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Garlicky Sautéed Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs Recipe

Contributors: Martha Marino, MA, RD, CD

Published: February 4, 2018

Garlicky Sauteed Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs
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Fresh from the market mushrooms — with their earthy, umami flavors and Central European tradition — add B vitamins, potassium and selenium to soups, stews and salads. Enjoy these sautéed herbed mushrooms over polenta, tossed with pasta, spread over pizza crust, or as a side for meat, poultry and fish.

Here's a tip for cleaning fresh mushrooms: Brush with a clean, dry vegetable brush. Make sure to avoid getting the mushrooms too wet as they'll become soggy even after cooking.


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound chanterelle mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 pound mixed crimini and button mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1 teaspoon salt*
¼ teaspoon pepper


Before you begin: Wash your hands.

  1. Melt butter with the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 2 or 3 minutes or until the onion is softened.
  2. Add the mushrooms; increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring, 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
  3. Stir in the parsley, thyme, salt and pepper.

Cooking Note

*Use ½ teaspoon salt to reduce sodium to 205mg per serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 120; Calories from fat: 80; Total fat: 9g; Saturated fat: 3g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium 400mg; Total carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary fiber: 4g; Sugars 2g; Protein: 3g


Credit: Napier, Kristine, MPH, RD, Editor for the Food and Culinary Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Dietetic Association Cooking Healthy Across America. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2005.

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