Sauteed Mushroom Recipe with Green Peas

Sauteed Mushroom Recipe with Green Peas

This sauteed mushroom recipe with green peas combines simple ingredients with spices for a quick and easy side dish.

Spices That Go Well with Mushrooms

Some of the best spices that complement the earthy flavor of mushrooms are allspice, cinnamon, sumac, and more. These essential Turkish spices are all included in my Thursday’s Little Secret spice blend. The sweet flavor of the peas in this dish contrast with the rich and earthy nature of the spiced mushrooms for a balanced and delicious final dish. If you like your dishes spicy (hot!), try adding some Turkish red pepper or crushed red pepper flakes as well. Also, some herbs that go with well with mushrooms include thyme, rosemary, tarragon, basil, and more.

The Best Way to Wash Mushrooms

Most mushrooms are sold with quite a bit of dirt still attached to them, so they need to be washed. However, you don’t want the mushrooms to absorb too much water during rinsing, as their gills (on the bottom side of the cap) will soak up the water and make them take longer to cook. Just a quick rinse under cold running water, while focusing on getting the dirt off the top of the cap is the best way. While it may seem tempting to soak mushrooms to get the dirt off, it’s not recommended. Reason being they will soak up a ton of water, and then release all that water during cooking. This makes for a watery final dish that’s not nearly as delicious!

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What to Serve with this Sauteed Mushroom Recipe

While making this delicious dish runs the risk of stealing the “show” of dinner (yes, it’s THAT good!), it also is a perfect side dish for many main dishes. Try Lamb Chops with Pistachio Gremolata or Slow Roasted Halibut with Herb Salsa. It can also be served with plain rice or pasta.

sauteed mushroom recipe

Green Peas and Mushrooms

Simple ingredients make a delicious side dish with the right spice blend.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: sauteed mushroom recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people as a side dish


  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 8 oz. package button or cremini mushrooms
  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 12 oz. package frozen peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon Thursday's Little Secret spice blend*
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Dice onion. Mince garlic. Thinly slice mushrooms.
  • Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally until browning and soft, about 8-10 minutes. Turn down the heat to medium. Add 2 Tablespoons more olive oil, onions, garlic, salt, spice blend, and pepper. Cook 3-4 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add peas and cook for 8 minutes or until peas are warmed through. Serve with rice, over pasta, or alongside a heartier main dish.


*If you don’t have the spice blend on hand, you can add 1/2 teaspoon allspice and 1/4 teaspoon sumac instead.
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