In this easy, creamy Miso Mushrooms recipe, mushrooms are roasted and tossed in a tasty garlic miso sauce for a Japanese side dish or main meal. Serve with pasta, rice, or as is. This dish is simple to make tastes incredible!
Prepare to be wowed by just how flavorful and amazing mushrooms can be in this Japanese inspired Miso Mushrooms dish!
In this quick and easy recipe, mushrooms are baked in the oven in a garlic miso sauce, then swirled with cream. The miso sauce caramelizes in the pan, concentrates and tastes out-of-this-world-good.
This recipe was originally published on September 20, 2016. It was republished with new images and text on January 31, 2022.
What is Miso?
Miso is a fermented soybean paste that is used in Asian cuisine. It has a salty and savory flavor and can be used as a marinade, sauce, or seasoning.
The paste comes in many different varieties depending on the ingredients used in its production.
Miso mushrooms have a salty and savory flavor with a slightly sweet aftertaste. They pack in a HUGE flavor and really liven up a meal! I am super addicted to this dish and make it a LOT.
The miso paste used in this recipe helps to amplify the flavors of the mushrooms and create a creamy and delicious dish.
I love roasting vegetables. From the usual roots like carrot and roasted parsnip to other vegetables, too.
But baked mushrooms in the oven? Absolutely. You need to try it!
Oven roasted mushrooms release their juices and have that great 'meaty' texture. They concentrate and taste wonderful.
They are my favorite way to serve up the tasty fungi!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Miso mushrooms are a great vegetarian or vegan way to get a savory umami flavor without using meat.
- Serve it as a main dish or as a flavorful side.
- You can use any mushrooms you enjoy.
- Can easily be made vegan or gluten-free.
- Mixed Mushrooms - For best results, a mix of mushrooms can be used. Just make sure they are all roughly chopped the same size for even cooking.
- Onions & Garlic - Adds a classic garlic and onion flavor that pairs well with cooked mushrooms.
- Olive Oil - Used to help create a rich consistency in the miso sauce.
- Miso Paste - Adds a salty umami flavor to the mushrooms. You can use white or brown miso paste.
- Water - Used to help thin out the miso and the rest of the sauce.
- Soy Sauce - Adds more umami flavor to the dish. Use tamari for gluten-free mushrooms.
- Salt & Pepper - Enhances the flavor of each ingredient.
- Cream - A touch of cream gives these mushrooms their classic creamy texture. Swap to vegan cream if required, or leave it out.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Miso Mushroom recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Prepare for baking: Preheat the oven to 425F/220C and grab a large high-sided baking tray.
Prepare the mushrooms: Chop the mushroom mixture, then add them to the baking tray to roast for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Assemble the miso sauce: To a medium-sized bowl, add the oil, garlic, soy sauce, miso, water, salt, and pepper. Whisk until fully combined, then toss in the onions.
Bake the Japanese mushrooms: Pour the sauce mixture over the baked mushrooms and stir to combine. Bake for another 20-25 minutes being sure to stir occasionally until the mushrooms and onions are fork-tender.
Stir in the cream, then bake for an additional minute before removing and serving with rice and steamed spinach.
When chopping the mushrooms, it's important to make sure they are all roughly the same size. This will help them cook evenly in the oven. Smaller ones can be left whole.
Don't chop the mushrooms too small, as they will shrink when baked in the oven.
Use a high-sided baking pan to cook, this helps to prevent any of the sauce from boiling over. It also helps cook the mushrooms faster.
Make sure the cream is stirred in last as you don't want it to separate or cook off.
You can enjoy these miso mushrooms on their own as a side dish, or served over rice, pasta, or potatoes.
For a low carb option, serve with zucchini noodles, roasted zucchini, or spaghetti squash.
Makes a great main dish along with a side of vegan mashed potatoes.
If you're looking to make this dish gluten-free, be sure to use a gluten-free soy sauce like tamari. Check that your miso is gluten-free (most are but look out wheat, barley and rye).
For a vegan option, use a vegan cream such as soy cream or omit the cream altogether.
If you can't find miso paste, you can also use a miso soup mix. Just make sure to follow the package directions for how much water to add.
This recipe is perfect as is, but feel free to experiment with different mushrooms or add in some tofu or tempeh for a heartier meal.
Storing: To store any leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to three days.
Reheat: Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Freezing: Due to the high water content in mushrooms, freezing is not recommended.
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Creamy Miso Mushrooms
- 14 oz 400grams mixed mushrooms cleaned and sliced into large chunks, small ones kept whole
- 2 onions sliced
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons miso paste white or brown miso
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari sauce
- Large pinch of sea salt and black pepper
- 2 tablespoons cream or vegan cream
- Rice and steamed spinach
- Preheat the oven to 425°F/220°C
- Add the mushrooms to a large, high-sided baking tray and roast for 10 minutes.
- In a bowl, whisk the oil with the garlic, soy sauce, miso, water, salt and pepper, stirring to combine well, then mix in the onions.
- Pour the mixture over the mushrooms in the baking tray and gently stir to coat. Return the tray to the oven and cook for a further 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the mushrooms and onions are cooked and soft. Add the cream to the baking tray and stir. Place back in the oven for a minute to heat.
- Serve the creamy miso mushrooms with rice and steamed spinach.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.