large feature image Cooking Tips & Ideas

Cooking Quickly: How to Microwave Mushrooms

August 12, 2019

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:

  • Fold into rice and pasta dishes.
  • Top pizzas and flatbreads.
  • Toss over salads.
  • Add to avocado toast.
  • Jazz up quesadillas and hot sandwiches.

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!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Connect with other mushroom lovers

    @mushroomcouncil

    • What should you look for when picking out mushrooms? 🤔 Choose mushrooms that are firm with a fresh, smooth appearance. Then, store them in their original packaging or a porous paper bag to prolong shelf life!
    • @umamigirl knows her umami! This Shrimp Skillet With Kale and Shiitakes combines delicious flavors and textures into one quick, simple recipe.
    • Back on that back-to-school grind? 😅We wrote a blog just for you! Head to mushroomcouncil.com to find easy dinner ideas and tips for keeping your weeknight family time intact.
    • Bring some fun to dinner time with these flaky Mushroom Chicken Parmesan Hand Pies from @blenditarian! Find the recipe on blenditarian.com.
    • Remove the stems and stuff the caps, or simply slice and saute them for a delicious addition to any dish! What's your favorite way to eat mushrooms?
    • It tastes as good as it looks. 😍 Find the recipe for this Hummus Toast With Marinated Mushrooms on our site 👉 mushroomcouncil.com!