Out of all the veggies in this (veg) world, I do not give nearly enough attention to mushrooms! You see, I absolutely LOVE mushrooms. But Will? He doesn’t. (Not much of a fun-guy, am I right?!) And since we usually prepare our meals together for just the two of us, I rarely incorporate mushrooms into weekly meal planning.
But I’ve been missing ‘shrooms in my life lately, so I picked up a couple pounds of baby bellas just the other day. I wasn’t sure how I would use them in a recipe for the blog until the cold weather outside got the best of me and made me settle on at least one requirement for my mushroom dish. It had to be warm!
So being the roasted veggie aficionado that I am, I quickly indexed to roasting my ‘shrooms. Yup, I was going to try to make the best dang roasted mushrooms that ever existed. But how?! Easy. All I needed was 1) lots of garlic and 2) some type of seasonal herb, like thyme. Luckily, I had both right in my kitchen.
Mushrooms are like sponges, which means they are excellent at soaking up flavors! In fact, these Garlic Thyme Roasted Mushrooms may be one of my most flavorful recipes. I had a good feeling about them when I tossed them in olive oil, garlic, and thyme only to find that they completely soaked up the mixture about a minute later. They looked like they hadn’t even been touched by the oil!
But believe me, the seasonings are apparent in the final product. With every baby bella, you get a burst of taste bud bliss. These Garlic Thyme Roasted Mushrooms are an excellent side dish for a quick weeknight dinner. And heck, they’re so good that they would even taste great as part of a dinner party menu! Or for a holiday spread.
If you’re into ‘shrooms like I am, check out my Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins with Mushrooms and Scallions.
Garlic Thyme Roasted Mushrooms
- 3 cups baby bella mushrooms
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic - crushed or minced
- 2 tbsp thyme - freshly chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare the mushrooms by washing them and scrubbing off any dirt. Slice off the bottom of the stems. In a large bowl, toss the mushrooms with olive oil, garlic, and thyme. Spread them evenly on the baking sheet.
- Bake the mushrooms for 15 to 20 minutes. Enjoy warm!
Are you a mushroom person?! Yay or nay? If so, pin these Garlic Thyme Roasted Mushrooms now to make later!
Enjoy your evening!