Balsamic Soy Roasted Garlic Mushrooms: 

Balsamic Soy Roasted Garlic Mushrooms are a mouthwatering side dish that elevates the humble mushroom to a whole new level. This recipe combines the earthy flavors of mushrooms with the sweet tang of balsamic vinegar, the depth of soy sauce, and the rich warmth of roasted garlic. It’s a dish that’s as easy to prepare as it is delicious to savor.


  • 2 pounds mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon oil (olive oil or vegetable oil)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten-free option)
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Step 2: Prep the Mushrooms

  1. If the mushrooms are large, you can cut them into halves or quarters. If they are small, leave them whole.

Step 3: Prepare the Marinade

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, minced garlic, dried thyme (or fresh thyme leaves), salt, and black pepper.

Step 4: Coat the Mushrooms

  1. Place the mushrooms in a large bowl and pour the marinade over them.
  2. Toss the mushrooms to ensure they are well coated with the marinade.

Step 5: Roast the Mushrooms

  1. Spread the mushrooms in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Roast in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and have a slightly caramelized exterior.

Step 6: Garnish and Serve

  1. Remove the roasted mushrooms from the oven and transfer them to a serving dish.
  2. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.


  • You can use a variety of mushrooms for this recipe, including button, cremini, or shiitake mushrooms, depending on your preference.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce to suit your taste.
  • These roasted mushrooms are incredibly versatile and make a great side dish for meats, a topping for salads, or a filling for sandwiches or wraps.

Balsamic Soy Roasted Garlic Mushrooms are a delightful side dish that marries the earthy, robust flavors of mushrooms with the sweet and tangy notes of balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. It’s a simple yet elegant accompaniment that can elevate any meal. Whether served alongside your favorite protein or as a standalone dish, these roasted mushrooms are sure to delight your taste buds.

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