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Sauteed Mushrooms


This technique for washing and sauteing mushrooms provides a different texture and deep flavor to our sauteed mushroom recipe. Our method ensures your mushrooms are sauteed perfectly without becoming soggy. Serve sauteed mushrooms over polenta or steak, or folded into risotto.

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings with polenta or pasta


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Submerge the mushrooms in cold water, swish around to wash thoroughly, and drain. Trim the ends, slice and place in a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of the lemon half over the mushrooms and toss.

  2. Put the garlic in a large pan and pour in the olive oil. Heat over medium-high heat until the garlic begins to sizzle but not brown, about 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms, stir, and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes.

  3. Remove the lid, add the salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until all moisture is evaporated and the mushrooms begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve.

Cook's Notes

If you're in the mood for pasta, use these mushrooms as a base for sauce; add a splash of white wine, 1/4 cup of cream, and 3 tablespoons of grated cheese.

Reviews Add a comment

  • Angela1010
    15 AUG, 2012
    Rhon213 - Sounds like you need to find tagliatelle - a wide long pasta noodle.
  • Rhon213
    15 AUG, 2012
    I was very anxious to try this. She explained she's using a pasta she referred to as "Italia Tallae", or something that sounded like that-- I have looked all over the web and grocery store and see nothing like that. Anyone have any idea what she means? I thought the pasta looked beautiful and would like to try it.
  • jessjacobs
    10 FEB, 2012
    One of my family's weekly dishes. LOVE IT!
  • mahze
    16 AUG, 2011
    If you do a search on Mushroom Pasta you will find the changes in the mushroom sauce - the recipe that was shown on the show.
  • Chumlette
    3 AUG, 2011
    Oh the cream isn't in the recipe either. She added some wine (or she said you could use broth) into the mushrooms, then a quarter-cup of cream, then the parmesan, before the parsley. Maybe this isn't the same recipe??
  • Chumlette
    3 AUG, 2011
    I just watched this show and she added parmesan to the sauce after the cream but I do not see it reflected in the recipe. FYI. Can't wait to make this! Looks delicious.