Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Mushrooms, ‘shrooms, fungi — whatever name or type you use, they are delicious! I deprived myself of mushrooms as a child. I would not eat them. As I became more interested in cooking during my early twenties, I decided to be adventurous and try some things I wouldn’t eat before. As an adult, I adore mushrooms!

I created this recipe as a quick side to serve alongside beef dishes. Few things compare to the flavor combination of steak and mushrooms. This is also my favorite side to serve when I make my Italian Beef Stromboli.

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You may be questioning the amount of mushrooms I’m using in this recipe but I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Mushrooms shrink down big time during the cooking process. I’m even providing some photographic proof here. When I sliced these mushrooms and added them to the pan, they took up about half of the pan.

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After sautéing them in the olive oil and garlic, the mushrooms didn’t even take up one fourth of the pan. I learned this the hard way on one of my catering jobs. You would not believe how many mushrooms it takes to feed 150 people!

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The moral of this story is don’t skimp on the ‘shrooms! But definitely do try this recipe next time you’re throwing a steak on the grill.

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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • 24 oz fresh mushrooms, variety of your choice
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:

  • Pour the olive oil into a skillet set on medium heat.
  • Add garlic to oil and sauté until fragrant.
  • Set pan on medium heat and add olive oil, mushrooms and garlic.
  • Stir and toss until soft and a little liquid is released from the mushrooms.
  • Then add the heavy cream and Italian seasoning.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Allow cream sauce to come to a boil and thicken.
  • Serve hot out of the pan or keep warm in oven (covered) until ready to serve.

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