Mushrooms and onions sauteed in a bit of oil and balsamic vinegar add punch to pizzas, grilled meats, and pastas.
I have at least one child who shares my affinity for mushrooms. That justifies my indulgence. And it’s so fun to experiment. Like with this panful of sauteed mushrooms and onions. These are simple, flavorful, and hearty — and add great flavor to pizza, steak, and yes, pasta. You can even tuck them inside an omelet or on a sandwich.
We enjoyed chicken, brie, and this topping on Italian bread. Yum-O!
What ingredients do you need to make sauteed mushrooms and onions?
The best part about this recipe is that it takes only 6 ingredients. Yup. Just six. Here is what you need:
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Italian seasoning
Use balsamic vinegar for a little zest.
One of the things that truly adds a depth of flavor to this recipe is the balsamic vinegar. It’s a great thing to jazz up sauces, but it works well in sauteed vegetables as well.
Cook over high heat.
You want the mushrooms to release their moisture and the onions and mushrooms to caramelize so you we are going to cook these over a a high heat for 5 minutes in olive oil.
How to saute mushrooms and onions
Saute the onions. In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and saute for 3 minutes.
Add the mushrooms. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook on high for 5 minutes, more stirring occasionally. Onions should become clear and the mushrooms should give up their liquid and start to brown lightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Season and cook the mushrooms and onions. Add the balsamic vinegar and and herbs and stir, scraping up any browned bits. Cook 5 minutes more on medium heat until the liquid has evaporated.
What kind of mushrooms should I use?
I used button mushrooms because they are generally cheaper than baby bellas. If you buy them whole and slice them yourself you can save yourself a few pennies there as well. But if you find another variety on sale, then by all means use those.
How do you wash mushrooms?
If you buy whole mushrooms, and there is a little dirt on them still then just give them a wipe with a damp paper towel. This can be time consuming, however, so if they are whole another option is to give them a quick rinse under water (do not soak them) to get them clean in a hurry. A quick rinse, is the right way to clean your mushrooms according to Huffington Post.
What do I serve with sauteed mushrooms and onions?
My favorite way to serve these is a with a really good steak like this Mediterranean Grilled Steak Recipe.
Another option is to make these a topping for a juicy burger.
Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions with Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 8 oz mushrooms (sliced)
- black pepper
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp Italian herb blend
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and saute for 3 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and continue to cook on high for 5 minutes, more stirring occasionally. Onions should become clear and the mushrooms should give up their liquid and start to brown lightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Add the balsamic vinegar and and herbs and stir, scraping up any browned bits. Cook 5 minutes more on medium heat until the liquid has evaporated.