Easy Baked Garlic Mushrooms

August 26, 2015

Easy Baked Garlic Mushrooms

Let’s start with what matters most: this is absolutely my favorite quick and delicious way to prepare ‘shrooms.
It’s an incredible, quick, easy side dish that’s ready in less than 30 minutes and that it’s so delicious it will outshine the main dish — unless the main dish is Spicy Basil Lemon Chicken, then we might call it a draw.
These Easy Baked Butter Garlic Mushrooms will make you drool in a way that only butter and garlic can, well that and sweet potato fries, chocolate chunk cookies, pulled pork, and quesadillas. Just to name a few.
It’s seriously the one side side I keep making again and again.

White Button Mushrooms
Truth to be told, awesome side dishes are tough to come by. The usual suspects include: mashed potatoes and gravy, thick cut fries, corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, etc.
OK, maybe there are a lot of great side dishes, but often they take a little bit of fuss that I don’t want to deal with.
Otherwise, the common side dish is a boring green salad that is everything but exciting. Side salad, I love you, but sometimes I want something else.
Easy Baked Garlic Mushrooms
Enters the ‘shrooms.
Familiar little white button mushrooms.
Ubiquitous but (at least to me) tasty button ‘shrooms, that have fallen a bit out of fashion these days due to the popularity of more exotic varieties like porcini, shiitake, or the very fancy chanterelles.
While it’s certainly more glamorous to use wilder mushrooms, I believe that white button mushrooms still deserve to play an important role in our kitchens.
They’re inexpensive, readily available, and can produce an outstanding side dish.

Easy Baked Garlic Mushrooms
Ordinary white button mushrooms are mixed with butter, garlic, balsamic vinegar, oregano, and basil then roasted in the oven until tender and slightly crisp on top.
These are addicting in a way that only garlic-butter flavored foods can be. They’re a category all on their own. Delicious.
Easy Baked Garlic Mushrooms
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Adapted from The Salty Kitchen

Ingredients
Serves 6

1 lb / 453 gr white button mushrooms, scrubbed and stems trimmed
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 garlic cloves, crushed
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried dried basil
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Chopped fresh parsley to garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 425ºF (215ºC) and place a rack in the middle.
Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk balsamic vinegar, butter, crushed garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Stir in mushrooms and let sit for at least 15 minutes.
Spread mushrooms onto the prepared baking sheet.
Place in the oven and roast for about 15 to 20 minutes, until tender.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 85 calories, 5 grams of fat, 7 grams of carbs, and 6 grams of protein.

30 comments:

  1. Please, don't mention chanterelles! I've been missing them badly, but I'm not able to find them. Talking about what matters most, these mushrooms loook fantastic! I think I've mostly stuffed and baked them and never made this way. With garlic and herbs (not to mention butter), they're incredibly delicious! Well done, Mike!

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    1. Chanterelles are really good but so expensive...

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    2. Oh my just looking at them makes me drool. I love mushrooms!!!!

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  2. These look delicious! I love all mushrooms and I usually have them sauteed- gotta try them baked :)

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  3. Shroom lovers, unite! I love mushrooms in any form - sauteed, roasted, grilled - bring it on! These look like they have so much flavor - a perfect side dish, indeed!

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  4. Serves 6 seems like you think I'd share ;) I love mushrooms and for better or worse cannot get others to eat them. More for me!!

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  5. Way to go jazzifying 'shrooms, my friend! What an epic (or should I say awesmazing) side this is!

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    1. I think awesmazing is the right word in this instance ;)

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  6. Hi Mike, great way to transform the mushroom, I bet this is delicious!!!!

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  7. Thank you! I have a big bag of mushrooms in my fridge, but I've been lacking creativity this week and couldn't decide how to cook them. I'll be making this tonight and will report back!

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  8. Oh, you fancy. I'm usually boring and saute them with onions, garlic, and olive oil. This takes it to a whole other level!

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  9. I love your analysis of the side dish, Mike. Salads are simple and can be delicious...but sometimes you just need something a little tastier. Like 'shrooms. Did you harvest these shrooms yourself? Because that would been pretty epic! Haha...just kidding. These shrooms are epic enough by themselves. They look awesome! Pinning these bad boys right now!

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    1. So I was hunting solo in the forest and stumbled upon these shrooms. I picked 'em, brought 'en home, and came up with this awesome recipe. True story.
      #WolfpackLies

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    2. Laughing! You devil. If I thought that`s what happened, you would never get me off your tail! I am able to buy mushrooms from the same place local pizzerias buy theirs. I go through at least a pound a week. Am I the only one who thinks regular button mushrooms get more flavourful as they age? Even after they dry out, I don`t mind using them after soaking.

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  10. I know it is going to be shocking but... I've never roasted mushrooms, always make them in a skillet. How boring am I? (don't answer!)

    will give your method a try!

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    1. You are never boring my friend. You're the opposite of boring, so stop saying it. Mmkay?

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  11. I always buy a bunch of mushrooms but sometimes I slack on what to do with them. Usually I throw them in a pan with some butter or soy sauce and call it a day but baked? YESS!!!!

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  12. I love that these are baked because I always find myself with not enough burners on the stove top, and anything garlic butter has my name on it anyways!

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    1. Just wash under running water and scrub with your hands or they also make a mushroom scrubber like the potato scrubbers.

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  14. These look delicious, but trying to find out where the 6 grams of protein is coming from. 1 cup of mushrooms only have .8 grams. I am always looking to get more protein, but don't see it in this recipe. Maybe I am missing something. Please explain. Thanks.

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