Ultimate Oven-Roasted Mushrooms: A Savory Delight

Simple and Delicious Roasted Mushrooms Recipe

Discover the secret to transforming bland mushrooms into a mouthwatering, umami-packed dish with this foolproof oven-roasted mushrooms recipe.

Forget everything you thought you knew about mushrooms! This recipe will turn even the most ardent mushroom skeptics into devoted fans. By mastering the art of roasting, we’ll unlock the full potential of these humble fungi, creating a dish that’s meaty, deeply flavored, and irresistibly savory.

Let’s debunk a common kitchen myth: it’s perfectly fine to wash your mushrooms. A quick rinse won’t significantly affect their cooking time. For best results, trim and cut your mushrooms before washing, then give them a spin in a salad spinner. They’ll be ready for roasting in no time!

Pro tip: Save the flavorful liquid that escapes during roasting. It’s like liquid gold – a mushroom-flavored umami bomb that can elevate soups, sauces, and stir-fries!

The key to perfect roasted mushrooms lies in patience and technique. We’ll start with a moderate oven temperature of 375°F (190°C), allowing the mushrooms to slowly release their moisture and concentrate their flavors. Our clever trick of draining the initial liquid not only speeds up the cooking process but also ensures maximum browning and flavor development.

As the mushrooms roast, they’ll undergo a magical transformation. They’ll shrink to about half their original size, but don’t be fooled – their flavor intensifies exponentially. The result? Succulent, golden-brown morsels bursting with savory goodness.

These roasted mushrooms are incredibly versatile. Enjoy them as a standalone side dish, toss them into pasta, use them to elevate your salads, or incorporate them into countless other recipes. While this method works wonders for button or cremini mushrooms, feel free to experiment with other varieties like portobello, oyster, shiitake, or wild mushrooms.

Ultimate Oven-Roasted Mushrooms Recipe


  • 2 pounds (900g) button or cremini mushrooms, washed, trimmed, and quartered
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 to 12 sprigs thyme or rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, chives, tarragon, or other fresh herbs


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and position the rack in the center. In a large bowl, toss the mushrooms with olive oil, salt, and pepper until evenly coated. Spread them out on a foil-lined baking sheet, creating a single layer. Scatter the thyme or rosemary sprigs over the mushrooms. Roast for about 15 minutes, or until the mushrooms release their liquid. Carefully drain this flavorful liquid into a container and save it for future culinary adventures.
  2. Return the mushrooms to the oven and continue roasting for approximately 30 minutes more. You’re looking for a beautiful golden-brown color while maintaining a tender texture. Once done, discard the herb sprigs and transfer the mushrooms to a serving bowl. Toss with your choice of fresh herbs – parsley, chives, or tarragon work wonderfully. Serve immediately and watch them disappear!
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
74 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 691mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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