Sweet Soy Seared Mushrooms

Sweet Soy Seared Mushrooms! Isn’t that a mouthful to say? Well,  it’s even more of a mouthful to taste. And, I am glad that it is. You will be glad too once you get a bite of these delicious Sweet Soy Seared Mushrooms. 

Sweet Soy Seared Mushrooms

Recipe by Madison Amara
3.5 from 8 votes
Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 16 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes so they can release their water.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low. Add reduced-sodium soy sauce, honey, garlic powder and pepper. Toss and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from the skillet. Serve and Enjoy!

This sweet side dish comes together in just under 15 minutes or so. It is a wonderful side dish to have as a snack even. Or, you can even serve it on top of your favorite protein such as steak, chicken, or fish. Salmon is my absolute favorite type of protein to put these mushrooms on top of. However, serve this dish however you wish. These mushrooms also go well served on top of mashed potatoes.

To make these Sweet Soy Seared Mushrooms, you will need 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 16 ounces of sliced Cremini mushrooms, 1 tablespoon of reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and a ½ teaspoon of black pepper. Do you notice that there’s no salt listed in the ingredient list? That’s right! No salt is needed because the reduced-sodium soy sauce includes all the salt that you need for this dish and it adds some wonderful flavor.

To get started on making these Sweet Soy Seared Mushrooms, place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and heat it up over medium-high heat. Then add the mushrooms and cook them for about five minutes so that they can release their water. Mushrooms contain quite a bit of water. They need to have time to release their water before they can truly brown and get a nice sear. Next, turn down the heat to medium-low and add the reduced-sodium soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, and black pepper.

Toss the mushrooms around so that each mushroom gets well coated. Cook them for 5 more minutes. The reason why you want to keep it on medium-low heat is so that the honey does not burn if it gets too hot. If it does, then, the mushrooms will be no good! You simply want a nice coating of glaze on the mushrooms which is why you must keep the heat on medium-low. After the mushrooms are finished cooking, remove them from the skillet and serve them. And, that is it!

Again, enjoy these however you wish! If you just want them as a snack, then great! Or, if you prefer to have them as a side dish, then even better. However, you choose to eat these Sweet Soy Seared Mushrooms, your palate and stomach will certainly be pleased. Have fun making this easy dish!

2 thoughts on “Sweet Soy Seared Mushrooms”

  1. The recipe doesn’t mention anything about slicing the mushrooms.
    Are we supposed to slice the mushrooms before cooking? After cooking? Not at all?
    In one photograph the mushrooms are sliced, in the other photo they are whole.
    Maybe double-check your content for errors/omissions prior to posting?

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