Garlic Mushrooms

From McGough's Recipes
Prep Cook Total Serves
5 Min 10 Min 15 Min 4


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 an onion chopped (optional)
  • 1 pound (500 g) Cremini or button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine* (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté the onion until softened (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy on the edges.
  4. Pour in the wine and cook for 2 minutes, to reduce slightly.
  5. Stir through thyme, 1 tablespoon of parsley and garlic.
  6. Cook for a further 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  7. Season generously with salt and pepper (to your taste).
  8. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  • Use a good quality dry white wine, such as Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, or a Sauv Blanc.


how to make garlic mushrooms For my recipe, you only need a handful of ingredients:

  • Mushrooms
  • Unsalted butter — use unsalted to control the amount of salt added.
  • Olive oil — just a little oil added to the butter gets them nice and crispy on the outer edges and prevents the butter from burning.
  • Garlic — please use fresh where you can.
  • Herbs — we love parsley and thyme, but you can use oregano, rosemary, basil, etc.
  • Salt and pepper.


  • Onion — green, red, yellow or white! This is an optional ingredient BUT I find it enhances the garlic flavour.
  • Dry white wine — also optional. If you’ve never added wine to your garlic mushrooms, you won’t regret trying it.

how to clean mushrooms
Wipe each mushroom over with a damp paper towel for soft pastry brush if needed to remove loose dirt and debris. Work one at a time. Lightly rinse under cold water and thoroughly pat dry with paper towel. Avoid soaking mushrooms as they will absorb water like a sponge and won’t brown during cooking.

what to serve with garlic mushrooms
Pretty much anything goes…especially for mushroom lovers. Garlic mushrooms are perfect with steak, ribs, salmon, chicken and pork chops. Or serve them as an appetizer alongside an epic Cheeseboard!

Mushroom Tips
Size: Find mushrooms that are about the same size to ensure even cooking. Type: We use button mushrooms as pictured here, or you can use Cremini (Swiss brown) or wild mushrooms. Choose a mushroom type you are familiar with! Rinse mushrooms before slicing and when you are ready to cook to prevent them from getting slimy.

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