Creamy Garlic Mushrooms with Bacon is an easy to make, delicious, and surprisingly healthy side dish recipe. Rather than using cream, we use cashew butter mixed with a little water to make a healthy cream sauce that mimics the real thing so well that you'll never know the difference. This is a sautéed mushroom recipe that everyone raves about!

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Why we can't get enough of these creamy mushrooms

  • Like garlic butter mushrooms only even better cause they're swimming in a cream sauce.
  • A cream sauce that tastes like it's loaded with whipping cream.
  • But it's full of healthy cashew butter instead.
  • Bacon. No need to elaborate there, my friends. We love bacon.
  • As good sitting beside a juicy steak as they are poured over pasta.
  • Silly easy to make.
  • And leftovers reheat great.

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Let's make some creamy garlic mushrooms

Step 1: Cook the bacon until it's nice and crispy. Now try not to eat it all while you finish the recipe.

Step 2: Add a little garlic to the pan then pop the mushrooms in and pour a little stock over the top.

Step 3: Mix some cashew butter with a little water then pour it into the pan. It will thicken quickly into the most delicious healthy cream sauce. Season the sauce with salt, pepper, and thyme then ….

Step 4: Eat!

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What to serve with creamy garlic mushrooms

These mushrooms served with a meaty main and a big green salad make the perfect dinner. Our favorites are:

But mushrooms and pasta are natural friends. Try slicing the mushrooms (rather than keeping them whole) then pour them and the creamy sauce over some noodles.

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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms with Bacon is an easy to make, delicious, and surprisingly healthy side dish recipe. Rather than using cream, we use cashew butter mixed with a little water to make a healthy cream sauce that mimics the real thing so well that you'll never know the difference. This is a sautéed mushroom recipe that everyone raves about!

✨ If you love this creamy garlic mushroom recipe as much as I do, make sure to give it a 5-star review in the comments below!


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Ingredients

  • 4 strips of bacon, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ lbs. mushrooms
  • ½ cup stock
  • 3 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (see notes)
  • Minced parsley, to serve

Instructions

  1. Add the bacon to a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook until the bacon is crispy then remove it from the pan. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon oil. (Or add oil, butter, or ghee if it is less than 1 tablespoon.)
  2. Add the garlic to the pan and let it cook for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms and stock to the pan and scrape off any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium and let the mushrooms cook for 10 minutes.
  3. While the mushrooms are cooking, mix the cashew butter with the water. Once the mushrooms have cooked for 10 minutes, pour the cashew cream into the pan and bring it to a boil. Once it thickens (1-2 minutes), add the thyme and season it to taste with salt and pepper. If you'd like a thinner cream sauce, add water or stock until it is the consistency that you like. It will continue to thicken as it cooks.
  4. Add the bacon back into the pan and sprinkle the nutritional yeast (if using) and the parsely over the mushrooms.

Notes

If you eat some dairy, parmesan cheese is a good substitute for nutritional yeast.

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