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Mushroom and Garlic Saute (Paleo, Gluten Free)

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I love mushrooms, and mushrooms often are at their best when prepared in the most basic way like this simple mushroom and garlic saute. This recipe is also great for paleo and gluten free life style, with just a few simple and natural ingredients producing very flavorful and filling meal!

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The recipe uses 12 oz of button mushrooms and produces modest 4 servings that will go great with any grilled meat, especially steak! Or, you can eat it as-is as a vegetarian dish!   After you have sauteed the mushrooms with garlic in olive oil, they become very juicy, delicious, with a meaty flavor and texture:

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Sprinkling them with chopped chives or green onions makes the dish even more refreshing:

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Mushroom and Garlic Saute (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings (as side dish)

Mushroom and Garlic Saute (Paleo, Gluten Free)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 oz button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • chives or green onions, finely chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add mushrooms and garlic, and saute for 2-3 minutes, regularly stirring with spatula. Sprinkle the mushrooms with a little bit of salt, cover with the lid and continue cooking the mushrooms for another 5-7 minutes, occasionally stirring. Having the lid on will allow mushrooms generate some moisture and not get burned. Remove the lid after mushrooms have released their moisture and saute for another 5 or so minutes. Total cooking time from the beginning to end should be about 15 - 20 minutes.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with chopped chives or green onions.



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{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Ari @ Ari's Menu August 14, 2014, 10:17 am

    Oh YUMMM!! I loooove cooked mushrooms and garlic. This is totally up my alley!

  • cheri August 14, 2014, 5:25 pm

    What a great dish, love mushrooms!

  • Tash August 16, 2014, 5:25 pm

    Hi Julia 🙂

    This looks lovely and reminds me of one of the first dishes I ever made as a child, which was essentially mushrooms cooked with butter and garlic until just tender and then spooned onto fresh toast. The result was absolutely delicious (melting mushrooms, kick of buttery garlic and hot toast – what’s not to love?!) and gave me the cooking bug. To this day, the smell of mushrooms and garlic takes me back 🙂

    • Julia August 18, 2014, 2:49 pm

      Hi Tash, good to see you here! 🙂 I love mushrooms and garlic cooked in the most basic way. Especially if I can get my hands on some wild mushrooms – they are so flavorful on their own, you don’t need an elaborate recipe – just olive oil, salt and pepper, and garlic! 🙂

  • Sophia | The Best Is Yet To Cook August 19, 2014, 5:05 pm

    Looks great, I’ve always loved mushrooms! 🙂

  • Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen August 21, 2014, 7:34 pm

    Mushrooms, garlic and scallions are the perfect combination. They taste delicious together and, when they are cooking, they smell fantastic. Love this dish. Thanks!

  • Denise [email protected] Brazil To You August 27, 2014, 10:48 am

    The basic is the best!!! It makes life uncomplicated and taste buds happy. This can be eaten as a side or combined in many dishes.

  • Stephanie July 23, 2017, 7:20 pm

    I added a half cup of sour cream and a half cup of bone broth and served part over rice, part over pasta. Delicious either way!

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