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3.71 from 27 votes

Caramelized Mushrooms

These caramelized mushrooms are intensely flavorful and delicious. They're the perfect side dish for special occasions or comfort food meals.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 90kcal


  • 5 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or substitute your preferred oil)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  • Add the olive oil to a large sautee pan on the stove and set the heat to medium-high.
  • Add the mushrooms and salt to the pan.
  • Cook the mushrooms until the liquid they release evaporates completely and they turn a golden brown color. Stir frequently to ensure the mushrooms don’t burn (this should take approximately 15-20 minutes).
  • Once the mushrooms are a golden brown color, turn the heat down to low and add the garlic, thyme, and black pepper, then continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Serve hot, or store in the fridge for up to five days.
  • Makes 4 servings of caramelized mushrooms.


  • Optional additions include fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, chives, tarragon, or sage. Or for an extra hit of umami flavor, add a teaspoon of tamari or coconut aminos toward the end of the cooking process.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg