Garlic Butter Sautéed Mushrooms

Garlic Butter Sauteed Mushrooms | Get Inspired Everyday!

Garlic Butter Sauteed Mushrooms | Get Inspired Everyday!

When we were at the restaurant Mercato in Calgary, we had our whole meal mapped out but we never made it through all 4 of the courses! We ended up skipping the Tuscan Steak with a side of mushrooms and prosciutto wrapped grilled asparagus. It would seem I just can’t get it off my mind, so I’ve developed recipes for my interpretation of what we missed!

Garlic Butter Sauteed Mushrooms | Get Inspired Everyday!

Earlier this week with my Creamy Rosemary Butternut Risotto recipe, (check it out for the full multi-course menu) I promised you the steak and mushrooms were on their way! Today I’m giving you the recipe for the mushrooms because they’re so versatile you’ll want the recipe for an omelet or some other deliciousness this weekend!

Garlic Butter Sauteed Mushrooms | Get Inspired Everyday!

I know everyone tells you to carefully wipe your mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel, but I lose my patience with this method every.. single… time! So don’t tell on me, but I wash my mushroom right in the sink under direct running water (gasp!) and drain them in a colander. The main idea behind not washing them in water, is so they don’t get water logged. To combat any extra water that my mushrooms might have taken on because of my impatience, I make sure I don’t crowd them in the pan, and they brown just fine!

Garlic Butter Sauteed Mushrooms | Get Inspired Everyday!

Garlic Butter Sauteed Mushrooms | Get Inspired Everyday!

Garlic Butter Sauteed Mushrooms | Get Inspired Everyday! Even though I originally developed these mushrooms to go alongside of the Tuscan Steak that’s coming your way soon – I’ve been using them in just about everything! The garlic butter flavor lends itself well to a number of dishes – so far I’ve used them to fill an omelet, as a topping for a basic parmesan risotto, and in a salad for lunch! So… yeah you might want to make a extra to have on hand!

Even though asparagus is far from it’s peak right now, I might have to experiment a bit. Anything wrapped in prosciutto and grilled sounds amazing to me, and I don’t know if I can wait until spring to complete the menu!


Garlic Butter Sautéed Mushrooms

  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 as a big side dish 1x


  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 ounces Crimini mushroom, thoroughly cleaned and sliced 1/4″ thick
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary or thyme
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground sea salt


  1. Preheat a 9″ cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. While the skillet heats prepare your mushrooms, and chop your choice of herbs.
  3. Turn the skillet up to medium-high heat, and add the butter to the pan.
  4. When the butter is mostly melted, add the mushrooms, garlic, and chopped rosemary or thyme.
  5. Toss the ingredients together to combine in the skillet, and then let the mushrooms sauté for a couple of minutes before turning.
  6. It’s important not to stir all the time, or the mushrooms won’t have a chance to brown, and that caramelized flavor is not to be missed!
  7. Cook until the mushrooms are tender with browned edges, about 5-8 minutes turning them 2-3 times total.
  8. Serve immediately with the entree of your choice.
  9. You can also save these for later as an omelet filling, salad topper, or for a pasta or risotto dish.


8 Comments on “Garlic Butter Sautéed Mushrooms”

  1. If I could give it more than 5 stars u would. Best mushrooms I ever made, and ever ate. Thank you so much for this recipe. I used the Rosemary from my garden. I never knew you were only supposed to turn mushrooms a couple times. No more rubbery mushrooms for me! Thank you!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed these! I’m using up the last of my garden rosemary right now as we’re heading into winter again, and I’ll be sad to see all the fresh herbs go. I never used to be a mushroom fan myself (because of the texture) until I had them properly browned in an Italian restaurant – needless to say they were amazing and I’ve been eating mushrooms ever since.

  2. The more I read about mushrooms, the more I realize just how good they are for you! I have major blood sugar problems and they help regulate that. So delicious. And I love how you seasoned with rosemary, I’m sure I say it every time but I appreciate how much you season with rosemary as it’s my favorite herb. And I wash mine the exact same way you do!

    1. Rosemary is my favorite winter herb (basil still has my heart in the summer months though)! I feel like I pass right over sage and thyme and move right along to rosemary – I’m working on branching out but I never get tired of that flavor! 🙂 I don’t have major blood sugar issues but I did find I had highs and lows throughout the day – it’s gotten way better since I started adding avocados to my green smoothies, something about the healthy fats really helps me out. I know other people who do really well on Paleo for blood sugar issues as well – I sense a paleo mushroom omelet coming up! 🙂

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