Roasted Mushrooms

You won’t be able to stop eating these roasted mushrooms! Meaty, tender and juicy, they’ll make a mushroom lover out of anyone. Here’s our favorite new way to cook mushrooms: baked in the oven! Yes, these roasted mushrooms can convert even mushroom haters into die-hard fans. Tender and meaty, topped with fresh herbs, you might not be able to stop eating them. Alex and I whipped these up the other day, and we couldn’t stop eating them. In fact, we inhaled them in just a few minutes. These mind-blowing sauteed mushrooms were at the top of our list…but the roasted version is just as irresistible. How to make roasted mushrooms: tips! Roasted mushrooms are easy to make: the longest part of cooking them is simply waiting for the oven to preheat! They come out just as good as sauteed mushrooms, but they’re totally hands off. Pop them in the oven and you’re free to finish the rest of the meal. Here are a few things to know about how to roast mushrooms: Use baby bella mushrooms for best flavor. See the section below! Cut them in half. While you might think you’d slice them, roasted mushrooms are best halved: so […]

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You won’t be able to stop eating these roasted mushrooms! Meaty, tender and juicy, they’ll make a mushroom lover out of anyone.

Roasted mushrooms

Here’s our favorite new way to cook mushrooms: baked in the oven! Yes, these roasted mushrooms can convert even mushroom haters into die-hard fans. Tender and meaty, topped with fresh herbs, you might not be able to stop eating them. Alex and I whipped these up the other day, and we couldn’t stop eating them. In fact, we inhaled them in just a few minutes. These mind-blowing sauteed mushrooms were at the top of our list…but the roasted version is just as irresistible.

How to make roasted mushrooms: tips!

Roasted mushrooms are easy to make: the longest part of cooking them is simply waiting for the oven to preheat! They come out just as good as sauteed mushrooms, but they’re totally hands off. Pop them in the oven and you’re free to finish the rest of the meal. Here are a few things to know about how to roast mushrooms:

  • Use baby bella mushrooms for best flavor. See the section below!
  • Cut them in half. While you might think you’d slice them, roasted mushrooms are best halved: so they stay perfectly juicy and don’t shrink.
  • Bake at high heat. 450 degrees Fahrenheit is perfect to cook mushrooms quickly until they’re juicy and tender. All you need is 10 minutes!
  • Season with fresh herbs. This seals the deal and takes these roasted mushrooms over the top.
How to roast mushrooms

The best variety of mushroom to roast

The best variety of mushroom to roast is baby bella mushrooms (also called cremini). Why?

  • Baby bella mushrooms have a robust flavor. This variety is a more mature version of a white button mushroom, so it has a more robust flavor. It’s also a baby version of a portobello mushroom, which has the most meaty flavor. You can substitute white button mushrooms if you can’t find baby bella aka cremini mushrooms.
  • Use portobello mushrooms if you like! Portobello mushrooms have great flavor: they just have a different look. You can easily use them here: just remove the stems and chop the caps into bite-sized pieces.

Fresh herbs to use

Fresh herbs add just the right touch for these roasted mushrooms! While they’re not required, they certainly take them to the next level. We used fresh chives and thyme, which we happened to have on hand. You can use any mix of herbs, but here are some that pair well with mushrooms:

  • Chives
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Basil

You also can use dried herbs in a pinch! We recommend Italian seasoning or a mix of dried thyme and dried oregano. Anytime you substitute dried herbs for fresh, use half the amount.

Roasted mushrooms

Ways to serve roasted mushrooms

Roasted mushrooms are a fantastic easy side dish that happens to be vegan and plant-based. We like serving them for vegan or vegetarian meals, because they add a meaty flavor that can sometimes be missing with just plants. Here are a few main dishes that would pair well:

You can also use roasted mushrooms as a component in a meal! Throw them into pasta: like any of the pastas above, or just make spaghetti and marinara and throw them on top. (Of course this alfredo sauce is tasty too.) Or, add them as a component of a grain bowl or main dish salad.

Roasted mushrooms

Mushrooms nutrition

Need more reasons to eat mushrooms? According to the New York Times, here are some of the nutritional benefits of mushrooms:

  • Low in calories and fat and cholesterol-free (like all vegetables!)
  • Lots of minerals and vitamins, like potassium, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins such as folate.
  • High in antioxidants, believed to protect cells from damage and reduce chronic disease and inflammation.

And that’s it! All about roasted mushrooms. Let us know if you give them a try in the comments below!

This roasted mushrooms recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Roasted mushrooms

Perfect Roasted Mushrooms


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

You won’t be able to stop eating these roasted mushrooms! Meaty, tender and juicy, they’ll make a mushroom lover out of anyone. 


