Marinated Mushrooms

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Marinated Mushrooms make a delicious and easy appetizer or side your family and friends are going to love. Every bite is full of robust flavors that will keep them coming back for more.

Appetizers are one of my favorite things to make because they are little bursts of flavor that make the best finger food.  These Crab & Cream Cheese Filled Crescent Rolls,  Loaded Mashed Potato Balls, Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms  and Crockpot Honey Garlic Little Smokies are a few amazing appetizers that will make your party great.

Marinated mushrooms in a white bowl on a white background served with toothpicks

Marinated Mushrooms



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Marinated mushrooms are one of our family’s favorite appetizers which don’t last long once they are served. A bonus is that they are so easy to make! Add them to a meat and cheese platter for your next party or serve them by themselves, either way everyone will love them!

Marinated mushrooms served on a white plate

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make This Marinated Mushrooms Recipe?

  • canned mushrooms
  • red wine vinegar
  • avocado oil (or salad oil of choice)
  • large onion
  • garlic salt
  • dried parsley
  • mustard
  • brown sugar

How To Marinate Mushrooms

  1. Combine ingredients and cook. Cool.
  2. Place in a sealed container and marinate for about 2 hours.
  3. Serve with cocktail forks.

Four photos showing how to make marinated mushrooms, using a large sauce pan on a white background.

If you are wondering how long to marinate mushrooms, look no further! Marinate these mushrooms for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 24 hours in a sealed, airtight container.

Are Canned Mushrooms Healthy?

Yes, but they can be high in sodium.  They are a good substitute for fresh mushrooms and you do not need to cook them so they are definitely handy to keep in your pantry.

A white background with white bowl filled with mushrooms, marinated for several hours and served with toothpicks.

What To Serve With Marinated Mushrooms

Although they are amazing on their own, you could also serve them as a side dish with steak or pork chops. Consider mixing them with an anti-pasto dish or an Italian pasta salad, they also make a great addition to a meat and cheese platter.

How Do You Store Marinated Mushrooms?

You can keep these mushrooms in your refrigerator for up to a week if stored in an airtight container, but do not freeze them. Easy to make, and perfect to make ahead, you won’t go wrong with keeping some marinated mushrooms in your refrigerator ready for when guests pop over.

A white cocktail plate with marinated mushrooms served with toothpicks for an easy finger food appetizer.


Other Delicious Appetizers That Will Delight!

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms – so delicious!

Fried Tortellini – a fun twist on tortellini.

Bacon Cream Cheese Biscuits – creamy and so good!

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots – Bacon and potato goodness!

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites – easy to make.

marinated mushrooms
Servings: 10 people
Easy Marinated Mushrooms
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Author: Shannon Johanson
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marinated mushrooms
Marinated mushrooms make a delicious and easy appetizer or side your family and friends are going to love. Every bite is full of robust flavors that keeps them coming back from more.
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil or favorite salad oil
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 6-oz cans whole mushrooms drained
  1. Bring all ingredients except mushrooms to a boil. Add mushrooms and simmer for 6 minutes.
  2. Transfer mushrooms to a sealable container or zip-lock bag. Marinate for 2 hours (minimum) stirring occasionally.

  3. Remove larger onion rings and serve with toothpicks or cocktail forks.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 82, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 255mg, Potassium: 27mg, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 8%, Vitamin C: 1%, Calcium: 9%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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A serving of Marinated Mushrooms on a white plate.

Marinated Mushrooms in a white bowl.
Top photo shows a serving of Marinated Mushrooms on a white plate. Bottom photo shows one mushroom being selected from a bowl full.

Shannon Johanson

Shannon is an Arizona transplant who traded the rain for a life in the sun. Her daughter is like having 5 kids in one so her "me" time is found outside running or in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes families will love. Shannon graduated with a Degree in Biology and went on to get her post-baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene. She feels the way to make people smile and come together is through good food, so she tries to create meals that will not only be easy to make, but delicious to eat. Shannon's philosophy is, when all else fails, have a dream. So that is what she tries to do; dream, create, and bring her recipes to life from her kitchen to yours. Visit Shannon at The Food Cafe to learn more.

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