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Roasted Mushrooms (Balsamic and Soy)

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Make these flavor-packed, tender roasted mushrooms with only a handful of simple ingredients for the best side dish or topping to elevate your stir fry, pasta, or charcuterie board.

Mushrooms that are boring or a soggy mess truly disgrace the name of mushrooms as a whole. These roasted mushrooms, with balsamic vinegar, soy, and garlic, are one of my favorite ways to serve mushrooms! Get ready to elevate your meals with roasted mushrooms that are bursting with flavor. They truly add a rich, meaty flavor that just screams “yum!” Plus, they are the definition of quick and easy, yet elegant. With just 8 basic ingredients and a brief time in the oven, it’ll look like you spent hours in the kitchen. There’s no need for a complicated roasting process – simply dump, toss, roast, and enjoy. It’s as easy as that!

So, what are you waiting for? Gather up those cremini mushrooms, fire up the oven, and get ready to take your taste buds to flavor town. Whether you’re whipping up a quick weeknight meal or impressing your dinner guests with a gourmet spread, these roasted mushrooms are sure to steal the show! 

Are you a fellow mushroom lover? Try my Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms or top a Croissant Strata with these roasted mushrooms to kick start your day the right way. 

The Best Roasted Mushrooms

These roasted mushrooms, with rich, meaty flavor, will take your meal from ordinary to extraordinary! Whether you choose to enjoy them as a simple side dish or incorporated into a more complex recipe, their versatility will be your go-to. With just 8 simple ingredients and only 15 minutes in the oven, you’ll understand why these are an absolute staple in my household! The secret is to make sure to roast at a high temperature that intensifies the flavor of the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar while tenderizing your mushrooms. Once you try these roasted mushrooms, you’ll never associate mushrooms with “boring” again!

Ingredients

  • Cremini mushrooms – baby bella mushrooms, AKA cremini mushrooms, are small, mild mushrooms that are perfect for roasting. You can find them at your local grocery store either pre-packaged or loose in the produce section. Sub with white button mushrooms if you cannot find cremini mushrooms. 
  • Garlic – garlic and roasted mushrooms are the perfect pair! 
  • Fresh thyme – fresh thyme adds herbaceous earthiness. 
  • Balsamic vinegar – balsamic vinegar adds a sweet tartness and the flavor will intensify when heated, creating a beautiful glaze on the mushrooms for added depth. 
  • Soy sauce – soy sauce adds umami and a touch of saltiness. 
  • Butter – butter adds richness. Swap the butter for extra virgin olive oil if preferred. 
  • Real maple syrup – maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness and a smoky, vanilla-like complexity.

How Do You Roast Mushrooms Without Them Getting Soggy?

Who wants a water-logged soggy mushroom?! Simply put, no one! Cremini mushrooms are natural little sponges. Meaning, they are naturally a high water content food that love to soak up additional liquid. The key is to have them soak up our homemade sauce and not any additional water! When cleaning the cremini mushrooms, I recommend doing so with a damp paper towel rather than running them under cold water. This will avoid any extra moisture being absorbed prior to roasting. 

Plus, the real secret to crispy and golden-brown mushrooms is roasting at a high temp. Kicking up the oven’s heat will ensure that the mushrooms roast rather than steam.

How To Roast Mushrooms

Learn how to roast mushrooms! Full instructions in the recipe card; this is an outline!

  1. Add.

    Preheat oven to 400℉. Add mushrooms, melted butter, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, maple syrup, thyme, black pepper and salt to a baking dish.

  2. Toss.

    Toss until combined well. Mushrooms should be evenly coated.

  3. Roast.

    Roast for 15 minutes. Stir halfway through. Serve warm or room temperature.

What To Serve With Roasted Mushrooms

Roasted mushrooms are so versatile! They are the perfect side dish, main course enhancement, or addition to holiday charcuterie like this Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board; they can do it all! Here are a couple of delicious ways to enjoy them:

  • As a side. Roasted mushrooms can go with just about any dish. Serve alongside Pan Seared Steak, Air Fryer Pork Chops, garlic prawns, prime rib roast or Spatchcock Chicken.
  • In a stir fry. They’re the perfect addition to a stir fry or this Salmon Rice Bowl.
  • Charcuterie board. Prepare a beautiful charcuterie board with peppered salami or calabrese, pecorino, Parmigiano-Reggiano, cherry tomatoes, bite-sized fresh mozzarella, Citrus Marinated Olives, pistachios, and Homemade Crostini.  Now grab your friends and a glass of pinot noir and you’re set!
  • Topping. For a main course, sprinkle them over creamy mashed potatoes or Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes for a lighter option. The creamy potatoes and meaty mushrooms are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 
  • Enhance your pasta. These roasted mushrooms go so well tossed into pasta! Toss into a pesto pasta with cherry tomatoes and toasted pine nuts, or elevate this Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta. You really can’t go wrong. 

Storage Tips

  • Store: store once fully cooled in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
  • Reheat: gently reheat in a pot on the stove until warmed through or in the microwave in 20 second increments. 
  • Freeze: I don’t recommend freezing roasted mushrooms as they become soggy once thawed. Fresh is best!

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Roasted Mushrooms (Balsamic and Soy)

Make these flavor-packed, tender roasted mushrooms with only a handful of simple ingredients for the best side dish or topping to elevate your stir fry, pasta, or charcuterie board.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall, spring, winter
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 66kcal
Author: Tastefully Grace

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole cremini mushrooms cleaned and long stems removed
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme removed from stems
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • ¼ teaspoon real maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉. In a baking dish (I use an 8×8 dish), add mushrooms, melted butter, balsamic, soy, garlic, maple syrup, thyme, and black pepper.
  • Toss until mushrooms are well coated.
  • Roast for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Serve warm or room temperature.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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