This Sauteed Mushrooms recipe is savory and ideal to use as a side dish or topping.

Sautéed mushrooms are the best way to add quick elegance to any appetizer or main dish! This recipe cooks ordinary mushrooms in garlic butter and a sprinkle of parsley so they are ready to enjoy in minutes! They are delicious on burgers or steaks, and they can even be enjoyed on homemade toasted bread for a healthy snack or quick vegetarian lunch. It’s easy and quick to make on the stovetop, and can be dressed up with different add-ins, too.

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Savory Sautéed Mushrooms

  • Low in calories and low-carb, sautéed mushrooms are a versatile dish that can be served hot or cold or added to any variety of other dishes.
  • Sautéed mushrooms are a natural side-kick dish for steak, chicken, and pork entrees. Add them to a soup, an omelet, a stir fry, or a salad.
  • Make ahead or minutes before serving, sautéed mushrooms fit the bill at any bbq, picnic, party, or get together because they go with everything!

ingredients to make Sauteed Mushrooms

Ingredients and Variations

MUSHROOMS: All mushrooms have the same texture and relatively mild flavors. Common mushrooms like button (champignon), cremini, and portobellos are easily cut uniformly, but other mushrooms like oyster, morel, chanterelle, and lobster have unique shapes and can be roughly chopped for this recipe.

BUTTER: Butter gives sautéed mushrooms a rich flavor and a caramelized exterior. Olive oil will work, but it won’t infuse as much flavor. Melted leftover bacon grease and Asian hot chili oil are also flavorful oils to try. A splash of white wine adds a little acidic flavor to the butter sauce but is not necessary (the alcohol burns off).

SEASONINGS: This recipe calls for basic seasonings like garlic, salt, and pepper plus a little parsley for a garnish. And a light dash of a DIY Italian dressing or spicy chili blend can make sautéed mushrooms even more palate-pleasing!

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How to Sauté Mushrooms

It’s easy to make this tasty dish:

  1. Melt butter and garlic in a large skillet.
  2. Stir mushrooms into the skillet and sauté until they are cooked through and fragrant.
  3. Sprinkle with parsley, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

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What do Sautéed Mushrooms Go With?

Sautéed mushrooms have a mild, earthy flavor which goes with a large variety of main dishes. Or serve them as an appetizer, either hot or cold. Delish added to chicken lasagna, Instant Pot beef stroganoff, or next to roasted green beans. Alternately, saute them with a colorful mix of red, yellow, and green bell peppers, spinach, and onions for a hearty, vegetarian side dish.

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How to Store Leftovers

Keep leftover sautéed mushrooms in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Serve them cold over a salad or reheat them in the microwave. Avoid freezing sautéed mushrooms as they will not retain their shape once thawed.

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Sautéed Mushrooms

Mushrooms sautéed with butter and garlic make a delicious and savory, gourmet-level appetizer or side dish with steak or chicken.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Candace


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound mushrooms halved or quartered if large
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or lemon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt optional, or to taste


  • In a large skillet on medium high heat, melt butter and garlic.
  • Add mushrooms and stir to coat. Saute for about 7-10 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, pepper, and salt if using.
  • Serve immediately or at room temperature.


  • If there seems to be a little too much liquid in the pan, move the mushrooms to the side to allow the liquid to evaporate.
  • Refrigerate leftover sautéed mushrooms in a covered container for up to 4 days.
  • Serve sauteed mushrooms cold over a salad or reheat quickly in a pan on the stove or in the microwave. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 78 | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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