Easy sautéed mushrooms with garlic is a simple low-carb keto side dish recipe that you’ll come back to over and over again. Very fragrant with sautéed garlic, this mushrooms recipe fits any main dish out there!
INGREDIENTS FOR SAUTEED MUSHROOMS RECIPE
I prefer to use very small baby Bella mushrooms (the smaller the better) for this recipe because I don't want to cut them. Plus, I think sautéed whole mushrooms look better. However, the size doesn't affect the taste, only the look, so you can buy bigger mushrooms and cut them in half. Also, you can use white bottom mushrooms if you like them more!
Unsalted butter - Choose grass-fed unsalted butter for a better flavor. However, if you want to make this dish paleo and vegan, go ahead and use olive oil instead! I assure you, it will be very delicious.
Dried or fresh thyme - When it comes to herbs, I prefer dried ones; they’re cheaper and don't need too much attention. The key to using dried herbs, however, is to add them closer to the end of cooking to avoid burning. But, if you prefer fresh herbs, you do you.
Fresh garlic and garlic powder - There's no such thing as too much garlic.
Fresh chives for garnishing - I think chives and butter mushrooms with garlic belong to each other. Also, I love to add some fresh greens to my cooked food for more flavors and some crunch.
HOW TO MAKE EASY SAUTEED MUSHROOMS WITH GARLIC
First, we need to heat our large skillet over a medium heat. The heat in this recipe is very important, especially if you use butter! As you might know, butter has a very low smoking point. So, since we want our mushrooms to be tasty and buttery, we're going to cook them slowly to avoid our butter burning and oxidizing.
Then, when the skillet is hot, melt the butter and add the garlic cloves. Cook them for a minute to bring some flavors into the butter and then add the mushrooms. Season them with salt and ground black pepper to taste and cook for 5 minutes or until they reduce in size and start browning. At last, we're going to add the garlic powder and dried thyme (or fresh, if you like) and cook for around 7 minutes or until the mushrooms are golden-brown. Sprinkle in some chives and serve warm.
ARE MUSHROOMS KETO?
Mushrooms are a 100% keto-friendly food. 100g of baby Bella mushrooms contain only 2.4g net carbs. Yes, they’re that low in carbs! They’re also low in calories, which is good if you’re trying to lose some weight, and quite high in fiber, which is great for digestion.
BEST SAUTEED MUSHROOMS
They’re the best because they can complement any main dish on your menu. Serve them on the side with this OVEN-BAKED LEMON BUTTER CHICKEN THIGHS RECIPE or BRINED AND BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS if you prefer poultry. Plus, there’s this LOW-CARB KETO MEATLOAF RECIPE if you like beef. This gluten-free keto side dish can also go well with a seafood dish, so go ahead and serve some with these GLUTEN-FREE KETO SALMON CAKES.
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Easy sautéed mushrooms with garlic
- 17 oz (500g) Baby Bella mushrooms, whole
- 8 cloves garlic, whole
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- Sea salt
- Grounded black pepper
- Chives for garnishing, chopped
- Heat a large skillet over a medium heat.
- When the skillet is hot, melt the butter and add the garlic cloves. Cook them for one minute.
- Add the mushrooms and season with salt and ground black pepper to taste, then cook for 5 minutes or until they reduce in size and start browning.
- Add the garlic powder and dried thyme and cook for around 7 minutes or until the mushrooms are golden-brown.
- Sprinkle with some chives and serve warm.