Cooking Quickly: How to Microwave Mushrooms

Quartered and whole mushrooms on a cutting board.

Whether you’re short on time or just want to keep things simple, microwaving mushrooms is a quick and easy way to cook your favorite fungi. The best part? It’s healthy, too! Mushrooms are already low in calories and fat free, and when you microwave them, there’s no need to add any oil or butter. All it takes is two short steps:

  1. Place thickly sliced mushrooms in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once.

Now that you’ve got a batch of deliciously microwaved mushrooms, try one of our favorite ways to use them:

Pro Tip: If you’re craving a little extra flavor, season your mushrooms with marsala sauce, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce or steak seasoning.

How do you use microwaved mushrooms? Show us your creations and tag us on social media!

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  1. Make a umami solution of 2 parts worcestershire, 2 parts liquid smoke, 1 part fish sauce, 1 part regular soy sauce. Cut white mushrooms in half. Microwave 2.5 mins. Then with cut side face down in saute skillet, medium high heat, with 2 Tbs. Avocado oil saute, while lightly seasoning with salt as they brown 4 mins. or so. Add 1 Tbs. butter and red wine, . Face down side of mushroom should be browned by now. Lower heat to medium or as necessary. Roll over to other side, browning, then add umami solution, black pepper 2-3 mins. Make sure you make enough…..

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