I 100% should have taken more pictures as I made these, but I didn’t, so there’s one of it being cooked, and one of it on my plate (which is highly unappetizing to behold, but I promise, it was a delicious plate).
Anyway, I love mushrooms. Kalen? Not so much. He doesn’t know what he’s missing, amiright!? That means these were all for me (spread over a few meals).
I had seen similar recipes while browsing Pinterest, and maybe even the same dang recipe at some point. Why do I say that?
Because it’s simple as can be!
But when I went to make these, I had to wing it. It was a last minute side dish addition that day, and I didn’t have time to seek out those recipes I’d seen before. So I grabbed out a few ingredients that I figured would work well for what I was thinking of, and before I knew it, I was typing up how I made it so I could replicate it over and over again.
Have I ever mentioned that I’m a creature of habit?
Without further adieu, I present to you…
Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
16oz baby bellas, cremini, or button mushrooms, whole (I removed the stems, but did not cut the mushrooms
6-12 cloves of garlic, finely minced (I used 12 – I do not mess around!)
4 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of cream cheese, room temperature and cut into slices
¼ cup of grated Parmesan cheese (feel free to increase this to ½ cup of grated Parmesan, because I definitely used a heaping amount)(shredded would work too)
1 cup of heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Melt the butter in a skillet large enough to hold all of the mushrooms
2. Add the garlic and the mushrooms at the same time, stirring gently to cook. Cook about 6-8 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender.
3. Add in the heavy cream and cream cheese, making sure the cream cheese melts entirely.
4. Season with salt and pepper, and add in the grated Parmesan cheese.
5. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes more.
6. Serve! This makes 4 servings.
Kalen still insisted that this was gross, because my husband is apparently 9 years old, but it was so so so good!!! It reheated well in the microwave too!
You can also change it up by adding some cooked pasta to it, chopping up the mushrooms (the sauce wouldn’t be able to hang out in the mushrooms this way, but it’d be delicious still!), and even adding in some meat to make it a complete meal. You can easily increase the amount of the sauce to accommodate for the pasta if you like it saucier, or leave it as is.
All I know is that I can’t wait to eat this again, and to play around with it!
Do you like mushrooms? What is your favorite way to eat/prepare them?