Marinated Mushrooms | Bite-Sized Savory Goodness

With a fabulous spice blend and mouth watering marinade, these mushrooms are next level! This post shares how to make the MOST savory marinated mushrooms ever, as well as pairing suggestions. Read on!

Marinated mushrooms are savory bite-sized pieces of yummy goodness! Want to know how to make the tastiest marinated mushrooms ever? Read on!

Some of my favorite spices are oregano, thyme, and tarragon. And when I use all 3 of these spices, I’m in spice bliss. Really. I mean, who can resist the flavor combination?

And when you add cloves of fresh garlic and finely chopped shallots to marinate good for you mushrooms, well, you’ve got mushroom heaven. These marinated mushrooms are easy to make, take simple ingredients, and are no less than irresistible! They are great as a healthy snack or as an appetizer or side dish. You can also add them to a salad.

Seriously, they are ah-mazing any time of day. They are that good. Store bought marinated mushrooms just don’t compare – and when you make these, you know they are another way to keep your clean eating lifestyle on track. So, let’s make them, shall we?

Overhead view of ingredients to make marinated mushrooms, including lemon, oregano, kosher salt, and garlic cloves.

What Are Marinated Mushrooms?

Marinated mushrooms are delicious! This recipe is a great way to take fresh cremini mushrooms to the next level. Toss them in an olive oil, vinegar and spice marinade to have a healthy pop in your mouth snack. Having a jar of these on hand at all times is a given in my house!

Remember, though, these marinated mushrooms do not have preservatives – yay! – but that also means they aren’t to be left on the counter or in the pantry for weeks. Despite the kosher salt and vinegar in the recipe, no fermentation takes place. (I do have a list of healthy fermented foods here if you’re looking to find some!)

Are Marinated Mushrooms Healthy?

Yes, marinated mushrooms are healthy. Mushrooms have antioxidants that even have anti-aging benefits, along with reducing antioxidative stress (cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and heart disease may be reduced).

And the oregano and thyme in this recipe have natural antioxidants, too. Beta-glucans, vitamins, copper, and potassium are found in mushrooms as well. So enjoy this easy recipe as much as you like!

Overhead view of ingredients to make marinated mushrooms, including lemon, oregano, kosher salt, and garlic cloves, with a skillet of mushrooms nearby.

What Do I Need To Make Marinated Mushrooms?

The ingredients list for marinated mushrooms is pretty basic – you may have some of the needed items in your pantry. Take a look:

  • Olive oil
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • Lemon
  • White wine vinegar
  • Garlic cloves
  • Shallots
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Tarragon
Overhead view of a skillet of marinated mushrooms.

What Type Of Mushrooms Work Best For Marinated Mushrooms?

I like to use cremini mushrooms to make this marinated mushrooms recipe. The key is to make sure they are fresh (look for mushrooms that are firm, unblemished, and evenly colored), and besides that, many varieties work. You can even make a mushroom combo!

  • Cremini
  • Portobello (just cut them up as these are big
  • White Button
  • Oyster (they’ll need cutting possibly also)

How Do You Clean Mushrooms Before Cooking?

Some people say to not wash mushrooms. I say you can as long as it’s a quick shower, not a soak! You can place the mushrooms in a colander and lightly rinse them, and then pat them dry. But if you are in the no-washing camp, brush the dirt off lightly with a mushroom brush or paper towel.

Overhead view of ingredients to make marinated mushrooms, including lemon, oregano, kosher salt, and garlic cloves, with a blue plate of mushrooms nearby.

How Long Can You Keep Marinated Mushrooms?

These marinated mushrooms will keep in the refrigerator for about a week. I serve these at room temperature, so if you have them in the fridge bring out the airtight container and leave it on the counter to let the mushrooms reach room temperature.

How To Make Marinated Mushrooms

The great thing about this recipe is that it takes minimal effort. If you eat all of your marinated mushrooms in one night, not to worry. You can make more the next day, quickly and easily.

1. Brown the mushrooms: Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil to a pan, toss the mushrooms in the oil, and cook 5-6 minutes.

2. Remove from heat: Take the skillet off the heat so you don’t overcook the mushrooms; you want them slightly browned only.

3. Add marinade ingredients: Stir in the lemon zest and juice, vinegar, garlic cloves, shallots, and spices.

4. Final touches: Add the remaining olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Let the mushrooms cool.

5. Enjoy: Once the marinated mushrooms reach room temperature, enjoy eating them!

Overhead view of marinated mushrooms on a blue plate with a fork, a spoon and napkin are beside.

What To Do With Marinated Mushrooms

This is easy! These tasty mushrooms go with just about anything, anytime!

Overhead image of white plates with marinated mushrooms, steak, and greens; a fork and knife are on one plate.

More Savory Sides Recipes

Serve these marinated mushrooms with more savory sides for a satisfying meal. Variety is the spice of life!

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Marinated Mushrooms
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Marinated mushrooms are savory bite-sized pieces of yummy goodness! Want to know how to make the tastiest marinated mushrooms ever? Read on!

Categories: Side
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: marinated mushroom recipe, marinated mushrooms, marinated mushrooms recipe
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 5 tbsp good quality olive oil divided
  • 1 lb small cremini mushrooms about 20
  • juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp shallots finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried tarragon
  1. Add 2 tbsp. olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms and toss to coat with olive oil. Cook for about 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms start to release their juices and are slightly browned on all sides.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon zest and juice, vinegar, garlic, shallots, oregano, thyme and other seasonings.
  4. Pour over the remaining 3 tbsp. olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour into a bowl and allow to cool.
  5. Serve at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.4g18%
Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Sodium 164.7mg7%
Carbohydrates 5.5g2%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 2.3g5%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 12.4mg15%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Lacey Baier

Hey there! I’m Lacey Baier and I’d like to welcome you! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, as well as cleanish, my clean-eating supplement brand. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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