I am a strong believer in the power of mushrooms. It's one of those things, I think, that goes with just about any meal. Making chicken tonight? Throw on some roasted mushrooms! Trying to add a little something-something to that grain salad recipe? Bring on the mushrooms, baby. I always pick up an extra carton or so of mushrooms at the grocery store, even if they're not in my weekly meal plan, because I know I'll find some use for them.
That's why I was excited to stumble upon this slow cooker garlic and herb mushroom situation from Damn Delicious. It's super simple to make on a weeknight, would go with just about anything, and it involves the slow cooker so you know it's more hands-off.
So, to make this recipe you're basically using a ton of cremini mushrooms (24 ounces, to be exact), and lots of garlic, thyme, oregano, and basil. You throw all this into a slow cooker with some vegetable broth and let things go for three to four hours on low (or one to two hours on high). Then towards the end of the allotted time, you add butter and half-and-half to the mushrooms. You serve the resulting side dish with a sprinkle of parsley.
Chungah of Damn Delicious says you can also add cornstarch (mixed with a little bit of water) if you want a sauce that's a little bit thicker. I can see that being especially nice if you wanted to serve the mushrooms over something simple like buttered noodles.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushrooms from Damn Delicious
More Delicious Mushroom Recipes from Kitchn
- 15-Minute Parmesan-Thyme Mushrooms
- 15-Minute Buttered Balsamic Mushrooms
- Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions
- Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup
What's your favorite mushroom recipe?