Grilled garlic butter mushrooms are a super easy to make, healthy, and delicious summer BBQ recipe. They make the perfect side dish recipe or meatless main course.

A closeup of Grilled Garlic Butter Mushrooms.

The month of grilling recipes continues!

Also, can we keep doing this forever? I'm only a tiny bit joking, my friends. This month has been AWESOME for two reasons:

  1. Everything cooked on the BBQ tastes better. Everything. If you toss some meat and veggies in a little oil and salt and throw them on the grill, they come off tasting amazing. It's magic.
  2. THERE ARE VIRTUALLY NO DISHES. Sorry for screaming that at you. It's just that this month we've done so few dishes around here and it's seriously freaking awesome. It's worth yelling about.

These garlic butter mushrooms super delicious but so simple that it's almost embarrassing to call it a recipe. But that's ok cause these mushrooms are going to rock your summer BBQ world. Their non-meat meatiness (that's a thing, right?) makes them perfect for a vegan main dish recipe. But they're also mushrooms, and we all know that mushrooms and steak make the perfect pair. So basically, these guys will see you through any BBQ situation you come across all summer long.

They would also make the best side dish for Father's Day. Steak + garlic butter mushrooms + a big pint of beer = one happy dad.

Grilled Garlic Butter Mushrooms on skewers on a white plate.

How to make grilled garlic butter mushrooms

  1. Cut the mushrooms in half, put them in a bowl, pour some balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic over the top. Mix the mushrooms around then go pour yourself a glass of wine.
  2. Fire up the grill. Melt some butter and mix some garlic into it. Take a big sip of your wine.
  3. Skewer those mushrooms and put them on the grill. Finish your glass of wine.
  4. Take the mushrooms off the grill and drizzle them with the garlic butter. Pour yourself another glass of wine. You deserve it.

Why add garlic butter after the mushrooms are cooked

The garlic butter needs to go on after they are grilled. We tried marinating them in the garlic butter and basting them before they were grilled, but neither of those methods worked to bring out the garlic butter taste. By drizzling the mushrooms in the butter after they come off the grill, they taste like garlic butter mushrooms.

Can I use sliced mushrooms

The mushrooms are better cut in half rather than sliced. We tried this a few times and each time the sliced mushrooms were really hard to keep on the skewers. They still tasted amazing, but they were difficult to work with and often broke in half trying to get them on the skewers. Cutting them in half is the way to go.

Grilled Garlic Butter Mushrooms on skewers on a white plate.
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Grilled Garlic Butter Mushrooms on skewers on a white plate.

Grilled Garlic Butter Mushrooms

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: North American

Description

Grilled garlic butter mushrooms are a super easy to make, healthy, and delicious summer BBQ recipe. They make the perfect side dish recipe or meatless main course.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (gluten-free or coco aminos, as needed)
  • 4 garlic cloves, very finely minced, divided
  • 2 lbs. button mushrooms, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • A generous pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, and half the garlic. Add the mushrooms and gently toss the mushrooms so they are coated in the marinade. Set aside on your counter for 30 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan melt the butter and add the remaining garlic and a pinch of salt.
  3. Oil your BBQ grate and preheat your grill to medium. Skewer the mushrooms on kebab sticks. (See notes.)
  4. Grill the mushrooms for 5 minutes per side. When you flip them over, it is easiest to use two pairs of tongs. Set the grilled mushrooms on a plate and drizzle the garlic butter over the top. Serve immediately.

Notes

Skewers that are flat (as opposed to round) work best to prevent the mushrooms from spinning on the skewers when you flip them over.