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January 19, 2024

Garlic Butter Oyster Mushrooms

These perfectly browned, delicate oyster mushrooms are finished with a fragrant garlic butter. They’re a delicious side dish, or spooned directly onto fluffy mashed potatoes.

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a plate of garlic butter oyster mushrooms cooked in salt, olive oil, butter, garlic and sprinkled with fresh parsley
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These oyster mushrooms cooked in garlic butter are a perfect side dish. They’re similar to our dry cooked mushrooms, and once you’ve prepared mushrooms using this technique, you’ll find yourself making them to accompany everything from our Italian Style Pot Roast to our Classic Pot Roast. Our super secret tip is to scoop them on top of classic mashed potatoes. Try all our best mushroom recipes, and keep on shroomin!

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Ingredients For Sauteed Mushrooms With Garlic

  • Oyster mushrooms, cleaned, ends trimmed, and quartered

  • Kosher salt

  • Extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salted butter

  • Garlic cloves

  • Parsley

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garlic butter oyster mushrooms being cooked in salt, olive oil, butter and garlic

How To Make Garlic Butter Mushrooms

  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the mushrooms in a single layer, being careful not to overcrowd, and cook, working in batches if necessary, until mushrooms begin to just brown, about 7 minutes.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Sprinkle the mushrooms with salt and cook, undisturbed, until mushrooms start releasing their moisture, about 5 minutes. Resist the urge to stir them! Add the olive oil and cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until mushrooms are tender and edges are golden brown, about 8 minutes more.

  3. Add the butter to the pan. Once the butter melts, add the garlic and cook (now you can stir) until garlic is fragrant and mushrooms are coated, 2-3 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle mushrooms with parsley and serve.

a skillet of garlic butter oyster mushrooms cooked in salt, olive oil, butter, garlic and sprinkled with fresh parsley
a plate of garlic butter oyster mushrooms cooked in salt, olive oil, butter, garlic and sprinkled with fresh parsley

How to Store Leftovers + Tips

  • The best way to clean dirt off of mushrooms is with a dry paper towel or with a mushroom brush.

  • Start with a dry pan. It seems counterintuitive, because we always start cooking with oil or butter. When you start with a dry pan, mushrooms will release their moisture, and then you can add flavor with butter and other additions.

  • Is it better to cook mushrooms in butter or oil? We start with olive oil, because it has a higher smoke point than butter. We add the butter towards the end of the cooking time, as a finishing touch to coat the mushrooms.

a plate of garlic butter oyster mushrooms cooked in salt, olive oil, butter, garlic and sprinkled with fresh parsley

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Garlic Butter Oyster Mushrooms

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  25 min
  • Calories: 144

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds oyster mushrooms, cleaned, ends trimmed, and quartered
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Method

  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the mushrooms in a single layer, being careful not to overcrowd, and cook, working in batches if necessary, until mushrooms begin to just brown, about 7 minutes.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Sprinkle the mushrooms with the salt and cook, undisturbed, until mushrooms start releasing their moisture, about 5 minutes. Add the olive oil and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and edges are golden brown, about 8 minutes more.

  3. Add the butter to the pan. Once the butter melts, add the garlic and cook, stirring often, until garlic is fragrant and mushrooms are coated, 2-3 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle mushrooms with parsley and serve.


Note: The best way to clean dirt of mushrooms is with a dry paper towel!

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories144
  • Protein6 g
  • Carbohydrates11 g
  • Total Fat10 g
  • Dietary Fiber4 g
  • Cholesterol23 mg
  • sodium239 mg
  • Total Sugars2 g

Garlic Butter Oyster Mushrooms

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  • Katie

    Loved these. I mean how could I not, what isn't delicious cooked in garlic butter?

    Right? Thanks, so glad you loved it!