These Roasted Garlic Butter Mushrooms are perfect for an appetizer, a side dish, a meat substitute, or your cheese board When it seems like your cheese board could use a little jazzing up, go for something with more substance!
EASY ROASTED MUSHROOMS IN THE OVEN
Looking for a quick and easy side dish that isn’t green beans or peas, or a dreaded carb like pasta or rice? Check out these easy roasted garlic butter mushrooms.
Now you know that I don’t usually post side dishes as we are all about appetizers, tapas, and party foods here at Take Two Tapas, but this recipe is so versatile that you can use them for a party!
These Garlic Butter Mushrooms make a great appetizer to bring to a party! People love stuffed mushrooms, don’t they?
While they might not seem like your traditional stuffed mushroom, you can serve them as such.
But you can also use them as an addition to a cheese board, as an afternoon snack, or as the start of an afternoon grazing on small plates!
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ROASTED MUSHROOMS WITH GARLIC
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I have a strange relationship with mushrooms.
I only make them because I know my family likes them. And yes, before you get all preachy with your “mushrooms are awesome you must have this feeling from long ago” or “you haven’t had a good mushroom so you can’t say that” attitude, I will stop you right there.
I have tried mushrooms recently. As recently as cooking this recipe!
I try mushrooms, prepared in various ways, at least every other year to see if my feelings toward them have changed with age.
This has happened with other foods, so I don’t give up on them. Maybe I will actually start liking them when I’m 100.
My personal feelings and taste buds aside, mushrooms are a very popular food and they make great appetizers.
So I have parlayed these roasted garlic butter mushrooms into an appetizer that you can also use to put on your cheese board or relish tray!
These Garlic Butter Mushrooms are super easy to put together and you can have them in the oven in less than 5 minutes!
The melted butter, garlic, and fresh herb mixture pairs perfectly with the Earthiness of the mushrooms but you can also use it for pasta, rice, chicken, or on a hunk of crusty French bread!
HOW TO MAKE GARLIC ROASTED MUSHROOMS
Start by grabbing a cast iron skillet or other oven-proof dish or pan. Preheat your oven to 400F and gather the few ingredients you need.
Fresh garlic or pre-minced garlic in the jar works well for this recipe. Add it to your melted butter, and roughly chop some fresh herbs to go in it too. Using this herb stripper to get the leaves off the stems is a time saver!
I like to make this mixture ahead of time and let the garlic and herbs infuse the melted butter a little more. You can just reheat it when you are ready to go!
Clean your mushrooms with a damp cloth and remove the stems. Don’t throw them away as they make a great addition to vegetable stock or burgers!
Place the mushrooms in your pan (or baking dish) and brush them with the melted butter.
Spoon the garlic and herbs into the caps until they are all full and the garlic and herbs are all used. If there is any remaining melted butter, drizzle it over the mushrooms.
Pop the pan in the oven and roast for 15 minutes or until the garlic and herbs are smelling delicious and the mushrooms are a nice dark brown.
Remove the pan from the oven and let the mushrooms cool for a few minutes. Transfer the roasted garlic butter mushrooms to a serving dish, bowl for your cheese board, or another container, and enjoy!
CAN COOKED MUSHROOMS BE FROZEN?
Yes you can. Raw mushrooms do not freeze as well as cooked mushrooms. Just be sure to let them cool and store in an air-tight container/bag in the freezer for up to a month.
CAN THESE BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME AND REHEATED?
You can reheat these garlic butter mushrooms if they have been stored in the refrigerator for no longer than 24 hours. When reheating them, reheat in the oven at 175 F until warm.
HOW LONG WILL THESE GARLIC BUTTER MUSHROOMS LAST AT ROOM TEMPERATURE?
Not longer than 2 hours for safety reasons.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO FREEZE GARLIC MUSHROOMS?
Place cooked mushrooms on a foil or parchment-lined baking sheet. Space the mushrooms evenly, without touching, on the sheet and place in the freezer.
Freeze for two hours and then remove and store in a freezer container until ready to use.
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These roasted garlic butter mushrooms have so many opportunities to show up at your house! As a delicious veggie side dish, a rich and flavorful appetizer, tossed in a pasta or rice dish for a “meatless” meal, or as a surprising addition to your cheese board or antipasto platter!
MORE EASY PARTY FOODS
- 16 mushrooms (Crimini or baby Bella)
- 6 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 6 cloves garlic (chopped fine)
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme (3 teaspoons dried)
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary (3 teaspoons dried)
Prepare the mushrooms
- Take a damp cloth or paper towel and gently clean off the mushrooms.
- Remove the stems.
- Place the mushroom caps in a cast iron skillet or foil-lined baking sheet.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
Prepare the garlic butter mixture
- In a small bowl combine the melted butter, garlic, thyme, and rosemary.
- Stir to combine.
- Brush or spoon just a little of the butter over each mushroom cap.
- Spoon the garlic and herbs evenly into each mushroom cap.
- Brush or drizzle the remaining butter over the mushroom caps.
- Bake the mushrooms at 400F for 15 minutes.
- Remove the mushrooms when they are browned and the garlic and herbs are fragrant and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and cool for a few minutes.
- Eat as an appetizer, side dish, or as a great addition to your cheese board.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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