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Balsamic Soy Roasted Garlic Mushrooms: A Flavorful and Easy Side Dish

Looking for a new and delicious side dish to elevate your meals? Look no further than these balsamic soy roasted garlic mushrooms. Simple to make yet bursting with flavor, these mushrooms are sure to become a favorite at your dinner table. With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a dish that is both tasty and satisfying. Whether served alongside a hearty main course or enjoyed as a warm appetizer, these roasted garlic mushrooms are sure to impress.


  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, halved
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


Step 1: Preparing the Mushrooms
Preheating the Oven:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Roasting the Mushrooms:

  1. Arrange the halved mushrooms in a single layer on a large jelly roll pan.
  2. Coat the mushrooms with olive oil cooking spray and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the mushrooms for 15 minutes, then flip them and roast for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through.

Step 2: Flavoring the Mushrooms
Mixing the Garlic and Thyme:

  1. While the mushrooms are roasting, place the minced garlic and minced thyme in a large bowl.

Tossing with Vinegar:

  1. Once the mushrooms are cooked, immediately transfer them to the bowl with the garlic and thyme.
  2. Toss the mushrooms to coat them evenly with the garlic and thyme.
  3. Add the balsamic vinegar to the bowl and toss again until the mushrooms are well coated.


  1. Serve the balsamic soy roasted garlic mushrooms hot as a delicious side dish or warm appetizer.


  1. Use a variety of mushroom types for added depth of flavor and texture.
  2. For extra richness, drizzle the mushrooms with a touch of truffle oil before serving.
  3. Garnish with chopped parsley or grated Parmesan cheese for an additional burst of flavor.
  4. These mushrooms can also be served cold as a tasty addition to salads or antipasto platters.


Q: Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh thyme?
A: Yes, you can substitute dried thyme for fresh thyme. Use 1 teaspoon of dried thyme in place of 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme.

Q: Can I prepare these mushrooms ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can roast the mushrooms in advance and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, simply reheat them in the oven or microwave and toss with the garlic, thyme, and balsamic vinegar before serving.

Q: Are these mushrooms suitable for vegetarians?
A: Yes, this dish is vegetarian-friendly and can be enjoyed by vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Q: Can I use a different type of vinegar instead of balsamic vinegar?
A: While balsamic vinegar adds a unique flavor to these mushrooms, you can substitute other types of vinegar such as red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar if preferred. Adjust the amount to taste.