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Garlic Butter Mushrooms are one of those side dishes that everyone seems to love. When have you ever thought, “There are too many mushrooms in this.” Never, right? Made in just 10 minutes with a few everyday ingredients, they’re a lovely way to enhance any meal.

Garlic Butter Mushrooms served in a white bowl.

Tender mushrooms bathed in luscious garlic butter sauce call to the mushroom lover in all of us. Spooned over sizzling steaks or pork chops, piled onto juicy chicken breasts, swirled into soup or pasta, or served on their own, they’re simply irresistible.

Ingredients You Need to Make Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Garlic Butter Mushrooms Ingredients on a white marble board.
  • Mushrooms: one type or a variety (button, chanterelle, shiitake, crimini)
  • Butter: salted butter or unsalted butter
  • Garlic: fresh garlic cloves
  • Kosher Salt or Fine Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley: ideally flat leaf parsley (Italian parsley)
  • Fresh Chives:  or green onions

How to Wash Mushrooms

Unless you’re serving mushrooms raw, you can quickly rinse them with water, rubbing away any dirt, and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel (or dry in a salad spinner). (America’s Test debunked the myth that you should not rinse mushrooms with water – you can read about it here)

Recipe Options

  • White button mushrooms are easy to find and reliably delicious, but you can make this recipe with any mushrooms you like – a combination or just a single variety. Oyster, Shiitake, Cremini and Chanterelle are all good choices.
  • Swap in or add just about any fresh herb you like: fresh thyme, oregano, rosemary or tarragon.
  • Add a splash of dry white wine for warmth and flavor depth.
  • Sprinkle in a pinch of red pepper flakes or more to add a spicy kick.
Garlic Butter Mushrooms served in a white bowl photographed from the top.

How to Store and Reheat

Refrigerate leftover sautéed mushrooms in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Stir them straight from the refrigerator into soup or pasta (like Garlic Butter Noodles) or reheat in a skillet over medium heat until hot to serve  on their own.

Serve Alongside

How to Make Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Cook and stir garlic in a skillet of sizzling butter until fragrant. Add cleaned and sliced mushrooms and cook and stir until golden brown and tender – (their liquid will release and evaporate). Take care not to stir for the last couple of minutes, which can inhibit browning. Stir in more butter and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with chives and parsley and serve.

Garlic Butter Mushrooms

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 103
Servings: 4 people
Use any variety of mushrooms you like to make this succulent side dish!


  • 1 pound mushrooms one type or a variety (button, chaneterell, shiitake, crimini)
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives


  • Clean mushrooms and trim bottom of stem. Cut into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add mushrooms, cook and stir 7 to 9 minutes, until liquid releases, then evaporates and mushrooms are tender and golden brown (let stand undisturbed for last 2 minutes for better browning). Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Transfer to serving bowl, sprinkle with fresh parsley and chives and serve.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. David Kozinski says:

    5 stars
    Perfect side for Roast Salmon this Sunday.

    1. Marissa Stevens says:

      A perfect pair, David!