Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms [On Toast]

Shiitake mushrooms have got to be one of my favorite mushrooms to eat, so that is why today I have a sautéed shiitake mushrooms recipe for you!

My favorite brunch has always been – anything that has mushrooms on it. But, going out for brunch can be very expensive, so I like to make my own.

Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms

If you want to have a delicious brunch, and you love shiitake mushrooms just as much as I do, make this recipe!

Cooking Shiitake – Some Tips!

Do You Have to Soak Shiitake Mushrooms Before Cooking?

You only need to soak the shiitake mushrooms if you are using dried shiitake.

If you are using fresh, all you need to do is just wash them very well and pat dry them.

Is It Better To Saute Mushrooms In Oil Or Butter?

That would totally depend on your preference. If you want a creamier texture for your mushrooms, use butter.

Using oil allows for a better sear of your mushrooms, but it’s important that you use quality oil, avoid palm oil and any seed oils such as rapeseed oil.

How Long Should Shiitake Mushrooms Be Cooked?

The amount of time you cook your shiitake mushrooms will very much depend on the heat you are using.

However, a general rule of thumb is to cook them between 6-10 minutes. Some people prefer them extra seared, others prefer them a bit soft, so it’s totally up to you.

Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms

How To Make Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms With Soy Sauce

You will need these ingredients:

  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Thyme/Rosemary
  • Soy Sauce
  • Butter or Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Toast To Serve

To make this fresh shiitake mushroom recipe – heat the butter in a pan over medium heat, then add the garlic and onion.

Sautee for a couple of minutes, then add the mushrooms and thyme/rosemary. 

Sautee for several minutes, then add the soy sauce, salt, and pepper.

Cook for a couple of more minutes, then take off the heat, and serve!

I  made these sautéed shiitake mushrooms and onions, but onions are optional, only if you want extra flavor.

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Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms

Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms [On Toast]

Delicious Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms recipe, served on toast, perfect for brunch! Make this recipe for your next mushroom fix!
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Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch recipes, garlic mushrooms, mushroom brunch, mushroom recipes, mushrooms on toast, sauteed mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Helena


  • 125 g/4.4oz shiitake mushrooms sliced washed and stems removed
  • 1 shallot or 1/2 brown onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp of butter or oil
  • 1 sprig of thyme or rosemary
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Toasts to serve
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the butter in a pan on medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, then add the mushrooms and thyme/rosemary.
  • Turn the heat down and sauté for 6 minutes.
  • Add the soy sauce, pepper, and salt, and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • In the meantime, toast the bread, then serve the mushrooms on top of each slice..
  • Enjoy!



Store the leftover cooled mushrooms in an air-tight container, and consume them within 3 days.


Serving: 1toast | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 16.1g | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2.1g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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