Easy Dinner Party Marinated Mushrooms

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I don't cook in my microwave very often, but here's a good recipe for making tasty mushrooms for the buffet table or dinner party. Sometimes shortcuts really are helpful! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine wine, vinegar, sugar, garlic, green onion, red pepper and red pepper flakes in 8 cup microwaveable casserole.
  2. Cover; microwave on high for 3 minutes or until mixture is simmering.
  3. Add mushrooms.
  4. Cover; microwave at high 6 minutes or until mushrooms are tender but not mushy.
  5. Stir partway through cooking.
  6. Stir in salt, oregano and pepper.
  7. Let stand, covered, for 30 minutes.
  8. Transfer to covered jar or container.
  9. Refrigerate up to 1 week.
  10. Note: how long to microwave ingredients can depend on the wattage of your machine. Lower powered machines might take a couple of minutes longer, higher will take about what is specified above.
Most Helpful

Made half the recipe and DH and I totally enjoyed it. Should have made the full amount! I followed the instructions completely and used fresh oregano and definately will make again. Thank you for posting. Made for Come to a Garden Party Recipe Tag game.

mama smurf June 07, 2012

These were PERFECT! Just what I was looking for, a strongly pickled mushroom similar to the Hot Italian Mushrooms they sell at our supermarket's olive bar. I used fresh Greek oregano from my garden and fresh chives in place of the scallions. Cut back the red pepper flakes to 1/4 tsp. The fast prep in the microwave was an added bonus but I'd gladly make a double batch of these on the stove any day. Fantastic, thank you Julesong!

averybird June 11, 2011

These were awesome. I am making my second batch today. Like another reviewer suggested, I can see trying this with other veggies such as asparagus, carrots & pearl onions. I didn't have white wine vinegar so I used rice wine which seemed to be a good substitute. This would be a great addition to a tapas / antipasta platter.

cinamongirl May 26, 2010