10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms

Skip the jar and whip up these easy breezy 10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms at home! They’re great right away and even better after spending some quality time in this delicious homemade marinade!

Skip the jar and whip up these easy breezy 10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms at home!

Life as a food blogger is pretty awesome. Though it’s a lot of work (and a LOT of dishes!) the rewards make both my stomach and my heart happy.

When a recipe is well received by family and friends I beam. It doesn’t take much to launch me onto cloud 9 and a simple “Ohmygosh I need the recipe now!” easily makes my day. Week, even.

There is a slight catch to this gig, however, (…dishes) and it has turned my crew into straight up vultures. Today’s recipe, for instance, proved rather challenging to photograph once its presence was known. Hungry husbands and curious chickpeas make wonderful assistants, until their hunger gets the best of them.

Can I try one now?” “How about now?” “Maybe just this one from the back…” “Jenny hurry up, I’m DYING over here!” “Eat? Peeeas.


I am surrounded by vultures.

Skip the jar and whip up these easy breezy 10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms at home!

At least my husband pretends to seek permission before swiping food off the plate I’m photographing.

My toddler simply walks over, places a toy or random object on my photo board, and walks away with a handful of food.

My neighbors? They typically scout my dishes on Instagram and then swipe the leftovers. This particular dish was requested mid-shoot and, once P was done devouring over half of it, I  I handed the rest off to my partner in crime next door. I got a bit pouty over sharing until she declared the dressing totally dip-worthy and suggested we get a nice crusty baguette to dredge through the leftover marinade. Brilliant!

I knew I kept them around for a reason…

Though I think I’ll keep the next batch of these stellar shrooms a secret so I can have them all to myself! You’ll keep my secret right? In exchange, I’ll give you the recipe! Deal?

10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms

10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms
4.86 from 7 votes

10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms

Skip the jar and whip up these easy breezy 10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms at home! As written they're gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and dairy-free. For Whole30, Keto, or Low-Carb simply skip the optional sweetener and you're good to go!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Marinated Mushrooms
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 103 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 12 ounces small button mushrooms
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (smashed and minced)
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup or sugar if desired (skip for keto/whole30)
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 TBSP fresh chopped parsley or dried


  1. Heat a pan to medium-high heat and add your mushrooms plus a little bit of olive oil.
  2. Saute for 5 minutes until tender and slightly browned.
  3. While the mushrooms cook, whisk together your marinade and set aside.
  4. Transfer the mushrooms to a medium bowl and toss with marinade to coat.
  5. Enjoy right away, or save them for later! They're great at room temperature and awesome chilled straight from the fridge too! I can't decide which I like more!
  6. Serve plated with toothpicks, because food is always more fun on a stick!

Recipe Notes

Though they're ready for snacking in just 10 minutes, the longer you let these marvelous mushrooms sit the more pronounced their flavor will be! Since they're 100% vegan, feel free to leave them out at your next picnic or party without a dash of worry - they'll be good all day!

WHOLE 30 + KETO TIP: Skip the optional sweetener and embrace the heat!

Store in the fridge for up to 4 days for easy snacking!

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Values calculated without optional sweetener; adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts
10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 104mg5%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Have a bevy of fresh herbs on hand? Replace the dried herbs with fresh! You may need a bit more of each, season to taste.

Though they’re ready for snacking in just 10 minutes, the longer you let these marvelous mushrooms sit the more pronounced their flavor will be!

Since they’re 100% vegan, feel free to leave them out at your next picnic or party without a dash of worry; they’ll be good all day!

Once the very last mushroom has been scooped from the bowl, you’ll be left with a pretty decent dose of leftover marinade. Not to worry, I have two delicious options to make the most of this dreamy dressing! Drizzle it over your favorite salad (leafy greens or chilled pasta!) or break out a crusty baguette and dunk away! It’s beyond delicious!

Long ago I dubbed this tasty marinade “Marinade No. 5” and it’s a tad legendary in this household. I hope you love it as much as we do!

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If you get a chance to try these quick and easy marinated mushrooms, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • LP

    Just making these right now! Send my son and hubby to the garden to gather the fresh herbs. I CAN HARDLY WAIT to munch on these with a glass of wine or three sitting by the fire outside tonight.

    • I’m so excited for you to try them LP – thanks! xoxo

  • Derilynn MacFarlane

    HI, how long can you keep these if refrigerated?

    • Hi Derilynn! 4-5 days I believe. Ours never last more than a few days b/c we devour them, lol!

      • Derilynn MacFarlane

        Thank you. I”m giving as a gift so I wanted to make sure I let them know.

  • Patricia obrien

    These are delicious. Thank you so much

  • Tammy

    4 stars
    I love this recipe! I made it with balsamic vinegar recently and it was so good!

  • Chris

    This recipe for marinated mushrooms sounds so tasty as well as easy; plan to include them in an antipasto platter I am making this weekend for a party. Would you recommend leaving out the maple syrup or sweetener and in your opinion, is it better to use fresh parsley rather than dry. Your quick response is appreciated!!

    • Hi Chris! I like them spicy so I’ll leave out the sweetener when making them for myself, but for guests I add 1/2 tsp sugar to cut some of the heat from the red pepper flakes and mellow them out. It’s a good balance of flavors! Fresh parsley is always my go-to for vibrant color so I use it fresh whenever possible! Hope the party is a hit! Enjoy!

  • Rosemary

    5 stars
    I made these tonight and they were so good, everyone loved them. Thanks for the delicious recipe.

  • Liz

    5 stars
    Oooh, I love mushrooms and this 10 minute marinade time is perfect b/c I couldn’t wait any longer before digging in 🙂

  • Rosemary

    5 stars
    I make these for all our family get togethers. Everyone loves them. Thanks for the great recipe.

  • 5 stars
    This quick, easy, colorful appetizer was a big hit at a recent family gathering. It was so darn yummy. This marinated mushroom recipe’s a keeper!

  • kit

    5 stars
    Real nice combo. I added walnuts,garlic and wine when I sauteed.

  • These look delicious. All those beautiful herbs with the mushrooms are making my mouth water! I really like the idea of keeping them in the fridge for snacking. Perfect idea!

    • Thanks Winnie! Hope you get a chance to try them 🙂 xoxo

  • Lia

    5 stars
    My 12 year old daughter made this the other day and it came out AMAZEBALLS! We’re having it again this week. Can’t get enough.

    • So happy to hear it Lia!!! Glad y’all are as obsessed with them as we are! 🙂

  • Oh my goodness Jenn I wasn’t in the mood for mushrooms but those images changed that in a second!! Beautiful photography!! And now mushrooms goes on the shopping list.. 🙂 : )

    • Jenn

      I hope you adore them! Thanks Krystal!!! My friends back home still bug me to fly back to NC and make these for them 😉

  • These look and sounds scrumptious!
    The photos are amazing as well.
    I cannot wait to try them.

    p.s I know the feeling of small children taking food before you are ready. More than once I have had to transfer my food to a smaller dish as somehow the original one looks a little empty. They are so quick!

  • These look to die for!! We’re always looking for a good mushroom recipe in our house 🙂

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