Are you looking for a plate of comfort right about now? Have you’ve been obsessively googling how to start a sourdough starter? My little starter is happily bubbling away on the counter, just waiting for me to make a loaf. I love baking bread (even if my bread making skills are severely lacking) but sometimes I need comfort immediately, which means a big ol’ plate of sautéed mushrooms.

Perfectly Pan-Seared Garlicky Mushrooms |

I get it, I get it, sautéed mushrooms are a weird comfort food. Usually when I think of comfort food I think about mashed potatoes or noodles. Trust me, I’ve been having dreams of mashed potatoes but potatoes seem to be in short supply these days. As for noodles, I’ve definitely been eating lots of those. But sometimes, buttery, garlicky, sautéed mushrooms are just what I want.

Perfectly Pan-Seared Garlicky Mushrooms |

They’re meaty, they take on a gloriously deep sear, and are just SO full of umami. I know a lot of mushroom haters out there and I’ll just never ever understand. How could you not like FLAVOR?! This is a recipe for the simplistic most basic garlicky buttery seared mushrooms because I know we can use recipes that use the least amount of ingredients right now.

Perfectly Pan-Seared Garlicky Mushrooms |

Maybe you’re out there making elaborate covid bakes or doing some hardcore fancy French cooking to keep you mind off things. Meanwhile, I’m over here eating a giant plate of buttery mushrooms. To each their own!

PS – If you dream of potatoes, check out these recipes :)
Jalapeño Bacon Ranch Mini Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Crispy Stovetop Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe
Crispy Duck Fat Oven Roasted Potatoes
Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Burrata

PPS – If you need some more mushroom comfort, check out these recipes!
One Pan Creamy Dijon Mustard Mushroom Chicken
Garlicky Brown Butter Mushroom Risotto


Perfectly Pan-Seared Garlicky Mushrooms |

Perfectly Pan-Seared Garlicky Mushrooms

Buttery, garlicky mushrooms pan seared to perfection
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic sliced


  • Add 1 tablespoon butter to a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat until it starts to melt. Add 1 tbsp of the oil and half of the mushrooms. 
    Perfectly Pan-Seared Garlicky Mushrooms |
  • Let the mushrooms sear without moving for 2-3 minutes then toss occasionally, until the mushrooms start to brown and soften. Add half of the garlic and season with a pinch of salt and pepper and continue to cook, tossing occasionally, until deeply brown and caramelized, turning down the heat if needed.
    Perfectly Pan-Seared Garlicky Mushrooms |
  • Remove the mushrooms and set aside. Repeat with the remaining mushrooms then enjoy with some garlicky toast, over noodles, rice, or carb of choice.
    Perfectly Pan-Seared Garlicky Mushrooms |


  1. priya says:

    This is one of the easiest and handy recipe I must say. We love garlicky flavor a lot and recently tried garlicky potatoes. And now, Hey mushrooms! be prepared ;)

  2. Sabrina says:

    I agree, mushrooms can be comfort food, but I didn’t always feel that way, besides, potatoes are over-rated, they’re bland, they take too long to cook and they’re way too starchy-carby, but yeah I like them a lot too (sometimes) thank you for the small ingredient list too!

    1. Matt says:

      5 stars
      I was the same as you but try pan seared sweet potatoes. The flavour is amazing

  3. Looks very tasty, can’t wait to try it

  4. Mimi says:

    5 stars
    Garlicky mushrooms. Yum. Were my favorite comfort food in high school after a hard day. Really tasty warm over cold cottage cheese too.

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