Roasted Mushrooms – The perfect side

Delicious earthy mushrooms heavy with garlic and thyme. Roasted to golden perfection. This is a wonderful side dish. Perfect for serving with a steak or roast chicken. Or for just stirring through pasta | Sprinkles and Sprouts
Roasted Mushrooms | Delicious earthy mushrooms heavy with garlic and thyme. Roasted to golden perfection. These roasted mushrooms are a wonderful side dish. Perfect for serving with a steak or roast chicken. Or for just stirring through pasta.

Grey marbled plate piled with roasted mushrooms, sprinkled with parsley. Silver serving spoon in the background

This is one of those dishes that tastes amazing, but no matter what you do it doesn’t photograph well. This must be my 5th attemp at getting the recipe to you! And I have officially given up trying to make this look pretty pretty.

Instead I am going for the scratch and sniff option! Go on give it a go!

Box saying SCRATCH HERE.

Did you smell it? The beautiful sweet garlic. The fragrant aromatic lemon thyme. The comforting creamy smell of good butter. The earthy rich smell of mushrooms. The grassy fresh smell of fresh parsley and the nose tingling pop of black pepper.

How good is scratch and sniff blogging?!?!?!?!!? 😉

The mushrooms before cooking. White roasting dish filled with chopped mushrooms, dotted with butter and sprinkled with thyme leaves

In all seriousness, the day they invent a way for me to send food aromas through my blog, well that is the day you all need to buy bigger pants! #notevensorry

There are few things better in this world than the smell of garlic and butter. It is up there with my favourite smells ever. Come on, tell me you have favourite smells too!!!!! Yes? No? Come on share!!! I’ll tell you mine. (in no particular order)

  • Freshly washed babies (oh that just pulls on my heart strings)
  • The smell of the garden after the rain. (Fresh, delicious and clean)
  • L’Air du Temps perfume (Because it reminds me of my Mother)
  • The smell of fresh cut grass. (memories of being 10 and having the whole summer holidays ahead of you)
  • The smell of the ocean on a winters day. (The most perfect place to be. Wrapped in a scarf and warm socks)
  • Old Spice after shave (It smells like Stew and always makes me happy)
  • Fried onions. (They just make you hungry!!!)
  • Coffee at 6am. (Wake up juice!)
  • Warm bread fresh from the oven (Hello fresh bread!!!!!)

Close up of the golden colour on the roasted mushrooms.

I am surprised there isn’t more food in there! 😉 Turns out I am a perfume/aftershave loving, horticulture/nature appreciating, sleep deprived, baby loving foodie. Tell me what do you love the smell of????

Anyway. These mushrooms aren’t the prettiest, but I don’t care because prettiness fades. What matters is what is inside. And when it comes to food that means how it tastes. And these taste good!!!!! Real Good!!!!!

Table view, showing the wooden table, grey plate and the roasted mushrooms.

So get some in the oven, pour a glass of wine and raise a toast to food that tastes amazing!



p.s Should I make more scratch and sniff recipes???? 😉

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4.55 from 20 votes

Roasted Mushrooms

Delicious earthy mushrooms heavy with garlic and thyme. Roasted to golden perfection. These roasted mushrooms are a wonderful side dish. Perfect for serving with a steak or roast chicken. Or for just stirring through pasta.

Course Side
Cuisine French Inspired
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 129 kcal
Author Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts


You can change the measurement from US to metric at the bottom of this list

  • 1 lb mushrooms any mushrooms work. I use the standard white mushrooms you can buy at the supermarket
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 stems fresh lemon thyme (or regular thyme)
  • 2 oz butter
  • salt
  • cracked black pepper
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
  2. Cut the mushrooms into quarters (or smaller if you are using the large field mushrooms) and place them into a baking dish. (you want them to be fairly tightly packed)
  3. Finely chop the garlic and scatter it over the mushrooms.
  4. Pull the leaves from the thyme, add them to the mushrooms.
  5. Cut the butter into small cubes and add it to the mushrooms along with plenty of salt and black pepper.
  6. Roast for 10 minutes, then carefully stir and roast for a further 10 minutes until the mushrooms are golden browned.
  7. Scatter with fresh parsley and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 107mg 4%
Potassium 369mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 7.1%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Roasted Mushrooms | Delicious earthy mushrooms heavy with garlic and thyme. Roasted to golden perfection. These Roasted Mushrooms are a wonderful side dish. Perfect for serving with a steak or roast chicken. Or for just stirring through pasta. Recipe by Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious Food for Easy entertaining
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    • Anna
    • March 21, 2018

