Simple Side Dish: Sautéed Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be eaten raw or cooked.  There are a variety of mushrooms and each carry different flavors suitable for different dishes.  The most popular mushrooms for cooking (varying by country of course) are: white/button, portobello/portabella, porcini, chanterelle, crimini, shiitake, and oyster, among many others.  Mushrooms are a good source of B Vitamins (including riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid) and minerals (including selenium, potassium, and copper).

About this recipe
This is my mother’s recipe which she makes often and everyone loves.  I usually prepare sautéed mushrooms to be served as a simple yet flavorful side dish to chicken, beef or pork.  It can even be eaten cold with bread, or you may use it in a savory pie.  I often use baby portabella and/or white/button mushrooms for this dish; sometimes I even mix the two.  Baby portabella has an earthier flavor, and although button mushrooms are bland when eaten raw, the flavor is intensified when cooked and is a great mushroom used for absorbing other flavors and/or seasonings; making it a versatile mushroom for cooking.

Sautéed Mushroom
Serves 4 people
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes


  • 8 oz (227g) of mushrooms, sliced (any mushroom of your choice, I suggest baby portabella or white/button)
  • 1/3 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 TBL extra-virgin olive oil (add a little more if not using non-stick pan)
  • 1 tsp Worcester Sauce 
  • 1/2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Sauté onions with olive oil until tender (approx 3-5 minutes) over low-medium heat.  Add garlic and cook another minute (do not let garlic get brown or it will be bitter).
  2. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until tender (approx 5-8 minutes), stir often.  Add Worcester sauce and cook another 2 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and add parsley. 
  4. Serve warm.

This dish is quick to make and adds a nice flavor when served with meat or poultry.  Enjoy!  



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5 Responses to Simple Side Dish: Sautéed Mushrooms

  1. Kiawna Brinson says:

    I love mushrooms! I can already tell this is going to be one of my favs. Thanks!

  2. Courtney says:

    Yum! B and Kyle will both be fighting over these…we are all mushroom lovers! Seems strange for a two year old, but she loves them! Thanks for sharing :)

    • You’ll love them! They are so simple yet so delicious! You can eat them with anything, alone, hot or cold! Enjoy and let me know how little B likes them :)

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