Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, AIP, Vegan)

These Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms are out-of-this-world delicious and flavorful, and they are a perfect side dish to any meal. Make them for the holidays because they cater to so many dietary needs and takes less than 20 minutes to make!

I have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. I looove all the Christmas decorations and lights and seeing my family, but the stress of traveling, gift giving, and hosting can be a bit much. On top of that, it is the busiest time of the year in the blogging world.

HOWEVER, I do love the food that comes with all of it, especially all the delicious side dishes and desserts. And I can’t wait to serve these Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms over Christmas for my family because they came out freakin’ fantastic!

Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms Recipe

I’ve made these roasted mushrooms several times before and they are always a hit and one of my favorite sides to serve. They are so simple and easy to make, but the end result looks so gorgeous on the table and the flavor is just unbeatable from the umami of balsamic vinegar and the smokiness of garlic and thyme.

Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

Great For a Potluck!

I love to serve these for holiday dinners and get-togethers, but they also do extremely well at potlucks because they travel so well and taste great warm or at room temperature. On top of that, these Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms cater to so many dietary needs if you are serving people with food restrictions or allergies.

Not only are they gluten and dairy free, they are also low carb, vegan, and even AIP-friendly! My mom tries to follow the autoimmune protocol, which is why this dish always gets made when we are together, AND because everyone always raves about them!

Keeping it AIP-friendly

There are only a few easy modifications you need to make to make this recipe AIP-friendly. Just substitute the cooking oil with coconut oil instead of ghee, and omit the ground black pepper. That’s it! It’s quite easy to cater to so many dietary needs when you are cooking with real food, and making a side dish like this for a big dinner ensures that everyone has a little bit of something to eat.

Don’t these photos make you drool? I need stop editing photos when I’m hungry because it always makes me want to eat what I shot. Good thing these Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms only take less than 20 minutes to make!

Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, AIP, Vegan)

These Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms are out-of-this-world delicious and flavorful, and they are a perfect side dish to any meal. Make them for the holidays because they cater to so many dietary needs and takes less than 20 minutes to make!
5 from 18 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Jean Choi


  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ghee melted, or coconut oil for AIP or vegan
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper Omit for AIP
  • 2 lbs crimini mushroom


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  • In a large bowl, add in balsamic vinegar, ghee, garlic, thyme, sea salt, and black pepper, and whisk together.
  • Add in the mushroom and toss together until coated.
  • Place the mushroom on a baking sheet in a single layer. 
  • Roast for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through, until golden and tender. 
Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, AIP, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Potassium 692mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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22 thoughts on “Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, AIP, Vegan)

  1. Lindsey

    My husband and son are the big mushroom-fanatics in our house. They are going to FREAK over this because I rarely make mushrooms for them! Great recipe!

  2. Hope

    These mushrooms look so plump and just perfect! I love mushrooms in any way shape or form so definitely pinning this to make as a side dish over the festive season!

  3. Cathy

    Oh, these mushrooms do look good! I’ve been trying to decide what to bring to a potluck dinner next week, and now I’ve found it! My husband isn’t a big fan of mushrooms, but I love them. This will be my opportunity to enjoy them and share them with friends who I’m sure will be impressed.

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Yay! Haha yeah, mushrooms sweat a lot when you cook them so that could happen. Hopefully it didn’t set off the smoke detector! 🙂

  4. Meredith

    I have been looking for a simple and flavorful roasted mushroom recipe! I bet these mushrooms would be just delicious with roasted asparagus too!

  5. Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri

    Wow these are so great! Such simple and delicious flavors and the perfect combo for roasted mushrooms. These will easily become a staple for many families, so yummy!

  6. Barbara

    I absolutely love your recipe! I am writing vegetarian recipe round ups on my blog in 2019 for people who are trying to make more meat-free meals (everyone has to start somewhere). I would love to feature you. You can check out my blog (for beginner environmentalists) at Is it alright if I share this link to your recipe?

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Hi Barbara – that’s okay with me, as long as you don’t share the actual recipe and just link to it. Thanks so much for checking!


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