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Sautéed Mushrooms (Restaurant Style)

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These aren’t just any sautéed mushrooms – we’re talking restaurant-level sautéed perfection. Get ready to bring that fancy dining experience right to your own kitchen.

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I’ve always been a huge fan of mushrooms, so I order them as a side every time I’m at a steakhouse. Now, I’ve finally figured out the secret to getting those delicious Restaurant quality mushrooms.

It’s all about the butter and a delicious kind of mushroom…Baby Bella. This mushroom recipe features aromatic garlic and a symphony of flavors from balsamic vinegar, kosher salt, ground thyme, and black pepper. The mushroom world is vast, and if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, consider jazzing it up with Shiitake, Oyster, or even some wild Morels for an extra layer of earthiness.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This recipe sautées the mushrooms in butter, giving them a rich and delicious flavor. Other flavor additions, like Balsamic vinegar and ground thyme bring the mushrooms over the top.

For more of my mushroom favorites, try this Mushroom Tart or these crunchy Air Fried Oyster Mushrooms!

Sauteed mushrooms in a pan.

Ingredients For Sautéed Mushrooms

  • Unsalted butter – Using butter instead of oil provides a rich and velvety base.
  • Garlic cloves – Infuse a garlic fragrance and a rich depth of flavor. Freshly minced or jarred minced garlic works great.
  • Baby Bella mushrooms – Baby Bellas are great for their earthy and robust flavor. You can typically find these pre-sliced and washed at your local grocery store.
  • Balsamic vinegar – Great for helping to deglaze the pan and adds a subtle tangy note that complements the mushroom’s umami.
  • Seasonings – A tasty combination of salt, ground thyme, and black pepper helps to round out and elevate the flavors.
ingredients for sauteed mushrooms.

Tools needed for this recipe

  • Skillet & Spatula

How To Make Sautéed Mushrooms

Melt butter in a large 12-inch pan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 20 seconds. Add the mushrooms and stir to fully coat the mushrooms with the butter.

melting butter in a skillet.

Sauté the mushrooms for about 10-15 minutes, until the mushrooms soften and most of the liquid evaporates.

Sliced mushrooms placed in a pan.

Add the balsamic vinegar, kosher salt, ground thyme, and black pepper, and continue cooking for 2 minutes.

Sauteed mushrooms in a pan.

Remove from heat and serve. Enjoy.

Sauteed mushrooms in a pan.

How to store leftover mushrooms

Before storing, let your mushrooms cool to room temperature. Then, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll stay fresh for 3-4 days.

Reheating: It’s best to reheat using a skillet over medium heat to gently warm the mushrooms. Using high heat or a microwave can alter the mushroom’s texture.

Recipe Variations and Customizations

  • Herb Infusion: Enhance the aromatic profile by incorporating other fresh herbs like rosemary or parsley. Toss them into the pan during the final minutes of cooking.
  • Citrus Zest: Brighten up the earthy tones with a touch of citrus zest. Lemon or orange zest adds a refreshing twist, balancing the richness of the mushrooms. Add zest to top your freshly sauteed mushrooms.
  • Splash of Wine: Elevate the sophistication by deglazing the pan with a splash of white wine instead of using balsamic vinegar. The wine imparts complexity and depth to the flavor profile.
  • Creamy Variation: Introduce a luxurious element by adding a dollop of cream or crème fraîche towards the end of cooking. This creates a velvety sauce that coats the mushrooms.
  • Spicy Kick: Infuse some heat into your dish by incorporating red pepper flakes or finely chopped chilis.
  • Cheese Topping: Before serving, sprinkle a generous amount of grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese over the sautéed mushrooms.
Sauteed mushrooms in a pan.

What To Serve With Sauteed Mushrooms

Pairing your sautéed mushrooms with the right dish can elevate your dining experience. Here are some suggestions on what to serve alongside these mushrooms:

  1. Creamy Polenta
  2. Air Fryer Steak
  3. Creamy Mushroom and Parmesan Instant Pot Risotto
  4. Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  5. Smothered Chicken Recipe

FAQ’s

What other mushroom varieties can I use for sauteing?

Consider adding Shiitake mushrooms for their earthy and chewy texture, Oyster mushrooms with a mild, anise-like flavor, or Cremini mushrooms for a richer taste. Use the delicate and trumpet-shaped Chanterelle mushrooms for a fruity note, or the crunchy Enoki mushrooms for a subtle touch. Maitake mushrooms offer a meaty texture and a robust, earthy taste, while Portobello mushrooms bring a smoky undertone. For a luxurious touch, consider the intensely earthy and nutty Morel mushrooms. Experiment with these varieties, adjusting the combination based on availability and personal preference, to create a sautéed mushroom dish that’s a medley of flavors and textures.

Tanya’s Top Tips

  • Make sure you melt the butter over medium heat and cook the mushrooms over medium heat. Cooking at a higher temp may burn the butter.
  • Adjust the salt and pepper to taste after cooking, as the mushrooms can absorb the seasonings differently.
  • Try using a mix of mushroom types for varied textures and flavors in this dish.

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Sautéed mushrooms (Restaurant Style)

These aren't just any sautéed mushrooms – we're talking restaurant-level sautéed perfection. Get ready to bring that fancy dining experience right to your own kitchen.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Sauteed mushrooms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 131kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb 16 oz baby bella mushrooms, cleaned, dried, and sliced about ¼ inch thick
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • chopped fresh herbs for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large 12-inch pan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 20 seconds. Add the mushrooms and stir to fully coat the mushrooms with the butter.
  • Sauté the mushrooms for about 10-15 minutes, until the mushrooms soften and most of the liquid evaporates.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar, kosher salt, ground thyme, and black pepper, and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve. Sprinkle with parsley or fresh thyme leaves if desired. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Adjust the salt and pepper to taste after cooking, as the mushrooms can absorb the seasonings differently.
  • Try using a mix of mushroom types for varied textures and flavors in this dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Hether

Monday 26th of February 2024

These are amazing!!

Tanya

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

Thanks Heather! So happy you like them.