frying pan with sliced sauteed mushrooms with bright pink cloth underneath; parsley in background

Best Sautéed Mushrooms

Contributor: Sam Ellis

Sautéed Mushrooms make a quick side dish or topping for your favorite protein. Here are our tips for that perfect buttery and earthy flavor.

  • Author: Sam Ellis
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 16 oz. sliced baby bella/crimini mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Chopped parsley, to serve


  1. Use a damp paper towel to brush off the dirt on the mushrooms.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan over high heat then add vegetable oil to the pan.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add the mushrooms and spread evenly in the pan so they lay flat in one layer. Let sit for a few minutes to help brown the sides, about 3-4 minutes. Stir, then let sit for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Lower to medium high heat. Add butter and stir mixture continuously until butter is melted. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add minced garlic and sprinkle salt over mushrooms. Stir and let simmer for 1 minute.
  6. Top with chopped parsley and serve warm.