This recipe for roasted mushrooms with thyme and smoked salt is a cozy, hearty side dish for entertaining all year round. Caramelized and bursting with flavor, these mushrooms would also be incredible on top of toast, as a vegetarian main, or as the centerpiece to a grain bowl.

**This recipe is from our Tastemakers interview with Kennesha Buycks. Read the full story here!**

Roasted Mushrooms with Thyme and Smoked Salt

Serves 4-6

Caramelized and bursting with flavor, these mushrooms are a delicious side dish, and would also be incredible on top of toast or in a grain bowl. 

By Kennesha Buycks

5 minutes


20 minutes


dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, vegetarian


  • 1lb assorted mushrooms (chanterelles, morels, oysters, cremonis)
  • 2tbs EVOO
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tap flaky smoked salt
  • 1 (or more) tbs ghee (or salted butter for non-vegan)
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs grainy dijon mustard (optional)
  • 1 tsp thyme


  1. Clean dirt from mushrooms using a pantry brush or a dry towel. Chop the mushrooms into 1-2 inch pieces and if small, leave them whole.
  2. Heat a large cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, garlic and thyme and cook for one minute to flavor the oil. Add mushrooms, stir and cook until caramelized. Do not overcrowd pan.
  3. Cool for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and stir again. Add butter, vinegar and mustard. Stir and let reduce for one minute.
  4. Serve immediately.

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Comments (5)
  1. 1
    Susan J Moreno June 21, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Can’t wait to try this! This sounds incredible!

  2. 2
    Judi June 23, 2021 at 6:52 am

    Cool for 10 min or cook for 10 min. ?

    • J.R. June 24, 2021 at 1:08 am

      Stir and cook until caramelized.
      Cool for about 10 minutes.

  3. 3
    AR June 23, 2021 at 9:42 am

    I may have missed it, but I didn’t see mention of the importance of cold pressed vs expeller pressed oil and the difference between the two.

  4. 4
    Deborah June 25, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Thyme was mentioned twice. Sprigs and a teaspoon. Do you add sprigs and 1 teaspoon at the same time? Looks yummy.