Garlic mushrooms

Garlic mushrooms are simply great served as a side dish, on toast or in pasta. We scatter over parsley in this recipe but tarragon, chives or thyme also work well

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 95
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 1g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 40g butter
  • 500g white mushrooms, or chestnut, halved or quartered; or button chestnut mushrooms kept whole
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • large handful of parsley leaves, very roughly chopped


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy frying pan or skillet over a medium-high heat. When the butter stops sizzling and starts to turn a light brown, throw in the mushrooms and turn the heat up to very high. Season generously with cracked pepper and salt and allow to cook undisturbed for a few mins. No juices should ooze out of the mushrooms; if they do, your pan isn’t hot enough and you’ll need to turn up the heat to bubble the juices down. Toss the pan and continue to cook all over for 4-5 mins.

  2. With the mushrooms glistening and cooked through, toss through the garlic and cook for 2 mins more. Stir in most of the parsley and leave for another 30 secs. Serve the mushrooms straight from the pan as a side dish, on toast or tossed through spaghetti, with a sprinkling of the remaining parsley.

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