Favorite Marinated Mushrooms

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating


4 cups

Updated: Sep. 13, 2023
This is a nice way to serve mushrooms as an appetizer, and it also makes a great side dish for any type of meat. Sometimes I add these marinated mushrooms to salads for extra flavor, too. —Brenda Snyder, Hesston, Pennsylvania
Favorite Marinated Mushrooms Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds fresh mushrooms
  • 1 envelope (0.7 ounce) Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Remove mushroom stems (discard or save for another use). Place caps in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain and cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the salad dressing mix and next 11 ingredients. Place mushrooms in a large bowl; add dressing and stir to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.

Marinated Mushrooms Tips

How long is too long to marinate mushrooms?

Let 'em soak! Marinated mushrooms get better the longer they marinate. For the most robust flavor, let them marinate 8 hours or overnight.

What goes well with marinated mushrooms?

Add these flavorful marinated mushrooms to an antipasto platter or a pasta salad.

How long will marinated mushrooms last?

Marinated mushrooms will last in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 10 days. Make sure the mushrooms you use are fresh when you start. Baby Bella and white mushrooms are best for this recipe, but check out our guide to the most common mushroom varieties and take your pick from there!

Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 166 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 602mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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