These Smoked Mushrooms are cooked to perfection with garlic and thyme for the perfect side dish or topping to many of your favorite smoked meats. These earthy white mushrooms are infused with a nice smoky finish and are very simple to prepare.
What you will love about these Garlic & Thyme Smoked Mushrooms
Easy preparation- This smoked mushrooms recipe comes together with just seven ingredients in one pan. There isn't much prep work either, just slice and dice and add the ingredients to a pan.
Fresh Ingredients- Onions, mushrooms, and fresh herbs makes this a flavorful dish.
Versatile- Enjoy these smoked mushrooms as a side dish to your favorite meats or slice and serve them on grilled chicken or steaks. Or if you are a mushroom enthusiast, you can enjoy them as is for a perfect appetizer or snack.
What are Smoked Mushrooms?
These mushrooms are fungi that have been infused with smoke during the cooking process. In this recipe I chose a white button mushroom because of their ability to retain some moisture and absorb more smoke flavor. Mushrooms have been used in the culinary world for years and tossing them on your smoker really elevates the flavor and texture.
Ingredients needed for this Smoked Mushrooms Recipe
White Mushrooms- these whole mushrooms are easily found at any grocery store and are pretty budget friendly. These mushrooms have a very mild flavor on their own and absorb the smoked flavor easily.
White Onion- I like white onions in this smoked mushroom recipe because they are a bit sweeter than some other varieties and a little more mild, too.
Garlic- fresh diced garlic helps elevate the flavor profile to these smoky mushrooms and compliments this tasty side dish nicely.
Thyme- fresh thyme makes a great addition to these smoked mushrooms because they are a natural flavor enhancer in cooking. They are very aromatic and have a robust flavor.
Butter- melted butter adds richness, depth, and a velvety smoothness that coats the entire mushroom dish.
Salt and pepper- as the most common seasonings, salt and pepper add just a touch of seasoning that helps to bring out the natural flavors of the mushrooms themselves without overpowering the dish.
How to make these Smoked Mushrooms
First start by pre-heating the smoker to 225 degrees F. Next prepare your ingredients by washing the mushrooms and slicing the onions. Then dice up the garlic and pull the thyme leaves from the stems until you have about half of a tablespoon.
Then right in a large cast iron skillet (or similar) add in the mushrooms, onion, garlic, thyme leaves, melted butter, salt, and black pepper. Give everything a stir and mix until all ingredients are well combined and coated.
How long to smoke mushrooms for
Next transfer the pan out to the preheated smoker and place onto the grates. Close the lid and let smoke at 225 Degrees F for about 30 minutes.
Give them a stir and continue to smoke the mushrooms for about 20-30 minutes longer.
Once the mushrooms are cooked to your desired texture/color pull them off and serve warm.
Substitutions & Additions
This smoked mushrooms recipe is great because you can customize it with the herbs you have on hand or prefer. There are also other simple ingredients that would make great additions.
- Like a different herb? Try some fresh minced parsley or rosemary.
- Want to season it up a bit? You could add your favorite All Purpose BBQ Rub.
- Like a little heat? Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes at the end.
- Don't have fresh thyme? You can use about ½ tsp of dried thyme.
- You could also swap out for some oyster mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, or even baby portobello mushrooms if you would prefer.
How to store leftover smoked mushrooms
If you have leftover smoked mushrooms, just add them to an airtight container once they are cooled and then refrigerate. The mushrooms are best if consumed within 3 days.
Garlic and Thyme Smoked Mushrooms
- 24 oz White mushrooms (3 (8 oz.) packages)
- ½ white onion sliced (about 1 cup)
- 3 cloves of garlic diced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- ½ tbsp fresh thyme
- 6 tbsp butter melted
- Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees F.
- In a large cast iron skillet or pan of choice, combine all of the ingredients.
- Stir or mix with your hands until all of the ingredients are well distributed.
- Transfer the pan out to the preheated smoker and place it onto the grates.
- Close the lid and let smoke at 225 Degrees F for about 30 minutes.
- Give them a stir and continue to smoke for about 20-30 minutes longer.
- Once cooked to your desired texture/color pull them off and serve warm.