Sautéed Mushrooms

Sauteed mushrooms on a plate

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Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
65 Calories
5g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 375mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These sautéed mushrooms are the perfect accompaniment to grilled steaks, and when cooked along with white wine, garlic, fresh parsley, Worcestershire sauce, and chili and onion powders, they may just steal the show. The seasonings help bring out the umami flavor, and the liquids add just enough moisture to create the right consistency for a delicious topping or side dish.

This recipe will work with almost any type of mushroom; you can use a basic white button, baby bella, or cremini, or try shiitake, oyster, or chanterelle. Just be sure to clean the mushrooms before slicing.

Once you have all of the ingredients ready to go, you can either prepare the mushrooms while the steaks are cooking or after the steaks are off the grill and resting. These sautéed mushrooms are not only delicious on top of red meat, but also pork chops and chicken, as well as potatoes, polenta, and pasta. These mushrooms are satisfying enough to be served on their own as well, or as part of a vegetarian menu.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon mild chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 2 tablespoons white wine

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Clean and cut the mushrooms into thick slices (about 4 slices per mushroom).

  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and add the sliced mushrooms. Add the minced garlic and season with salt, pepper, chili powder, and onion powder.

  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the mushrooms to cook for 5 to 7 minutes.

  5. Turn the heat back up to medium-high for 1 minute, and then add the white wine and Worcestershire sauce.

  6. Allow the mixture to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring the mushrooms to coat.

  7. Turn off the heat and add the chopped parsley.

  8. Serve on top of steak or other meat, or use as a side dish.

  9. Enjoy.

Should I use water to clean the mushrooms?

There is an ongoing debate on how to clean mushrooms: Some people liken them to sponges and believe that using any water will turn the fungi soggy, while others claim that a little water—a shower not a bath—is just fine. If the mushrooms are very dirty, using water will be a quicker and easier way of cleaning. You can place the mushrooms in a colander and rinse under water, shaking the colander to speed up the cleaning process, or dunk them quickly in a bowl of cold water and move around briskly to loosen the dirt. If your mushrooms need just a little wipe down, using a paper towel or brush should do the trick.