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Garlic Soy Mushrooms - 5 minute 5 ingredient recipe

Flavorful Garlic Soy Mushrooms - 5 minute 5 ingredient recipe is quick and are the perfect side dish or a perfect topping for meat. These mushrooms are surprisingly delicious, bursting with earthiness. It's difficult to believe that such depth and complexity of flavor can be achieved with few seasonings. This recipe is so easy and straightforward that after making it a few times, you won’t need a recipe.
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian, Indian
Servings 2


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 oz mushrooms, white button  (or mushrooms of choice)
  • 3 garlic cloves (1 tsp minced)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red crushed pepper (chili flakes)
  • salt if needed ( I dont add extra salt but feel free to drizzle some if you need it)


  • Quickly rinse the mushrooms and dry them with a paper towel. I like to remove the bottom of the stem which is frequently dirty and sometimes a bit woody. Second, chop the large mushrooms into 4 pieces and small ones to 2.
  • When you are ready to cook in a heavy-bottom skillet on medium heat, add in unsalted butter.
  • In about 30 seconds, add in mushrooms. Further, let them cook for 3 to 4 minutes until soft and until the mushrooms leave water and reduce slightly in size.
  • Add in the garlic and let the mushrooms cook for a minute in garlic. Next, add in the soy sauce and let it sauté for a minute until the liquid evaporates.
  • Finally, top off with crushed red pepper and black pepper and turn off heat.


I have not added salt since soy sauce has its own salt. You can add additional salt if needed.
Keyword Garlic Mushrooms, Garlic Soy Mushrooms, Instant Pot Easy Mushrooms, Mushrooms Glazed in Soy Sauce, Quick Mushrooms, Saute Mushrooms, Soy Mushrooms, Stir Fry Mushrooms