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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Creamy garlic mushrooms are sliced cremini mushrooms cooked in a garlic, thyme, coconut milk mixture until caramelized and tender. An easy side dish that add an extra layer of flavor to your main dish and take just 10 minutes to make. These simple sautéed mushrooms pair perfectly with almost any protein and they taste like something you’d get at a restaurant.

If you’re looking for a main dish to pair with these creamy garlic mushrooms, I recommend serving them on top of my Juicy Baked Chicken Breast.

sliced creamy mushrooms in a small white bowl

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Creamy garlic mushrooms have quickly become one of my favorite go-to, weeknight side dishes. They are easy to prepare, and the combination of mushrooms, garlic, and thyme is just so flavorful.

If you wanted to make this side dish even easier to make, you can buy your mushrooms pre-sliced at the grocery store. A simple little trick that will save you lots of time.

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms Without the Cream

I get so many requests for vegan recipes that I decided to make these creamy garlic mushrooms dairy-free.

How did I do that? It’s very easy. Simply swap in some canned coconut milk for the cream and you will have dairy-free, vegan garlic mushrooms that are just as delicious and delectable as their counterpart.

Just be sure that your coconut milk is well blended before adding it into the pan with the mushrooms. An easy way to do this is to blend the coconut milk in your blender right after you open the can.

The Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Cremini mushrooms are a rich source of many minerals including copper, selenium and phosphorus. They also provide B vitamins including; vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and B6 and they contain potassium, amino acids, vitamin D, selenium, riboflavin, phosphorus, zinc, folate, and manganese.

Aside from the many health benefits, they have the most wonderful mild, earthy flavor and meaty texture.  If you can’t find cremini mushrooms at your grocery store, you can use white button mushrooms instead.

cooked creamy mushrooms in a small bowl

How To Prepare Mushrooms

Because mushrooms have a sponge like texture, you want to avoid running them under water so they don’t become water logged.

Instead, use a damp paper towel to wipe down the mushrooms caps, removing any loose dirt or debris.

Next, trim off the very tip of the mushrooms stem (you can skip this step if the stem does not look dried out) and then cut them into slices.

How To Cook Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

I find the easiest way to make these mushrooms, is to have all of my ingredients prepped and ready to go near the stove top before cooking.

Serving Options

I usually serve creamy garlic mushrooms as a side dish or on top of chicken or steak, but there are so many different ways to enjoy them!

No matter how you serve your mushrooms, they’re sure to be a huge hit! I make these creamy garlic mushrooms often and there are never any leftovers!

sautéed creamy mushrooms in a small bowl

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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Creamy garlic mushrooms are delicious as a side dish and also great spooned on top of some baked chicken or steak.
Course: DIET, DINNER, sides
Cuisine: American, gluten free, low carb + keto, vegan, vegetarian
Author: Dani Spies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 240kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 ounce cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk blended*


  • Heat a medium non stick sauté pan over medium heat and then add in olive oil.
    skillet with olive oil
  • Once the oil is hot, add in the mushrooms and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring them occasionally, once they begin to look brown and have released from the pan.
    sliced mushrooms sautéing in a skillet
  • Season with some salt and pepper, before adding in garlic. Cook for another minute, or until the garlic is fragrant.
    mushrooms cooking in a skillet with garlic
  • Add in coconut milk and fresh thyme. Cook for two more minutes or until the coconut milk has thickened up. Adjust your seasonings and then serve and enjoy!
    creamy mushrooms sautéing in a skillet


*If you include dairy in your diet, you can sub the coconut milk for cream.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 817mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.7mg