    Roasted mushrooms are one of my favourite sides ever! And I think garlic and thyme are a must to go with them, the flavours work so well together! Great job!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Anna, I agree garlic and thyme are just so great for mushrooms 😀

  1. Reply

    I looooooooooove roasted or sauteed mushrooms!! Yours look amazing! And those herbs… YUM!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Christina 😀

    • Joe
    • March 10, 2018

    What a delicious recipe, we served them with roast chicken breast and your hedgehog potatoes. Huge hit.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Joe, so happy you enjoyed it. And yeah for hedgehog potatoes!!!

  2. Reply

    I love mushrooms as a side! But I also love them as a meat substitute! So beautiful.

    1. Reply

      They are a great vegetarian alternative aren’t they Linda

  3. Reply

    Oh man, if smells could be transmitted through the internet….we would be in trouble. And you totally nailed all the best smells (well I’ve never smelled a freshly bathed baby)! I feel you on those dishes that are just impossible to make look good. Meatloaf comes to mind. Mine is ugly. period. You did a great job making these look good! And they sound delicious (that’s really why we’re here right?).

    1. Reply

      Thank you.
      Brown food is just so hard sometimes isn’t it!!

  4. Reply

    We love mushrooms ! I would definitely make it with the lemon thyme 🙂 Also love the smell of fried onions and most definitely that wonderful, fresh smell in the garden after a good rain !

    1. Reply

      Lemon thyme is just wonderful isn’t it!

      I love our garden after the rain 😀

  5. Reply

    I love mushrooms and these look amazing – so flavorful! It would make a great side dish on a BBQ we’re planing soon. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Reply

      I do hope you enjoy them Natalie 😀

  6. Reply

    OMG, I think I have to go to the doctor, I tried scratching and I can smell nothing, I think I am losing my sense of smell! WebMD tells me it could be serious 😮 Teehee, I love shrooms and these sound and, I am sure, smell wonderful!

    1. Reply

      Hehe, OH NO!!!! Get to the doctors quick!!!
      They do smell so good….I don’t want you to miss out!

  7. Reply

    You are talking my love language. Roasting is my favorite technique and then mushrooms they come out absolutely flavorful and so comforting. Your pics are really mouthwatering.

    1. Reply

      Oh thank you Adriana 😀

  8. Reply

    Hmm… I don’t think I agree – this dish looks might pretty to me – not to mention – droolicious! I so love mushrooms – I haven’t ever roasted mine but need to try cos this + a glass of wine makes for one heck of an evening 🙂

    1. Reply

      That sounds like my sort of evening 😀

    • Gary
    • October 29, 2017

    The smell of sage brush after a summers rain. And the smell of newly mowen hay on a hot day.

    1. Reply

      Gary, they are both great ones!!!!
      I think I need to plant a sage bush now!

  9. Reply

    These looks divine! Roasted shrooms are one of my favorite things!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Chrissy 😀

    • Dorothy Dunton
    • July 25, 2016

    Hi Claire! I forgot another one of my favorite smells…puppy breath! Nothing like dog breath, it is so much more like smelling a baby!

    • Dorothy Dunton
    • July 25, 2016

    Hi Claire! I don’t care what anyone says, this dish looks great to me! I love mushrooms especially when paired with a perfectly grilled steak and a nice chunk of bread! Your list of favorite smells is very, very similar to mine right down to the Old Spice because Gary uses it! Another smell that makes me happy is pot roast slow cooking on a cold day! Oh and buttered popcorn! This one may sound weird to you, but the smell of cows and hay in a barn (I spent summers on my Aunt’s farm as a child). 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you Dorothy 🙂
      I love that Gary uses Old Spice, yet another wonderful thing we have in common.
      Ooooh buttered popcorn! Yes!!! Or a good cinnamon bun!
      Hehe I can understand the smell of hay…not so sure about the cow smell 😉 But I love how the smell evokes memories for you x

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