Rich and Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sautéed Mushrooms ! Also known as fried mushroom crack, these sautéed mushrooms are covered in a rich, decadent Parmesan garlic cream sauce! Mr Magpie claimed for years that he didn’t like mushrooms – this is THE recipe that changed his mind. He took one bite and declared ” Oh my God Lynn, these are crack mushrooms!”

Sauteed Mushrooms
Sauteed Mushrooms

Sautéed Mushrooms Are the Ultimate Side Dish

If I had to pick one dish that I couldn’t live without, it’s sauteed mushrooms. Actually, it’s mushroom anything. Mushrooms are my favourite thing to eat – on burgers, as a side dish, in pasta, you name it and I love it. This mushroom dish is actually low carb and fits into a Keto diet for those who are wanting a decadent low carb side dish. Or you could also just eat them for dinner.

Do You Have to Wash Mushrooms Before Cooking Them?

Oh my yes! If you take a look at the mushrooms you buy, they are dirty and are definitely not washed. Mushrooms will become slimy if they are washed too early before using, so make sure to rinse them right before you use them. There are some that claim you shouldn’t wash mushrooms as they become waterlogged and you should simply brush them off with a towel. Heck no! That’s so nasty I can’t even start. I have never had my mushrooms waterlogged. Simply rinse them – not soak- under running water to rub off the grime ( manure, let’s be honest here) and the slice them as you want.

 Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms in a red skillet
Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms in a red skillet

Karlynn’s Cooking Tips for Sauteed Mushrooms

  • Buy firm, white mushrooms at the grocery store. Try to make sure that the mushrooms are blemish free and not slimy.
  • I always slice the bottoms off of the mushrooms I buy, not only because they are always brown and my mind goes ewww, the ends also tend to be dried out and tough. Rinse the mushrooms and slice the ends off.
  • I like to use whole mushrooms in this recipe, they are so toothsome and enjoyable! You can however use sliced ones if you prefer.
  • Mushrooms will go brown when you slice them ahead of time, this doesn’t affect the taste at all but it’s always better to slice them fairly close to the time that you are going to cook them. A little lemon juice will, as always, prevent browning if it’s a real concern.

You can turn this sauteed mushroom recipe into a sauce for fettucine, by the way! This is a riff on my Homemade Alfredo Sauce recipe with some differing amounts but still the same concept. Simply double the sauce recipe and don’t reduce it as much and then serve it with pasta! Mushroom Alfredo, what could be better?

If you want some other delicious mushroom recipes, try these:

  1. Fast & Easy Teriyaki Fried Mushrooms
  2. Beer & Mushroom Instant Pot Pot Roast
  3. Spinach Mushroom Frittata
  4. Baked Cheesy Bacon & Chanterelle Pasta
  5. Wild Mushroom Risotto

Now mushroom lovers, you make sure to try this and let me know what you think in the comments below! Happy cooking!



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Rich and Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Rich and Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms ! Also known as fried mushroom crack, these sauteed mushrooms are covered in a rich, decadent Parmesan garlic cream sauce! This recipe is low carb and Keto friendly. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: Sauteed Mushrooms
Servings: 4
Calories: 375 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 1.5 lbs white mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 fresh grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • fresh parsley to garnish
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the salted butter. Add in the mushrooms and saute until they are tender and browned, around 10 minutes.

  2. Add in the minced garlic and saute for another 2-3 minutes until it's browned and fragrant.

  3. Pour in the whipping cream and stir to coat the mushrooms. 

  4. Stir in the Parmesan and the cream cheese. Keep stirring the sauce until they have melted in and the mixture is smooth.

  5. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the sauce, reducing until it's thick and creamy, around 10 minutes. Remove when the desired sauce thickness has been reached.

  6. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve.

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Recipe Notes

You can use any size of mushrooms you like in this, just cook accordingly!

Nutrition Facts
Rich and Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Potassium 611mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 26.5%
Vitamin C 6.3%
Calcium 6.2%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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