Mushroom Roasted Garlic

As an avid mushroom grower, I have always been fascinated by the incredible flavors and aromas that mushrooms bring to a dish. One of my all-time favorite recipes that truly showcases the earthy and rich flavors of mushrooms is roasted garlic mushrooms. The combination of savory mushrooms and the sweet, nutty flavor of roasted garlic is simply irresistible. Join me as I take you through the process of creating this mouthwatering dish.


  • 1 pound of your favorite mushrooms (such as button, cremini, or shiitake)
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


First, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). While the oven is heating up, let’s prepare the star of the show – the roasted garlic. Take the head of garlic and slice off the top to expose the cloves. Drizzle the garlic with a bit of olive oil, wrap it in aluminum foil, and place it in the oven. Roast the garlic for about 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves are soft and golden brown.

While the garlic is roasting, it’s time to focus on the mushrooms. Clean the mushrooms and trim the stems as needed. If you’re using larger mushrooms, consider slicing them for more even roasting. Place the mushrooms in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and toss to ensure the mushrooms are evenly coated.

Once the garlic is done roasting, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins and mash them into a paste. This will become a flavor-packed spread for the mushrooms.

Now, spread the garlic paste onto a baking dish and arrange the seasoned mushrooms on top. Place the dish back in the oven and roast the mushrooms for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and golden brown.


Once the mushrooms are done, remove them from the oven and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley for a burst of freshness. This dish pairs beautifully with crusty bread, creamy polenta, or as a topping for a juicy steak. The aroma of the roasted garlic will fill your kitchen, making it hard to resist digging in right away!

My Personal Touch:

I love experimenting with different mushroom varieties for this recipe. Each type brings its own unique flavor and texture, adding an exciting element to the dish. Additionally, I often sprinkle a touch of grated Parmesan cheese over the roasted garlic mushrooms just before serving. The salty, umami notes of the cheese complement the earthy mushrooms and sweet garlic perfectly.


Roasted garlic mushrooms are a simple yet elegant dish that never fails to impress. The depth of flavor from the mushrooms combined with the subtle sweetness of the roasted garlic creates a truly memorable culinary experience. Whether enjoyed as a side dish or a main course, this recipe celebrates the natural goodness of mushrooms in the most delicious way.