These low carb and vegetarian Garlic Butter Mushrooms are a perfect side dish for the holidays or year-round. Each mushroom is full of savory garlic flavors and a pop of umami. Easy to make in one pan!
If you need a foolproof, yet flavorful side dish to ‘wow’ your guests at dinner, look no further than this 20-minute Garlic Butter Mushrooms recipe. Mushrooms and garlic are sauteed in butter and olive oil, then seasoned with soy sauce for a pop of umami. It’s so easy to put together in just one pan on the stove!
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You can technically serve this healthy mushroom recipe year-round with almost anything, from Surf and Turf to Garlic Chicken Thighs. However, I love making it for the holidays. It’s the perfect vegetarian Thanksgiving side because:
- It’s a naturally vegetarian and keto recipe that’s also easy to make gluten free. It will make everyone happy!
- Fresh garlic and soy-seasoned mushrooms pack every bite with savory and umami flavors.
- The garlic mushrooms are tender, soft, and pair so well with Thanksgiving turkey.
Are mushrooms healthy?
Yes, mushrooms are a very healthy vegetable. According to The Mushroom Council, they’re fantastic sources of potassium, B vitamins, vitamin D, selenium, riboflavin, and many more vitamins and minerals. The health benefits of mushrooms can positively influence your cell growth and health, nervous system, and bone health.
How to clean mushrooms
Unlike other vegetables, you don’t want to soak mushrooms in water because they already contain so much liquid. If they soak up any more, they won’t brown properly. Instead, wipe the mushrooms with a damp kitchen towel or paper towel to remove any dirt and debris.
You can lightly rinse them under cool running water afterward to loosen anything you may have missed. When done, dry the mushrooms very well with a paper towel.
Ingredients and substitutions
You only need 5 keto and vegetarian ingredients to make this easy side dish:
- Cremini mushrooms – These should be easy to find at most well-stocked grocery stores or farmer’s markets. Creminis are one of the best choices for mushroom side dishes because they’re firm, tender, and naturally flavorful. If you can’t find cremini mushrooms, you can use white button mushrooms instead.
- Butter and olive oil – Yes, you need both butter AND olive oil to make garlic butter mushrooms! Melted butter infuses fat and flavor into the garlic and mushrooms, while olive oil prevents them from sticking or burning in the pan.
- Soy sauce – Soy gives this dish a sensational, almost meaty umami flavor.
- Garlic – Freshly minced garlic cloves are best.
How to make garlic butter mushrooms
Sauteeing mushrooms and garlic in one pan keeps this side dish stress free and easy:
Step 1: Gently clean the mushrooms by wiping each one with a damp kitchen towel or paper towel. Pat them dry to help them cook evenly.
Step 2: Melt the butter in a large skillet, then add the oil. Add the mushrooms (cap side down) and the garlic, and cook until they’re softened.
Step 3: Stir in the soy sauce and season with salt and pepper. Turn down the heat and cover the skillet with a lid to help tenderize the mushrooms.
Step 4: Take the garlic mushrooms off of the heat and garnish with fresh herbs. Enjoy!
You can pair sauteed garlic mushrooms with almost anything because they’re so meaty and savory. Pair them with Tuscan salmon or stuffed zucchini boats for year-round dinners, or make them a part of the holiday spread. The bright umami and savory garlic pair very well with Thanksgiving turkey breast, herb roasted chicken, or turkey fennel stuffed cabbage rolls.
All these meals ideas are Awaken180° Approved and perfect seasonal recipes for your Fall and Winder menu.
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Garlic Butter Mushrooms
- 1 1/2 lb cremini mushrooms
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp soy
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley or cilantro
- Since the mushroom in cold running water then pat dry with a kitchen towel.
- In a large skillet melt butter, then heat in oil. Add in mushrooms and garlic, cap side down. Let it cook for 3 minutes then stir often until they start to soften.
- Stir in soy sauce and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 7-10 minutes until mushrooms are fork tender. The mushrooms will release liquid , so no extra liquid is needed.
- Remove from heat, garnish with fresh herb of choice and serve.
How to clean mushroomsUnlike other vegetables, you don’t want to soak mushrooms in water because they already contain so much liquid. If they soak up any more, they won’t brown properly. Instead, wipe the mushrooms with a damp kitchen towel or paper towel to remove any dirt and debris. You can lightly rinse them under cool running water afterward to loosen anything you may have missed. When done, dry the mushrooms very well with a paper towel.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.