These mushrooms are a super easy way to add on a delicious side dish without much hassle. They’re a little smoky from smoked paprika, a little garlicky and a lot flavorful. It’s a savory addition to a meal or great topping for many dishes needing some earthy mushroom flavor. They’re so tasty they might be hard to stop eating. Our oldest boy asks for thirds and fourths when I make this dish.
These roasted mushrooms make for a great topping for burgers or anything else you enjoy adding mushrooms to. Try them on our Black Bean Burgers for an extravagant veggie burger. It’s also a great topping for grilled chicken; add a side of rice and you’ve got a great balanced and delicious meal.
Kids & Mushrooms
I was that kid that couldn’t stand mushrooms; the texture, the flavor and everything about them. Today, I eat the basic mushrooms you find in most grocery stores, but am still not accustomed to the texture of other more wild mushrooms, hopefully some day I’ll get into them. Luckily though our oldest boy (6 yr old) does now love and eat most mushroom dishes we cook for him and he especially likes this dish, so I consider this a win. Our twins are still not fans, but I’m determined to keep putting mushrooms in front of them. Our eating rule at home is that they must at least “try” every food item on their plate. We do not make special food for our kids, so these mushrooms will remain in our cooking repertoire and hopefully some day they’ll give them a “real try,” not just a quick nibble and swallow….ah the joy of feeding small children.
So, if you’re already a mushroom lover, you should definitely enjoy this dish. If you try it with any wild mushrooms or make them an addition to a different type of dish, please let us know and comment below.
Smoky Garlic Roasted Mushrooms
- 16 oz. cremini or baby bella mushrooms wiped clean with paper towels, stem trimmed & quartered
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves of garlic minced
- 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 3/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 Tbsp Italian parsley chopped
- 1 Tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Clean mushrooms by wiping with paper towels or clean towel, do not wash under water. Then trim off dried end of stem and quarter.
- Add mushrooms to a 9 X 13 baking dish.
- In a small bowl add olive oil through black pepper and whisk well.
- Add Oil & Spice mixture to mushrooms and stir gently with spatula till well combined. Scrape the bowl to get all that yummy goodness on those mushrooms.
- Roast mushrooms 30 minutes, stirring 2-3 times.
- Once done roasting add the butter, parsley and stir.
- Ready to serve.