Creamy Garlic Mushrooms. This is a very quick, easy, and delicious recipe, perfect as a side, serve on toast for brunch, or add to some lovely pasta!

This is an incredibly quick, easy, and flexible recipe that allows you to make ahead, or serve right away. I often serve this with a nice piece of steak and pour the sauce over it.

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms. This is a very quick, easy and delicious recipe, perfect as a side, serve on toast for brunch, or add to some lovely pasta!

For this recipe, you can also go lighter and use a low-fat cream cheese.

Adding a splash of white wine whilst the mushrooms are cooking is also delicious! So feel free to adapt it to your liking.

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These creamy garlic mushrooms are our most popular recipe! With well over 1 million shares on social media, it's definitely a popular side dish. Thank you to all of you who've written in and shared your photos of making this dish. I know many of you have made it over Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as for a regular weekday dinner. However you decide to serve these creamy garlic mushrooms, please do enjoy!

I've added some suggestions at the end of the recipe to hopefully inspire you to change it around (if you want to) and create a wonderful dish your family will enjoy.

This can be served as a starter, with some nice warm crusty bread to mop up the lovely sauce, or as a side dish, or as part of a pasta dish, or as a brunch, served on a slice of toast. The choice is yours, so please enjoy Creamy Garlic Mushrooms!

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

Serves

2

Ingredients you'll need

  • Mushrooms - I used whole white mushrooms. Brown chestnut mushrooms are also nice
  • Garlic, minced
  • Cream Cheese. (you can also use low-fat variety)
  • Fresh or dry herbs, such as tarragon, basil, parsley
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

1. Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil and add the mushrooms and garlic over medium heat. Stir and toss until soft and a little liquid is released from the mushrooms. If the mushrooms do not release any liquid, add a couple of tablespoons of milk or broth. (Sometimes, depending on the season, mushrooms can vary in juiciness!)

2. Then add the cream cheese and combine. Add the herbs and taste, season to your taste with salt and pepper.

TIP:

To avoid the cream cheese from splitting, you should make sure the heat is not too hot, if you are not sure, remove the pan from the heat whilst you add the cream cheese, combine well, then return to a gentle heat until the sauce is bubbling gently and heated through completely.

As you will know, any cream products have a tendency to split or curdle if you add them to any high temperatures, so do not turn the heat up!!

3. Serve straight from the pan, or you can transfer to an oven dish and place in the oven (covered) to keep warm until you are ready to serve.

Suggestions for changing the recipe

  • Add some chopped bacon
  • Sprinkle some grated cheese and or breadcrumbs over the top and place under the grill/broiler until golden and melted
  • Add some onion with the mushrooms
  • Serve on a slice of toast for brunch, then place under the broiler/grill with some grated cheese. Delicious!

We've also used this recipe to make Creamy Chicken Livers, bacon and mushrooms. So good as a brunch on hot buttered toast, or as a dinner with rice or pasta!

Make up some of our creamy garlic butter sauce instead of the cream cheese and serve the mushrooms with that. Delicious!

Serve hot with anything you like! I often make this recipe to serve with a nice piece of steak, chicken or pork and use the sauce in the pan to pour over.

It is also nice to serve alongside pasta, and for this, I would remove the mushrooms from the pan once cooked, and toss the cooked pasta in the cream sauce, then serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan over the top.

The possibilities are endless and you can really use your imagination and experiment with the foods your family enjoy eating. Happy cooking!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our creamy garlic mushrooms recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms. This is a very quick, easy and delicious recipe, perfect as a side, serve on toast for brunch, or add to some lovely pasta!

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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms. This is a very quick, easy and delicious recipe, perfect as a side, serve on toast for brunch, or add to some lovely pasta!

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms. This is a very quick, easy and delicious recipe, perfect as a side, serve on toast for brunch, or add to some lovely pasta!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz or 225 g whole white mushrooms
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of Cream Cheese., you can also use low fat variety
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh or dry herbs, such as tarragon, basil, parsley
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil and add the mushrooms and garlic on medium heat. Stir and toss until soft and a little liquid is released from the mushrooms. If the mushrooms do not release any liquid, add a couple of tablespoons of milk or broth. (Sometimes, depending on the season, mushrooms can vary in juiciness!)
  2. Then add the cream cheese and combine. Add the herbs and taste, season to your taste with salt and pepper.
  3. TIP: To avoid the cream cheese from splitting, you should make sure the heat is not too hot, if you are not sure, remove the pan from the heat whilst you add the cream cheese, combine well, then return to a gentle heat until the sauce is bubbling gently and heated through completely. As you will know, any cream products have a tendency to split or curdle if you add them to any high temperatures, so do not turn the heat up!!
  4. Serve straight from the pan, or you can transfer to an oven dish and place in the oven (covered) to keep warm until you are ready to serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. Since it was the first nice day, it was steak time….. have been waiting to make these for weeks! They were delicious, excellent recipe!

    1. Hi Jeremy, I’m glad you enjoyed them. Now you know they are quick and easy, hopefully you’ll get to make them more often. I had them again yesterday for Sunday brunch on some nice crusty toasted bread.
      Hope you have lots more nice days as Spring is on its way!
      Thanks for your feedback!

    1. Hi Lizzy, I’m glad you like them! I had them again myself on Wednesday night. They’re so easy to make and everyone loves them, so I hope you will enjoy them too!
      Have a wonderful weekend :)

  2. This was amazing! I sprinkled parm cheese on top and added a little salt. I will admit, I am the only one that got a taste! Haha. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Healing Tomato

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    Creamy mushrooms are my favorite meal. I don’t think I can be trusted around this meal. I will eat the whole meal by myself and wouldn’t share it with anyone.

  4. Delicious!!! I added bacon and tarragon to mine. It was amazing! I would suggest that you edit your recipe about turning down the heat before you add the cream cheese. As I am a cooking novice, I would not have know about the separating qualities of cream cheese! I just happen to read other people’s comments, however, so my dish was perfect!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Hi Jami,
      Thanks very much for your feedback and oh boy! The addition of bacon is certainly a good one!! I’m very happy you enjoyed the dish.
      Also, thank you for your advice. I did make an amendment to the recipe and added a ‘TIP’ at the end of Step 2 about the addition of the cream cheese, so I hope that will help all our cooks!

      Thanks once again, I appreciate your feedback.
      Have a super Friday!

    1. Hi Karen, oh yes indeed! I think the addition of pesto would be really lovely, in flavour and taste! I would suggest to add a little and taste as you cook, so you get the strength of flavour just how you like!
      Super idea!
      Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. Do you have to use all of the dry ingredients or can I just use basil? Will it still taste the same? Making these today and hoping the turn out.

    1. Hi Mel,
      I haven’t tried making them the night before, my only worry would be they could go a bit slimy and ‘wet’ if left overnight and then reheated. I think because it is Christmas, I wouldn’t risk it (just in case they didn’t turn out nice ) They don’t take long to make, just a matter of minutes, so I would just do them on the day.
      I hope this helps and I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!