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How to Make Crispy Roasted Mushrooms: Recipe

Crispy Roasted Mushrooms is a dish that can convert even mushroom deniers into mushroom lovers. This recipe is so simple to make, and there are only a few steps to execution. With just a few ingredients and about 10 minutes of preparation time, your roasted mushrooms will be calling your name from your oven. 

In my opinion, crispy roasted mushrooms are the best way to eat mushrooms because they exude with flavor, provide texture to your meals, and are versatile with your dishes. Best of all, mushrooms are extremely budget-friendly, incredibly nutritious, offer different health benefits, and are sustainable. We’ll be posting more about mushrooms in future articles. Make sure you add your name to the email list so you can learn more about the benefits of mushrooms!

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Crispy Roasted Mushroom Nutrition

Generally, mushrooms are a good source of potassium and iron. For this recipe, 8oz of mushrooms can contribute to three servings. Each serving has 144 calories, so this recipe is generally low in calories. A main contributor to fat here is olive oil, however, the olive oil is full of mono and poly-unsaturated fats, which are great for brain health. Because this recipe contains now animal products, it is cholesterol free. Low in carbohydrates, crispy roasted mushrooms have less than 4 carbs per serving. Due to its small serving size, the fiber content is less than 1g per serving. I recommend eating this meal with a fiber rich green like kale or spinach or a whole grain.

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roasted mushrooms with no remaining water

Food science tips: Crispy Roasted Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be super polarizing because of their texture. Mushrooms are composed of 80-90% water. If the water is not fully expelled from the mushrooms during the cooking process, the remaining water inside the mushrooms creates a slimy texture. Because of the high water content, it’s recommended to store mushrooms refrigerated and not frozen. The high water content will cause ice crystals to form within the filaments and alter the texture when thawed. 

Because of the high moisture content, the recipe for crispy roasted mushrooms has some essential components that should not be changed.  For example, salt is critical to help drive out the mushrooms’ moisture during cooking. Removing salt will prolong your cooking period, using more energy during the cooking process.

A second example is the higher temperature in the oven. Some recipes recommend 350F for roasting; however, this will only prolong the cooking process and leave you lacking the quintessential characteristic of crispy roasted mushrooms!

You can season the mushrooms with anything you’d like, but we recommend cremini mushrooms. Different mushrooms have different flavor profiles, so I would not say this recipe is the optimal “one size fits all” mushroom seasoning for all fungal varieties. 

This will provide you with a delectable texture for crispy roasted mushrooms. You will know when the mushrooms are finished cooking when there is no more moisture around the outside of the mushrooms on the baking sheet, as seen below.

You can season the mushrooms with anything you’d like, but we recommend cremini mushrooms. Different mushrooms have different flavor profiles, so I would not say this recipe is the optimal “one size fits all” mushroom seasoning for all fungal varieties. As with all prepared foods, it’s best to eat it within 4-7 days of cooking. 

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Time Saving Tip

In just under an hour, crispy roasted mushrooms are ready in under an hour with minimal prep time. If you decide to buy your mushrooms pre-sliced, you’re already saving a significant amount of time.

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Pair Crispy Roasted Mushrooms with a variety of dishes

Some favorites you can find on here are the roasted mushroom and quinoa bowl, vegan Mac and cheese, sweet potato and cauliflower mash for some texture. You can add feta to crispy roasted mushrooms after they are roasted to enhance the flavor or extend the yield, but it’s not necessary to enjoy. I’ve linked some of them below to make it easy for you.

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Crispy Roasted Mushrooms Recipe

crispy roasted mushrooms in a glass bowl

Crispy Roasted Mushrooms

  • Preparation Time
    15 minutes
  • Cooking Time
    30 minutes
  • Serves
    3 adults
  • Difficulty
    Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 oz cremini mushrooms
  • 2.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp paprika sweet or hot
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • parsley optional for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chop your mushrooms into bite size pieces (If your mushrooms were pre-sliced, just cut them in half)
  2. In a bowl, toss together mushrooms, olive oil, and seasonings.
  3. Spread out on a baking sheet, lined with reusable silicone liner. You can also use parchment paper.
  4. Cook at 400 F for 25-35 mins, or until the mushrooms are crispy.

Crispy Roasted Mushrooms Recipe notes

Be sure to clean your mushrooms thoroughly before preparing the dish. Mushrooms grow in a soil medium and can often have soil stuck in the filaments.

You don’t need all of the seasoning to make the mushrooms taste great. They can also be just salt pepper and paprika will be delicious. If you’d like, you can enhance this recipe with feta cheese, but it’s not necessary to enjoy the meal.

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