How To Cook Mushrooms – quick and easy sauteed mushrooms are great to top a steak, make a gravy, or just as a side dish.
I could eat mushrooms pretty much every day. I make these Easy Sauteed Mushrooms pretty much every time we have steak. It is the perfect thing to top a tender juicy steak. Or to just enjoy by themselves!
My smothered pork chops start out with sauteed mushrooms as the base of the sauce. Knowing how to cook mushrooms is such an easy and important skill to have! There are so many different recipes you can incorporate them into.
How to Cook Mushrooms:
- Do mushrooms need to be washed? It is highly debatable if you run mushrooms under water to wash them or just brush with a damp cloth. I honestly can’t tell the difference, so I have the water on a trickle and run them under that while brushing away any dirt.
- Slice the mushrooms the same thickness. You want them to cook evenly, not have some getting super dark, while others are barely cooked.
- Use a mix of olive oil and butter. The flavor is so much better when you use both.
- Don’t over mix. That sounds strange when talking about cooking something on the stove, and not mixing a cake. But seriously. Let the pan and the fat brown the mushrooms. Spread them in an even layer and let them sit for awhile. Avoid the urge to stir then often.
- Season with salt and pepper at the end. Salt brings out the liquid in the mushrooms, and can slow down the browning process. So wait until they are browned before you season.
For The Best Mushrooms
The best mushrooms are seared. You want to use a large skillet so there is plenty of space for the mushrooms to spread out and touch the heat. Mushrooms are safe to eat raw, but the best mushrooms have a slight char which gives them tons of flavor.
Once you have this method down you are good to go! I like to season with just a little bit of garlic and Italian seasoning. They are full of flavor, but not over powering in recipes. You can also mix up the flavor and use your favorite seasonings if you want.
There are a ton of different mushrooms recipes out there, and most of them start with the basics of sauteing. So master this skill and you can have Skillet Beef Stroganoff any day of the week.
In case you couldn’t tell, I love mushrooms. My family isn’t a big fan, but that doesn’t stop me. I will continue to make them and eat them as often as I can.
Some Mushrooms Recipes to Try
- Hamburger Steaks with Mushroom Gravy
- Creamy Mushroom Soup
- Tuscan Chicken Pasta
- Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Casserole
- Creamy Mushroom Pasta
- Creamy Chicken and Rice
- Kung Pao Chicken
- 1 package (8 oz) mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp butter
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Add mushrooms to the pan, spreading into a single layer. Let cook for 5 minutes before stirring.
- Stir and cook for 4-5 more minutes until the mushrooms are tender and starting to turn golden brown.
- Add garlic to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Serve immediately
Amount Per ServingCalories 84Saturated Fat 2gCholesterol 10mgSodium 623mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g
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