Butter Garlic Mushrooms | Easy Mushroom Side Recipe

The flavorful butter garlic mushrooms pair up as a perfect side with your grilled or barbecued meat as it’s truly a zero-hassle recipe! It’s a great healthy snack option too!

Sauteed-Garlic-Butter-Mushrooms-FQ-1-4856All mushroom lovers please raise your hand! My both hands are up! I love mushrooms in all its shape & form – be it my rosemary sautéed mushrooms or spicy achaari mushrooms or classic rogan mushroom!

Each of these mushroom recipes is up on our list of favorites even though we are hard-core chicken-lovers!

To continue with my love for mushrooms, today I have another family favorite of ours! The immensely flavorful butter garlic mushrooms!

When you have butter & garlic in the same sentence, you must already know that some stellar recipe is about to unfold as the combination of butter & garlic is nothing but match made in heaven!

Sauteed-Garlic-Butter-Mushrooms-FQ-5-4881Trust me, butter & garlic can even make the blandest food on earth taste good! The pungent aroma of garlic being sautéed in butter is so amazing that it would invigorate your senses making you instantly happy and joyful!

Such mesmerizing experience you would enjoy most if you make these butter garlic mushrooms!

I have shared my butter garlic shrimps long back and thankfully all my readers loved it!

That delicious butter garlic shrimps have been very popular since it was first published; hence I am very sure these butter garlic mushrooms will also be equally loved by all and won’t fail to impress at all!

Sauteed-Garlic-Butter-Mushrooms-FQ-3-4867I am very sure you are already tempted for this scrumptious mushroom recipe especially after seeing the vibrant pictures!

But before going to the recipe, let’s tackle few of the questions/doubts you may have on how to handle mushrooms correctly in order to make your butter garlic mushrooms, or any other mushroom recipe for that matter, perfect every time!

I have used button mushrooms for my butter garlic mushrooms as it is the most easily available variety in my city.

You can use Portobello or cremini mushrooms as well for this same recipe and the final outcome will be equally outstanding! Just go with what you like and/or what is available.

Sauteed-Garlic-Butter-Mushrooms-FQ-2-4861Whether to wash mushrooms on not?

I know there is a constant debate on whether to wash mushrooms or not and people’s opinions are divided here. Some favors washing mushrooms under running water, others do not.

I agree that mushrooms come with lots of lose dirt and mud and we tend to clean it with water to be hundred percent sure of hygiene.

But here is my take on it! I have tried & tasted same mushroom recipe using washed & unwashed mushrooms and I honestly feel that they do differ in taste.

The reason behind is that mushroom is just like sponge and absorbs water like crazy! The natural water content of mushroom is already high; plus this extra water makes it mushy.

Hence the mushrooms not only lose their chewy texture once cooked, but also can’t soak up the flavors of spices as intensely as unwashed mushrooms.

Sauteed-Garlic-Butter-Mushrooms-FQ-4-4873How do I clean mushrooms and ensure hygiene?

Don’t worry! I do clean mushrooms before cooking and make each one absolutely clean & edible! I take each mushrooms at a time and wipe it all over using disposable kitchen towel, preferably the 2-ply ones.

You can take a large piece of kitchen paper, fold it twice to have better grip on it and then gently wipe each mushroom making sure all the dirt particles loosens and falls off!

Yes, it is a time-intensive process and you need to have patience. But I don’t mind it as both hygiene and taste are non-negotiable for me.

What I generally do is plan this mushroom cleaning exercise a day ahead of cooking it; most probably while I’m cooking something else and it’s simmering on stove. That’s the best time to complete some pre-prep for upcoming recipes!

Sauteed-Garlic-Butter-Mushrooms-FQ-7-4878How to best serve this butter garlic mushrooms?

While clicking the pictures of this recipe, I should have been a little more creative and should have showed you different serving suggestions! But never mind! What is missed is already missed, let’s not worry about that! We can still talk about it here!

This particular recipe of mushrooms is a very good options for your kids’ after-school snack. But with the given situation, hardly any kid is actually going to school! But hey, that doesn’t stop them from relishing a tasty afternoon snack, does it?

You can also serve it with buttered toasts for breakfast or as a side with your favorite steak dinner instead of mashed potatoes if you wanna cut down the carbs.

These butter garlic mushrooms are so good that we gobbled them up on their own! Once you make it, I’m sure you will find numerous ways to serve & enjoy it! Bon Appétit!


Butter Garlic Mushrooms | Easy Mushroom Dinner for Weeknight
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 2 Servings
  • Button mushrooms – 400 gms
  • Garlic – 12 to 15 cloves, about 2 tbsp grated
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Unsalted butter – 2 tbsp
  • Dried oregano – 1 tsp
  • Dried thyme – 1 tsp
  • Dried basil – 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes to sprinkle on top, optional
  1. Clean each button mushroom by wiping them with a damp kitchen towel. I do not wash the mushrooms in water as they soak too much water and becomes too soggy in texture. Take your time to wipe each mushroom separately to get rid of all dirt. Also trim any woody end of the stalk.
  2. Hear the butter in a skillet. Also drizzle the olive oil to ensure butter doesn’t burn. Add the grated garlic and sauté for 10 seconds on low. Make sure garlic doesn’t burn.
  3. Now add the cleaned mushrooms and sauté them on medium flame. Try to arrange the mushrooms in a single layer on the skillet to ensure even cooking.
  4. Let the mushrooms cook undisturbed for 5 minutes on medium-low flame. Then give them a stir and let the other sides cook too. It would take about 12 to 15 minutes to completely cook the mushrooms.
  5. Once the mushrooms are cooked and become fork-tender, sprinkle dried herbs – oregano, thyme & basil. Also season it with salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Shake the skillet to mix the herbs uniformly, give a final stir and your butter garlic mushroom is ready to serve! Transfer them to a serving platter and sprinkle some pepper flakes if you like the extra-kick! Enjoy!


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