Ingredients

  • 1 pound baby bella mushrooms (cremini)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (like chives and thyme, or substitute 1/2 tablespoon dried)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Wash the mushrooms and pat them dry. Slice the mushrooms in half. In a large bowl, toss them with the olive oil, garlic powder, and kosher salt. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the mushrooms in a single layer on top. 
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until the mushrooms are tender. Serve topped with fresh herbs.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: Vegetables

Keywords: Roasted mushrooms, How to roast mushrooms

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Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

This oven roasted corn on the cob is the easy way to cook corn! You don’t even have to remove the husk; just throw it right onto the oven grates. Do we have a tip for you! Hi there, it’s corn season here in Indiana. And when it’s corn season: we do corn. We boil it, put it in chowder, and slather it with serious fixins like our Mexican grilled corn. But did you know the easiest way to cook is corn on the cob is in the oven? This one is a game changer. There’s literally no prep time: you don’t even need to husk it! Throw it on the oven grates to roast and it comes out beautifully moist. Said one recipe tester, “This is heaven! The corn was cooked perfectly.” Want to see how it’s done? Keep reading. Why make oven roasted corn on the cob? So, why would you make corn on the cob in the oven? Well, a few reasons. Perhaps you don’t want to fire up the grill (Alex is the grill master over here, and alone I’m not so good with the charcoal). Or maybe you don’t have one! Or perhaps you don’t […]

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This oven roasted corn on the cob is the easy way to cook corn! You don’t even have to remove the husk; just throw it right onto the oven grates.

Oven roasted corn on the cob

Do we have a tip for you! Hi there, it’s corn season here in Indiana. And when it’s corn season: we do corn. We boil it, put it in chowder, and slather it with serious fixins like our Mexican grilled corn. But did you know the easiest way to cook is corn on the cob is in the oven? This one is a game changer. There’s literally no prep time: you don’t even need to husk it! Throw it on the oven grates to roast and it comes out beautifully moist. Said one recipe tester, “This is heaven! The corn was cooked perfectly.” Want to see how it’s done? Keep reading.

Oven roasted corn on the cob

Why make oven roasted corn on the cob?

So, why would you make corn on the cob in the oven? Well, a few reasons. Perhaps you don’t want to fire up the grill (Alex is the grill master over here, and alone I’m not so good with the charcoal). Or maybe you don’t have one! Or perhaps you don’t want to tend to a pot of boiling water while you’re making the rest of a meal. Want to “set it and forget it”? Oven roasted corn on the cob is where it’s at.

A few things about the method here: you can roast corn on the cob in the oven with the husk off (with or without foil) or the husk on. We found that the husk on method was best for a few reasons:

  • Super moist! Roasting with the husk on gets a caramelized flavor, but it also dries out quite a bit. Roasting with the husk on makes for beautifully moist corn on the cob.
  • No prep time! The method is also seriously easy: literally no prep time is required since you don’t have to shuck the corn before popping it in the oven.
How to cook corn on the cob in the oven

How to cook corn on the cob in the oven

Are you convinced? (We are!) Here’s our simple method for how to cook corn on the cob in the oven (see below for the full recipe):

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Use kitchen scissors to remove excess silk from each ear of corn.
  • Place the ears of corn directly onto the grates and roast for 35 minutes. Remove the corn and allow it to cool a few minutes before peeling off the husks.

What people are saying

We had a few recipe testers on this recipe before we shared it here: here’s what they had to say!

  • “I really enjoyed how low maintenance it was and personally I think it made it easier to peel off the husks. I will definitely keep this method in my back pocket!” -Madison
  • “This is heaven! The corn was cooked perfectly. I’ll be making it again this weekend.” -Lauriane
  • “The oven roasted corn was fantastic! I think it would be perfect especially for a large group, when using an oven would be easier than finding big enough pots for boiling water.” -Lisa
Elote recipe (Mexican Street Corn)
Elote is our not-so-secret favorite method for fancy corn on the cob

How to season it!

And that’s it! No, you can season your corn as desired. We are partial to butter, kosher salt, and a bunch of fresh ground pepper. Or, if you want to get fancy, we have a few options. Here are our favorites, in order of preference:

This oven roasted corn on the cob recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.

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Oven roasted corn on the cob

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

This oven roasted corn on the cob is the easy way to cook corn! You don’t even have to remove the husk; just throw it right onto the oven grates.


Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 ears fresh corn

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Using a knife or kitchen scissors, cut off the excess corn silk from each ear of corn. Remove any loose outer pieces of husk.
  3. Place ears with husks on directly onto the oven grates, spacing them out evenly. Bake for 35 minutes.
  4. Remove the corn from oven and allow it to cool slightly before peeling off the husks. Season as desired (we like butter or olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper).

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob, Roasted Corn, Corn on the cob in the oven, How to cook corn on the cob in the oven

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