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Sautéed Mushrooms

This super quick and easy mushroom recipe is packed with flavor. It is literally effortless but tastes fabulous with a variety of meals.

In just minutes, sautéed mushrooms can jazz up steak, chicken and even rice. Make it today for a delicious side to serve alongside so many things.

Why we love it:

  • The recipe is only 4 ingredients.
  • It is easy to add new flavor variations and try new seasonings.
  • Sautéed mushrooms take just 10 minutes.
Ingredients for Sauteed mushrooms.


  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper

You only need these 4 simple ingredients to make fabulous sauteed mushrooms. It is perfect with so many meals. Get this on the table fast even during busy weeknights.

Sauteed mushrooms in a skillet.

How to sauté mushrooms:

  • Clean the mushrooms really good. Make sure all of the mushrooms are thoroughly cleaned. Slice them into thick slices. I like to slice o them about 1/2-⅜ inch thick.
Mushrooms sliced on a cutting board.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat. Use a skillet to heat the butter and the olive oil together.
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan. Once the butter has melted and the oil is hot, slowly add the mushrooms to the pan. Try not to over crowd the pan for best results.
  • Cook the mushrooms. Allow the mushrooms to cook in the pan for 3 to 5 minutes. During this time, do not stir them. Then gently stir the mushrooms and cook for an additional 2 to 3 more minutes.

    Stir occasionally. The mushrooms should be browned on both sides until tender.
Sauteed mushrooms in a skillet.
  • Season the mushrooms. The last step is to season with salt and pepper and enjoy. These are best served warm as soon as you finish cooking them.
Sauteed mushrooms on a plate.

Ways to serve sauteed mushrooms?

  • Steak. Sauteed mushrooms taste fabulous with steak. It is the best combination.
  • Pasta. It is so simple but these mushrooms taste great with pasta.
  • Burgers. The next time you make hamburgers, top them with sautéed mushrooms. It is absolutely amazing.
  • Salmon. Jazz up plain salmon with these flavorful mushrooms.
  • Pizza. This is so tasty and a must try.
  • Mashed potatoes – They are savory and flavorful with creamy mashed potatoes.
  • Pork Chops. Mushrooms are yummy with pork and take minutes to prepare.

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How long to sauté mushrooms?

The actual cooking time will vary based on the size of your mushrooms. It will also depend on how tender you prefer the mushrooms.

They typically take about 10 minutes or less but this can vary. The thickness and size of the mushrooms impact the cooking time.

Should I sauté mushrooms in oil or butter?

We recommend a combination of oil and butter. This will result in gorgeous browned mushrooms with lots of flavor.

What’s the best type of mushroom to use?

Baby bella, white button mushrooms, and shiitake mushrooms all make great choices.

You can even mix several different types of mushrooms. It will taste delicious. This is a great way to use up leftover mushrooms when you have an assortment.

Tips for best sauteed mushrooms:

  • Make sure not to cut the mushrooms too thin. The mushrooms will shrink as they cook.
  • You can use a damp paper towel to help clean the mushrooms.
  • The actual cooking time varies based on the size of the mushrooms used. Keep a close eye on them so you do not overcook them.
  • Do not overcrowd the skillet. You will need to use a large pan or cook the mushrooms in batches depending on how large your pan is.

Can you make in advance?

Yes, this recipe can be made up to 4 days in advance. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Then reheat in a skillet.

You might want to slightly reduce the initial cook time so they do not get too soft when reheating.

How to store:

Refrigerate any leftover mushrooms in an air tight container for up to 5 days. Reheat in a skillet until heated through.

Can you freeze this recipe?

Yes, the mushrooms can be frozen. Allow them to cool completely. Then place inside an airtight container or freezer bag.


  • Add garlic to the butter mixture. You can use garlic powder, minced garlic or fresh garlic.
  • Soy Sauce. Add a few tablespoons soy sauce. You may want to omit the salt in the recipe if you add soy sauce.
  • White wine or broth. Use a splash of white whine or chicken broth to deglaze the pan after cooking.
  • Lemon juice. This is delicious added to the seasonings. We love to do this if serving with seafood.
  • Fresh herbs. Thyme and oregano add a ton of flavor to mushrooms.
  • Onions. Sauté onions with the mushrooms for even more flavor.
Sauteed mushrooms in a skillet.

Best Sauteed Mushrooms recipe

Your friends and family will love this easy recipe for satueed mushrooms. It is packed with flavor but only takes minimum ingredients and time.

You can easily make this in just minutes for a great side dish. With so few ingredients, this goes from stove to table without much effort.

Make it today for a great side for endless meals. It is so versatile and tasty with a ton of recipes.

Please come back and leave a comment once you try it.

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Sauteed Mushrooms

5 from 3 votes
Sauteed Mushrooms are ready in less than 10 minutes. They are perfectly seasoned and golden brown for a great side dish.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 138
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 pound Fresh Mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper


  • Thoroughly the clean the mushrooms and slice them into thick slices (approximately 1/2-⅜ inch thick).
  • Heat the butter and the olive oil over medium high heat. Once the butter if fully melted and the oil is hot, slowly add the mushrooms to the pan and make sure not to over crowd the pan (you may have to cook in multiple batches depending on the size of the your pan).
  • Let the mushrooms cook in the pan for 3-5 minutes without stirring them. Then gently stir the mushrooms and cook for 2-3 more minutes until the mushrooms are browned on both sides and are the tenderness that you prefer. The cook time will vary based on the size of your mushrooms.
  • Season the mushrooms with the salt and pepper, serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 138kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 4g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 342mg, Potassium 366mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 176IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 6mg, Iron 1mg

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