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Simple Sautéed Mushrooms

Sautéed Mushrooms are the best way to take just about any dish over the top. To make, simply cook sliced button, baby Bella, or even Portobello mushrooms in a skillet, then finish with butter, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jennifer Deppa


  • 1 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado
  • 3 Tbsp. butter salted
  • 16 oz. mushrooms white, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper to taste


  • Add oil and 1 tablespoon butter to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once butter is melted, add the sliced mushrooms in a single layer and cook for 4-5 minutes without moving. Flip them over and continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Make a well in the center and add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and garlic. Saute for 30 seconds, or until garlic is fragrant. Add salt and pepper, to taste, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking the mushrooms for another 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve immediately with a sprinkle of finely chopped fresh parsley, if desired. Enjoy!



Meal Prep and Storage

  • How to prep ahead of time: These mushrooms are best enjoyed fresh. But, you can buy whole mushrooms and slice them up to 1 to 2 days ahead of time.
  • How to store: Keep leftover mushrooms in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days.
  • How to freeze: While raw mushrooms don't freeze well due to their moisture content, cooked mushrooms can be frozen. Allow them to cool completely in the fridge, then store them in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 5 to 6 months.
  • How to reheat: For the best results, warm the mushrooms back up in a skillet over medium heat.


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg