This easy Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe is made by cooking down sliced cremini mushrooms in olive oil until brown and caramlized. At the very end of cooking, they are sprinkled with an umami seasoning that is a little sweet, salty, and a tiny bite of spicy. 

I love to use this Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe on sandwiches, meats, or just as a side dish on the table. I especially love them in this Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese with Mushrooms recipe!

A shallow cream colored bowl with a gold trim on the outside edge and on the inside rim filled with caramelized sauteed mushrooms.

The Easiest Side Dish Recipe Recipe

What I love about this sauteed mushrooms recipe is the fact that this side dish made with just 3 ingredients. That is all you need for incredible flavor in your mouth. This recipe can be part of a plant-based, vegan/vegetarian diet. Sauteed Mushrooms are a staple recipe in our home, much like caramelized onions.

I love the meaty feel and the flavor sauteed mushrooms offer up. The mouth feel and satisfaction makes this a comfort food in my book. They make me happy! What is great about this recipe is not just the fact you have sauteed mushrooms to enjoy, but that once you have it down, you can flavor them any way you wish!

A stainless steel skillet on a hotplate with partially sauteed mushrooms inside of the skillet.

How To Make The Best Sauteed Mushrooms 

You might wonder how can it be so hard? Well, it isn’t hard. Actually, it’s quite easy to make sauteed mushrooms. However, there are a few tips and tricks that I use to get them to that golden color and still have keep them from getting dried out.

  1. The first thing you want to do is make sure the mushrooms are cleaned. Forget the myth that mushrooms absorb water. They don’t. I don’t know where that came from really or how they came up with it. Mushrooms release water when cooking! To clean, I simply rinse them then pat them dry with a paper towel.
  2. Don’t slice them too thin, unless you’re looking for a crispy fried mushroom. I like my mushrooms to be at least 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Use oil, butter, or a combination of both. However, if using butter, watch that it doesn’t burn. Vegans can use olive oil and they will still caramelize and be super tasty.
  4. Don’t stir them too often. You want the sauteed mushrooms to crisp a little and get browned on the edges to have that caramelization going on.
  5. Keep the heat higher. A simmer is not what you are looking for with sauteed mushrooms. 
  6. Deglaze the pan as they are cooking with a little water.
Partially cooked mushrooms in a stainless steel skillet.

What You Need To Make This Recipe

Mushrooms: I like to use whole crimini mushrooms then I slice them on my own. They are pretty affordable and are the easiest to find.

Olive oil: This is my favorite brand for sauteeing.

Umami Seasoning: I use this brand

Stainless Steel Skillet: I love this staniless steel skillet and prefer using staniless steel over non stick when making a sauteed mushroom recipe. 

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with sauteed mushrooms in the sandwich and a mushroom on the plate next to the sandwich.
Mushrooms are excellent in this Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

Other Ways To Add Flavor To Sauteed Mushrooms

  • Saute some onion and garlic in the olive oil and use salt and pepper to season or the Umami.
  • Sprinkle the finished recipe with some chopped fresh thyme. I really love the flavor the thyme lends to the mushrooms.
  • Deglaze the skillet with a little coconut aminos, soy sauce, or worcestershire sauce (if your not vegan or vegetarian).
  • Stir in a tablespoon of butter af the end of cooking then add a little curry powder with the umami.

Ways to Use Sauteed Mushrooms

  • Serve the mushrooms as a side to your favorite grilled meats.
  • Use them as a topping on pizza.
  • Add them to a grilled cheese sandwichs
  • Use them as a topping for burgers.

Other Side Dish Recipes To Try

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Broccoli Salad

Honey Glazed Carrots

Mashed Potatoes

Pea Salad with Bacon

Roasted Acorn Squash

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Sauteed Mushrooms with Umami

Shelby Law Ruttan
Mushrooms are fried in olive oil and butter until well browned and seasoned with an umami seasoning for an earthy, meaty bite that is absolutely delicious.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 31 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 6 minutes stirring occasionally, or until caramelized.
    fresh cut mushrooms in a stainless steel skillet
  • Deglaze the skillet if needed using a tablespoon of water. Season with umami seasoning. Cook and stir one more minute.
    A hand shaking umami seasoning over the cooked mushrooms.

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Notes

How To Make The Best Sauteed Mushrooms 

You might wonder how can it be so hard? Well, it isn’t hard. Actually, it’s quite easy to make sauteed mushrooms. However, there are a few tips and tricks that I use to get them to that golden color and still have keep them from getting dried out.
  1. The first thing you want to do is make sure the mushrooms are cleaned. Forget the myth that mushrooms absorb water. They don’t. I don’t know where that came from really or how they came up with it. Mushrooms release water when cooking! To clean, I simply rinse them then pat them dry with a paper towel.
  2. Don’t slice them too thin, unless you’re looking for a crispy fried mushroom. I like my mushrooms to be at least 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Use oil, butter, or a combination of both. However, if using butter, watch that it doesn’t burn. Vegans can use olive oil and they will still caramelize and be super tasty.
  4. Don’t stir them too often. You want the sauteed mushrooms to crisp a little and get browned on the edges to have that caramelization going on.
  5. Keep the heat higher. A simmer is not what you are looking for with sauteed mushrooms. 
  6. Deglaze the pan as they are cooking with a little water.

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Honeybunch Hunts is a website dedicated to Hunting, Homesteading and Harvesting. Written by Shelby Law Ruttan, author and owner of Grumpy’s Honeybunch, she (Honeybunch) and Phil (Grumpy) have come together in a joint effort to share their knowledge and experience from the woods, to the garden, to the table.

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