Roasted Mushrooms

published Jan 12, 2022

Not only do these simple roasted mushrooms make a great side dish, but they're also the perfect thing to add to pasta, omelets, and more.


Makesabout 2 cups

Prep10 minutes

Cook18 minutes to 20 minutes

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a plate of roasted mushrooms, ready to serve
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

Roasting is my very favorite way to prepare vegetables. Not only is it one of the most hands-off approaches, but it also always yields deeply flavored results. That’s exactly the case with mushrooms. While you can sauté, grill, and even fry mushrooms, roasting them is perhaps the simplest way to draw out their savory, umami-rich flavor. Toss quartered mushrooms on a sheet pan with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and in just about 20 minutes you have a tender, caramelized side dish that’s fit for any occasion.

Roasted Mushrooms

How Do You Roast Mushrooms Without Them Getting Soggy? 

The secret to roasted mushrooms that aren’t soggy and squishy is high heat. Cranking up the oven to a fiery 450°F ensures the mushrooms truly roast rather than steam, which helps them become golden-brown and caramelized on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside.

Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

How Long Should You Roast Mushrooms For? 

Since you’re roasting these mushrooms at such high heat, they cook quite fast. It will only take 18 to 20 minutes for the mushrooms to fully cook in the oven. This means you can roast them on even the busiest of nights.

What Should I Serve with Roasted Mushrooms?

Meaty roasted mushrooms are a simple and satisfying side dish to pair with a number of easy dinners. Here are a few of our favorites.

Or make these roasted mushrooms part of the main affair. Toss them with pasta, tuck them into omelets, or pile them onto thickly sliced toast that’s been slathered with creamy ricotta.

Roasted Mushrooms

Not only do these simple roasted mushrooms make a great side dish, but they're also the perfect thing to add to pasta, omelets, and more.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 18 minutes to 20 minutes

Makesabout 2 cups


Nutritional Info


  • 1 1/2 pounds

    cremini mushrooms

  • 4 cloves


  • 3 tablespoons

    olive oil

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons

    kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon

    balsamic vinegar

  • Chopped fresh chives or parsley, for serving (optional)


  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 450°F.

  2. Trim and quarter 1 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Smash and peel 4 garlic cloves and add them to the baking sheet. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons olive oil and season with 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Toss to coat and spread out in a single layer.

  3. Roast, tossing halfway through, until the mushrooms are tender and caramelized, 18 to 20 minutes total. Remove from the oven, drizzle with 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, and toss to coat. Garnish with chopped fresh chives or parsley, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.