Julia Child’s Sauteed Mushrooms

Friday, April 4, 2014
This is an adapted recipe for Julia Child's sauteed mushrooms and one of my all time favorites.

Green onion, mushrooms, garlic, wine and of course a buttery coating make these over the top delicious.

I only altered the recipe slightly by adding red wine, Madiera is the wine of choice by Julia, so feel free to add that in it's place.

Her knowledge of French cooking is greatly appreciated and respected and this is just a favorite easy recipe and a go-to mushroom side dish we all love with any meat on the table your serving.

an adapted mushroom recipe sauteed from the Jula Child Cookbook

Ingredients You Will Need for Sauteed Mushrooms(scroll to recipe card for exact measurements

  • sliced fresh mushrooms
  • olive oil
  • butte
  •  red wine
  • salt, and pepper to taste
  • pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
  • garlic powder minced garlic

sauteed mushrooms


  1. wash mushrooms thoroughly: To clean sliced mushrooms, shake them in a colander to loosen any dirt, then give them a quick rinse just before you're ready to cook. Dry them off with paper towels or a clean tea towel.
  2. fats to use: olive oil, butter, bacon fat, or if on a plant-based diet use your favorite like avocado oil(you can even mix and match fats together)
  3. choose your favorite spices and herbs: garlic, salt, and pepper is all I use, but you can do any combination of flavors you want IE thyme, sage, oregano, or green onions, chives, shallots or onions, (but those are more water-laden and will add more moisture to your pan), which will inhibit some of that gorgeous golden-browning we want to see on our mushrooms, dried spices to use: paprika, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, or curry powder adding after the oil's hot, before the mushrooms go in
  4. deglaze the pan: add a touch of liquid to loosen the delicious bits the bottom of the pan creates, then stir until it's all absorbed into the mushrooms
  5. choose a mushroom: shiitakes are meaty, but baby bella, button/white mushrooms, and oyster mushrooms all work great
  6. use as a topping, side dish, or in recipes like omelets, meats, and seafood
  7. rinse the mushrooms well before cooking

cleaned mushrooms

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Julia's Adapted Steak Diane

Julia's Adapted Coquilles Saint Jacques

Our Best Soup Roundup

Julia Child's Adapted Ham Steak Madiera

Julia Child's(Boeuf a la Bourguignonne)

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Easiest Mushroom Recipe Ever

If you were looking for the easiest mushroom recipe ever, Julia Child's sauteed mushroom recipe won't dissppoint, of course we always have to add a little more spices and ingredients to make it our own but hers as written is just perfect!

The recipe comes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking and we just love all her genius styles of cooking, this happens to be the easiest mushroom side dish on the planet!

Julia Child’s Sauteed Mushrooms

Julia Child’s Sauteed Mushrooms

Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 4 MinCook time: 7 MinTotal time: 11 Min
These are about the easiest mushroom recipe you'll ever make, the only addition was wine and garlic. These are the perfect side dish with any meat.


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms, washed, well dried, quartered
  • 3 green onions, sliced using both the white and green parts
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • optional: red pepper flakes or cayenne to taste


  1. Place the burner on high heat, melt the butter, and heat the oil together.
  2. When the butter gets a little foamy, add the mushrooms.
  3. Stir them to coat for 4 minutes.
  4. When the mushrooms begin to brown add the onion and saute for around 3 minutes, then add the garlic and garlic powder and stir.
  5. Add in the wine and simmer until the wine is reduced to half.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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Additional Mushrooms Recipe:

  1. Easy Chicken Marsala
  2. Boscaiola Pork Sauce
  3. Chicken Giovanni(photo shown below)
  4. Salisbury Steak
  5. Stovetop Steak Marsala
  6. Pork Lombardy
  7. Chicken Scallopini
  8. Baked Chicken with Mushrooms
  9. Italian Quiche
  10. Tuna Casserole with Mushrooms

1 comment

  1. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 596. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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