soy Sauce – helps the mushrooms to caramelize.
  • Thyme – pairs perfectly with mushrooms, but you can use rosemary, sage, or dried parsley.
  • Garlic – fresh minced garlic is the best for this recipe as it gives a more intense flavor.
Sautéed Mushrooms Ingredients

How To Make Sauteed Mushrooms

You will want to make this recipe anytime when you need a quick and delicious side dish once you will see how easy it is to make these sauteed mushrooms with garlic. Here is everything you have to do:

  1. Start by cleaning your mushrooms, then cut them into 1/2″ thick slices.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, then add the mushrooms and soy sauce.
  3. Cook the mushrooms for 5 minutes, then add the minced garlic and the rest of the ingredients and toss them.
  4. Let the mushrooms cook for another five minutes or until golden brown. Make sure to stir occasionally to cook evenly.

Garnish the sauteed garlic mushrooms with plenty of freshly chopped parsley.

Tips for Making the Best Caramelized Mushrooms

  • Do not overcrowd the pan so the mushrooms have enough space to caramelize and not simmer.
  • Use soy sauce to help the mushrooms get that rich and brown crust.
  • Stir from time to time to allow the fried mushrooms to caramelize perfectly.
  • Don’t soak the mushrooms in water because they tend to soak up liquids and become super soggy when cooked. Clean the mushrooms using a damp paper towel or a mushroom brush.

Recipe Variations

In my opinion, this recipe is perfect as it is, but you can make it according to your taste by adding some other ingredients. Here are some great ideas:

  • You can top them with some of your favorite shredded cheese, such as grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Feel free to swap the thyme with Italian Seasoning, Herbs the Provence, or rosemary.
  • Top with some crispy bacon for a smokey flavor.
  • Garnish with green onion, parsley, or chives.
caramelized sauteed mushrooms

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge – You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • Freezer – place the mushroom in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight before reheating.
  • Reheat mushroom leftovers in a skillet over medium-low heat or in the microwave. 

Serving Ideas

These Sauteed Mushrooms With Garlic are great served as a side dish with your favorite main dish. Here are some great ideas:

easy sauteed mushroom recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Mushrooms Healthy?

Yes, mushrooms are healthy. They are full of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and other minerals that support the immune system is another reason why we love them. In addition, nutritionists recommend eating mushrooms because they are a wonderful source of selenium, vitamin D, and vitamin B, which all work to control our blood sugar levels.

How Do I Prevent My Mushrooms From Getting Watery?

If you don’t want your mushrooms to become watery, cook them on medium-high heat to give the mushrooms a nice brown color.

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Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe

The Best Sautéed Mushrooms With Garlic

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Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


This is the best Sautéed Mushrooms recipe that’s super quick to make in just 10 minutes. Perfect as an appetizer or as an easy side dish, these mushrooms caramelize perfectly and have the best earthy flavors.
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  • 1 pound white or brown mushrooms or cremini sliced into 1/2″ thick slices
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Gently clean the mushrooms using a damp paper towel to wipe off any dirt. Slice into ½-inch-thick slices.
  • Pour the oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and soy sauce. Toss to combine.
  • Cook without stirring for 3-4 minutes until golden brown
  • Add minced garlic, dried thyme, and continue cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes, occasionally stirring until cooked.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Sautéed Mushrooms
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