Garlic Balsamic Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Garlic Balsamic Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

I’ve always had a soft spot for mushrooms, so this quick and easy Garlic Balsamic Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions recipe with a sweet, tangy flavour is definitely one of my favourites! If you’ve never tried this one before, you’re in for a treat! Unless you’re not a mushroom fan, which I can try my best to understand but…. Why?!

How to Make Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

  • Heat the olive oil and butter together in a large skillet.
  • Add in the onions and start frying. Fry for 5 minutes to get them started then add in the mushrooms.
  • Fry until the mushrooms have reduced in size and lost their moisture and the onions are softened completely.
  • Add in the garlic and sauté until browned and fragrant.
  • Stir in the balsamic vinegar and wine and cook another 2 minutes, making sure to de-graze the bottom of the pan (scrape off any browned tasty bits so that it goes into the sauce!)
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve!

What Should I Serve with Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions?

This dish is truly delicious with anything. It’s super versatile as a topping or a side dish, not to mention super tasty! It’s packed full of flavour and the perfect way to add low-calorie taste bud kick to the meal of your choice. This Garlic Balsamic Sautéed Mushroom and Onions recipe takes just half an hour to whip up and if I’m not using it as a standard side dish I’ll usually make it as a topping for grilled meat, like steak or pork.  

I also like to make extras so that I can store them in the refrigerator and use them over the following week to add some extra flavour to snacks and veg. This recipe even works as a  burger or pizza topping!

Do I Need to Smother the Mushrooms in Butter?!

If you’re like me, your memories of sauteed mushrooms growing up are off mushrooms literally drenched in butter! And as good as that might taste, there is a healthier alternative! You’ll see that my recipe here includes just 2 tablespoons of butter in combination with olive oil. In fact, you could leave the butter out completely if you wanted (but I personally think that extra bit of flavour is worth it).

How Healthy are Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions?

My love of mushrooms knows no bounds. Not only are they absolutely delicious, but they also have a long list of health benefits! Mushrooms help to support your immune system because they contain a super powerful antioxidant called selenium. And in addition to that, they’re full of B vitamins, protein, and fiber!

Alongside being extremely low in calories; we’re talking around 4 calories per mushroom. So, I know we’ve talked about going easy on the butter, but don’t be afraid of adding it either – because the main ingredients in this dish are already super nutritious and low cal!

So there you have it folks, a super yummy and healthy mushroom fix that can be used in any number of ways!

Don’t forget to let me know how your Garlic Sautéed Balsamic Mushroom and Onions recipe turns out! Did you add any extras or variations that I haven’t mentioned here? I’d love to hear about them!

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Happy Cooking!

Love,

Karlynn

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Garlic Balsamic Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Are you a mushroom lover? Then try my Garlic Balsamic Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions for a new mushroom side dish! 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Servings: 4
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 large white onion sliced into rings
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms washed and sliced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white wine optional
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil and butter together in a large skillet.
  2. Add in the onions and start frying. Fry for 5 minutes to get them started then add in the mushrooms.
  3. Fry until the mushrooms have reduced in size and lost their moisture and the onions are softened completely.
  4. Add in the garlic and saute until browned and fragrant.
  5. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and wine and cook another 2 minutes, making sure to delgraze the bottom of the pan ( scrape off any browned tasty bits so that it goes into the sauce!)
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve!
Recipe Notes

If you don't want to use wine you can use a bit more balsamic vinegar to taste

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Balsamic Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Potassium 430mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 6.9%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author

Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

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