Easy Baked Parmesan Mushrooms

November 9, 2015

Easy Baked Parmesan Mushrooms
As with anything else in life, running has its good days and bad days. 
One day I practically fly through an easy 10 miles, and the next day I can barely push my sorry legs past the 5-mile mark.
During those time running becomes more a mental thing than a physical one.
And over years I’ve learned that the best thing I can do is to distract myself — instead of focusing on why I can’t run.

Easy Baked Parmesan Mushrooms
One of my recurrent thoughts to push through the end of a run I’m just not feeling, is anticipating extensively of the (delicious) food waiting for me when I get back. Like this casserole or these brownies. No, casserole then brownies.
Other things I do to distract myself is to plan out my meals and grocery or think about a new recipe I really want to try.
Okay, I think a lot about food. That’s why I run a food blog, duh!

Easy Baked Parmesan Mushrooms
Saturday afternoon, as I was struggling to complete my 15k training, I started thinking about mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon, thyme, and how good they are together.
It worked: the thought of roasted mushroom deliciousness gave me the extra push needed to keep going.
By the time I got home my mind was set; I had to make these Easy Baked Parmesan Mushrooms.

Easy Baked Parmesan Mushrooms

Garlic goes with everything, right? So does Parmesan and thyme and lemon.
Imagine the four, together with mushrooms.
I mean, do I even need to talk about it? 

You know what’s even better about this recipe? How easy it is to make and it also requires very little clean-up.
A little bit of chopping and stirring, then pop ‘em in the oven for 15 minutes and voilĂ  pure mushroom awesomeness.
You need this. Now.

Easy Baked Parmesan Mushroom
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Barely adapted from DamnDelicious

Serves 4 as a side

1 lb / 453 gr white button (or cremini) mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons dried thyme
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon fine grain salt
Ground black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and place a rack in the middle.
Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil.
Place mushrooms in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet.
Sprinkle with olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, thyme, and Parmesan.
Season with salt and pepper (if using). Gently toss to combine.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until browned and tender, tossing occasionally.
Serve immediately.

Nutrition facts

One serving 132 calories, 12 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs, and 5 grams of protein.


  1. You've inspired yet another meal for me! I think I'm going to use these to top some pumpkin & sage ravioli I've been meaning to cook. I <3 your blog! I share it with my foodie friends...

  2. I totally get you on the thinking about food while you exercise. I am the kind of person who could actually benefit from hanging a donut in front of my treadmill... These look delicious though. Definitely worth running for.

    Grace | www.eatwriteexplore.com

  3. So much savory goodness! These would be amazing in a veggie wrap, on plain noodles, or on their own :)

  4. I wish thinking about food would make exercise easier for me.... Sadly, most of the times, I just think about food and totally suppress any thought of exercising.... Love the mushrooms and Medha's idea of putting them in a veggie wrap totally works for me.

  5. Yumm! Sounds like the perfect dinner-made-a-little-fancier- dish, the flavour combination is amazing!

  6. Wow I love mushrooms!! Looks Yummy!!
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  7. I also think about food constantly, even while I am running. And I love mushrooms and would love to polish off this dish after a run!

  8. Love mushrooms, what a great way to prepare them, great pics Mike.

  9. I think about food incessantly whenever I'm doing any kind of exercise, but I'm pretty much always thinking about food so maybe it's not all that strange!

  10. Garlic sure does go with everything - the more the merrier - right? Well - at least not for your partner! :)
    This is one awesmazing way to enjoy mushrooms, my friend!

  11. My client yesterday made fun of me for ALWAYS talking about food. Like, almost the entire hour of our personal training session. Oops.
    These look great :)

  12. Glad I'm not the only one who thinks about food so much! With I'm with my family, we can never make it through one meal without starting to think about the next one...

    I'm eating a ton of mushrooms these days, thanks for sharing this new way to prepare them :)

  13. We had these tasty mushrooms tonight with dinner. Yummm!!! Quick and easy to make, yet so much delicious flavor. I stumbled on your site recently and every recipe I've tried so far has been really good with loads of flavor. No more bland veggies and chicken for us...THANK YOU!!! :)

  14. try using Trader Joe's canned Mushroom slices. They are so good! They would be perfect for this recipe!