These oven roasted mushrooms with garlic and balsamic will lighten up your charcuterie boards and are perfect for snacking. Full of rich flavours of garlic and balsamic, this recipe is easy and quick to prepare. Perfect for entertaining.
I make these garlicky oven-roasted mushrooms almost every time we do appetizer night. They are usually the first thing to disappear off any appetizer platter.
Yes - appetizer night is a thing, and completely part of my regular meal plan.
And in all honesty, appetizer night is one of my favourite family dinner nights. My kids are old enough to appreciate a platter of nibbles, fine cheeses and marinated artichokes. And they will actually hang out and talk to us, tell us about their week and listen to us talk about ours. I highly recommend making room for it in your monthly family dinner rotations. And if the teenagers ditch you to hang out with their far cooler friends, well, it's still an enjoyable meal with your own best friend and a glass of wine.😉
In all cases, Oven Roasted Mushrooms make a nice addition to your normal cheese platter or charcuterie board. Something to offset the heaviness of the cheese and giving us vegetarians something savoury to nibble 🙋♀️.
This roasted mushroom recipe is really easy to throw together. It takes about 10 minutes to prep the mushrooms while the oven preheats and then it is hands off while they roast in the oven.
How to make balsamic roasted mushrooms
The mushrooms. I like to use these tiny little button mushrooms I find at the grocery store. They are about half the size of regular button mushrooms. One bite each.
Sauce. I use a combination of soy and balsamic to glaze the mushrooms. The soy adds salty umami to the mushrooms and the balsamic adds a bit of sweetness and tang.
Garlic and herbs for flavour. I like fresh pressed garlic and rosemary. I usually use dried rosemary because it's always in my cupboard. Just make sure it is fresh and fragrant.
Roast,uncovered, in a 400-degree oven for about 20 minutes. The mushrooms will release a bit of their liquid and soften. Roasting keeps them dry, concentrating their flavours.
That's it! Toss with a some fresh herbs if you like and serve.
A few more notes:
If you can't find tiny, bite-sized mushrooms, use regular buttons and cut them in half or quarters to make them bite-sized.
Make ahead: You can serve these straight out of the oven. Or, you can make them a bit ahead of time and let them cool to room temperature.
Serve hot or room temperature.Because these don't need to be served straight out of the oven make them perfect for fuss-free entertaining.
I promise you won't have leftovers!
Marianted and Oven Roasted Mushrooms
- 500 grams button mushrooms
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary or 1 ful teaspoon of resh
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley optional for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Toss all ingredients except fresh parsley in a large bowl, tossing mushrooms to thoroughly cover with sauce. Transfer to a ceramic or glass baking dish and roast, uncovered, in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot or room temperature.