Baked Parmesan Garlic Mushrooms
These Baked Parmesan Garlic Mushrooms are seasoned to perfection with garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Easy to prepare and even better to eat, you will be making this side dish all the time!
**June 2017 Update!** This recipe was originally posted in June 2014. I decided that the photos desperately needed updating, so I reshot the recipe (but still kept the ingredient list and directions the same). I also kept the original post/story below that I wrote three summers ago!**
When I was in college, my friends teased me about my lack of domestic skills in the kitchen. Although I knew the basics of cooking, I often took the easy route of preparing packaged meals or having a friend help me with a recipe.
Because I lived in my sorority house during my junior and senior years of college, I had to fend for myself, thus the teasing about my cooking took place. No more cafeteria food at the dorms, I was on my own. My sorority had our meals catered during the week, but on the weekends, it was up to you to prepare your own food.
You see, I didn’t always know what I was doing in the kitchen. Although I didn’t mind cooking for myself, I never really took the time learn new techniques or tried and true recipe staples. It wasn’t until after I graduated college that I really found my passion of trying out new recipes and creations.
But rewind back to college…one recipe that I loved making for myself was mushrooms. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? But I loved mushrooms back then (and love them even more now)! Growing up, mushrooms were never really prepared in my house because most of my family didn’t like them. So if I wanted mushrooms, I had to order a dish at a restaurant. So when I had the freedom to make whatever I wanted for myself, I often times chose mushrooms.
There was nothing fancy about these mushrooms. I simply sautéed them in a skillet with butter, salt and pepper. But man, were they delicious! I would sauté a whole container of mushrooms, thinking I would never eat that many. But once they wilted down, I devoured them. And I hardly ever shared, either! My sorority sisters knew that when I was making mushrooms, they were all mine.
Fast forward years later, and I still have the same love for mushrooms. I simply can’t get enough of them! On pizza, in pasta, or simply as a side, mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables to prepare. But now that I’ve been out of college for a while and have many more cooking skills under my belt, I decided to jazz up my standard mushroom recipe.
This time, I decided to bake the mushrooms in a variety of spices, instead of sautéing. Thus, enter these Baked Parmesan Garlic Mushrooms. Garlic goes with everything, right? You betcha, it’s my favorite spice to bake with, so of course it had to go into this dish.
And the beauty of this recipe? It takes about ten minutes to prepare. No sautéing, no flipping, no watching a skillet. These Baked Parmesan Garlic Mushroom are ready in less than a half hour for you to enjoy.
So let’s talk specifics. I used two cartons of mushrooms in this recipe, which ended up being around four cups of mushrooms. Any type of mushrooms will do for this recipe. I used one carton of baby bellas, and one carton of regular, white ones. I roughly chopped the bigger mushrooms, keeping the smaller pieces whole. Feel free to chop them into tiny pieces, or just leave them whole.
Once they’re baked, they will shrink a lot! I then tossed the mushrooms in a large bowl with some olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil, and Parmesan cheese. It may sound like a lot of spices, but trust me, it creates a tasty seasoning for these mushrooms. But if you don’t like these spices, or want to leave something out, feel free. This recipe is easily adaptable to suite your tastes.
Once the mushrooms were combined with the spices, I layered them onto a baking tray and popped them into the oven for about 15 minutes. When the mushrooms turned golden, I removed from the oven and patiently waited to try a bite.
The verdict? Pure mushroom perfection!
The garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese created a delicious seasoning without overpowering the mushrooms. Right then and there, I vowed to always make mushrooms in the oven from now on. These Baked Parmesan Garlic Mushrooms were so easy to prepare and required very little clean-up, too. The perfect combination, right? And since the hubster doesn’t like mushrooms, I had these babies all to myself…which made me a happy girl! Now if only I knew about this method back in my college days…
So if you’re looking for a new twist on a classic favorite, why not try these Baked Parmesan Garlic Mushrooms? Easy to prepare and even better to eat, you won’t want to share this dish with anyone else!
Looking for more mushroom recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic and Rosemary
- Garlic Parmesan Gnocchi with Mushrooms
- Basil Pesto Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms
Baked Parmesan Garlic Mushrooms
- 1 pound fresh sliced mushrooms, (I used baby bellas and white mushrooms, but any kind will work)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a large baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Roughly chop mushrooms or leave whole, if desired.
- In a large bowl, combine mushrooms, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Toss to combine, ensuring that mushrooms are evenly coated. Spread mushrooms in an even layer on prepared pan.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until mushrooms turn a golden brown color. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.