These easy sautéed mushrooms are so good and effortless, you’ll have ’em ready in just a few minutes. They have a rich flavor, meaty texture, and are cooked to a gorgeous golden brown.
The PERFECT Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe
If you love mushrooms, then this recipe is for you! We at Fit Foodie Finds found out how to make the BEST sautéed mushrooms. It’s ridiculously simple and allows the natural flavors of the mushrooms truly shine. The result? Deliciously cooked mushrooms that you can pair with or add to any dish (ahem, how ’bout our mushroom Swiss burgers?!)!
We love how this recipe tastes with bella mushrooms, but you’re welcome to use your favorite kind of fresh mushrooms, such as white button mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, etc. The world is your mushroom. 😉
Why you’ll love it!
An easy recipe that you can whip up quickly and effortlessly.
The perfect side dish to any main course.
The mushrooms are cooked so that all great flavor shines.
Requires only 3 simple ingredients.
Health Benefits of Mushrooms
According to WebMD, mushrooms have many health benefits and can add some serious umami to your cooking. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps with digestion, and several minerals, including selenium, potassium, copper, and iron.
Mushrooms also contain antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and protect against disease. They’re low in calories, fat-free, and have a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B2, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid.
Made with 3 Simple Ingredients
- Bella mushrooms: we love how this recipe states with bella mushrooms, but you’re welcome to use your favorite kind of fresh mushrooms.
- Olive oil: we used olive oil for this recipe, but salted butter would also taste great.
- Salt: a bit of kosher salt really brings out the natural flavor of the mushrooms.
How to Make the Best Sautéed Mushrooms
Transfer all of the mushrooms into a strainer and rinse gently with cold water until there is no dirt on the mushrooms.
Then gently dry the mushrooms with a tea towel or paper towel. Set aside.
Next, heat olive oil in a large skillet pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms to the pan and season them with salt.
Sauté the mushrooms for 10-15 minutes, stirring minimally to make sure the mushrooms aren’t sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Pro Tip: In the first few minutes of the cooking time, mushrooms will release any moisture they have, and that moisture will dissolve or get soaked back into the mushroom. Don’t be tempted to pour it out.
When the moisture is gone, and the mushrooms are glossy, remove them from the pan. If you would like crispier mushrooms, turn the heat up to high and sauté them for 1-2 additional minutes.
SERVE + ENJOY
There you have it! The perfect sautéed mushrooms.
Remove the mushrooms from the pan immediately and serve as a simple side dish, as a topping for burgers, or however your heart desires.
Try Our Mushroom and Swiss Burgers!
These delicious mushrooms were made originally for our Mushroom and Swiss Burgers recipe.
To add flavor to the beef, white onions are mixed in and then cooked on the grill in melted butter on a sheet of foil. It’s then topped with the sautéed mushrooms and sealed in with melted Swiss cheese. Mmm!
Mushroom Swiss Burger
Our mushroom swiss burgers are a Fit Foodie favorite. Using these perfectly sautéed mushrooms, of course!
Other Ways to Serve Sautéed Mushrooms
These simple sautéed mushrooms have a mild flavor that would taste great on their own as a side or mixed in just about any savory dish. Here are our favorites from our site:
In the first few minutes of the cooking time, mushrooms will release any moisture they have, and that moisture will dissolve or get soaked back into the mushroom. Don’t be tempted to pour it out.
If you would like crispier mushrooms, turn the heat up to high and sauté them for 1-2 additional minutes.
We love how this recipe tastes with bella mushrooms, but you’re welcome to use your favorite kind of fresh mushrooms, such as white button mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, etc.
Is it better to sauté mushrooms in butter or olive oil?
We prefer sautéing mushrooms in an oil with a higher smoke point like olive oil. Butter can burn at a high temperature, so we don’t recommend it for sautéing mushrooms.
How do you sauté mushrooms without them getting soggy?
Mushrooms release moisture as they sauté, so the key to preventing soggy mushrooms is to allow this moisture to release and then evaporate from the pan before removing the sautéed mushrooms from heat.
Store any leftover mushrooms in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Photography: photos taken in this post are by Erin from The Wooden Skillet.