Sauteed Portabella Mushrooms in a balsamic and butter sauce

We all have those recipes that we go to when we are in a time crunch or we want to make sure the dish turns out just perfect for our guests. No crossing your fingers hoping it turns out alright. You know what dish I am talking about!  Well one of my go to, must have ingredients on hand at all times dishes, is Sauteed Mushrooms. Mushrooms have to be one of our favorites accompaniments to any meal. They are meaty, fairly easy and cheap and go great on top of steak, chicken, pork, shrimp or just about anything. When cooked in a butter sauce with Worcestershire, balsamic vinegar and garlic, mushrooms are simply insanely decadent.

I first conjured up my little recipe for sauteed mushrooms ever so innocently a few years back when I needed a side dish to pork chops that my husband was grilling outside. He popped his head in the door and said what are we having with the meat? At that time I was sitting my lazy butt on the couch watching TV and flipping through Southern Living. I so effortesly replied, “Oh Honey, I am making some mushrooms doesn’t that sounds good?”. He liked that idea and I darted to the kitchen to find t hose mushrooms I just knew where in referigerator somewhere. When in doubt, use butter and worchestire- that is where it all began!

I never thought of my mushroom recipe as being an actual recipe but I made them again alongside steak we had a few weekends ago and my husband asked if I had shared this recipe yet. So that got me to thinking and No, I haven’t and So here we are! Every time I make these mushrooms people are continually amazed at how incredible they turn out. You would think I had cooked them all day when in reality it only takes me a total of 15-20 minutes.  They are a sophisticated addition to any meal or eaten all by itself with a salad and crusty bread. Don’t hold this back from your man any longer!


Sauteed Portabella Mushrooms in a Balsamic and Butter Sauce


1 lb of sliced portabella mushrooms or 2 large portabella mushrooms sliced

1 garlic clove, minced

3 TBSP butter

1 TBSP olive oil

2 TBSP balsamic vinegar

1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp salt and pepper each

1/2 tsp cayenne

1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp parsley, chopped


Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and pace 2 TBSP of olive oil and 3 TBSP butter. Add the mushrooms and garlic, toss a few times. Allow to cook for approx 8 minutes until the mushrooms have released their juices and are becoming tender. Add the Worcestershire, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper and 1/2 tsp paprika. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for another 4-5 minutes and remove from heat. Plate and garnish with fresh parsley.



  1. Five Minute Mom

    This look so good. My husband would just die and so easy

  2. Alwaysinthekitchen

    I love mushrooms. They are meaty and can be eaten all by themselves. This sounds decadent. Thanks for sharing

  3. Renee

    you always have something new that I would never think to make. sounds so good. hope you had a great weekend:)

  4. Christina

    Perfect! I can’t believe you just posted this because my husband’s bday is tomorrow and I was going to try Ina’s steak recipe and I can do this with it! =- YEAH

  5. Leah

    I had something like this at a steak house one time and I have never been able to replicate it. Maybe now i can

  6. Mommy Knows

    Love this. fantastic side dish and i actually think my two older ones would like it

  7. Sally G.

    looks so yummy and the perfect side

  8. Angie Ward

    We love sauteed mushrooms! I will have to cook up some of these soon!

  9. stephanie

    these delicious. can’t wait to make!

  10. Kelly

    Yum! I love a good veggie recipe that mimics a meat dish!

  11. Megan

    O.M.G. I am making these tonight! My bf and I thank you 🙂

  12. Joanne

    This dish looks dressed to impress with all of that balsamic vinegar/mushroom/butter goodness!

  13. Kelli

    I love love love mushrooms and cant wait to try these!

  14. erica@fashionmeetsfood

    I have become addicted to mushrooms lately so i will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing!


    ps I am giving away a gorgeous dress!

  15. Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger)

    These look wonderful. I use lots of mushrooms, especially paired with vegetarian foods. They add a meatiness to the meal so it actually feels like you’re having steak!

  16. Torrie @ a place to share...

    I just love your little stories!!!

    OMG… LOVE Worcestershire & balsamic- so I know these will be a hit. I know some people are ‘up in the air’ about Worcestershire (i.e. Giada!), but not me!! I’ll make these tonight!

  17. Danielle Holmes

    This looks amazing!!!!! Can’t wait to try it 😀

  18. Shannon

    Love mushrooms! Can’t wait to try!

  19. mel @ the larson lingo

    oh my goodness….these look amazing. I want to make them NOW!

  20. Allison @ Alli n Son

    I adore portobello mushrooms! Love that this recipe is so easy. I’m thinking this would be great with grilled chicken and corn on the cob. Now I’m drooling and dying for summer.

  21. Sharlene

    This looks wonderful! I love mushrooms made like this and they go so well with so many things.

  22. Robin - Twentysomething Test Dummies

    Yum – these look amazing! I love that you highlighted the wonder of these guys – I feel like they are so often overlooked.

  23. Torrie @ a place to share...

    We had these for dinner tonight… just as good as they sounded. Loved the flavor combination. Thank you!!

  24. daphne

    How lovely!! I like the sound of butter sauce.. Such a delish yet simple and fulfilling meal. Your husband is lucky to have u cooking for him!

  25. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons

    ah man… im bummmed I forgot to pick up portobellos at the store… this looks beyond fantastic girl!!!!!! <3

  26. anne

    i just bought some potabellos–good thing for me! anne

  27. Christina

    This sounds like a fabulous side dish, I love mushrooms with balsamic!

  28. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    I love the sound of this recipe, mushrooms and balsamic is such a nice combination!

  29. Khara

    I dont usually like portabella mushrooms but this looks wonderful

  30. Sara @ Saucy Dipper

    Everything about this sounds wonderful. Whenever I see portabella mushrooms on a menu, I HAVE to order it. Yet I very rarely cook with them at home. I think I need to change that.

  31. Kathy Wolf

    I love Portabella mushrooms but have never tried Worcestershire and Balsamic combination. They look great and it makes me want to try them tonight.

  32. Susie

    I made these tonight as a main dish, with brown rice and brussel sprouts…YUM!!! My whole family (hubby and 6yr old dd, NOT my picky 2 yr old ds however) LOVED it, this will definitively be on our dinner rotation!

  33. Poli

    I just made these, and they are absolutely awesome! I have tired several other recipes, and all are delicious. I am so glad I found your site!

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