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How To Roast Mushrooms

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  20 min
  • Calories: 169
roasted cremini mushrooms seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic cloves and fresh thyme on a baking sheet
Photography by Gayle McLeod

Turn straightforward, simple ingredients into a sophisticated side of tender, caramelized roasted mushrooms.

The Best Roasted Mushrooms

And we’re here to prove why! Oven roasting mushrooms at high temperatures for a short amount of time allows for the water to release, in turn leaving soft melt-in-your-mouth insides and golden brown caramelized outsides. In this recipe for roasted mushrooms, you’ll be greeted by earthy, meaty, herbaceous, crave-worthy bites of deliciousness. They’re quick, easy, and super flavorful with less than 8 ingredients. A perfect savory side for all dietary needs as these are vegan and paleo friendly! While roasting mushrooms is the easiest way to cook them and concentrate their flavor, we also love Dry-Sauté Mushrooms!

raw cremini mushrooms trimmed and quartered on the counter to amen roasted mushrooms

Are Roasted Mushrooms Good For You?

Oven roasted mushrooms are super underrated! Not only are they earthy, savory, and meaty but also are packed with nutrients! Roasted mushrooms in the oven are generally low in calories and fat and are great to bulk up a meal. They contain Vitamin D, riboflavin, potassium and are a good source of fiber! Some experts even say that roast mushrooms can help boost your immune system, have anti-cancer properties, and lower your blood pressure due to their antioxidants!

Some of our other favorite ways to cook mushrooms include savory Mushroom Gravy, Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Stuffed Mushrooms!

raw cremini mushrooms trimmed and quartered on the counter to amen roasted mushrooms
roasted cremini mushrooms seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic cloves and fresh thyme on a baking sheet

How Do You Keep Mushrooms From Getting Soggy In The Oven?

…is one of the most common questions we get asked! No one likes soggy, slimy mushrooms and so we’re here to give you all the tips and tricks, for tender, flavorful mushrooms oven roasted with toasty, crispy exteriors:

  • Gently clean your mushrooms with a paper towel rather than running them under cold water.

  • Since mushrooms are a high water content food, meaning that their sponge-like structure allows for water to be released during cooking, we recommend that if juices pool halfway through baking, drain them off the tray so they continue to roast instead of steam.

  • When in doubt, salt after, prevents the water from being released more rapidly during cooking.

roasted cremini mushrooms seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic cloves and fresh thyme on a baking sheet

What to Serve with Roasted Mushrooms

Oven-roasted mushrooms can go with just about any dish: they’re extremely versatile, light yet still hearty! We love to use them alongside mains like Prime Rib, Steak Frites, Roast Chicken with Lemon Pan Sauce, or Lemon Chicken. Sprinkle them over our Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Green Bean Almondine. Add them to Alfredo Sauce or Homemade Marinara to bulk up the sauce. They also go great with pasta such as Vegan Cauliflower Gnocchi, Sausage Kale Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce, or Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta. There are so many ways to devour roasted mushrooms but our favorite way is straight from the baking sheet.

How to Roast Mushrooms

Follow our step-by-step instructions below for perfectly crispy outsides and tender insides each and every time:

  1. Prep! For our roasted mushrooms recipe, we use cremini mushrooms but you can make it your own and roast portobello, shiitake, or button mushrooms – whatever you have available! Cut into quarters and drizzle with olive oil and salt! Pro tip: place them cut-side down in a single layer to get that crispy bottom!

  2. Cook! You’ll do this in two iterations at 450°F. First, cook them for 10 minutes. They might start to release some water so now is a great time to remove the liquid from the rimmed baking sheet. Add in the garlic and thyme halfway through so it doesn’t burn! Toss them and then return them to a single layer, preferably on the other cut side for optimal golden-brown color!

  3. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy! Roast mushrooms will become caramelized on the outside and soft on the inside!

roasted cremini mushrooms seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic cloves and fresh thyme in a serving bowl

Tools You’ll Need For Roasted Mushrooms

Our Very Favorite Roasted Veggie Collection!

When we’re in a pinch for time but want to make sure we’re prepped for the week, we throw a bunch of veggies on a sheet pan and roast! Here is a collection of our favorite veggies to roast, with the perfect time and temperature for caramelized outsides and tender insides:

roasted cremini mushrooms seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic cloves and fresh thyme in a serving bowl

Always Room On Our Plates for Mushrooms!

Roasting mushrooms is one of our go-to ways to enjoy these bite-sized umami bombs! We want to know how roast mushrooms turned out! Grab a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

How To Roast Mushrooms

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  20 min
  • Calories: 169

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds cremini mushrooms, trimmed, quartered
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  2. Place the mushrooms on a rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

  3. Spread the mushrooms out in a single layer and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, add the garlic and thyme and toss to combine. Place back in the oven and continue to cook until the mushrooms are caramelized and soft, about 10 more minutes.

  4. Remove from the oven and toss with parsley before serving.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories169
  • Protein5 g
  • Carbohydrates8 g
  • Total Fat14 g
  • Dietary Fiber1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • sodium234 mg
  • Total Sugars3 g

How To Roast Mushrooms

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  • Kay

    Loved these, I'll be eating them with EVERYTHING!

    Yay! So happy you love them so much!

  • Kaaren Babb

    No question. Just want to say how very much I enjoy you both, your recipes are delish and dependable. Do-able. Love it! Keep up the great work. Kaaren in CA... 80 years old, and have cooked my whole life. Your approach is REAL!!

    Thank you so much Kaaren! We really appreciate it!