Sauteed Mushrooms

Total Time:
30 min
15 min
15 min

s: 6 servings


Heat a large skillet to high heat and add the oil. Wait 1 or 2 minutes for it to come up to the smoking point. Add the onion and garlic and toss furiously so that the garlic doesn't burn. When the onions become translucent add the mushrooms and toss until all mushrooms are golden brown and caramelized. Remove from the heat. Add butter and thyme and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note: Never run mushrooms directly under water; they will absorb water like a sponge, and your saute will be far too soggy. Instead, using a slightly damp paper towel, wipe mushrooms down. Alternatively, use pastry brush and dust the dirt from the mushrooms.

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    What a neat website - and love being able to choose the size to print - so handy for my recipe box - thanks!
    These mushrooms are amazing! We served these mushrooms as a side to our steak. I added a 1 tablespoon of flour to thicken the sauce. My whole family loved it.
    First of all I would like to say that Chef Robert Irvine is truly a professional, awesome chef, powerful, and opinionated......which is a great thing. I made chef Irvines sauteed mushroom recipe and served it with a pasta and red sauce. They were excellent married with the butter and thyme.....They are so could use them anywhere! Love a good dish.
    Thanks Robert!

    Mark Trankina
    Had a few mush rooms in the fridge that needed cooking but not enough for a complete dish so I added a red bell pepper, a single green onion, and a whole sliced onion, which I caramelized early and put in the fridge adding back to the dish later when cooking the peppers and mushrooms later. This recipe called for too much oil so I had to drain off after cooking. Very good, and will make again. High 4 rating.
    Superb. I left out the butter and oil and just used cooking spray. Love the combo of thyme and mushrooms. The variety of mushroom was terrific.  
    I used it as topping on my frozen pizza which REALLY helped to jazz it up. So versatile. This would also be perfect on hamburgers or maybe as a side dish for a nice piece of grilled steak. Or even mixed in with some wild rice.
    This recipe is great. I did mine a little differently. I only used button mushrooms, I added red peppers, and I used extra virgin olive oil instead of veggie oil. I don't think its necessary to use the thyme, but if you have it on hand or want to give it something extra go for it. You could probably add a lot of different things to this!
    this recipe is so simple yet SO good. any mushroom lover should try this.
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