One of the few things from Costco that I don’t need help going through is their 1.5 lb box of cremini mushrooms. Roasting the mushrooms seems to concentrate the flavors and make them extra satisfying. I like this recipe because its easy and uses ingredients I usually have in the house. A pound and a half of mushrooms sounds like a lot, but they seem to disappear quickly! There are so many ways to use these garlicy roasted mushrooms (e.g., as a side dish, with mashed potatoes, chopped up in wraps or a pasta dish, tossed in omelettes, plain, etc.)
1.5 lbs cremini (baby bella) mushrooms, washed and stems cut off
2 tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large baking tray (make sure the sides are at least 1 inch tall so that the liquid doesn’t spill over while it is in the oven). The baking tray should also be big enough that the mushrooms are in a single layer. Make sure all the mushrooms are coated with the oil and spices.
3. Roast in oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. You will notice a LOT of liquid come out- this is normal since mushrooms are very watery.
4. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the mushrooms to a serving dish, leaving the liquid behind. Optional: squeeze a a few drops of lemon on top prior to serving. Serve warm.
Suggestion: Instead of discarding the mushroom liquid, use it in soups, rice, or pasta to add flavor.