Food & Recipes

Balsamic-Roasted Mushrooms Will Be Your New Go-To Side Dish

Pair them with steak, chicken, pasta—you name it!

Mushrooms are such a versatile food. They can take you from breakfast to lunch to dinner, and they are low in carbs, low in calories, gluten-free and vegetarian, meaning they can suit almost any dietary need.

Best of all, they contain lots of protein and vitamins, along with antioxidants like selenium and vitamin C. In other words, mushrooms deserve a starring role on your dinner table. And with this approachable but elegant recipe from The Chunky Chef for garlicky balsamic-roasted mushrooms, you won’t fear the fungi anymore.

To make the dish, you only need a few simple ingredients including olive oil, garlic, balsamic vinegar and butter. You can also elevate the recipe with a sprinkling of fresh herbs on top, such as thyme or parsley or even basil.

The Chunky Chef

In just 30 minutes, you’ll have a perfect veggie side, though these ‘shrooms are so tasty and filling, they could easily be the main dish.

You can choose your favorite type of mushrooms for this recipe, such as cremini or button mushrooms, but you could also use larger mushrooms, like portobellos (just dice them up before marinating).

And don’t be afraid to play with the recipe to suit your family’s tastebuds and dietary needs. If you’re dairy-free, you can easily substitute plant-based butter alternatives for the butter.

The Chunky Chef

You could also play with the fresh herb toppings by serving the dish with chopped chives or topping the mushrooms with a sprinkling of lemon zest after you take them out of the oven.

If you’re feeling extra-decadent, you can top your baked mushrooms with parmesan cheese, like this recipe from Damn Delicious. The parmesan adds a delicious, creamy crunch that will take this mushroom dish to the next level.

Pair it with a simple chicken breast dish and you will have a hearty, wholesome dinner for your family in no time.